International Relations

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Controversial FOX News Mideast Pundit Walid Phares Speaking at FAU

    The speaking appearance at FAU next week of FOX News talking head Walid Phares has been preceded by little fanfare, unusual for a school that trumpets such events as a local Boys & Girls Clubs' art exhibit or the school's Jupiter campus being named a "Tree Campus USA." See also: - Fair Game: A terr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    FTAA Ten Years Later: Protesters Reunite This Weekend, Fight TPP

    Another decade, another trade pact, another round of protest. Ten years since anti-globalization demonstrations at the FTAA in Miami broke down into a full-scale police riot, veterans of that battle and new adherents to their cause are gathering throughout South Florida to mark the date and raise th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Syria Strike Averted -- by Accident!

    So, Secretary of State John Kerry was traveling in Britain yesterday and when a reporter asked him at a news conference whether there was any way that Syria could now avoid being struck as retaliation for a chemical weapons attack on its own people. Kerry harrumphed, in a tone of yah, right, like it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Dennis Rodman Heading to North Korea; Might Fix Things or Usher Armageddon

    Former Chicago Bull, children's book author, and sometimes SoFla resident Dennis Rodman is headed to North Korea as an ambassador for sports diplomacy. Or something. The visit will be on Tuesday, just two weeks after North Korea stirred shit up by testing a nuclear bomb. Rodman will be arriving in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Hillary Clinton in Hospital for Blood Clot Following Concussion; Allen West Led the Way in Mocking It

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital Sunday after doctors found a blood clot related to a concussion she suffered ten days ago. Earlier this month, Clinton was sick with a stomach virus when she fainted and banged her head, causing a concussion and openi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Obama Wins Third and Final Debate With Horses and Bayonets

    Round three of the presidential debates was last night. And people who went in expecting to have their asses blown off with the two candidates going at each other for a final climactic showdown were mildly disappointed. No asses were blown off here, unfortunately. The main take-aways from the deba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Biden, Ryan Battle Over Iran but Steer Clear of Cyberwar

    Early in last night's vice presidential debate, questions came up about what to do over Iran's nuclear program. Things got fierce. Biden scrunched his brow and hammered away on Iran's lack of missiles to deliver whatever it enriches and driveled on about diplomacy. Ryan's giant w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Palm Beach GOP Slackjawed: Biden Eats Private Ryan for Lunch

    GOP veep candidate Paul Ryan is known for his buffness and wonkery, but last night he managed an even greater feat, making Joe Biden look like a wise old man -- and not that old either. Obama's running mate was on fire, and Kid Ryan got burned.Fire Ant was back in the lion's den -- actually, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Allen West Calls Obama's Speech to the U.N. "More Apologies"

    President Obama made a speech this morning to the General Assembly at the United Nations in which he condemned the anti-U.S. protests in the Middle East and North Africa in the wake of the attacks in Libya and urged world leaders to rally against extremism. But Rep. Allen West, with his Communist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Obama Says Romney "Shoots First, Aims Later"

    Yesterday we told you about how one RoboRomney seized the opportunity of the attacks on Libya that left Chris Stevens and other U.S. diplomats dead to pounce on Obama's terrorist-coddling, apologetic ways by attacking a statement Obama never actually made. Well, it turns out, the president watches ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Egypt Names First Democratically Elected President Ever; Allen West Blames Obama

    For the first time, Egypt held a democratic election. Mohamed Morsi was named president-elect of the country, which ousted President Hosni Mubarak last February as part of the "Arab Spring" of democratic protests. Morsi is a former member of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood -- which worries some peop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Rick Scott Purging Voters Like It's 2000

    Dear Rick Scott,Just a quick note to congratulate you on returning Florida to the electoral Dark Ages. You began by reinstating an archaic rule that forces ex-felons to wait five years after completing their sentences to have their voting rights restored. Very strategic thinking on your part. Twelve ... More >>

  • Film

    May 17, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Herman Cain's Florida Tour Gaffes: Was Media Criticism "Over the Top"?

    Herman Cain, the presidential contender who loves to shout the number "nine," took a whirlwind tour through Florida last week, visiting Sweetwater, Miami, Coral Springs, West Palm, and Palm Beach. While he was down in Miami, he bent to Spanglophone tastes by shouting "nueve, nueve, nueve" instead.Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Allen West Thinks a Lobbying Organization Is a Government Agency

    ​Rep. Allen West is looking for cuts to make in the federal government to spare the defense budget, so he thinks there's no reason for the Department of Commerce to exist since there's a lobbying group with a similar name.West seems a bit confused on this one.He says we need to take a hard look at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Allen West: Obama's Delay of Keystone XL Pipeline is "Pathetic"

    Rep. Allen West​Rep. Allen West isn't too happy about the State Department's decision -- or as West says, "Campaigner-in-Chief" Obama's decision -- to delay the Keystone XL Pipeline project, which means it's time for another rhetoric-loaded statement from the congressman.According to the State ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Donald Trump's Foreign Policy: Kill the Iraqis, Take Their Oil

    Photo by Liz DzuroWe want you to willingly give up your oil!​The foreign policy of a Donald Trump presidency began to take shape last weekend in Boca, where "The Donald" addressed a massed throng of Tea Partiers celebrating (celebrating?) tax day. Here's a slide show from the Tax Day Rally. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Clinton Gives a Sign That Robert Levinson, Broward Man Who Disappeared in 2007, is Alive

    ​Robert Levinson's family says that the retired FBI agent was in Iran to investigate a cigarette-smuggling case when he disappeared in Iran in 2007. Since then, his family has urged the Iranian government to cooperate with an investigation, to little avail. No news of his whereabouts or whether he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010


    Flickr: Ron GunzburgerLooking like an atomic mushroom cloud, a thunderstorm approaches Fort Lauderdale Beach.​

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    [UPDATED] LeMieux Working to Save Orphan Haitian Cancer Patient

    courtesy of Lauren OdmanEsthelhomme Peterson​A 12-year-old Haitian orphan with a large malignant tumor on his neck will hopefully receive desperately needed medical attention later today or tomorrow, thanks to a group of concerned South Floridians that includes Republican Sen. George LeMieux.The b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Ron Klein to President: Stop Hurting Israel's Feelings

    FlickrRon Klein​It's not enough that the United States gives spectacular sums of money to Israel. Nor is it enough that the U.S. takes Israel's side in virtually every political issue that crops up between that nation and the Muslim world. No, according to Congressman Ron Klein, the U.S. also must ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Muslim Group Heads to Tallahassee; Anti-Muslim Group Stokes Fear

    Flickr​A group of about 50 Muslims from South Florida is embarking this morning on a trip to Tallahassee, where it will have secret meetings with state policymakers. It's called "Muslim Day," and the Lake Worth-based Florida Security Council says we freedom-loving Americans should be very afraid.S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Did Wexler Have Falling Out With Obama?

    Wexler​In Barack Obama's presidential election, Robert Wexler was one of those linchpins. As an early supporter, he convinced a great many wary Jewish voters in South Florida that Obama would be a friend of Israel, as Obama himself promised. It was crucial to winning Florida.But since Obama won el ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    The Daily Mouthful: On Patriotism

    "What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?" ~Lin YutangBonus vocab word: "Globesity." Coined by the World Health Organization

  • Calendar

    April 23, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Fort Lauderdale Pro-Palestinian Rally Picked Up By Propagandists

    Okay, first watch the video from a pro-Palestinian rally (and pro-Israeli counter-rally) at the federal courthouse on Broward Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale on December 30. It's going viral as I type this:   Now let's break this down. First, that rather strange guy introducing the tap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Delray's State Senator Will Bring Iran to Its Knees

    Mahmad Ahmadinejad had a plan for world domination -- and he woulda got away with it, too, if it weren't that meddling state senator from Delray Beach, Ted Deutch.You see, while reading the Wall Street Journal, Deutch learned of efforts by a Swiss oil company, Vitol, to build a $125 million fuel dep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Some Ros-Lehtinen Hang-Ups

    What's more embarrassing for a congresswoman, getting caught in a radio prank or erroneously hanging up on the president of the United States? Miami Congresswoman Ileanna Ros-Lehtinen is probably wondering that about right now. Not only did she hang up on Barack Obama, think ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2008
  • Music

    March 20, 2008
  • Music

    September 6, 2007
  • Film

    April 21, 2005

    Lost in Translation

    All talk and little action, The Interpreter doesn't even make sense

  • Film

    January 6, 2005

    Blade Runners

    Hotel Rwanda finds hope amid the horrors of tribal genocide

  • News

    October 28, 2004

    New Times Backs Bush

    Ten reasons to vote for the douchebag:

  • News

    November 20, 2003

    Loving the War

    Our caveman columnist gets an earful from a couple of congressmen

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2003

    Boca Art

    Boca's Museum of Art gets several new looks

  • Film

    October 23, 2003

    Divided Borders

    Brutality and romance make odd bedfellows in Beyond Borders

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2003

    Revolution Now

    Hightower leads rebellion against Ivory Tower

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    Letters for April 10, 2003

    This Column's No Disgrace

  • News

    January 2, 2003

    Letters for January 2, 2003

    Complimentary Copy

  • News

    September 26, 2002

    Hawking for Israel

    South Florida reps push for war. But who are they pushing for?

  • Foodstuffs

    May 16, 2002

    Best Restaurant Row

    Gateway Plaza

  • Arts and Entertainment

    May 16, 2002
  • News

    November 8, 2001

    Waiting For Otto

    Why would a man sullied by Iran-contra and illegal propaganda campaigns be a Bush nominee? Good question.

  • Best of BPB

    May 11, 2000

    Best Website

    You Don't Say

  • News

    May 4, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters for May 4, 2000

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    If the Suit Fits, File It

    A federal case in which Alan Adaschik, mild-mannered bureaucrat, sues the entire U.S. government over the WTO

  • Foodstuffs

    March 11, 1999

    Best Outdoor Dining

    Blue Moon Fish Co.

  • Foodstuffs

    March 11, 1999

    Best Restaurant Row

    Las Olas Boulevard

  • News

    December 31, 1998
  • More >>