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  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    FPL, Duke Power, Gulf Power Squeeze Out Solar; Have They No Shame?

    It's summer, ugh, that time of year when the Florida sun seems like a sweaty, wet mattress you're constantly hiking up three flights of stairs. So if there's a time to think seriously about solar power, it's now. Despite the constant rays, Florida's solar industry is still struggling to get off the ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    Crossbow Killing Spree: Six Months After Pedro Maldonado Killed His Family, Police Records Reveal New Details

    The pain bit Jose Maldonado below the right ear, hot and searing. When the lanky, dark- haired Florida State University student snapped his eyes open, he was in the same Tallahassee motel room where he'd drifted to sleep earlier. But then, in the lead-colored hour before dawn this past December 3, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Politicians Just Don't Understand Beer - The Passing Of Florida Senate Bill 1714

    The following is an op-ed, with some of my frustrations laid out. Holy hell, it actually passed. These were the thoughts that went through my mind Tuesday afternoon when controversial Florida Senate bill 1714 passed to a vote of 30-10, effectively signaling to the booming craft beer industry that t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Jameis Winston Cited for Stealing Crab Legs From Publix; Twitter Responds Magnificently (UPDATED)

    UPDATE: According to the Tallahassee Democrat, Winston may have not been cited or arrested, conflicting with the Tomahawk Nation report, although they only cite the Tallahassee Police Department. The Tallahassee Police Twitter feed says the "TPD has NOT had any contact with Jameis Winston regarding ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Jameis Winston Rape Case Botched by Tallahassee Police, According to New York Times

    The New York Times published an in-depth report on how the Tallahassee Police Department handled the Jameis Winston rape case this past November. And while there are no new game-changing revelations and a lot of what the report covers we wrote about here on the Pulp, it does go into detail at how p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Florida Beer Politics 101: HB 1329 Up For Committee, Another 64 Ounce Growler Bill, and More

    It's been a busy month in Tallahassee, and we've got some updates to the ongoing sausage making political debates happening that will have an effect on the Florida beer industry. With the release of Brewers Association data regarding the state of the craft brewing industry, the interest group who s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Florida Beer: Intuition Ale Works' People's Pale Ale, A Sessionable And Subdued APA

    It's #FloridaBeerFriday. Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft beer movement of Florida. Victory over bad beer! This is the feeling you get when drinking from a can of Intuition Ale Works' People's Pale Ale, what with the pseudo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    Seventy-four Greyhounds Died in Florida During Second Half of 2013

    The greyhound racing industry has always had considerable influence in Tallahassee. The passage of the 90 percent rule (a rule that allows dog racing tracks to add gambling tables only if they maintain 90 percent of the races the track ran in 1996) might be its greatest feat since greyhound racing w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Pedro Maldonado, Father and Husband, Goes On Murderous Rampage Against Family

    Pedro José Maldonado, a Weston father and husband, went on a premeditated murderous and violent rampage that ended with him killing himself in a motel after murdering his wife and one of his sons with a crossbow. According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, Maldonado shot his wife and son with a han ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Pedro Maldonado, Father and Husband, Goes On Murderous Rampage Against Family

    Pedro José Maldonado, a Weston father and husband, went on a premeditated murderous and violent rampage that ended with him killing himself in a motel after murdering his wife and one of his sons with a crossbow. According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, Maldonado shot his wife and son with a han ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Drugs in South Florida: Sensible Laws Ahead?

    If the second time is a charm, Florida may soon take steps toward enlightened drug policy. For the upcoming legislative session in Tallahassee, proposals that were introduced but died stillborn last year have been revived, and with bipartisan support. One would rewrite mandatory minimum sentencing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    This Week In Beer News: Godzilla Sues NOLA, Guinness Gets Soft, and Jim Koch Is Filthy Rich

    It's Wednesday morning and you know that means: This Week in Beer News. Skip the coffee, crack open a breakfast stout and wake the fuck up. The craft beer industry is currently in beast mode. A billionaire has officially been made from it. And J. Wakefield Brewing killed it with their CrowdFunded o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Lance Armstrong: The Next Richard Nixon or Pete Rose?

    Lance Armstrong singlehandedly changed American bicycling. He won seven Tours de France. He held off testicular cancer. He dated and about married Sheryl Crow. Not long ago, presumably after quitting with the doping, he won his first 70.3 mile triathlon in Florida, up in Haines City.He is an am ... More >>

  • News

    January 10, 2013
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    December 20, 2012

    Sandy Hook Tragedy Has Florida Parents and Students on Edge

    Tensions have been high right here in Florida ever since the tragedy that unfolded in Newtown, Connecticut, last Friday. People are being arrested for bringing guns into schools, modified lockdowns are being enforced over bullets found on a school bus, and we're learning that bulletproof backpacks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2012

    Bill Clinton At Tampa Bay Rally Friday Night: Long-winded And Unintelligible

    Former President Bill Clinton said a lot of things during his his hour-long speech in Tampa last night before a crazed crowd of 1,000 supporters at a campaign rally here Friday night. It would be nice to know what most of it was. We're not sure whether it was the mic system, or his apparent exhaust ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    PIP Bill Won't Affect Injured People, Former Insurance Fraud Director Says

    ​John Askins spent 24 years in Miami investigating staged accidents, fake injury claims, and other car insurance fraud before going on to head the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud. He retired from government in September but followed this month's new personal injury protection (PIP) reform bill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Google Glasses Show Why It's Too Late to Ban Texting and Driving

    ​By the end of the year, Google is expected to start selling glasses that display up-to-date information about the nearby environment on a tiny screen embedded in the lens.  The glasses, according to the New York Times, "will have a low-resolution built-in camera that will be able to monitor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    SoFla Charter School Connections to Tallahassee

    ​The booming business of charter schools in South Florida is no accident. Local charter-school operators such as Mavericks in Education Florida and Charter Schools USA have ties to powerful politicians in South Florida and Tallahassee. For instance: 1. Ed Pozzuoli, former chairman of the Broward R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Rick Scott Issues Press Release Explaining New Definition of 700,000-Job Campaign Promise

    ​Gov. Rick Scott's office issued a news release late last week to explain the retraction of his campaign promise to create 700,000 jobs on top of the state's "normal growth" projection of 1 million jobs by 2017.It looks like he's sticking to his new story, in which he claims he never promised to c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    "A Rodeo of Phonies and Pimps"

    A fine Monday-morning quote comes from Carl Hiaasen: "I once referred to a past Legislature as a festival of whores, which in retrospect was a vile insult to the world's oldest profession. Today's lackluster assemblage in Tallahassee is possibly the worst in modern times, and cannot fairly be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Felon Voting Laws, Racism, Rick Scott, and Pam Bondi, Part II

    Florida Attorney GeneralYou really think justice is colorblind, Ms. Bondi?​The Florida Clemency Board's decision last week to reinstate an archaic felon voting ban has set off a storm of protest. The new rule, which requires nonviolent felons to wait five years after completing their sentences to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Ritter Has Date in Tallahassee Over Election Allegations

    I hate to say it, but James Stokes -- the new School Board attorney who quit this morning before he even started -- probably made a good decision. Who would want to jump into the dysfunctional soup that is the Broward County School Board? It's a little surprising that he decided it "didn't feel rig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    UPDATED: Did Judge Lazarus Violate Judicial Canons?

    The recent ridiculous "Convicted Criminal" mailers targeting Broward County Commission candidate Chip LaMarca is indeed tied directly to Broward Mayor Ken Keechl's campaign. Another egregious Keechl mailer​Turns out that the address of the "Broward Good Government Commi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Another Mystery Committee and The View of the Gay Pride Parade

    Another crazy day following shadowy leads on the political backstreets of Broward Town.  Here's something interesting that a reader was kind enough to send me: Have you ever heard of a PAC called the "The Ritter Committee for Florida's Future"? Yes, it's that ... More >>

  • Music

    July 22, 2010
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    April 21, 2010

    Morning Juice: Jupiter High Grad Kidnapped by Escaped Convicts, High School Just Got Harder

    ​Here's what's going on in your South Florida neighborhood this morning:1. Three escaped Louisiana convicts who were arrested in Miami are being accused of kidnapping 29-year-old Vincent Binder, a Jupiter High School graduate. Apparently Binder approached them asking to buy marijuana at a gas stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Nuclear Energy: South Florida's Misunderstood Friend

    Thanks for that, Smithers. Now that we're in the midst of the public hearings on whether to build two new nuclear power plants on Turkey Point, Florida Power & Light is asking you to think of nuclear power as an adorable, avuncular, and perfectly harmless cartoon character.Keep Smilin' Joe Fiss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Shameless: Crist Taps LeMieux for Senate

    It seemed too nakedly cynical to be possible -- and yet it just happened. Pass the smelling salts.We warned Charlie Crist this could be his Harriet Miers moment. He didn't listen -- to us or to the people in his campaign who must have had the same anxieties. If Crist gets just half the public backla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    For Local Officials, Skin Condition Means Less-Informed Electorate

     Even when you're in the newspaper business, it's jarring to see someone you know on the front page of the New York Times website. (It's been updated since then, but you can see the screen grab from earlier today.) As a cub reporter ten years ago, I covered politics for a daily newspaper in nor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    State Rep. Adam Hasner: Supporting "Anti-Muslim Hate Fest"?

    Today, the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) pointed out that State Rep. Adam Hasner -- the House Republican leader -- is listed as a "coalition partner" for an upcoming coming "free speech summit" that could be seen as an anti-Muslim event.  The featured speaker will be Geert Wilde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Immature Teachers Unable to Secure Raises

    Teachers flooded a School Board meeting last night in an attempt to ask for bigger raises. However, the teachers were unsuccessful in their attempt to sway the officials using their overwhelming immaturity.The room full of teachers -- the same ones who send students to detention for such infractions ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    It's the Battle of Tattooing!

    (Sadly, only the biggest of my fellow Star Wars dorks will catch the pun in that headline. Anyway...)On one side of this intergalactic conflict, the Florida Professional  Tattoo Artists Guild. The nonprofit corporation has been active in legislative issues that affect the state's tattoo industr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Senate Dem From Weston Lands Gig for 2010

    There has never been a female leader of the Florida Senate's Democratic Caucus -- and there won't be till 2010, when Sen. Nan Rich, the Weston Democrat, assumes the role. She will get the formal designation at a press conference in Tallahassee at 10:30 this morning."It's long overdue," said Rich of ... More >>

  • News

    May 8, 2008

    Bleeding Dollars

    A former Broward hospital CEO's trail of dubious expenses is just a drip in the bucket

  • News

    February 28, 2008

    The Talk of the Green Iguana

    Will American voters elect the first gay vice president in November?

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007
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    November 22, 2006

    Found Articles

    In the state's newspapers today, a dead baby is found in a landfill, a first-grader is found to possess cocaine, snow is found in Florida, the dad of the Williams' tennis sisters is found to be slightly loopy (again), and the Republican Party in Tallahassee is found to be gracious (for a day at leas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2006

    Hardballed

    Tampa Tribune You have to love a debate that transcends the packaged messages and shakes a little truth from the rafters and moderator Chris Matthews and Reform Party candidate Max Linn delivered that last night in the nationally televised gubernatorial match-up. And guess who paid the price? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2006

    Sports Illustrated Got Nothing On the Pulp

    The Pulp Curse is on the Marlins. It was a mere four days ago that I wrote about how exciting the young team has been and predicted they'd make a strong run for the wild card. Since then, they've been swept by Dodgers and the management has publicly imploded. Kevin Baxter clues us in on the team's t ... More >>

  • Music

    March 30, 2006

    You Are Now Free to Get Jiggy

    Air traffic control, meet pirate hip-hop radio.

  • Calendar

    May 6, 2004
  • News

    April 29, 2004

    Passing Gas

    Planned pipelines threaten fragile coral formations

  • Calendar

    October 11, 2001

    Black-Built

    Historic African-American Churches of Florida

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    A Lesson in Conflict of Interest

    Meet Ron Greenstein, lobbyist. Or Ron Greenstein, state representative.

  • News

    September 9, 1999

    An Education in Double Dipping

    A politico gets a salary from the Broward school board that most teachers would kill for. Why? Because he's a state legislator.

  • News

    April 29, 1999
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    April 8, 1999

    Florida Alliance for Patronage

    A group dedicated mainly to its own business interests is getting taxpayer bucks from Broward County commissioners

  • News

    March 19, 1998

    Big Chief Moneybags

    Part CEO, part shaman, Seminole leader James Billie has his tribe charging toward economic independence.

  • News

    March 19, 1998
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