A defining moment of Rick Scott's political career is at hand, in a form no one would have predicted. New legislation concerning the death penalty is on its way to his desk. If he signs it, the Sunshine State may embark on an official killing spree.
Florida has long stood out among the 50 states in ... More >>
Chick-fil-A, the company best known for fried chicken sandwiches, petitioning cows, and Christian values has been in the news lately. First, Dan Cathy, the son of S. Truett Cathy (who founded the company), was quoted as saying, "We are very much supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of ... More >>
New Times: You've shown a strong interest in Israel and Israeli politics. My understanding is that you do not favor the two-state solution.
Allen West: You mean creation of a Palestinian state? When has there ever been a Palestinian state?
Well, if you don't favor the two-state solution, do you ... More >>
Witch-hunting manual commissioned by Pope Innocent VIII.On Monday, I published this rebuttal to an editorial by Archbishop Wenski of Miami, in which the Archbishop argued against the legalization of gay marriage.I didn't think my points were especially controversial. Archbishop Wenski suggested t ... More >>
Something to defend.Calling Allen West a "Defender of Israel" is a little like calling Fred Phelps a "defender of Christianity." West thinks he's a defender of Israel, and he sure does seem to like the place, but his net impact on that country probably isn't so good.I made this point to a gentlem ... More >>
The psycho-killer and his assistant.Last week, Rep. Allen West was confronted at a town hall meeting by a "Qur'an-wielding" Muslim who wished to talk to the congressman about his attacks on Islam. He was shouted down. That man, Nezar Hamze, is executive director of the Miami chapter of the Counci ... 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 >>
JoinRick, via FlickrLetter sent to Rep. Allen West of Florida's 22nd District. Awaiting response. Col. West:Greetings. My name is Brandon K. Thorp, and I covered the last month of your campaign for New Times. As you know, I think that you are a disingenuous and bloodthirsty man and that you have ... More >>
Congressman-elect Allen West was interviewed on Fox News Sunday this weekend. He was surprisingly mellow. The barn-burning campaigner who called for an armed march on Lexington and Concord was nowhere in evidence. Despite interviewer Chris Wallace's best efforts at incitement, West remained poise ... More >>
In Part I of this article, I discussed two telling statements made by Congressman-elect Allen West during his campaign to represent Florida's 22nd District. The first revealed West's troubling inability to differentiate friendly, charitably minded American Muslims from jihadists; the second revealed ... More >>