Monday, March 2, 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
oil rig

Drilling In Atlantic Raises Alarm

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

February 3, 2015
guns and ammo

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
Florida gubernatorial debate

Who’s The Least Worst For Governor?

Is this really the best that Florida can do?

October 28, 2014
F-18s

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
Airplane seats

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
Putin Syria

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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Florida Taxpayers About To Be Railroaded

Here’s a really clever idea: Let’s run express passenger trains 16 times round-trip every day between downtown Miami and the Orlando airport. That’s right, the airport. Except the trains won’t go straight there, but will stop first in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, then head up the seaboard to Cocoa and hang a hard […]

July 22, 2014
Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Anyone Here Miss Dick Cheney? Neither Do I

As Iraq ruptures into fragments, none other than Dick Cheney has shambled forth to blame Barack Obama. “Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong so much at the expense of so many,” the former vice president huffed in a Wall Street Journal column, blind to the irony of his own toxic self-righteousness. No American […]

June 24, 2014
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High Turnout (Wink, Wink) Could Hurt Florida’s Governor Scott

The geniuses running the Republican campaign effort in Florida have now decided that stirring opposition to medical marijuana will help Governor Rick Scott win. Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, a huge donor to pro-Scott forces, recently gave $2.5 million to a new group aiming to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize cannabis use for […]

June 17, 2014
Donald Sterling

Small Men With Ugly Thoughts, Expressed Aloud

Lonesome Racist of the Week: Robert Copeland of Wolfeboro, NH. He’s not as wealthy or prominent as Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, but the 82-year-old Copeland is no less detestable. Until last week he served as one of three elected police commissioners in Wolfeboro, a town of about 6,300 people in central New Hampshire. […]

May 27, 2014
Charlie Crist

Charlie, This Flip-Flop’s A Bad Idea

Charlie Crist wants to go to Cuba this summer, in the middle of his campaign to get elected governor of Florida again. It would be a flaky thing to do, but that’s Charlie. He thinks the trip will win him votes. His sunny optimism is based on polls showing that most Floridians want an end […]

May 20, 2014
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Florida’s Governor Scott Takes Deep Dive Into Climate Change

(Rejected first draft of Gov. Rick Scott’s position on climate change). My fellow Floridians, as you’ve all probably heard, a new National Climate Assessment report says that Florida is seriously threatened by rising sea levels, mass flooding, salt-contaminated water supplies and increasingly severe weather events — all supposedly caused by climate change. Let me assure […]

May 13, 2014