Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen is an award-winning journalist, commentator, and novelist. Hiaasen has worked for the Miami Herald since 1976, and his writing focuses on environmental and corruption issues in his home state of Florida.

His latest book is Sink—No Surrender (2014).

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks at a rally at the Henderson Pavilion in Henderson

Dr. Carson And The Media Vampires

Ben Carson’s ghostwriter asks Carson how his memory could have gotten so jumbled, but in retrospect he concedes he should have fact-checked it himself.

November 17, 2015

FBI Should Probe Florida’s Mental Hospitals

The term “torture chamber” is outdated, but torture still occurs in Florida’s state prisons and mental hospitals.

November 10, 2015

So Many Facts That We’ll Never Know About Corey Jones’ Death

Something tragic happened in the dead of night, and only one person lived to tell his side of the story. That is the fact.

October 27, 2015
guns don't kill people

From God’s Lips To Matt Gaetz’ Ears

For God (perhaps) sayeth, “Go ye forth, and let all the people of the world know that their Heavenly Father is totally into guns. Seriously. I beseech all the lambs in my flock to lock and freakin’ load!”

October 19, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush joins the audience in reciting the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance at a campaign town hall meeting in Bedford

They Love You When You’re Gone

Imagine if you were one of the wealthy donors who wrote a six- or even a seven-figure check to the Bush Super PAC early this year, thinking you were betting on a sure winner. Now you’re looking at the headlines and lunging for the bourbon.

October 13, 2015
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Pure Lunacy To Jail This Man For 20 Years

There are armed robbers, rapists, even killers who will do less prison time than Lee Wollard.

October 6, 2015
Welcome to Florida

Brazen Theft Of Florida’s Amendment One Bucks

Most embezzlers try to conceal their thefts, but not in Tallahassee, Florida. The looting of Florida’s Amendment One conservation funds took place in broad daylight.

September 29, 2015

C’mon Down, Forget The Big Snake

A pet king cobra escaped in Orlando, and it wasn’t just a standard pet cobra that escaped. It was the largest, quickest, deadliest species of cobra in the animal kingdom. As if people needed another excuse not to come to Florida.

September 22, 2015
Hillary emails

Revealed: Hillary Emails Are Scandalously Mundane

For those Americans who haven’t dived into the 7,121 pages of Hillary Clinton emails that were made public, here’s a summary: Boring.

September 8, 2015

Saving Black Bears So Hunters Can Kill Them

What’s the point of saving a native creature from extinction if we can’t start shooting the darn things again? That’s the unspoken philosophy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which after two decades of protecting the black bear has decided the time has come to open fire.

September 1, 2015
Former Florida Governor and Republican candidate for president Jeb Bush greets supporters at a VFW town hall event in Merrimack

Jeb Bush Needs Some Razzle-Dazzle

Sometimes there’s a fine line between mild-mannered and wimpy. No one’s expecting Jeb to morph into an electrifying personality at age 62 — but they do expect evidence of a pulse. So here’s plan to energize Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign.

August 25, 2015
Recently re-elected Governor Rick Scott visits with FWC staff and Commissioners Yablonski and Roberts on November 17, 2014 at the Bryant Building in Tallahassee. (Tim Donovan, Florida Fish & Wildlife/Flickr)

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Picks The Public’s Pockets

Is Rick Scott the worst governor in the history of Florida?

August 18, 2015

Trainload Of Questions About All Aboard Florida Boondoggle

It will be impossible for the All Aboard Florida train project to ever make a profit. If your broker calls up and tries to sell you some of these bonds, fire the fool.

August 11, 2015
Investigators stand outside a movie theatre where a man shot and killed filmgoers Thursday night in Lafayette, Louisiana

We Simply Sit And Wait For The Next Massacre

For a troubled man, young or old, finding guns for is only a mouse-click away. It’s the same sick story over and over.

July 28, 2015
Marco Rubio

Would You Trust Rubio With Nation’s Finances?

Marco Rubio’s is a stirring, up-by-the-bootstraps tale, if you leave out the credit-card mix-ups, unpaid mortgage, and $80,000 speedboat.

June 16, 2015
Haiti 2010 earthquake

Red Cross Failed Haiti In Time Of Need

The American Red Cross’s efforts in Haiti have been scandalously sluggish, wasteful and inept.

June 9, 2015
Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush Raises Tons Of Money, Loses Credibility

By pretending he hasn’t made up his mind, Jeb Bush can personally go out and raise many millions of dollars for his super political action committee.

June 2, 2015
Florida East Coast Railway Train Track

Local Residents Not On Board With Boondoggle Express

Skepticism, anger, and legal challenges stand in the path of the 16 passenger trains that are fancifully scheduled to run daily from Miami to the Orlando airport.

May 26, 2015
rick scott

Florida Gov. Scott No Help In Time Of Crisis

Rick Scott isn’t a functioning governor. He is the emptiest of empty suits — no talent for leadership, no muscle for compromise, no sense whatsoever of the big picture.

May 12, 2015
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Today, Gulf Looks Fine, But Wait Until The Next One Hits

Because the whole world got to watch the Deepwater Horizon disaster live politicians who favored more offshore exploration retreated — temporarily.

May 5, 2015
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There’s No Such Crime As ‘Driving While White’

When is the last time you heard of a white man in a Mercedes-Benz being pulled over for driving with a broken taillight?

April 14, 2015
Magical Mystery Tour

Beatles Lyrics Inspire Misguided Probe

Welcome to the Bizarro World of Governor Rick Scott. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement dispatched an agent to investigate a blogger who had used Beatles lyrics to poke fun at the governor.

April 7, 2015
Governor Rick Scott visits with FWC staff and Commissioners Yablonski and Roberts on November 17, 2014 at the Bryant Building in Tallahassee. (Florida Fish & Wildlife via Flickr)

Rick Scott’s ‘Creative Editing’ Deftly Deletes ‘Climate Change’

Carl Hiaasen shares a satirical message from Governor Scott, who is still not a scientist.

March 17, 2015
Lake Okeechobee looking west from Port Mayaca where the St. Lucie Canal meets the lake. (Visit Florida/Peter W. Cross via Flickr)

Big Sugar Weasels Out Of Land Deal

How big sugar is buying Florida politics.

March 10, 2015
Photo: NBC News anchor Brian Williams speaks onstage at 2014 Stand Up For Heroes at Madison Square Garden at Madison Square Garden on November 5, 2014 in New York City (AFP/Andrew H. Walker)

Brian Williams Pays Price For Tall Tales

Will Brian Williams ever be able to salvage his reputation?

February 17, 2015
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