Chris Smith

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Former Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Carlton Moore Dies

    Former Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Carlton Moore has passed away. He was 60. Moore died Tuesday night at a rehabilitation center in Tamarac, where he had been recovering from a severe stroke. Moore served nearly two decades on the commission. He was known as a strong advocate for improving t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Fixes to Stand Your Ground Moves Forward After Senate Committee Vote

    State senators on Tuesday advanced proposed changes to the state's Stand Your Ground law on Tuesday, almost three months after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. In a 7-2 vote, the Senate Judiciary committee voted to move forward a measure that inclu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Rick Scott to Broward Voters: I Want to Buy Your Vote

    Gov. Rick Scott swung through Fort Lauderdale yesterday as part of a campaign-style "tax cut tour" to galvanize support for a quixotic $500 million tax cut he wants to jam through the state Legislature this coming term. Calling it his "primary goal" for next year, Scott again reiterated the appare ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    State Senator Joe Abruzzo Orders Two Shady Audits, Opponents Cry Foul [Updated]

    Over the last few months, Delray Beach has been torn up by a debate over the Arts Garage, a popular multi-purpose space in the city's downtown area. The issue is whether a law firm should be allowed to outbid the non-profit on the high-end real estate. If you've been plugged in to back and forth, yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Tea Party Shows Up to Florida Senate Committee and Vents About Obamacare

    Even though a good portion of its candidates were booted out of office in November, and even though Floridians shot down Amendment 1, and even though Obama not only won the election but also won Florida, the Tea Party is still insisting that the government do what it says, because of loud angry reas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    State Supreme Court Says New Broward, Palm Beach Senate Districts Unconstitutional

    ​In November 2010, Florida voters approved two amendments to the Florida state constitution that would ostensibly remove partisanship from the once-a-decade state redistricting process, the idea being that the House and Senate would no longer be able to draw their maps along partisan lines that fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Lois Frankel Endorsed by Democratic Legislators Ahead of Possible Primary

    ​Democrats Lois Frankel and Patrick Murphy have maintained that they're both hell-bent on defeating Republican Rep. Allen West in this year's election.On the other hand, it's not 100 percent that they'll both want to run against West considering the redistricting process, so both Democrats have be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Casey Anthony Gets a Committee in Florida Senate

    Orange County Sheriff's OfficeCasey Anthony, causin' committee.​In case you haven't been subjected to enough moronic things that have been done in the wake of the Casey Anthony saga, we've got another one for you.Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos announced today that he's creating a select ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    After His Arrest for "Littering," Darrin Podder Wondered: Was It My Hair?

    BSO, feel free to use this image for any scheduled "litter recognition" classes.​Last week, we brought you the sad tale of Darrin Podder, handcuffed and hauled to jail by Broward Sheriff's deputies for "littering" a 20-foot tree on a construction site in Pompano Beach that he'd been hired to lands ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 27, 2008

    Conspicuous Consumption

    All u can eat 4 all u can pay at Zed451

  • News

    November 13, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 27, 2006

    Mandy's A Real Pill

    It's so funny to read that state Rep. Mandy Dawson has endorsed Charlie Crist. "I am encouraging everyone I know to take a look at Charlie's record and reward his brand of leadership in Florida," Dawson wrote in a press release. Oh dear, Dawson must be back on the painkillers. Doesn't she re ... More >>

  • News

    April 27, 2006

    Oh, Henrys

    A Black Journalism Institute on Sistrunk doesn't sound bad — until you know who's behind it.

  • Music

    April 17, 2003


    Morphology (Om Records)

  • News

    March 27, 2003

    Jeb's Boy

    Frank Brogan, Bush's man in academia, must defuse the FAU scandals. But where is he?

  • News

    February 14, 2002

    Print and Politics

    The Broward Times delivers unconventional, often shrill journalism to an unsuspecting town

  • News

    August 23, 2001

    Annexation Vexation

    The plan to bring Broward County's poor areas into the fold is full of holes

  • News

    December 28, 2000

    Minority Madness

    Wisecracking Democrats in Tallahassee were steamrollered during the presidential contest. But they didn't take it lying down.

  • News

    December 14, 2000


    Saving Private Smith