Arthur Teele's death last week brought to a shocking and tragic end a life as complex as it was compelling. Teele was a gifted politician beloved by his supporters and feared by his opponents. His superior intellect gave him a chess master's advantage over the amateurs who sat with him on the dais at the Miami-Dade County Commission and later at Miami City Hall; he was almost always three or four moves ahead of them in the esoteric game of government. When it came to advancing an agenda -- the community's, the commission's, or his own -- he was without peer. Add to those talents a sharp wit and generous personal charm, and it's no wonder many journalists found... More >>>