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Syria

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    ISIS Is Threatening to Kill Miami Journalist Steven Sotloff; Petition Begs Obama to Save Him

    Update, 1:20 p.m.: At a news conference this afternoon, Obama called the Islamic State a "cancer." He did not mention Sotloff by name and did not say specifically what his military plans were, but he vowed that ""The United States of America will continue to do what we must do to protect our people. ... More >>

  • News

    April 10, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Broward's Best (Worst) Local Commercials

    Commercials can be frustrating. A giant corporation spends millions of dollars to take up 30 seconds of your life and, more often than not, leaves you saying this is the best we can do. I mean, I'm a peaceful person, but if I ever see the Geico lizard walking down the street, I will kick him like a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Six People Not To Invite to Your Super Bowl Party

    The big game is almost here, and so are all those annoying people you invited to your party out of cordiality. If you're smart, you've procrastinated sending out those invitations as long as possible. And your procrastination has paid off, because I'm going to help you weed all the duds out of your ... More >>

  • Music

    November 14, 2013
  • Culture

    September 19, 2013
  • Music

    September 19, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Syria Strike Averted -- by Accident!

    So, Secretary of State John Kerry was traveling in Britain yesterday and when a reporter asked him at a news conference whether there was any way that Syria could now avoid being struck as retaliation for a chemical weapons attack on its own people. Kerry harrumphed, in a tone of yah, right, like it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Assad Is "Least Worst" Option, Says Syrian Activist in Florida

    Born in Damascus, Dr. Hadi Yaziji has been a Miami resident and a U.S. citizen for some years now. He is a pathologist by training and, as conflict has consumed the land of his birth, he has turned his analytical skills from medical problems to the disease of war. Dr. Yaziji's conclusions, based o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Neil Combee, Florida State Rep, Suggests White House Was Behind Syrian Chemical Attack

    Look, it's always funny to see some backwoods Florida legislator publicly torch his or her credibility with an off-handed, unscripted remark. But then there are comments that are just whack, James Tracy-ish bullsh*t. State Rep Neil Combee stepped up to the plate and delivered the latter on Twitter y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Marco Rubio Says None of This Syria Stuff Would Be Happening If He Was In Charge

    When last we heard from Marco Rubio concerning the situation with Syria, he was busy saying he was all for military action, but Obama is leading from behind, so now it's probably still a good time to strike, but if only Obama had done it sooner... er something. Well, Golden Boy is back to clarify h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    "No War with Syria" Rally in Boca

    War is hell, everyone knows -- even if you're supposedly fighting it with unmanned drones, surgical strikes, and big-ass warships. If you're one of the many getting that icky feeling in your stomach about possible impending military action in Syria, you might want to grab some posterboard and a Sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Marco Rubio, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Agree on Syria in Very Different Ways

    As President Obama has weighed the decision on whether or not to use military force against Syria, and is looking to rally support from Congress, Florida polticos have been somewhat silent about the issue (except for Rep. Tom Rooney, who is none too fired up about the idea of military strike against ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Tom Rooney "Apprehensive" About Possible Syria Military Action by U.S.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Bill Nelson Is In on the Python Hunt, Has Caught Zero Pythons So Far

    With the Great Python Purge Challenge Hunt Thing 2013 well under way, it seems all kinds of folks are joining in to try to win themselves some cash for killing a python. One of those folks is apparently Sen. Bill Nelson himself. And, like pretty much everyone else involved in the hunt, he's ending ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Yup, the Sun-Sentinel Endorsed Mitt Romney

    The Sun-Sentinel has come out and decided to endorse the candidate who thinks Syria is Iran's route to the sea. That's right. The paper that is owned by JP Morgan Chase and some hedge funds, thinks that child molesters are a riot and are run by a dude who declared bankruptcy has officially endorsed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Obama Wins Third and Final Debate With Horses and Bayonets

    Round three of the presidential debates was last night. And people who went in expecting to have their asses blown off with the two candidates going at each other for a final climactic showdown were mildly disappointed. No asses were blown off here, unfortunately. The main take-aways from the deba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Barack Obama Hits Up Delray Beach for Post Debate Rally

    A day after taking a horse to Mitt Romney (or was it a bayonet?) in the third and final presidential debate, President Obama hit up Delray Beach for a Romnesia party. Barry Barack held his rally at the Delray Beach Tennis Center where he harped on Romney's forgetfulness and flip-floppery in front o ... More >>

  • News

    July 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Florida's Anti-Cuban Trade Law Is an Insult to Capitalism

    Odebrecht, the giant Brazilian company that has a $225 million contract to help build the new runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, is suing the state over a histrionic law that Rick Scott signed last month in Miami, banning state and local governments from doing major business ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Allen West: "Total War" Only Kind of Responsible War With Syria

    ​Congressman Allen West has had enough of these half-assed wars in the Middle East.While West was focused mainly on Obama's spending policies at his town hall meeting in Deerfield Beach Wednesday afternoon, he was also very critical of cuts to military funding and foreign policy interactions that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    The Conservatives Who Can't Stand Rubio

    Gage SkidmoreWatching the right flank.​When Marco Rubio talks foreign policy, it's hard not to get a little misty. The guy so obviously believes what he says and what he says are such good, noble, red-blooded and freedom-loving things that they could have been lifted from a fireside chat with Fran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    FAU Professor With "Terrorist Ties"?

    Kaufman​According to the Palm Beach Post, about 50 protesters today demanded the resignation or firing of FAU professor Bassem alHalabi. Why? Because of his ties to terrorists, of course. The protest was led by Joe Kaufman, founder of Americans Against Hate. Kaufman has had run-ins with alHalabi i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2011

    Ari Porth Caves In To Radical Idiot

    State Rep. Ari Porth agreed to speak this weekend at a convention of the Islamic Society of North America in Fort Lauderdale. Porth with Crist​But Porth bailed out yesterday, canceling his speech. Why? Because of pressure from a local extremist named Joe Kaufm ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 14, 2010
  • News

    February 26, 2009

    Guantánamo's Final Days

    America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp, and jihad looms.

  • Film

    October 9, 2008

    Lies We Can Believe In

    Ridley Scott's latest is the post-9/11, tech-savvy terror thriller we deserve

  • Dining

    June 19, 2008

    From Israel, With Love

    Who put the cranberries in my falafel?

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2008
  • Film

    January 31, 2008

    Universal Soldier

    20 years later, our one-man military machine's still going Rambo

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2007

    The Chicago Cubune Hits Hard

    Chicago Cubune Watch Thought I'd alert you to an analysis of the Tribune Co. response to the harsh Columbia Journalism Review editorial calling for the end of the Tribune Co. It's from a blog in Chicago called "The Chicago Cubune Watch." When I first saw the title, being from South Florida, I natu ... More >>

  • News

    October 5, 2006

    After Baghdad

    Farris Hassan, not done with his 15 minutes of fame, is up to his old tricks again.

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2006

    Quantifying The Castro Effect

    Have you ever wanted to measure the effect the Cuban dictator has on South Florida? Tried to gauge its unique impact on the three separate counties? Well, today the difference can be seen in the size of the type. We're talking, of course, about the transfer of power from Fidel Castro to his brothe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2006

    Nobody's Cornered the Market on Slaughter

    So I got an e-mail from a friend a few days ago. The friend links the Pulp on his site and seems one of his visitors had a big problem with a recent post about the situation in Lebanon. The friend, who is Jewish, sent along the e-mail he received, which read: "Sir, I am deeply disappointed that yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2006

    About This New War

    The most thankless tasks for any reporter, next to covering weekend festivals featuring various vegetables, is localizing. You take a national or international story and go out to find a local angle or, worse, just run to the mall and get people to talk about it. The worth of those stories is so oft ... More >>

  • News

    April 14, 2005

    Pipe It to Me

    Hold on a Bahamian Minute

  • Film

    November 25, 2004

    Call Him Al

    An epic story turns human -- and fallible -- in Oliver Stone's Alexander

  • Dining

    November 11, 2004
  • News

    May 27, 2004

    President Kohn

    A time line chronicling the rise of the first Jewish president

  • News

    June 26, 2003

    Taking Stock of Bob Graham

    The South Florida senator and presidential candidate wheels and doodles

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    Bobbing for War

    Florida's senator should get out before he gets in

  • News

    January 2, 2003

    Letters for January 2, 2003

    Complimentary Copy

  • News

    November 7, 2002
  • News

    October 24, 2002

    Wexler's Travels

    South Florida's bellicose congressman carves up the Middle East

  • News

    September 26, 2002

    Hawking for Israel

    South Florida reps push for war. But who are they pushing for?

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters for October 11, 2001

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Fair Game

    A terrorism survivor and expert digs into the bin Laden dilemma

  • Dining

    September 13, 2001

    Serious Syrian

    Ferdos Grill offers raw meat and good eats with a Mediterranean flair

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