Tea Party groups in Palm Beach County are getting hyped on the national movement's latest hobby horse, a national convention of states to rewrite the U.S. Constitution. The scheme is deeply, consciously antidemocratic, giving Wyoming, for example, with fewer than 700,000 residents, as much say in ... More >>
Today, NBC ran a story about pig abuse at an Oklahoma farm that supplied animals to Tyson Foods. An undercover video shot by Mercy for Animals in September or October of this year, shows workers "kicking, hitting and throwing pigs and slamming piglets into the ground". The video, a public relations ... More >>
Because... of course. This makes complete sense. Over on a Tumblr site called Maps on the Web, a guy named Steve Lovelace puts up maps visualizing a whole smorgasbord of interesting stuff -- from where the black death hit in Europe to U.S. airspace. Back in May, the site featured a map of the Unit ... More >>
When the subject of equal pay for women was broached during the second presidential debate, President Obama touted his support for the Lilly Ledbetter bill while Mitt Romney bragged about binders full of women and stressed how important it is for working moms to be home in time to cook dinner. ... More >>
Luckily for Florida, a new list of the best-run states in the U.S. of A. included all 50 states or it may not have made the cut.Based on what 24/7 Wall Street calls "the 10 most important measurements of financial and government management," Florida ranked 40th.In fact, a lot of those financial a ... More >>
chrissuderman from Flickr.comWe all get that small classes are better. The idea is simple: reduce the number of kids in a class and you greatly improve teaching and learning. After all, who would argue that a 20-person classroom isn't better than a tiny-tot sweat shop?But reducing class size isn ... More >>
Note: This is the second part of a series about Gabriel Jose Carrera, a leader of the Tea Party. More than a decade before Gabe Carrera became a leader in the Fort Lauderdale Tea Party and began rubbing shoulders with the likes of Florida Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Sen. Marco ... More >>
Steve Hoefer Grathio.comIt's been cold lately. Recently, I was in New York to visit family and it was, obviously, much colder there than it is here. Be that as it may, we South Floridans are not used to the cold and the recent temperatures are breaking all kinds of records. Several people have ... More >>
Flickr: allison chaseCanadians: Beware of faxes from Boca.You won't find any articles in South Florida -- or even the U.S. -- about Global Petroleum Strategies, which is based in Boca Raton. Nor will you find any complaints against it with the Florida Better Business Bureau. But over the past yea ... More >>
No true political wonk goes 24 hours without checking fivethirtyeight.com, except maybe the people in Congressman Kendrick Meek's senatorial campaign, because seriously, campaigns run on hope.Last week, the site's wunderkind blogger, Nate Silver, devised a new metric (always with the metrics, this o ... More >>
Two titans of modern art have a meeting of the minds in the desert Southwest.
Not that it matters for another 22 months, but a recent in-depth state-by-state analysis of party affiliation by Gallup says Florida "leans Democrat." The study included more than 18,000 interviews with Floridians and ultimately says that since 2002, the country has gone from mostly Republican ... More >>
A priceless Fort Lauderdale property is sold on the cheap, and it's not the economy, stupid
Singer/songwriter Tom Rush keeps his music viable amid industry changes
Luxury condo developers up the ante with critics
My sister newspaper's own Jean Carey, author of The Bitch column, and new mystery blog thedirtmiami.com are in a bit of a spat over coke arrestee (and Herald advice diva Tara Solomon's fiance) Nick D'Annunzio. I'm not taking sides here (hell, I'm partial to the Miami New Times, so whatever I have to ... More >>
The strange saga of a religious advertising campaign begins and ends in Fort Lauderdale.
Life is a highway for Action Action.
Ledger and Gyllenhaal are cowboys in love in Ang Lee's wrenching Brokeback Mountain
Clive Butcher's photos of Cuba's forests and mountains have an otherworldly strangeness about them
Redford grows old gracefully in An Unfinished Life
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Davie's Richard Grayson has built a political career of joke campaigns
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With his voting record at issue, why won't U.S. Congressman Mark Foley just say that he's gay?
Easy Now (Rykodisc)
Caldwell Theatre Company
The Rev. D. James Kennedy teaches that homosexuality is a sin. Richard Murphy loves him anyway.
Why the best teen movie of the year, based on a beloved novel, won't be in theaters
The Laramie Project
Letters for February 15,2001
James Heath leads rock's longest-running revival from one Bush to another
The Laramie Project can't explain Matthew Shepard's death, but it succeeds nonetheless
Letters for January 4, 2001
The battle for the soul of the Graves Museum isn't over yet, and Gypsy Graves herself is back in the trenches
As Mad celebrates its 400th issue, its editors wonder how to stay funny in a world gone mad
Four thespian kingpins reveal their most elaborately staged fantasies
Jungle Queen Riverboat
The Second Annual Charity, Open Invitational, Orange Blossom, Westfair, Cowboy, Cow Pasture Golf Classic
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