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Former U.S. Rep. and Fort Lauderdale Mayor E. Clay Shaw, has died at age 74 after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. Shaw was born in Miami in 1939 and, for 26 years, represented Broward County and parts of Palm Beach County.
You've seen the pattern in Broward: Bad people come here to plot their schemes, nobody cares, and they operate with impunity for years until some journalist finally stumbles upon them. Then everyone is outraged. This isn't true just of Ponzi schemers and fraudsters. Terrorists do it too. Bob No ... More >>
Involving Muslims in the American political process is a frightening prospect to guys like Joe Kaufman. Judging from a rant he wrote in February, Kaufman, head of the anti-Islam group Americans Against Hate, doesn't want Muslims to vote, work for the federal government, or get fair legal representat ... More >>
They didn't have much reason to do it before, but the Bahamas and Cuba have defined an international boundary in the waters off the coast of Florida. Now, the reason is clear: both countries are poised to start drilling for oil from floating rigs.Former Florida Senator Bob Graham co-chaired a com ... More >>
cosmicsmudge.wordpress.comThe Pulp goes with "over."President Obama will debate some guy (don't pretend like Michele Bachmann is in contention) at Lynn University in Boca Raton next year, according to an announcement from the Commission on Presidential Debates.The debate, scheduled for October 22 ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsDan Christensen lost his job in the Miami Herald's Broward bureau in 2009, a casualty of rampant cost-cutting in daily journalism. Rather than throw in the towel, Christensen started his own local news site, Broward Bulldog, and vowed to continue breaking stories. "This website w ... More >>
Gov. Rick Scott's office announced yesterday that he's ripping off former Gov. and Sen. Bob Graham's idea of working with Florida's commoners in their workplace.In what Scott is calling "Let's Get to Work" days, he started his first job today at a doughnut joint in Tampa, selling rings of fried d ... More >>
Photo by Devin DesjarlaisThis sign sits outside of Tex's trailer.Lester "Tex" Reutter, at 90 years old, is the oldest resident of Sunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort. He moved in permanently after John D. MacArthur State Park's beach became a clothing-mandatory area.But prior to the state-man ... More >>
Did Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter use her campaign fund to help her gain sway with the Obama Administration in the hopes of getting a plum job in the White House? People forget that once upon a time it was supposedly a done deal that Mrs. Ritter was headed to Washington. &n ... More >>
On her radio show and in her personal life, Beverly Kennedy spreads her gospel across Broward
Until Douglas came along, the consensus was that the Everglades was just a watery obstacle to development
Nisenbaum (at left) with Foley Why did Mark Foley resign so quickly? He was finished. A Congressman simply can't be caught baiting a 16-year-old boy, especially when the boy is a Congressional page. Foley said he let down his family, which you would assume would include the (former) Boca Raton ... More >>
In Hollywood, being a good cop doesn't seem to matter.
A Vietnam vet wishes the VA would check its math
Swamp Gas Speaks
Give me my job back or I'll call the Anti-Defamation League, you anti-Semite!
He's raised a lot of money in his bid for the Senate, but from whom?
Video producers spend big bucks to promote the Jamaican beat
For Bob Graham's troops, word that he was quitting the race came straight from Larry King
Yoo-hoo! Investigators! Check the president's pockets!
A Senate hopeful on the lam is busy tracking Saddam
A pair of filmmakers dredges up all the rage and frustration of Election 2000
The Graham campaign tries to show its mettle in Hollywood -- Grahamlessly
The South Florida senator and presidential candidate wheels and doodles
The web sure didn't ignore the Foley-is-gay story
This Column's No Disgrace
Florida's senator should get out before he gets in
The process for restoring the civil rights of felons in Florida works perfectly -- if not restoring their rights is the goal
A problem that marred the 2000 ballot is back
The people don't want to attack Saddam, but our elected representatives sure do
The plan to build Merry Place could rekindle an inner-city dream
Or: How I learned to start worrying and hate the bullet train
Why would a man sullied by Iran-contra and illegal propaganda campaigns be a Bush nominee? Good question.
Gay Eagle Scout Mark LaFontaine nudged the Broward school board to historic heights
To protect boxers from the fight game, Irv Abramson wants to form a more perfect union
Carole Demesmin is a vodou priestess, singer, activist, and -- above all -- a hopeful savior of her troubled homeland
Twenty-seven years ago, teacher Stephen Ryan made a mistake. The School Board of Broward County just fired him for it.