How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America.
It's the blahs: postelection, in the limbo between the holidays. The nation's not in totally awful shape, no rioting in the streets (though some think that would be an improvement). We're enduring the social equivalent of what Freud described as the goal of psychotherapy: normal unhappiness.Dismal a ... More >>
How mad is Rep. Connie Mack at Barack Obama? So mad. And Big Socialist Barry is going to be on a tour of Florida in the next few days, so it looks like Mack decided to get all hopped up on scotch and 5-Hour Energy drinks and write a really mean letter to him in the newspaper.Can't confirm the scotch ... More >>
New Times staff is sad about the closing of Charcuterie Too!, the oft-visited lunch spot in the Broward County Main Library downtown. The small mom-and-pop restaurant will close as a result of a renovation project on the library, and the financial strain on owner Ymelda Luna Singh.Count Charcuter ... More >>
Copper in Coral Springs. Lead in Deerfield. Styrene in Dania Beach. These are just a few of the cases that turn up with a quick search of the Environmental Protection Agency's new Toxic Release Inventory database.The database, consisting of toxic disposals from 2010, allows users to search by zip ... More >>
BallotpediaMatt Hudson, R-NaplesThe U.S. Geological Survey estimates that there are about 370 million barrels of undiscovered oil under South Florida -- and State Representative Mark Hudson (R-Naples) wants to go looking for it.Specifically, he wants to go back to old plugged or dry wells and giv ... More >>
Rep. Allen West's campaign submitted its quarterly report to the Federal Election Commission at the end of the week, and he scored a few grand from the political action committees of a few companies that think it's a good idea to keep West in office, including Bailout Bank of America and Hall ... More >>
Felix Phelps told police he accidentally shot his 17-year-old brother in the head.A Fort Lauderdale man says he accidentally shot and killed his 17-year-old brother over the weekend as the boy was helping his older brother close down the gas station he worked at, police say.Fort Lauderdale Police ... More >>
Dori ZinnPat's Cheesesteak, stuffed "wit onions" and cheese whiz.I don't normally condone eating any meal inside of a gas station. While they may have quick bites, they're normally tasteless and not filling. That is, of course, unless you've been inside the Chevron gas station on South Military ... More >>
Near the beginning of Michael Moore's new movie, Capitalism: A Love Story, the filmmaker calls upon Wallace Shawn, an actor/writer friend of his, to explain our economic system in terms he could explain, presumably because Shawn is one of the more knowledgeable people Moore knows when it ... More >>
In the past couple of years, boat owners Erick Kelesceny, John Egizi, and Todd Jessup kept on filling up their boats' gas tanks like they always had, with unleaded fuel. What they didn't realize was that, since at least 2006, the big oil companies had been taking a chemical called methyl tertiary-bu ... More >>
A priceless Fort Lauderdale property is sold on the cheap, and it's not the economy, stupid
Fledgling Guardian Angels get the call from gang-riddled Lake Worth
Hollywood Blvd. between City Hall and Young Circle
Riding shotgun with Broward County's tiny but angry peace movement
If only our man in Washington would stay there
Media attempts to find a face for terrorism -- and to fashion a response -- evoke George Orwell
Major gas companies are driving away independent station operators, all in the name of greed
For years he was the neighborhood lothario. But now that Lucious Boyd has been charged with the brutal murder of Dawnia Dacosta, court records suggest that he's never been a friend of women.
Folk isn't the most popular form of music in South Florida, nor does it completely pay the bills. But like long-time folk artist Rod MacDonald, some locals are discovering that persistence pays off.
At age 64, pool hustler Danny DiLiberto is one of a dying breed. He's not ready, however, to hang up his stick.
Port Everglades pilots are fighting to retain power and a first-class wage
November 13 - 19, 1997