Sunday, May 24, 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).

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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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Drilling In Atlantic Raises Alarm

Is President Obama’s ‘all-of-the-above’ energy plan going too far?

February 3, 2015
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Lawmakers Cooking Up Recipe For A Bloodbath

Introducing one of the NRA’s most horrible ideas ever.

January 27, 2015
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks during the Wall Street Journal CEO Council in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2014 (AFP Photo/Jim Watson)

Jeb Could Ruin Hillary’s Political Run

Why Democrats should not underestimate the former Florida governor.

January 20, 2015
Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida

Hey, America… All Of You, C’mon Down

For low taxes and terrible government services, move to Rick Scott’s Florida.

January 13, 2015
Anaconda

We Were All Rooting For The Big Snake

Why Discovery Channel’s “Eaten Alive” stunt backfired so badly.

December 16, 2014
Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida

Court Ends Florida Governor Scott’s Plan On Drug Tests

Governor Scott’s vindictive, wasteful attack on the poor is finally dead.

December 9, 2014
Miami Dade college

Their Major Was ID Theft And Tax Fraud

This stunning crime is a South Florida special.

November 25, 2014
Welcome To Florida

Predators Follow Prey To Florida

Yet again, white-collar crooks are flocking to Rick Scott’s Sunshine State.

November 18, 2014
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President Obama Is NOT Mopey! You Got That?

A satirical message from the commander-in-chief.

November 11, 2014
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A Vote To Save The Future Of Our Florida

Floridians can cast an important vote for the environment on Tuesday.

November 4, 2014
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Who’s The Least Worst For Governor?

Is this really the best that Florida can do?

October 28, 2014
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Here We Go Again In The Middle East

Why America’s new bombing campaign is like kicking an ant pile.

September 30, 2014
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‘Tis The Season For Sleazy Ads

Even for Florida politics, this attack is absurd.

September 23, 2014
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Days Of ‘Friendly Skies’ Become A Dim Memory

Because nothing important is going on in the world right now, America is engaged in a fevered debate about airplane seats. Is there a God-given right to recline, even if it impinges on the kneecaps of the person seated behind you? Three recent in-air disputes have resulted in commercial flights being rerouted for unscheduled landings, […]

September 9, 2014
Rick Scott

If You Don’t Ask, Rick Scott Won’t Tell

Rick Scott is our own man of mystery, Austin Powers without the hair mop and dance moves. No Florida governor has ever operated with such jet-setting stealth, concealing so many details of his daily travels and contacts. He says he’s out working nonstop for the citizens of his adopted state, yet his official schedule is […]

September 2, 2014
Orca

SeaWorld’s Troubles Increase As Public Learns About Plight Of Orcas

SeaWorld’s stock took a dive last week in the backlash against its treatment of captive killer whales. The company reported that attendance at its marine theme parks fell 4.3 percent during the first half of the year, and predicted revenue will continue to drop substantially in the coming months. In the entertainment business, this is […]

August 19, 2014
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Bought And Paid For With A Texas Hunting Trip

Back when he first ran for governor of Florida as a self-styled outsider, Rick Scott lambasted his opponent in the Republican primary for taking campaign money from U.S. Sugar, one of the worst corporate polluters of the Everglades. Scott indignantly squeaked that Bill McCollum had been “bought and paid for” by U.S. Sugar. He said […]

August 5, 2014
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European Allies No Help In Dealing With Putin

Even if it accomplishes nothing else, calling Vladimir Putin nasty names makes us feel a little better. Thug, megalomaniac, liar, war criminal, mass murderer — those are just the printable ones. If only the Russian president cared what the rest of the world says (or thinks) about him. He doesn’t, and why should he? Among […]

July 29, 2014
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