How many more ruthless, brutal dictators are going to kick the authoritarian bucket this year before Calle Oche finally gets to hold that damn parade? Fidel Castro's rolodex of entrenched, old-timey leaders is getting dangerously thin.Muammar Gaddafi: whacked. Ali Saleh: deposed. Zine Ben Ali: to ... More >>
Two weeks ago, Riptide broke the story that Shawn Loftis -- known on film as Collin O'Neal -- was canned from his Miami Dade Public Schools substitute teaching job when a principal found out about his prolific gay porn career.
Loftis tells us he still plans to fight the firing. In the meant ... More >>
wikimedia commonsThe emblem of the Muslim Brotherhood, which one Florida historian claims was founded on Nazi ideologyJohn Loftus knows him some Nazis.The former Department of Justice prosecutor and St. Petersburg native has made a career out of revealing what he says is the US government's deepe ... More >>
Angry crowds have shouted for his ouster for weeks. Civic leaders have loudly decried his reign. His minions are accused of abusing the public with indiscriminate violence. And yet Miami PD chief Miguel Exposito keeps his tenuous grasp on power.Oh, you thought we were talking about that other guy ... More >>
After weeks of tumultuous protests, embattled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is widely expected to step down as soon as tonight. Will other "democratically elected" presidents-for-life across the globe soon face similar fates? Now that Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has announced plans to run for re-e ... More >>
"Embattled" isn't nearly a strong enough adjective for Miami Police jefe Miguel Exposito these days, so we'll just have to invent a new one: em-blitzkrieged. Because it's only Tuesday and Exposito's job security this week looks as tenuous as Hosni Mubarak's.Just since Friday, these things have ha ... More >>