I-95 in South Florida is America's most dangerous highway. That's pretty well known. Why?Sure, it's the only major north-south highway in an overbuilt, unsustainable megalapolis, driven daily by the aged, the undereducated and the uncouth. But the cause lies even deeper than that, at the core of the ... More >>
Rep. Allen Bernard WestAs someone once wisely said, "It's better to be pissed off than pissed on."In this case, it's allegedly the Taliban that's been pissed on, and Rep. Allen West who's pissed off.West says he's "assessed" the video, and people should "chill" because they're getting "over-e ... 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 >>
Ever seen G.I. Jane? Me too.In the latest addition of nonsensical statements in the Rep. Allen West file, the congressman -- or "congresswoman," as he was inadvertently identified as by Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade -- made another television appearance to respond to President Obama's rec ... More >>
In honor of Veterans Day and the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, New Times went alligator hunting with combat-wounded veterans in Melbourne. This video, produced by talented photographer Colby Katz, provides a taste of the action. Narrated by retired Army Sgt. Gary Horn, ... More >>
Is Dick Cheney available?Here's another name promoting Rep. Allen West's reelection campaign, aside from his new corporate sponsors of Bank of America and Halliburton: Donald Rumsfeld.The former Secretary of Defense, who said the Iraq War "certainly" wouldn't last longer than five months, has bee ... More >>
Another GOP presidential debate in Florida last night apparently presented the opportunity for audience members to make asses of themselves on national television again, this time by booing a gay soldier stationed in Iraq.During the Fox News/Google debate in Orlando, a question was given to Rick ... More >>
Ann Coulter is either cynical or crazy. I'm hoping for the latter, because I'd hate to think my home state contains anyone willing to dissemble as freely and viciously as she does in her latest column -- a hot mess of half-assertions and quarter-truths too sloppy to illuminate anything even in th ... More >>
All this, and they're monitoring Twitter?If you thought intrusive body scans and airport pat downs were just a fluke in the War on Terror bureaucracy, fear not: The Department of Homeland Security has plenty of other programs that will make your skin crawl.For instance, Big Brother is reading you ... More >>
Palm Beach County is running so smoothly these days, what it really needs is a taste of Iraqi-style contracting. Private companies rake in billions of dollars supporting the military operations in that stunningly successful war, so why shouldn't they also earn a buck or two at home? That's where Ke ... More >>
All three major TV networks have stopped sending full-time correspondents to Iraq, so if you want any information about what's going on in the Middle East, you better go seek it out yourself. The New York Times still delivers compelling coverage -- including blog posts from its Ira ... More >>
A powerful message gets lost in the chatter
And why nearly all you'll see in 2007 is sequels, prequels, and threequels
Wexler And His Refreshing Staff Get ready, because South Florida's No. 1 media whore has finally done the inevitable. Robert Wexler is hitting the reality circuit this week. The Democratic Congressman from Boca Raton, who last month moronically told the world he enjoyed cocaine on The Colbert Re ... More >>
The Smell of Gasoline in the Morning
Airstrike Victim On the front page of today's Sun-Sentinel, Robert Nolin writes of the "treat" we'll get during the Air & Sea Show this year when we say goodbye to the F-14 Tomcat fighter jet. The ol' Top Gun chestnut is being retired for the F-18 Hornet. Makes the heart go all aflutter, don't it? ... More >>
Why We Fight probes America's passion for war
It's time more journalists were called on the carpet for bad judgment
Broward County Sheriff Ken Jenne
Turtles Can Fly follows the suffering of Kurds -- and also their remarkable resilience
What would Saddam do? Congressman Clay Shaw contemplates Iraq.
You weren't duped for a teeny-tiny minute?
Remember That Little Mess in Iraq?
Ideas? The Bush boys have 'em. And are they whoppers!
From Scarlet A to Zirwas
Outraged New Times readers and a Fort Lauderdale office skirmish are only part of the equation
A Hate-Love Relationship
Bush's war has sent the Democratic Party scurrying for cover
Pot laws are no joke, dude
South Florida's bellicose congressman carves up the Middle East
Hawks versus doves versus free-weekly lovers versus anti-Semitic rag haters
You might not know Juan Xuna from Xanadu, but he should be your next congressman