Subject:

Ben Graber

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Morning Juice: Senseless Deaths in Both Counties; Colts Star Carries Haitian Flag

    ​A look at what happened over the weekend in South Florida;Neal Jacobson, the Wellington man who on Saturday admitted to murdering his wife and two sons, was still hospitalized Sunday, either from the complications of swallowing a bunch of pills or from the car crash that occurred after the murder ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    In Special Election, Being Wexleresque Figures to Be an Advantage

    And that's bad for Ben Graber, the former Broward mayor and county commissioner who tried to make hay with Robert Wexler's cocaine joke on The Colbert Report and who has a nasty batch of ads that he ran during a bitter primary campaign in 2008. Ads like the one below. With Graber already in the race ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2009

    10 Best Quotes From Yesterday's Health Care Forum in Palm Beach

    Only one person had a sign​Yesterday's Health Care Forum at the Palm Beach County Government Center, sponsored by the Republican Party of Palm Beach County, was a fairly subdued affair. A total of two protesters  turned up outside the center in support of Progressive Democrats of America: The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Breaking: Taxi Mogul Jesse Gaddis' Airport Empire Taking Hit

    Yellow Cab czar Jesse Gaddis has been running the taxi dispatch system at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport for decades. But now the dispatch contract is being put out for bid -- and Broward County staff has effectively disqualified Gaddis from the job. In a request for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2007
  • Blogs

    January 16, 2007

    The Chicago Cubune Hits Hard

    Chicago Cubune Watch Thought I'd alert you to an analysis of the Tribune Co. response to the harsh Columbia Journalism Review editorial calling for the end of the Tribune Co. It's from a blog in Chicago called "The Chicago Cubune Watch." When I first saw the title, being from South Florida, I natu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2006
  • Blogs

    September 6, 2006

    Meet The New Boss ...

    Alright, Davis beats Smith in a close race (which I thought would be even closer). That's what Smith gets for selling his soul to Big Sugar (B.S.) and using dirty political ploys to try to fool voters into thinking Davis was anti-Semitic and racist. The victory sets up what I think is going to be a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2006
  • Blogs

    August 28, 2006

    Okay, Now I'm Scared

    Broward County Mayor Ben Graber just led a press conference from the emergency management building in Plantation. It was startling, not because of the blah-blah-blah that was uttered, but Graber's tremorous, almost breathless delivery. Graber was clearly nervous -- and that does nothing to instill c ... More >>

  • News

    August 24, 2006

    Political Links

    Fairway for Investors, Dead End for You

  • News

    August 17, 2006

    Allah Drops In

    The Christian right tries to muscle a Pompano Beach Islamic congregation.

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2006

    Somebody Listened

    Here's to Ray McKinney. Who is Ray? He's just a retired fellow in Fort Lauderdale who doesn't like corruption. He called me after I wrote stories about Southwest Ranches last year and said he was going to do something about it. Based on the stuff I'd dug up, he filed an ethics complaint based on th ... More >>

  • News

    December 29, 2005

    2005's Egregious Eleven

    The scam artists/malfeasants come at you in waves in South Florida

  • News

    November 24, 2005

    Terrible Twosome

    Vice Mayor Eggelletion's golfing and business buddy stands to profit from county land deal

  • News

    November 17, 2005
  • News

    November 17, 2005

    Parrish Is Burning

    (Or at least her pants are.) How Lori lied about her lust for land

  • News

    November 10, 2005

    All About the Benjamin

    It looks like Ben Graber is selling out the public for a high-rolling developer. He says he's making sausage.

  • News

    May 19, 2005

    A Work of Art

    Michael Satz's office clears Ilene Lieberman. Some might call it a travesty, but we call it transcendence.

  • Subtropical Life

    May 12, 2005

    Personal Best

    Ben Graber

  • Subtropical Life

    May 12, 2005

    Best Politician in Broward

    Broward County Commissioner Ben Graber

  • News

    October 14, 2004

    Our Mayor, the Lobbyist, Part 2

    Either Ilene Lieberman's timing is miraculous or...

  • News

    September 16, 2004

    Our Mayor, the Lobbyist

    The Politics of Profit

  • News

    July 15, 2004

    Adios, Abortionist

    Joyce Tarnow is history

  • News

    July 1, 2004

    Lobbyist- Lovin' Lori

    How cash-fueled politics and a grudge could cause another election fiasco

  • News

    November 6, 2003

    Bring Us the Ballpark

    Build the Marlins' new home where it belongs. Forget that swampy wasteland to the south.

  • News

    September 25, 2003

    Broward Shell Game

    It wasn't Elections Supervisor Miriam Oliphant who done the county wrong but the County Commission itself

  • News

    April 24, 2003

    Out of Touch

    You press the screen. The machine tells you that your vote has been counted. But how can you be sure?

  • News

    February 27, 2003

    The Jackass Whimpers

    Bush's war has sent the Democratic Party scurrying for cover

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    Ch-a-a-rge It!

    You thought there was a problem with Broward credit cards? Get this.

  • News

    December 13, 2001

    Their Own Osamas

    Abortion clinics and counseling centers faced terrorism long before everyone else

  • News

    August 16, 2001

    Peebles Power

    When it comes to making deals, developer R. Donahue Peebles has no qualms about filing lawsuits -- or playing the race card

  • News

    June 28, 2001

    A Flight of Fancy

    Broward commissioners are spending big bucks on an unlikely airport-growth scheme

  • News

    May 24, 2001

    Hailing Taxis

    A major miscalculation cost Broward County's taxi czar his monopoly

  • News

    March 12, 1998

    Waste-Case Scenario

    While negotiating a $21 million contract with Broward County, Unisys swept a $100 million health-insurance mess right under the rug.

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