League of Women Voters

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Florida GOP "Made a Mockery" of Fair Redistricting Amendments, Judge Rules

    "Gerrymandering" is a big, strange word, but in Florida it describes a simple enough problem: The state's legislative districts are so artificially drawn that one of the nation's most purple electorates has a lockstep Republican state house that will never face a serious challenge. Four years ago, v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Rick Scott's Voter Registration Laws Are Dead, But Democratic Voter Registration In Florida Has Plummeted

    Between July 1 of last year and July 31 of this year, only 11,365 new voters have registered as Democrats in Florida. In that same time, 128,039 new Republicans have registered to vote in the state. While Democrats still have more registered voters in the state, the trend marks a historic change in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Rick Scott's Ridiculous Legal Challenges Have Already Cost Taxpayers Almost $1 Million

    When it comes to pushing new laws, Gov. Rick Scott has developed a predictable routine: 1) Propose clearly unconstitutional and possibly insane new law. 2) Get sued. 3) Inspire heavy Daily Show mockery. 4) Lose over and over again in court.While we all love the Daily Show fodder, steps two and four ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Obama Has a Chance: Federal Judge Blocks Florida Voting Restrictions

    A federal judge in Tallahassee this afternoon blocked some of the most severe restrictions of a voter registration law passed last year by the Republican Florida legislature. The law has been severely criticized by opponents as an attempt to limit minority participation this fall's election. It was ... More >>

  • News

    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

    August 17, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of August 17, 2000

  • News

    December 16, 1999


    John Henry, This Is War!

  • News

    July 10, 1997

    Dope Detective

    If it gets you high, chances are that James Hall knows more about it than anyone anywhere

  • News

    June 20, 1996

    Raising Pain

    Glenn Terry thinks a salary hike is the answer to Miami's commission woes. Others insist it's money for nothing.

  • News

    November 2, 1995

    Attitude Dancing

    Wire editor and former club owner Andrew Delaplaine wants to be the next mayor of Miami Beach. Is this guy tilting at windmills?

  • News

    August 31, 1994

    Odor in the Court

    By state law, judges get elected just like politicians -- a system so idiotic it's criminal. Will somebody please reproach the bench?