South Florida is known as an area of migrants; the long held assumption is that no one is from here. Aside from, like, the five native Floridians in the area the vast majority of our inhabitants hail from New York and the midwest, which has led to some strong regional ties. Earlier this week, it w ... More >>
Chicago teachers are entering the third day of their labor strike, leaving kids without classes after only four active days in the school year. "I've been picketing for four hours, from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30, and we have a rally downtown at 2:30 p.m.," said Laura G., a teacher on the city's southwest s ... More >>
March 13 was shaping up to be another day of protests and partying at Fort Peace, Occupy Miami's grungy Overtown safe house. More than a dozen members had shaken off their hangovers and emerged to demonstrate against a bank. But before they could gather their handmade signs and head downtown, the pl ... More >>
A maddening story in the New York Times this morning about the House transportation bill has a Chicago placeline, but the real story is here in Florida. Specifically the seventh congressional district, which elected John Mica to Congress. This guy is chairman of the House Transportation and Infra ... More >>
This week, even his most ardent haters had to be stunned at Rush Limbaugh's remarkable political sway. The conservative radio host, who broadcasts from a "bunker" in Palm Beach, got an "Obama bump" when the prez dissed him publicly, casually remarking that Republicans ought to stop listening to his ... More >>
What's more embarrassing for a congresswoman, getting caught in a radio prank or erroneously hanging up on the president of the United States? Miami Congresswoman Ileanna Ros-Lehtinen is probably wondering that about right now. Not only did she hang up on Barack Obama, think ... More >>
She's got three kids, 650,000 constituents, and millions of watching eyes. Debbie Wasserman Schultz can't keep them all happy.