One of the greatest stories I ever worked on involved neo-Nazis and burritos.
The U.S. Supreme Court and President Obama leave the undocumented and their allies no choice but to escalate civil disobedience.
A hostile Supreme Court and a feckless Obama administration have gone too far.
Reality, or something sort of like it, has finally caught up to Gov. Rick Scott. The Tea Party activists that help elect him? They're apparently not so enamored of Scott any longer. The leaders of what remains of the movement are not too pleased with Scott's performance as governor thus far, even th ... More >>
Well, it appears the timing of Jack McKeon's retirement announcement wasn't so random. An official announcement that the Florida Miami Marlins have hired Chicago Whitesox Manager Ozzie Guillén as their new skipper seems imminent. The Sox have released Guillén from his contract, and h ... More >>
It's hard to get the Miami-Dade County Commission to agree on anything, but every single member voted today for a resolution that asks the state legislature to cool it on all those crazy conservative immigration bills they've been trying to pass. The Florida Legislature will, more than likely, to ... More >>
Rick Scott failed this year on his campaign promise to bring Arizona-style immigration laws to Florida, but if he tries to push the controversial reforms next year, he could make himself a very powerful enemy: Lady Gaga. Never one to shy away from GLBT issues, the Fame Monster has now expanded he ... More >>
Florida's so-called Arizona-style immigration bill, which Governor Rick Scott campaigned on, is looking less and less Arizona-style as it makes it way through the state legislature. Republican state Senator Anitere Flores, who had authored the original Senate version of the bill, helped approve a ... More >>
Governor Rick Scott remains steadfast in bringing Arizona-style immigration laws to Florida even as members of the state GOP remain wary of the idea. Today, State Rep. William Snyder, R-Stuart, held the first hearing on his bill that would bring such new laws to Florida.
Well, with Rick Scott set to take the Governor's chair and Republicans with super-majorities in both houses of the legislature, it was only a matter of time before the Florida GOP got cracking on delivering Arizona-style immigration laws in the sunshine state. Senate President Pro Tempore Mik ... More >>
No thanks, Dubya.Thanksgiving: a glutton's favorite holiday and a vegetarian's worst nightmare. Love it or hate it, we're a week away from miserable flight delays, Salvation Army Santas, and arguing about politics with distant family relatives at the dinner table; we love the Holidays. And this y ... More >>
In almost any other year Alex Sink probably would have scrubbed the floor with Rick Scott. Instead this morning she issued her concession speech. With a margin currently less than 80,000 votes it appears that Rick Scott, the man who ran a company convicted of defrauding Medicare, is set to take over ... More >>
Rick Scott first made waves in the Republican Primary by introducing the idea of Arizona-style immigration laws into the Florida campaign. Moving to the extreme right proved successful in the primary, but as he moved into the general election his campaign conveniently seems to have lessened its emph ... More >>
Sheriff Joe Arpaio says, "Bite me, Alligators!"Some people don't know shit about music. And Arizona immigration zealot Sheriff Joe Arpaio can no doubt be counted among the hopeless, tone-deaf, and ignorant. Ever wonder what that guy blares while cruising the US-Mexico border in his personally p ... More >>
Kat Stacks is a free market capitalist. She doesn't just give away sex -- and considering she claims to be sleeping with men named Gudda Gudda, who can blame her? And she certainly doesn't just give away her deep thoughts either. When we tried to interview hip-hop's proudest harlot in April, her ... More >>
Florida's new immigration bill would let guys like this off the hook, papers or not.Florida state Rep. William Snyder, the slow-drawling ex-Miami-Dade Police officer who has drafted Tallahassee's version of the hotly debated Arizona immigration bill, is adamant that his law would not lead to raci ... More >>
Despite the fact that immigration issues have become a central theme of the 2010 midterm elections, a new poll finds that many Hispanic voters are disillusioned and might not vote at all. Meanwhile, voters who are in favor of Arizona-style laws are fired up and ready to vote, resulting in a clima ... More >>
Rick Scott, now the official Republican nominee for Governor, has made Arizona-style immigration laws a main issue in the election. The controversial laws are none-too-popular amongst Hispanic voters (in fact, some are theorizing that Bill McCollum's hard right flip-flop in favor of them may have ... More >>
via myfloridahouse.govRep. Juan C. Zapata, the first Colombian-American in Tally, pledged to fight Arizona-style reform.While Bill McCollum and Rick Scott tussle daily on the airwaves over who will be meaner to immigrants, a diverse group of state leaders -- including Tallahassee's first Colombia ... More >>
That Bill McCollum is a real piece of work. He finds himself, yet again, on the losing end of a statewide Republican primary, and now he has spoken with the Florida Baptist News and veered harder to the right on pretty much every social issue available. Not only does he not believe in gay ... More >>
A lot of musicians have taken to boycotting Arizona over its SB 1070 immigration law, our homegrown Pitbull included. Lady Gaga, meanwhile, went in a different direction. She played her show in Phoenix, Arizona this past Saturday as scheduled, but as the performance wore on, she revealed her true ... More >>
Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone.
At 10:30 this morning, twenty local activists will descend on Attorney General Bill McCollum's Miami office on Brickell Avenue bearing a letter with a simple message: Back off Arizona's SB 1070. McCollum, the brilliant legal mind who spent six figures of your tax dollars to hire Rent Boy ... More >>
Since the latter part of Manny Diaz's last term as mayor of Miami, his name has been thrown about for a number of potential political positions: an appointment to President Obama's cabinet, a run for congress, candidacy for governor or senator. None of them panned out, but Diaz i ... More >>
Today, amnesty is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
Gays on the internet! Oh my!The Republican primary for the governor's chair is quickly heading toward full-out insanity. Yesterday, billionaire "conservative outsider" Rick Scott attacked his rival, Attorney General Bill McCollum, for supporting "pro-homosexual" Rudy Giuliani. ... More >>
Billionaire GOP Governor candidate Rick Scott says he has conservative values, but the kind of companies he invests in don't seem to. One company Scott invested in was shown to help send money from illegal immigrants back to Mexico even though he backs Arizona's immigration laws. Another h ... More >>
Billionaire businessman Rick Scott has come out of virtually nowhere to take an astounding double-digit lead in a recent poll against Attorney General Bill McCollum for the GOP gubernatorial nomination. This is thanks mainly to three things: (1) charisma-less career politician McCollum isn't ex ... More >>
If I were Jay Leno, I might begin this post by saying, "Have you heard about this? Have you seen this?" Then I'd hold up a clipping of dejected Mexican-Americans protesting Arizona's SB 1070 bill. But I have neither his chin, nor his bankroll. And this really isn't a laughing matter. Besides ... More >>
via NBCMiamiEarly yesterday morning an electronic road sign along the Palmetto Expressway was hacked to read "No Latinos. No Tacos." Most local and national media outlets automatically jumped to the conclusion that it was a racist and offensive message. The Miami Herald called it "an anti-im ... More >>
Next week, Pitbull will embark on his Mr. Worldwide Carnaval Tour, which is set to make 20-plus stops around the U.S. It's one fewer than was originally planned -- in protest of the Arizona Immigration Bill, he's just canceled a date originally set for May 31 in Phoenix. (Read more about that he ... More >>
It was reported by The Daily News this week that in response to the controversial Arizona immigration law, an initiative was started on the Internet asking people to boycott the AriZona Beverage Co., makers of AriZona Iced Tea and juices. Thing is, the company has been based in Woodbury, 20 miles ... More >>