Robert Levinson, a Coral Springs private detective who disappeared in March of 2007 while visiting Kish Island in Iran, was working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence-gathering mission, the AP is reporting. And now, the missing man is at the center of a modern scandal for the intelligence c ... More >>
Israel and Iran have put their foreign policy differences aside, to agree on the only thing they can: a Meatless Monday campaign. That's right, the Middle Eastern country known for kebabs and veal is hoping to cut meat out of people's diets one Monday at a time. And Israel, with its Monday campaign ... More >>
Born in Damascus, Dr. Hadi Yaziji has been a Miami resident and a U.S. citizen for some years now. He is a pathologist by training and, as conflict has consumed the land of his birth, he has turned his analytical skills from medical problems to the disease of war. Dr. Yaziji's conclusions, based o ... More >>
The great Iranian director lost a home but gained a planet.
Robert Levinson, a Coral Springs private detective, disappeared in March of 2007 while visiting Kish Island in Iran while researching a cigarette-smuggling case. In March of 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that the U.S. State Department had received indications that Levinson was ... More >>
Today I will not vote. I didn't vote early or by absentee ballot either. I am 29 years old and have never voted. Worst of all, I can't explain why. I'm not a political junkie, but I'm certainly not apathetic or undecided. My blood boiled when Mitt Romney made a joke of climate change during his ... More >>
By Penn BullockWas Bain Capital, the company that presidential candidate Mitt Romney started, built with pivotal help from covert Iran-contra operatives? New information uncovered by Miami New Times raises the possibility. The story starts in 1984, when Romney solicited startup money for Bain at a ... More >>
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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 >>
Intratribal conflicts are the worst. A debate on the U.S. presidential election at the Ross Jewish Community Center in West Boynton Beach on August 21 should have been an occasion for reasoned discourse and public enlightenment. Instead, it was a hysterical (in both senses) screamfest, peppered with ... More >>
It's the perfect storm of Allen West talking points: His arguments for war with Iran combine his love of hyperbolic rhetoric (a "second holocaust" is coming), his ardent defense of Israel, his need to disagree with Barack Obama on every possible issue, and his insistence that diplomacy is fo ... More >>
D. Sharon Pruitt via FlickrThis proud burger represents our country. Here's something that should be shown in every history class in Junior High School - a video representing every war that America's been in from WWII to present day...using food. In this video by Stefan Nadelman entitled Food Fig ... More >>
Read the first installment of the Allen West interview here.New Times: Let's talk about the Ryan budget [introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)], which you supported in the House. [This proposal was passed by the House and at presstime was awaiting a vote in the Senate, although House leader ... More >>
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 >>
Allen WestDid I call it, or did I call it? Last week, in this very space, I predicted Congressman Allen West would retract his feeble support of the pro-democracy Egyptian protesters when he learned how, very, very much they were disliked by the conservative Israeli punditry. And lookit this! I ... More >>
The official Hillsboro Beach site So, yeah, this is weird. A hacker -- or hackers -- broke into the website for the Town of Hillsboro Beach and put part of the Iranian flag, an image of the country, and the words "MCSM IRAN HACKING" over it. The Sun-Sentinel reports ... More >>
Robert LevinsonLike all Americans, the Levinson family of Coral Springs is surely happy to hear of the release by Iranian authorities of Sarah Shourd, who was among three American hikers taken prisoner on espionage charges more than a year ago after they allegedly wandered into Iran.But as the Wa ... More >>
Past all the novelty hits, the SoCal quartet returns with its original fierce punk bite.
Flickr User: nekkymomoIran's Foreign Ministry is trying to lure the U.S. into a bigger role in that nation's tempestuous election aftermath by accusing Americans of egging on protests that sparked violence this weekend. [Spokesman Hassan] Qashqavi drew comparisons to American election results. "No o ... More >>
Flickr User: .faramarzI hope the people behind the April 27 Free Speech Summit in Boca Raton were watching this weekend's protests in Tehran. Being free with speech in that Iranian city means risking a police baton to the chops, or worse. These were Muslims -- thousands upon thousands of them -- bra ... More >>
Robert LevinsonThat election is this June in Iran, pitting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of the Religious Neanderthal Republic of Iran, against Mir-Hossein Mousavi, a "reformist" who would moderate some of the nation's hard-line policies on human rights and in international diplomacy. That is, he'd ... More >>
flsenate.govDeutchBoca Raton has its own dynamic duo in Tallahassee. There's State Rep. Adam Hasner, the Republican. And there's Sen. Ted Deutch, the Democrat. Based on party affiliation, who would you suppose is the one who wants to play hardball with Iran? And which one is a champion of the electr ... More >>
How a mother of two ended up in a plot to smuggle high-tech gear to the enemy
Today is the ninth day that Shahrzad Mir Gholikhan (pictured above), a 31-year-old Iranian woman, has stood in front of a federal jury in Fort Lauderdale wearing brown scrubs and white plastic government-issued flip-flops. In a move that has been described as bold, crazy, or both, the polite, petite ... More >>
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 >>
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