By Michelle de Carion A onetime Indy 500 Rookie of the Year is about to realize a dream he never thought possible: to be released from prison. He had been serving life without parole for marijuana trafficking. Randy Lanier's days of playing chess and practicing tai chi in prison are coming to a c ... More >>
It looks like James Tracy, the FAU professor who doubles as a conspiracy theorist, has struck again. Or, at least one of his writers did. On Tracy's Memory Hole blog, blogger Patrick Murphy suggests that the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, in the past couple of weeks might be another case of the main ... More >>
Mouse-mild, youthful, and nerdy but with an unnerving intensity to his gaze, Everett Stern sits in the booth of a local chain restaurant and announces, "I'm sure I'll get capped eventually." It seems melodramatic -- especially in the Florida suburban setting -- but the record is there: The former ... More >>
State Sen. Joe Abruzzo has jumped headfirst into the NCAA-versus-UM fracas.
Wall Street and Washington conspire to destabilize the U.S.economy, one barrel of oil at a time.
Rep. Allen Bernard "Harriet Tubman" WestRep. Allen West -- the self-proclaimed "Harriet Tubman" who says he's trying to get the nation's African-Americans off the "21st century plantation," claims members of the Congressional Black Caucus are "racist," and suspects his potential opponent in his r ... More >>
Rep. Allen Bernard WestRep. Allen West -- unlike a few of his South Florida congressional counterparts -- opposes the Stop Online Piracy Act and explained that it's because President Obama doesn't know "this is a democracy."Wait, Obama's not on board with SOPA? Check that; it's Attorney General E ... More >>
South Florida's Congressional delegation doesn't seem to receive praise too often. That would include this week's report from the right-wing organization Judicial Watch, which named Washington's ten "most corrupt politicians."Perhaps not too surprisingly, Rep. Alcee Hastings -- along with Miami R ... More >>
Rep. Allen West, the self-proclaimed Harriet Tubman.It seems like yesterday was another day Congress didn't get too much done, and Rep. Allen West made another appearance on Fox News to run his mouth.The Senate voted heavily in favor of the payroll tax cut extension worked out by both parties' le ... More >>
Flickr: MainJusticeEric HolderWhat better place to promote a new Justice Department task force against financial fraud than South Florida? Specifically, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder gave his speech this afternoon at the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, which staged a luncheon in his honor at ... More >>
Approximately two weeks ago, the House of Representatives passed an amendment, introduced by Congressman Alcee Hastings, that would prohibit people affiliated with hate groups from joining the military. The amendment is one of dozens tacked on to the National Defense Authorization Act for 2010 -- th ... More >>
The process for restoring the civil rights of felons in Florida works perfectly -- if not restoring their rights is the goal