In recent weeks, Israel has unleashed a torrent of military attacks on Gaza. Though the Israeli government claims it's just a response to bombing by Hamas, it's all really part of a multi-decades-long, U.S.-backed Israeli occupation of the seaside strip. To suggest otherwise is simply to attempt to ... More >>
Hey, guess what? Congress almost grew a pair yesterday. True story. Yesterday, the most lazy-ass, do-nothing legislative body in the history of the republic voted on a law that would have stopped the NSA's blanket phone-tapping program. And (Fuck Yeah, America!) it almost passed. South Florida's l ... More >>
In an historical ruling today, the Supreme Court of the United States has struck down DOMA, making marriages for all couples -- gay or straight -- a constitutionally protected right. SCOTUS also handed out equal rights to all like Oprah giving away cars to her studio audience by also striking down ... More >>
In case you haven't heard, rapper/mogul/Brooklyn Nets owner Jay-Z and his wife, Beyoncé (the girl who sang at the Super Bowl, Grandma), decided that it was 1950 and went and took a vacation in Cuba last week. And now Florida Republican Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart Ileana Ros-Lehtinen want to know what' ... More >>
The Miami Herald had a story over the weekend outlining some of the contents of Sen. Marco Rubio's autobiography, An American Son, due to come out tomorrow. It included a tidbit about Rubio's drinking habits:Where President Obama, for instance, admitted drug use in his first autobiography, Rubio is ... More >>
There has been a lot of blogspace spent on the Sunlight Foundation's latest study, which found that the speech patterns of members of Congress have gotten markedly simpler over the past 15 years or so."Is Congress getting dumber, or just more plainspoken?" its headline asks, and the whole country at ... More >>
Republican Florida Congressman Mark Foley received his last campaign contribution ever on September 28, 2006 -- a $2,100 check from a Palm City physician. The next day, Foley resigned from Congress, disgraced by a scandal over sexually explicit messages the (sort-of) secretly gay congressman had sen ... More >>
The Republican presidential candidates at last night's debate were dropping the names of Floridian public figures as quickly as they could come up with them. In response to a question about Hispanic Americans the candidates would consider for their Cabinets, everyone (except Ron Paul) started rat ... More >>
The 27 members of Florida's congressional delegation are collectively worth more than $170 million, according to recently released figures from the Center for Responsive Politics.Much of the delegation's collective $172,193,290 estimated net worth comes from Rep. Vern Buchanan, whose $136,152,641 ... More >>
Now, says former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, it all makes sense!In late 2005, Republican Mark Foley found his Democrat ex-colleague Anthony Weiner's enthusiasm for a bill he was trying to introduce a little misguided."He came up to me over and over again for me to cosponsor his bill," Foley said. "The ... More >>
It's been a busy few weeks for Muslims, Muslim countries, and Islam in the news. Most of the coverage has not been favorable. Here, then, are four thoughts for readers who find themselves worrying about Muslims this Sunday. 1. Muslims serve in the military, too. Last week, the world learned that ... More >>
Yesterday, The Sun Sentinel informed the world of a Monday tour of FPL's Turkey Point nuclear power plant by Congressfolk Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, David Rivera, Mario Diaz-Balart and Frederica Wilson. "We understand how different this facility is from the facility in Japan," said Ros-Lehtinen. "So we ... More >>
You could theoretically travel around the world for twelve months attending gay pride festivals, from Melbourne in January to Manila in December. Blackman: Getting wet at tomorrow's PridefestThe big US celebrations, in New York and San Fransisco, are scheduled to coincide with the historic Stone ... More >>
Phone Call from Obama, Congreswoman. No wait, Osama.Sure, there are a lot of people wondering how much of a dumbass Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is for hanging up on Barack Obama. It took three phone calls before Ros-Lehtinen finally figured out it wasn't a hoax. But in these times, terrorist ... More >>
Corruption-busting lawyer Bruce Udolf wants to be Broward sheriff. After the Ken Jenne experience, though, are voters too suspicious of lawyers turned cops?
She's got three kids, 650,000 constituents, and millions of watching eyes. Debbie Wasserman Schultz can't keep them all happy.
Davie's Richard Grayson has built a political career of joke campaigns
If only our man in Washington would stay there
Should 2700 little sparrows be allowed to hold up the reclaiming of the Everglades?
Conflict of interest. Anti-Cuban high jinks. A cover-up. It must be the Florida INS.