Irene Secada sat in the back of the campaign headquarters doing mental math. About 80 people were crammed and sweating inside of a Weston shopping mall suite to see Nan Rich, the 72-year-old former state senator and lifelong Democrat, open her gubernatorial campaign headquarters. Although the majori ... More >>
Broward School Board members are set to vote on whether the county should update its public school's sex education curriculum. Proponents of an update say that Broward's students are lagging behind the rest of the nation when it comes to sex ed. As it stands now, the county's sex education curricu ... More >>
In case you haven't heard, the Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem recently tied the knot with his college sweetheart, Faith Rein. The New York Times released a heartfelt wedding announcement on the couple, chronicling their relationship from when before Udonis made it to the big time and became the Ministe ... More >>
It's tough being Marco Rubio these days. The former-Tea Party pin-up is now feeling a blunt blowback from his former hard right constituency. The fresh wounds are from the Florida senator's stance on the immigration bill. In the eyes of those supporters, the senator's openness to amnesty is tantam ... More >>
Yesterday, a piece by FIU philosophy and women's and gender studies professor Laurie Shrage inspired quite the Twitstorm -- as well as one rebuttal, sure to be followed by more today. Titled "Is Forced Fatherhood Fair?" and published Wednesday morning on the New York Times' philosophy blog "The Sto ... More >>
After a short-lived term as Broward Republican chairman came to a close for Rico Petrocelli because he didn't get along with people, or some such thing, the Broward GOP had a chance to really come out swinging, especially after getting slammed in the November elections, and choose a new leader who d ... More >>
We weren't really sure about writing about anti-abortion fanatic militant Randall Terry until we came across the photo, below, taken from his debate last December with Vermin Supreme. ( Randall's the one without a boot on his head.) After that, we had no choice. Vermin, you may not know, is running ... More >>
Now it's our turn. The Sun-Sentinel this morning endorsed Mitt Romney. Then the Miami Herald threw its support to Barack Obama.We don't endorse candidates. We are just a motley crew of renegades who likes to throw darts at pictures of Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez and Britney Spears. But we believe ... More >>
In a televised interview on Sunday, U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin of Missouri said victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant. He then explained this by saying something about how a woman's body magically saves the victim from getting pregnant from their attacker. Or something. Illegitimate ... More >>
Update, 10:20 a.m.: I messed up. The Sun-Sentinel does carry Doonesbury, but on the page opposite most of its other comics. They've got today's "slut" strip, and I've left a message for comment to see if the rest of them are running too.Update 2, 2:30 p.m.: The Sun-Sentinel's Mary Helen Olejnik ... More >>
The Florida House passed HB 277 yesterday, moving a bill on to the Senate that not only tells doctors what they need to tell their patients but forces them to tell their patients things that, according to doctors who actually know stuff, just aren't true.Although the bill also includes a mandator ... More >>
Since a Florida group managed to collect only around 20,000 of the 676,811 signatures needed to put the state's own version of a "personhood" amendment before the voters, they're ditching that one and starting over again.Initiative petition laws have now changed, making signatures for such petiti ... More >>
Rep. Debbie Wasserman SchultzDemocratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a finalist for PolitiFact's 2011 "Lie of the Year" award(?), thanks to her accusation that Republicans want "Jim Crow laws."Wasserman Schultz joins President Obama -- who was nominated twice ... More >>
Party animal?A woman's work is never done, so they say. And if you're Gov. Rick Scott's kind of gal, you might be even busier these next few days planning your own anti-abortion house party. Indeed, what better way to connect with neighborhood right-to-lifers than a casual shindig, celebrating ... More >>
This week's New Times cover story, "Enemy of the State," details the dozen worst accomplishments from Gov. Rick Scott's first six months in office. Unsurprisingly, there were plenty of dirty deeds that didn't make the list. Here are a few of the highlights:1. Following a property-tax-cutting prop ... More >>
Sorry ladies, I don't trust you.Dear Women of Florida,As your governor, I feel obliged to write/tweet/robo-call you individually to explain the new law I signed requiring you to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion.First, I must admit that I've never had an ultrasound myself. No, I've ... More >>
Jesus is big in Florida.At the moment, the only proper school voucher program in Florida is the McKay Scholarship Program, which caters to special needs kids. (A proposal for a more general voucher program was struck down in the legislature six years ago.) But if you've got a non-special child, n ... More >>
Not as normal as he seems.Mike Huckabee's gonna go on air in exactly fifty minutes and make an important announcement re: his presidential candidacy. The smart money says he's not running, and until a few days ago I hoped the smart money was wrong. No way should Huck be president, but he's a fun ... More >>
OBSCENEOne time in first-grade art class, I said the word penis, or some approximation of it, to my classmate Will, who was a tattler. "I'm telling!" said Will, and suddenly I was at risk of having my blue ribbon taken away by my homeroom teacher. So, with some half-formed notion of self-respect, ... More >>
A survey conducted by GOP pollster Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates -- the same firm that conducted polls for Florida Gov. Rick Scott's campaign -- found that 57 percent of Floridians support legalization of medicinal marijuana. Daily BruinSoon coming to a strip mall near you? This news ... More >>
Courtesy, Mary Our JoyFr. Thomas Euteneuer, demon slayer.Lookit that smile! Those chompers! Those crinkly eyes! That soft auburn hair! What woman wouldn't fall for Thomas Euteneuer?Lots, apparently, which didn't stop Thomas from falling for them. Which is why the Catholic priest, exorcist, and pr ... More >>
Reality Outreach Ministries, Inc.Scaring the snot out of God-fearing youngsters has long been a popular Halloween tradition. Churches from Texas to Colorado stage elaborate theatrical productions known as hell houses, featuring gruesome scenes of botched abortions and AIDS-related deaths. The aim ... More >>
Photo: C. StilesDebbie Wasserman SchultzJust got off the phone with Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who stepped off the House floor to describe the scene at the center of the political universe."If you look at our side of the chamber, there's a frenzy of activity, members hugging and smil ... More >>
Mahoney: Fulla baloneyGuess the Christian Defense Coalition hasn't been reading the Juice lately.If they had, they would have figured out that the fatal shooting of Tite Sufra and Stephen Ocean in Boynton Beach on January 30 probably had exactly nothing to do with the fact that they were evangeli ... More >>
EpsteinAs trials approach in the civil suits against Palm Beach billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, a legal strategy is beginning to take shape. His high-priced attorneys appear intent on forcing Epstein's alleged victims to relive their most traumatic sexual experiences.Of course, a certain amount of t ... More >>
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the EconomyMove over, Alan Grayson. There's another Florida Democrat who's not afraid to ruffle Republican feathers -- West Broward Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. In yesterday MSNBC segment (roughly 3:15 of the video above) she w ... More >>
If you believe that the Lord Baby Jesus is in heaven looking out for all the unborn zygotes out there, then you'll support South Florida state Rep. Anitere Flores. She's got a bill in Tallahassee that would require women seeking abortion to get an ultrasound. To emphasize how important it is to the ... More >>
Happy-Go-Lucky's optimistic heroine might just convince you to cheer up
The former cult member crashed a recent South Florida rally by the presidential candidate.
State Rep. Ellen Bogdanoff puts you ahead of politics — if you're the right kind of person
She's got three kids, 650,000 constituents, and millions of watching eyes. Debbie Wasserman Schultz can't keep them all happy.
Sex-ed teachers want to know: How do you get hormones to listen to reason?
A look back at the year's best, worst, and most interesting films
Is a For-Profit Group Being "Cannibalistic"?
Todd Solondz has been a lot of things, but never preachy or dull. Till now.
This soldier of God is on a South Florida crusade
The Rev. D. James Kennedy teaches that homosexuality is a sin. Richard Murphy loves him anyway.
The Cider House Rules
Broward's Coral Ridge Ministries says it's merely running an educational outreach. So why is it using politics to campaign against gay rights?