Small acts of defiance have sometimes sparked political infernos. December 1955: Seamstress Rosa Parks refuses to sit in the back of the bus and touches off the Montgomery bus boycott. August 1980: Electrician Lech Walesa hops a fence at the Gdansk shipyards and goes on to lead a strike that opens a ... More >>
Tom Rooney, your 17th congressional district rep, isn't too fired up about the U.S. possibly taking military action in Syria. Or, as the Palm Beach Post puts it, he's "apprehensive" and "wary" of any action. "I'm pretty against getting involved in a Sunni-Shia civil war," Rooney says. According t ... More >>
Ever heard of the Nobel Prize? Those highly prestigious awards that are handed out to individuals who have made remarkable headway in cultural or scientific advances. You know, people who do something to improve declining conditions in the world. You've probably never heard about it before, but the ... More >>
Earlier this week, we told you about former Chicago Bull, former children's book author, and current sometimes hanger around in bars of South Florida, Dennis Rodman, leading a magical mystery tour to North Korea with a camera crew and a couple of Harlem Globetrotters. No, this was not a trippy drea ... More >>
Radio blowfish blowhard Rush Limbaugh opened his face hole again and said that it's pretty friggin obvious that Mitt Romney is going to win the election tonight. And not just win it, but win it by a landslide! Despite every single poll showing a tight race, Romney's actually going to win this thing ... More >>
Gov. Rick Scott spent $73 million of his own money in the 2010 governor's race. When asked in April if he'd be cutting more checks for reelection in 2014, he responded, simply, "I won't have to... I don't know what it will cost, but we'll have the money to win."And if the donations to his "Let's Get ... More >>
Laine DossSpike Mendelsohn, the tall-hat-wearing, red-bearded contestant on Top Chef Season Four and Top Chef All-Stars, happens to own two fast-casual restaurants in D.C., We the Pizza and Good Stuff Eatery. Both restaurants buck the "fast food as junk food" concept and offer healthy farm ... More >>
People are trying to make a big deal that Alex Sink's campaign relayed a forbidden message to her with a cell phone during the CNN debate. Cal Deal Who will replace this guy? But people seem to be missing the really scary part: Rick Scott thought the message was ... More >>
Sometimes negative campaigning lives up to its bad name. The weekend attack on Florida Attorney General candidate Dan Gelber is a perfect example of the kind of sleazy negative campaigning that should make your skin crawl. In the ads sent out this week ... More >>
If you haven't already seen this week's Meek campaign ad, get ready to laugh so hard that you fall out of your chair and can't find your way back from the 1950s again. That's apparently what Meek's campaign staff is doing, anyway, because every time I call them, I get a different person, who tells ... More >>
The Long March
Bucking the health food tide: This middle school says, "Let 'em eat dougnuts."
Gubernatorial candidate Tom Gallagher has been linked to the shady insurance firm for almost a decade
Your Own Piece of Sunshine
The Foo Fighters show there are two sides to rock... and the compact disc
Who You Gonna Call?
Ex-Dismemberment Plan singer Travis Morrison drops emo for dance-friendly politics on his solo debut
Bridget Jones is betrayed by a dumb, dull sequel
Fort Lauderdale's John B. Anderson ran for president in 1980 and paved the way for spoiler candidates
Impeach the president? Yes. A well-documented case ties him to Abu Ghraib.
Theater for Friends?
Forget the awful past, Palm Beach's sugar barons say. It's time to make nicey-nicey and go into real estate.
Broward's Jennifer Van Bergen joins Michael Moore in bashing Bush
Sure, the economy's great, but these jobs are disappearing
Jim Stork has become the face of Broward's gay community. But is he ready for Capitol Hill?
Gurney's frequently produced Dining Room still can't deliver the emotional goods
Tugging W's effigy through America's Venice draws major league weirdness
Columnist repents, vows to stop killing Christian fundamentalists
Lauderdale hosts a candidacy in its infancy
Florida's senator should get out before he gets in
Why would a man sullied by Iran-contra and illegal propaganda campaigns be a Bush nominee? Good question.