Florida

Ron DeSantis addresses crowd while signing bill HB7

Ron DeSantis’s War on Florida Students Ron DeSantis’s War on Florida Students

The Florida governor is using children as pawns to test the limits of his power.

Feb 28, 2023 / CD Davidson-Hiers and Jeff VanderMeer

Two boys with crew cuts raise an American flag

The Long History of Conservative Indoctrination in Florida Schools The Long History of Conservative Indoctrination in Florida Schools

The top educational priorities in the Sunshine State were apparently reading, writing, and anti-communism.

Feb 27, 2023 / Highlights / Tera W. Hunter

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives a victory speech after defeating Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rep. Charlie Crist during his election night watch party at the Tampa Convention Center on November 8, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. DeSantis was the projected winner by a double-digit lead. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images)

It’s Time to Call Out the DeSantis Deflection It’s Time to Call Out the DeSantis Deflection

The question isn’t whether the College Board’s AP Black History course is “woke” but whether we're awake enough to call DeSantis’s bluff.

Feb 27, 2023 / Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

Ron DeSantis Is Lying About Why Bookshelves in Florida Classrooms Are Empty Ron DeSantis Is Lying About Why Bookshelves in Florida Classrooms Are Empty

The Florida governor claims that it’s not his legislation that is limiting what books students can read. But local parents beg to differ.

Feb 16, 2023 / Joan Walsh

Pamela Paul

You Do Not, Under Any Circumstances, “Gotta Hand It to” Ron DeSantis You Do Not, Under Any Circumstances, “Gotta Hand It to” Ron DeSantis

Pamela Paul's latest New York Times op-ed argues that the left should take a lesson from the right-wing Florida governor.

Feb 9, 2023 / Chris Lehmann

man crosses flooded street in Miami

Should We Start Preparing for the Evacuation of Miami? Should We Start Preparing for the Evacuation of Miami?

Daniel Aldana Cohen argues that planning the withdrawal from Miami would force other places to get serious about hosting climate migrants, while Samantha Schuyler says Miami can st...

Feb 3, 2023 / Editorial / Daniel Aldana Cohen and Samantha Schuyler

Trump vs. DeSantis Death Match? Bring It On!

Trump vs. DeSantis Death Match? Bring It On! Trump vs. DeSantis Death Match? Bring It On!

While the Florida governor crusades against “woke capitalism” and mulls a run for president, Trump promises to “handle that the way I handle things.” I can’t wait.

Jan 19, 2023 / Joan Walsh

Ron DeSantis holding up HB7

Florida Man Calls the Thought Police Florida Man Calls the Thought Police

Governor Ron DeSantis’s attacks on race scholarship could have terrifying long-term impacts on policy, economics, and the law.

Jan 11, 2023 / Victor Ray

Desmond Meade, the executive director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition.

Desmond Meade on Why Love Is “the Most Powerful Word in the Universe” Desmond Meade on Why Love Is “the Most Powerful Word in the Universe”

The executive director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition was homeless, addicted to crack, and suicidal. Now, he has met the president, been one of Time magazine’s 100 mos...

Nov 24, 2022 / Q&A / Karlos K. Hill

A week after Hurricane Ian, the waterfront of San Carlos Island, Florida is littered with debris from shrimp boats and a mobile home park.

Is Florida Becoming a Failed State? Is Florida Becoming a Failed State?

Large parts of Florida should be mangrove thickets, prickly swampland, and unforgiving marshy wilderness—for our own survival.

Oct 11, 2022 / CD Davidson-Hiers and Jeff VanderMeer

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