Margate political powerhouse and consummate deal maker Jack Tobin, who died Tuesday at the age of 69, will be laid to rest Friday. He's remembered with near reverence by many who knew him, even those who also knew the rather unseemly nature of his long political career as a state legislator, Ma ... More >>
I'll be writing more about the infamous crusher handshake later, but a few people have asked me who I'm voting for (or would vote for if in a certain district). I got it a lot in the primary too. So I thought I'd go ahead and spit it out. Don't call these endorsements. I wo ... More >>
I've always thought of Broward Commission newcomer Ken Keechl, who now holds the position of Vice Mayor, as a benign force. Sure, he's subject to the wiles and temptations of Broward's ruling class like anyone else, and he's fallen prey at times to special interests. But he's sort of a goo ... More >>
Jim Scott always has had a blessed political life. And it turns out that one of the worst moments of his career -- losing Tuesday to political newcomer Ken Keechl in his reelection bid for the Broward County Commission -- may turn out to be a blessing too. Florida governor-elect Charlie Crist has ... More >>
Amidst all the political coverage in the newspapers today, a letter writer to the Sun-Sentinel had the most interesting take on the surprising ouster of political veteran Jim Scott by lawyer Ken Keechl. Fort Lauderdale's Christopher Engle wrote: "This campaign was another example of the increasi ... More >>
Keechl Tee'd Off On Jim Scott So it looks like Tim Mahoney and Ron Klein have seized two long-time Republican bastions -- the latter man having sent that ol' dinosaur Clay Shaw off to the tar pits where he belongs. And you'll be hearing a lot about those races during the next couple of days. But th ... More >>
Jim Scott's Little Investment Is a Hot Topic in His District
The illustrious John DeGroot sent me another missive this morning, this one savaging Scott Wyman's story this morning on tax cuts approved by the Broward County Commission. Whatever you might think about DeGroot's words, that lede, man, is no doubt clunky. Do editors even care over there care anymor ... More >>
Fairway for Investors, Dead End for You
It looks like Ben Graber is selling out the public for a high-rolling developer. He says he's making sausage.
How cash-fueled politics and a grudge could cause another election fiasco
Build the Marlins' new home where it belongs. Forget that swampy wasteland to the south.
Raise the curtain and start the action! The battle’s on for the City of Hollywood’s main stage.
Democrats and Republicans, blacks and whites, have banded together for one simple reason: to stop Ken Jenne from becoming Broward's first strong mayor.