The personal finance social network WalletHub put together a comprehensive study of the best and worst states for teachers and concluded that Florida is not good. In fact, Florida comes in as the eight worst state for teachers, with places like Arizona, South Carolina and Mississippi ranking worse ... More >>
When someone thinks "government corruption," one readily thinks "FLORIDA!" But as it turns out, our fair state of supreme malfeasance has been tanking a little in the rankings. At least, according to one study. Researchers at the University of Hong Kong and Indiana University studied more than 25 ... More >>
In case you've been trapped under something heavy, Arizona is looking to go all-in on being terrible with a proposed bill that would allow business owners of that state to refuse service to gay and lesbian consumers based on religious grounds. The news of Arizona going all Alabama Circa 1963 is res ... More >>
The release last Friday of a State Department study that some have read as a green light for the Keystone XL pipeline has sent those opposed to the project into overdrive. A nationwide protest against the pipeline has been set for tonight, with local demonstrations in four South Florida counties. ... More >>
As you may recall, the Miami Heat completely obliterated the entire NBA last year en route to their second-consecutive championship (third overall for the franchise). So, as is custom in this great nation of ours, the President of the United States of America will be honoring the Heat at the White ... More >>
As we struggle to make sense of the world in this age of non-stop information, sometimes the only thing to do is sit back, crack open a cold one, and think about unicorns. But don't zone out on us yet. If you love beer like we do, read on. We have found some of the strangest beer news out there th ... More >>
President Obama welcomed the Miami Heat to the White House on Monday afternoon to honor the team for kicking everyone's ass in the 2012 NBA Finals. Obama cited a pickup game some of the members of the Heat participated in with the president on his birthday as the real reason the Heat were able to g ... More >>
The guy who Richard Nixon cheated out of the presidency is gone.George McGovern died Sunday at age 90. His loss in 1972 was the first presidential race I remember,. He was gonna get us out of Vietnam. He was gonna remake America. He wasn't Richard Nixon. I grew up in Minnesota, next ... More >>
If you can't get to South Dakota to watch the fireworks over Mount Rushmore tomorrow, we've got a cheesier (and closer) alternative for you.Come to West Palm Beach City Hall to watch famed cheese sculptor Troy Landwher turn a 640-pound block of mild Wisconsin cheddar into Mount Rushmore.The city has ... More >>
If you need proof that south Florida women are beautiful, you need look no further than tonight's 16th annual Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant at the Fillmore Miami Beach. Two of the 101 contestants, chosen from about 18,000 Hooters "girls" worldwide, are from the Glades Road Hooters in Boca R ... More >>
Note, 4:30 p.m: This liveblog is over. More updates to come in separate blog posts; check out The Pulp for more soon. And thanks for sticking with us this whole time.) Hello, crime-gawkers -- here's where we'll be liveblogging the 2 p.m. hearing in the John Goodman murder trial. For those of you who ... More >>
Dr. Arthur Jordan, an expert witness paid $300 per hour by federal prosecutors to testify in a number of pill mill cases, has a bizarre criminal past that the government kept secret for years. The new information could be used to appeal a slew of pill mill convictions throughout the country.An At ... More >>
treehugger.comIf it's not colony collapse disorder, it's a crazy bee killer. Hundreds of thousands of bees in Brevard County died this past September, tied to a tainted food supply that contained an insecticide used to kill roaches, ticks, and fleas, county agriculture officials determined yester ... More >>
He's smiling because he thinks he's going to learn something.Good news: According to our new grading system, Florida's public schools are doing better than ever! "D" schools are "B" schools! "C" schools are "A" schools! Florida is an educational dynamo!Bad news: Our high school seniors are totall ... More >>
Youth Services InternationalA snapshot from a recent morale-boosting event at Thompson.Allegations that teenaged inmates were sexually assaulted, malnourished, and physically abused at the Thompson Academy juvenile detention center in Pembroke Pines echo similar accusations the center's owner ha ... More >>
It just happened. Florida has officially elected the man who oversaw the greatest Medicare fraud in U.S. history as its governor. You might think I would welcome this sort of thing. I remember when I covered the 2000 recount thinking at the end of it, after the U.S. Supreme Court gave t ... More >>
Florida has given the rest of America so much over the years: delicious orange juice, great football players, cop dramas, a preposterous quantity of Disney paraphernalia, and more recently, the devastating social destruction of prescription pill addiction. Wayne Bird, chief of police in Williamsb ... More >>
John LinnThe ribs at Art's Barbecue are smoky and succulent. A rib dinner at Art's Barbecue in Coral Springs comes with two sides, cornbread, and a half-rack of tender ribs mounted on top of two pieces of white bread. The ribs sported a slightly pink smoke ring and had a the sort of soft-but-firm ... More >>
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