Has President Barack Obama caught the absentee ballot fever that has corrupted Florida's electoral system? Yesterday, the Tampa Bay Tribune reported Barry's reelection campaign is launching an "unprecedented program to encourage supporters to vote by absentee ballot right away." Elections offices ac ... More >>
Former Miami City Manager Donald Warshaw ate there. So did ex-City Manager Cesar Odio. And ex-City Commissioner Miller Dawkins sometimes enjoyed the ocean breeze. Oh yeah, and ex-City Commissioner Humberto Hernandez, too.Come to think of it. pretty much every indicted city official in history has sa ... More >>
Marc Sarnoff crosses his fingers, hopes to die, but never tells lies. Wink, wink.Wilfredo FerrerUnited States Attorney, Southern District of Florida99 NE Fourth St., Miami, FL 33132Dear Mr. Ferrer,Banana Republican commends you for cracking down on the scoundrels responsible for the rampant mortg ... More >>
"Most politicians should serve two terms — one in office and one in jail."
So, Miami will hold a special election to fill the seat that Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones was booted from after turning herself in for grand theft charges a day after she was sworn in for her second term. And you'll never guess who's considering a run: Michelle Spence-Jones! Spence-Jones ... More >>
TV news is hurting. The best are deserting us. Nick Bogert, the WTVJ smart guy who has provided some politics and substance along with the gore on the local airwaves, will depart for Chicago this fall. He's covered everything from hurricanes to the fall of commissioners such as Joe Gersten, Miller D ... More >>
That's how quickly things change here, which can be invigorating for cities as well as editors
Response to "Tales of Teele," published July 28, 2005
Still feisty after all these years, Carl Hiaasen unloads on Miami politics and corporate journalism
In four short years, state Rep. Ralph Arza has gone from schoolteacher to powerful politician, and now he's about to take control of public education in Miami
Filmmaking in Miami: There is a time to just say no
Miami voters weren't going to let conflicts of interest or a two-bit felony conviction stop them from electing Angel Gonzalez
From the issue of May 31, 2001
If you want to know where many of Miami's social and political elite got their start, check the playgrounds at Belén
With the whole world watching, Miami's destiny calls: It's time for leadership!
State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle should have coasted to election victory. Instead she's dodging bullets from the police unions in the political fight of her life.
Miami's mayoral meltdown has a long and nasty history
Miami commissioners use a well-worn strategy to avoid public notice of their sweetheart deals
The Wizard of Odd
Moreno by the Numbers*
After squandering much of his lottery jackpot, Bernardo Paz is acquitted of raping his pregnant teenage sister-in-law
1998 was a great year for corruption. New Times puts a price tag on the year's malfeasance
If the profiteers have their way, cruise ship workers can say bon voyage to the humble Leiv Eiriksson Seamen's Center
That thoughtful Diaz de la Portilla boy has found a way to help out voters. What a guy!
As the state slams Miami High for poor sportsmanship, principal Victor Lopez dodges blame
He's young. He's politically naive. He's Miami's newest commissioner, Joe Sanchez.
Residents of this Miami neighborhood don't care how neat the kids' museum will be
What is Miami's greatest natural resource? Corruption, of course! So let's get out there and sell it!
Legal experts and insider politicos agree: Voter fraud will soon force Xavier Suarez from office. Then What?
Want to know what makes Miami's mayor really mad? Voter fraud, that's what.
In the first weeks of his administration, Xavier Suarez isn't making many new friends, and he's not influencing many people either
If you think being under federal indictment might have hurt Humberto Hernandez, you don't know the fine folks of District 3
The Cuban American Defense League wanted a little official recognition. They got it.
A lousy federal indictment isn't going to keep Humberto Hernandez down -- not with South Florida's generous youngsters as campaign contributors
Yet another plan to reopen the jinxed Firehouse Four turns out to be all wet
If Humberto Hernandez has it his way, Miami's only black commissioner, Rev. Richard Dunn, will be history
Miami city manager Cesar Odio loves to hand out taxpayer money to his friends. It's not under the table, but it is under the radar.
Glenn Terry thinks a salary hike is the answer to Miami's commission woes. Others insist it's money for nothing.
The growling noise emanating from the Dupont Plaza -- that's the sound assistant city attorneys make when they grumble