Jeb Bush

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    November 5, 2014

    Florida's Democratic Party Is a Joke, but Who Is the Punchline: Its Leaders or Voters?

    For four years, Florida Democrats giggled with glee at every Rick Scott failure. They practically drooled with expectation as Scott's approval ratings sunk further than a boat in the Bermuda Triangle. They thought there was no way they could lose to this guy again, but last night they did, and Charl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Most Americans Agree with Jeb Bush's Mom: Jeb Shouldn't Run

    Saturday Night Live may have portrayed Jeb Bush as a wannabe-Coachella hipster desperate to get the youth vote a few weeks backs, but by the funniest thing about his possible presidential campaign is the fact that his own mother, the ever-outspoken Barbara Bush, is publicly against it. Over the pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    Jeb Bush Is "Thinking About" Presidential Run but Might Have Too Many Shady Business Ties

    Jeb Bush's head must be pounding from all the pondering he's doing these days. Yesterday, he told yet another GOP crowd that he hasn't ruled out a bid for the White House, this time eliciting an ovation by announcing he's "thinking about running for president." He's probably also doing a lot of con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Wall Street Really Wants Jeb Bush to Run for President

    Because there are no two phrases Americans still recovering from the recession like to hear in the same sentence more than "Bush" and "Wall Street," Bloomberg News reports that Wall Street's money men are really hot on the idea of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush running for president in 2016.

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Jeb Bush's Mom Doesn't Think He Should Run For Prez; Jeb Strikes Back

    Former First Lady Barbara Bush is no stranger to speaking her mind, and when it comes to rumors that her second son, Jeb, might run for president, she's not afraid to make her opinion public. She just straight up doesn't think he should do it. It's not the first time she's made such remarks, but t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Chris Christie Gone in Florida. Rubio Rising.

    Big news today is that New jersey Gov. Chris Christie fulfilled everyone's political expectations and killed his own candidacy for the Republican nomination for presidency in 2016. A top aide, it seems, pushed for "traffic problems" in the city of Fort Lee as retribution against a mayor who wouldn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Barbara Bush Doesn't Think Jeb Should Run for President

    Your mother is the person who is supposed to believe in you no matter what -- the woman who says you can be anything you want to be. Of course, Barbara Bush has never been a woman who's afraid to tell it like she sees it, and on Today this morning, she said she doesn't think Jeb Bush should run for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio Starring in New Hot Primetime Soap The Biltmore, According to Buzzfeed

    In an article teased "the Miami hotel that could pick the next president," Buzzfeed has done its best to paint Miami's Republican power base as a night time soap opera featuring the brewing battle between two favorite sons, all centered at the glamorous Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. They've even i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Floridians Prefer Rubio Over Bush for Prez in 2016, But Like Hillary Clinton Even More

    Another day, another poll that shows that while Marco Rubio is the clear early frontrunner for the Republican nomination in 2016, he can't quite match up to Hillary Clinton in a general election yet.The latest poll from Public Policy Polling was only of Florida voters, and shows that Rubio would bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Sorry Bill O'Reilly, Marco Rubio Is Not The GOP's Golden Ticket to Attracting Hispanic Voters

    Despite winning the majority of white voters, the Republican Party had their asses handed to them by minority voters last Tuesday. The beat-down has left the GOP in a race to figure out how, at the very least, to get more of the Hispanic vote.Bill O'Reilly has a novel idea. No, it has nothing to do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Jeb Bush Should Get Into Presidential Race, Top GOP Senator Says

    ​The Republican primary is officially in chaos now with Rick Santorum surging and topping Mitt Romney in some national polls. The former Pennsylvania senator is even leading in Romney's home state of Michigan, but some in the GOP establishment aren't quite sure Santorum is presidential material. O ... More >>

  • News

    June 23, 2011
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    May 31, 2011

    Dan Gelber: Rick Scott Doesn't Care About Florida People

    ​Former Miami Beach Democratic-state-senator-turned-failed- attorney-general-candidate Dan Gelber doesn't want his political relevance to fade away (and the man may have a bright future in Florida politics yet), so he's reminded everyone he's still around by posting a blistering attack on Florida' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Tim "T-Paw" Pawlenty Brings His Boring Presidential Campaign to Miami Today (With Jeb Bush's Support)

    ​Yawn. What's that? Tim Pawlenty is in town today? Who's that? Some boring Republican from Minnesota who's running for president, apparently. He'll be holding a Facebook townhall and a news conference at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. He also seems to be getting the support of Coral Gables re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Will Any GOP 2012 Candidate Even Want Rick Scott's Endorsement?

    ​Here's a fun game to watch play out as several announced and potential candidates for the Republican's 2012 presidential primary start visiting Florida: will any of them meet with Governor Rick Scott let alone seek his endorsement? Former Utah Governor and ambassador to China John Huntsman is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Jeb Bush Endorses Julio Robaina for Miami-Dade Mayor

    ​There have been several endorsements thrown around in the race for Miami-Dade's next mayor, but few national figures have weighted in. Today former Gov. Jeb Bush, a Miami-Dade resident, put his support behind former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina. Though county politics is nonpartisan, it comes as l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    President Obama and Jeb Bush to Make Joint Appearance at Miami High School

    ​Politics and publicity opportunities make strange bedfellows. President Barack Obama and former Gov. Jeb Bush will appear together this Friday at Miami Central High School. Obama will be in town for a Democratic fundraiser but will swing by the school with Bush to address ways to turn around low- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Marco Rubio Doesn't Want to Be VP; Jeb Bush Hints at His Own 2016 Run

    ​In today's round up of the federal executive branch aspirations of Florida Republicans: Marco Rubio says he wouldn't accept an offer to be the GOP's vice presidential candidate in 2012. Meanwhile, his mentor Jeb Bush yet again denied he'd mount a presidential bid in 2012, but leaves the door ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    A Look Ahead: Riptide Predicts 2011's Biggest Stories

    ​Any two-bit news rag can tell you what happened yesterday. But it takes a truly great publication -- one advertising Asian table massages in its back pages -- to predict the future. We donned our swami's cap and stared long and hard at our 2011 calendar until we started hallucinating. This is wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Rev. O'Neal Dozier Protests Lifting Gay Adoption Ban: Fears Kids Will Be Forced to Be Gay

    Rev. O'Neal Dozier​Attorney General Bill McCollum has until October 22 to file an appeal in a case that overturned Florida's decades-old gay adoption ban. If he doesn't, all Floridians fit to parent will be able to adopt regardless of their sexual orientation.Unsurprisingly, some homophobes aren't ... More >>

  • News

    July 22, 2010
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    November 10, 2009

    Why Do Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio Continue To Hide Their Love?

    via Dem Underground​All of Florida is wondering when Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio will come out and make it official. They are totally in political love, but why won't Jeb put a ring on it by endorsing Rubio over Gov. Charlie Crist in the Senate primary? Years ago, things weren't so hush-hush. Du ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Who is Paula Dockery and Why is She Running for Governor?

    After a few months of publicly flirting with the idea, Republican State Senator Paula Dockery of Lakeland officially announced today that she will run for Governor, and challenge Attorney General Bill McCollum in the Republican Primary. So, who is this lady and why is she doing it? Sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    News Roundup

    A county program that helped low-income people pay their utility bills will be shut down because the county was overwhelmed by the amount of applications that came in. [CBS4]Whiney Fidel Castro says America is infecting Cuba with swine flu, but not intentionally. [CBS4]For the 21st time this year, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    News Roundup

    Former Senate President Jim King died this weekend after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He had been a lawmaker for more than 23 years. Perhaps King's highest-profile moment came when the Republican senator successfully opposed Gov. Jeb Bush in the Terri Schiavo case. [FTU]It's been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Republicans Aren't Here to Make Friends

    The Republican Party is doing such a good job painting itself as a party slowly collapsing in on itself that Democrats really don't have to do anything but highlight that fact once in a while. The Republicans are clearly not here to make friends like so many reality show contestants before them, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Leonard Abess Makes TIME 100

    Every year Time magazine makes a list of the 100 most influential people of that year. It is a big deal, because the American public loves lists. Those you would suspect make the grade: Barack & Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and Oprah. A few surprising, but warranted inclusions: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Dear Politicians, Please Exploit Your Family Dogs

    The liberal, elitist media would like you to think that Barack Obama is the first ever dog-owning politician in history. Charles Beauregard "Bo" Hussein Kennedy-Obama (yes, we've made that joke today but we will continue to call him that until the Obama administration produces his birth certificate. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Budget-Slashing Session Takes Aim at Education

    Florida's capitol has been completely controlled by Republicans for the past ten years, and with that regime has come tax cut after tax cut after tax cut. Jeb Bush cut taxes by $12.2 billion during his terms, with half of those savings going toward the wealthiest 4.5 percent. Charlie Crist earlier t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Is There a Major Bush vs. Crist Feud Brewing?

    Tucked away in the post we linked to earlier is this delicious little nugget: "Charlie Crist has been on a roll lately undermining conservatives. Behind the scenes, he is trying to drum up opposition to Jeb Bush's Senate run, not because he doesn't want another Bush, but because he wan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    News Roundup

    Two Miami Beach men who used to work at Lehman Brothers are being charged with insider trading. [Herald]Attorney General Bill McCollum would very much like to see the Seminole Tribe stop offering blackjack and other illegal card games at their casinos. [SunSent]60% of Floridians view Jeb Bush favora ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    News Roundup

    Your friendly former Kendall neighbor OJ Simpson is facing sentencing today. He could get anywhere from six year to life. [AP]Charlie Crist was at Art Basel yesterday, and CBS4 asked him about a possible Senate run. He said he is not interested. That is all ...what? I do not have any closet jokes th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Sink May Put a Drain On GOP Senate Hopes, Yet

    "Sink not running against Martinez," technically this headline from Monday is correct, as no one will be running against Mel Martinez, ever again. But their assertion that she wasn't throwing her hat in the ring to become Florida's junior Senator in 2010 may have been off the mark. Nake ... More >>

  • News

    December 21, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of December 21, 2006

    "This recall is all about Seijass lack of competence"

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    September 29, 2005

    Letters from the Issue of September 29, 2005

    Savage words, Haitian rights, suicide notes, and DeFede friends and foes

  • News

    June 16, 2005

    Zen and the Art of Press Management

    What is the sound of no phone ringing?

  • City Life

    May 12, 2005


    Justice Leslie Rothenberg

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    October 7, 2004

    Count All Votes -- Except Those for Nader

    The Reform Party's presidential candidate makes some people crazy

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    September 23, 2004

    Rage Against the Machines

    Like a modern version of Fritz Lang's Metropolis, well-meaning people battle corrupt mechanisms only to discover that the true enemies of democracy are human.

  • News

    May 8, 2003

    Smaller Is Better

    The case for breaking up the grossly dysfunctional Miami-Dade County school district

  • News

    February 28, 2002

    Resegregation Now, Resegregation Forever!

    Are charter-school conversions the vanguard for public education or a scam for resegregating the learning experience and making a lot of money?

  • News

    August 16, 2001

    Space Cowboy

    Someone please tell Bill Nelson that not everyone in the Democratic Party looks like him

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    November 30, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of November 30, 2000

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    September 21, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of September 21, 2000

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    November 5, 1998
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