Just in time for the latest round of Jeb for Prez speculation, the juiciest scandal tied to Florida's former governor is headed back to court. The courts are revisiting a two-decades old charge that a company Bush cofounded spent millions bribing Nigerian officials with federally loaned money to sec ... More >>
Public Enemy's "Fight the Power" may have been one of those politically radical songs to crack the American mainstream, but apparently Rep. Trey Radel (R-Naples) thinks that, "really, if you really get down to it, in many ways reflects the conservative message." Yes, Radel has decided to join Marc ... More >>
In the lakeside tourist city of Granada, Nicaragua, visitors strolling along La Calle Libertad come upon a blue Colonial-style building with a small sign reading, "Salon La Libertad." On a recent afternoon, a slim Cuban-American woman with short blonde hair and intense blue eyes chats on her cellpho ... More >>
Rep. Trey Radel, the former improv actor and conservative radio host who won Connie Mack IV's seat in Southwest Florida, is not impressed with the executive order President Obama unveiled today concerning gun control. In fact, he's already hinting at impeachment.
Mitt Romney may preach smaller government, but he doesn't mind the government getting all up in your body fluids. The Republican presidential candidate said today that he "doesn't disagree" with Florida Governor Rick Scott's controversial plan to drug test state workers.
It's the third Monday of the month and you know what that means: "S#!@... another Monday". Oh yeah, and it's Presidents Day. And believe it or not, Presidents can be funny.Now, let's be honest. We love it when someone we know makes a fool of himself - even better when it involves food. Presidents ... More >>
Photo by Tony Kelly/Courtesy of PlayboyModel, celebutante, and Gavin Rossdale's daughter Daisy Lowe.Do you remember the Alternative Revolution? Well, you're old. Grunge is ancient fucking history. And all those '90s babies born during the reign of George H.W. Bush are grown up and getting nake ... More >>
Have you seen this guy at your sauna?People send us some weird crap. Sometimes, it's a tip that leads to a muckraking investigation. Other times, it's a misspelled letter written with crayons on a cereal box informing Riptide that we will soon be headed to a fiery grave for our sins.Then there's ... More >>
Name recognition and family connections seems to go along in politics. Salon's Steve Kornacki points out that "there have been 15 presidential elections since 1952, and in all but two -- 1964 and 2008 -- the Republican ticket has included someone named 'Nixon,' 'Dole,' or 'Bush,'" and w ... More >>
How to get pot from the feds and smoke under the DEA's nose.
Palm Restaurant is the oldest family-owned white tablecloth restaurant group in the country, with some 28 venues in 24 cities. Bay Harbor is home to Miami's Palm (we had two for awhile here in South Florida, but the one by Merrick Park didn't make it). I've had some really great meals there, and ... More >>
You can't move the soul of a restaurant.When you're favorite restaurant closes down. you miss intangibles. You can usually find comparable food, but the aura of an iconic restaurant cannot be easily duplicated. Part 2 of our list makes has as much affect on our heart as our belly. Pacific ... More >>
brownpau via flickr Exit polling says cake wins.Famous French gastronomer Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin once said, "Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you what you are." On today, primary day, we offer this message: You can often tell the true measure of a politician more by what ... More >>
Photo by Bill Cooke Gerald PosnerIn this week's Miami New Times, we write about new evidence that Gerald Posner plagiarized dozens of passages in his 2003 book Why American Slept and in 2005's Secrets of the Kingdom. After the jump, you can check out all the proof. But first, a little back ... More >>
Any moment now Florida Governor Charlie Crist is expected to announce that he's running as an independent for Senate. A crowd full of reporters and supporters have gathered at Straub Park in St. Pete, Fl to hear his announcement. We're watching CNN where Wolf Blitzer says they'll be covering it l ... More >>
The Dalai Lama's Shoes, 2005, Kirlian photograph, 40 x 40 inches.When "The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama" opens this Friday night at the Frost Art Museum, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate won't be in town for a swig of the complimentary Chablis."We tried to get him to come for the ... More >>
Rush Limbaugh's diet inspiration may have come from running after Bill ClintonThe Rush Limbaugh Diet is sweeping America by storm, and we have the pictures to show how and why it might work. See, Rush would have you believe it's all about following a strict eating regimen, but the following pictu ... More >>
The Miami Herald Death Page, also known as the Nutrition section, this past week paid homage to chemical-packed butter blends, pork rinds, and other foods that will just make you feel naturally good all over. The Supermarket Sleuth compared the relative deliciousness and nutrition of Smart Balance, ... More >>
Christy's Restaurant is THE fine dining Coral Gables institution where rich and powerful politicians, ceo's and celebrities have talked business over lunch and dinner for 30 years. Christy's has stood at the same location under the same ownership making it one of the longest-running establishments t ... More >>
The Bush backer stood up against Guantánamo abuses. Now he's an Obama man.
If anyone had any doubts that Jeb Bush's possible run for Senate would be more about personal ambition and trying to save the GOP, look no further than George Bush Sr., who went on Fox News this weekend and said he'd like to see President Jeb one day. "I'd like to see him run ... I'd like to see ... More >>
Jeb Bush Jr. in the spotlight Calvin Godfrey Most of what I remember of George Bush Sr. was that he puked on a Japanese ambassador and comically lied to America about raising taxes. Then he lost his re-election bid. Who knew he would spawn a bizarro Kennedy-like brood –one that seems to st ... More >>
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Former Miami homicide detective Nelson Andreu's memories are etched in blood
Donna Weaver hoped to get help from the FBI in finding her husband. Instead she got crooked agents working with violent drug dealers
Mi nombre es Róger Calero and yes, I will tax the rich by 100 percent!
Confusing breastfeeding with lawyering, and getting there by bus
John Kerry once took a shot at Miami's Felix Rodriguez for his part in the Iran-contra scandal. Now the Bush family friend is shooting back.
For the hip-hop generation, Reagan's demise marks the end of an era of political naiveté
Reality loses the battle with fiction
Doing the phone card shuffle at MIA
They came to Miami. They gathered publicly. They showed no fear. And they trashed the Cuba embargo.
The Great Art Debate, Part 2: This letter not intended for stupefied couch potatoes
Why would a man sullied by Iran-contra and illegal propaganda campaigns be a Bush nominee? Good question.
Documenting devastation near and far-of the body, the mind, and the soul
Radio and TV Martí are supposed to remain above politics and provide Cubans with unbiased news. This is not a joke; it only seems like one.
My big adventure inside the counting room