Broward has been out in front of the rest of the state, maybe the country, in terms of preparing for climate change and rising sea levels. The county commissioned a report showing that large parts of Lauderdale could be underwater 50 years from now. Over and over, experts say our low-lying areas are ... More >>
Infested!‚ÄčThe Miami Herald's Fred Grimm is probably Florida's resident expert drollerist, and his drollery is seldom so barbed or smart as it was in Wednesday's column: "To Legislature, enemy is us." Check it out, if you're in the mood for some lightly depressing weekend reading."Gotta have us som ... More >>
When ineffective governments lack the strength or wherewithal to act, there is only one thing left for them to do. They issue reports. After Rick Scott is sworn in as governor tomorrow, grand jury starter Crist will have more time to party‚ÄčI can't say that the statewide gran ... More >>
Flickr User: Paul ThurlbyFor Hollywood pols, sex offender legislation is a low-hanging fruit that may prove temptingTo piggyback on a Fred Grimm column in the Herald and a Smashed Frog blog post -- as well as the article that started it all, in our sister paper -- I'll venture a prediction that rece ... More >>
Out Of The Frying Pan Mayor Oliver Parker can breath easy for a while. A Broward Circuit judge has thrown a recall effort to remove the much-reviled-at-the-moment Lauderdale-By-The-Sea honcho out of office, Melissa Hoyos reports in today's Sun-Sentinel. I've been paying attention to the turmoil i ... More >>
Miami Herald columnist Fred Grimm's has this take on sham schooling for star athletes, the sex allegations and coverup regarding high school football star Antwain Easterling, and other "lessons that lying, cheating, jock-sniffing adults impart." Below is New Times' editor Tony Ortega's response. H ... More >>
State Rep. Joe Negron has been chosen -- or condemned -- to run for Congress in Foley's place (with the disgraced rep's name on the ballot). I think his photograph at left says it all. And there is this hilarious understatement from former state Republican Party chairman Tom Slade in Brendan Farring ... More >>
Lifestyles columnist Ralph de la Cruz asks us in a headline today, "'Are we tightwads for wanting our 'loose change'?" The answer, before we go any further, is a resounding "hells yes." But here's the key passage, which comes after he tells the story of his family getting overbilled one Thanksgiving ... More >>
Via Stuck on the Palmetto Today, the Sun-Sentinel enlightens us on why Shawna Willey was so obsessed with having large, vicious dogs surrounding her all the time. Sallie James, Jennifer Gollan and Robert Nolin report on the front page that Willey had the Presa Canario that killed her in her backy ... More >>
-- The Miami Herald's Web team pulled off another gem this morning. Headline: "Early morning driving is difficult because of traffic woes - 7/18/2006 08:27 AM EDT" Read this thing. Is the Herald serious about posting traffic reports in the morning at 8:30 a.m., when most people are already on the ... More >>
When you have a gang of disconnected, apparently inept stragglers who make international news because of a federal War on Terror bust, it's the duty of the press to look upon it with a critical and discerning eye. To investigate it to its core and reveal all of its intricacies and, should they exist ... More >>
The biggest, baddest bloviators in town match witlessness in our Columnist Poetry Slam
Daily newspapers have wasted a lot of ink on a Hollywood swingers club. New Times went inside.
Why is the Sun-Sentinelís Cuba bureau so kind to Fidel?
Fort Lauderdaleís ban of under-21 clubbers shows that when fun is outlawed, only outlaws will have fun
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