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