Dear Democratic Party of Florida,Rumors have been swirling that Charlie Crist would be joining your party ever since he got his ass handed to him Tea-Party style in the 2010 Senate race. Now there's very specific gossip going around that he'll announce his official membership in your party in a Sund ... More >>
Rep. Connie Mack is now officially the Republicans' nominee for Florida's senate race, but his easy win in last week's primary didn't give him much of a boost in the polls. A new Rasmussen Reports poll, a firm that's independent but tends to produce results that are kinder to Republicans, shows that ... More >>
Doh! and Nuts!On his first day returning to his "hard-worker roots," Gov. Rick Scott got served. Yesterday, Florida's leader was behind the counter of Nicola's Donut Shop in Tampa taking and handing out orders as part of his image rehabilitation campaign to connect with regular folk ravaged by un ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke sizes up Senate candidates Charlie Crist, Kendrick Meek, and Marco Rubio.Alex IzaguirreRubio will probably go down in his ... More >>
Police are after a former beauty queen who's accused of being the ringleader of a gang of pinups who also work as international drug smugglers. Angie San Clemente Valencia is a bosomy 30-year-old Colombian who's accused of paying her merry band of strumpets $5,000 for carrying pounds of blow from Me ... More >>
Charlie Crist has always been a winner. Big, big news! Charlie Crist has joined Twitter! Well, he also announced his intention to run for Florida's open Senate seat in 2010, but everyone has known that for months. But as of 9:12 this morning, it's official. Crist made the announcement through a pres ... More >>
They gave thousands to a commissioner and then won the Marlins stadium contract.
Joe Martinez seems a forthright and resolute guy. He was the first Hispanic elected by his peers to be county commission chairman. He publicly supported the highly unpopular John McCain for president. And he pushed to strip Jose Canseco's name from a stretch of SW 16th Street after the slugger admit ... More >>
Six students in Carol City High's tragic class of 2006 were murdered. Hope survives.
Riptide started feeling really, really bad about all of these jokes we have been making about the wedding of Gov. Charlie Crist and Carole Rome. These are two actual people, with actual feelings for each other, who have decided to spend the rest of their lives together in holy matrimony (who aren't ... More >>
Twenty-five years ago this month, the gangster epic caused a local stir.
Sides square off over Christmas Tree Island
The shuttlecock travels at twice the speed of a Major League fastball
During Miami's cocaine heyday in the Eighties, weird and interesting and scary things happened all over town all the time. Our coke map of Miami is by necessity incomplete, but even selected highlights make the point: Blow knew no neighborhood boundaries.
After thirteen years in Miami, Omila Foufoune Cesaire faces deportation to the Haiti she fled in fear
Miami's business leaders vowed to yank MIA from the clutches of politicians, but the politicians yanked back
The process for restoring the civil rights of felons in Florida works perfectly -- if not restoring their rights is the goal
Why Mitch Maidique and Armando Codina hate Amendment 11
How to campaign in the new House District 25? There's always Cuba.
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of hip-hopness
Miami Beach mayoral candidate David Dermer's political foes play dirty
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Miami-Dade's Democratic Party is a shambles. Blame Joe Geller, candidate and chairman.
Letters from the issue of July 13, 2000
A .22-Caliber Mayor with .357-Magnum Ambitions
The Real Micky Arison
Marleine Bastien -- activist, social worker, songwriter, mother -- is helping to lead the resurgence of South Florida's Haitian political agenda
Stiltsville's owners are hoping historical designation can save them from demolition
Micky Arison and other cruise industry bigwigs are pushing Congress to ship potential lawsuits overseas
The City of Miami's upstanding leadership had a swell time at a swanky centennial party. Who paid? You did, of course.
This waterfront plot in Coconut Grove isn't park land,it's a factory. A lawsuit factory.
Why is it that naming a U.S. Attorney for Miami seems to be one of the world's most complicated tasks?
When Hugh Westbrook pioneered hospice care, his organization saw to the needs of the dying. Fifteen years later nothing has changed -- except the politics and the profit margins.
What do Armando Valladares, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Miriam Alonso, Xavier Suarez, Alex Penelas, Steve Clark, and the Miami Herald editorial board have in common? They're just a few of the big names enlisted by accused embezzler Roberto Polo in his fight to a
From an island in the sea to an island in the heart of Miami
Local screenwriter Mark Witzen finds a hot plot in Florida waters
FIU's first gay-rights group finds disciples of Anita Bryant alive and well on campus