"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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
From the issue of August 17, 2000
John Henry, This Is War!
If it gets you high, chances are that James Hall knows more about it than anyone anywhere
Glenn Terry thinks a salary hike is the answer to Miami's commission woes. Others insist it's money for nothing.
Wire editor and former club owner Andrew Delaplaine wants to be the next mayor of Miami Beach. Is this guy tilting at windmills?
By state law, judges get elected just like politicians -- a system so idiotic it's criminal. Will somebody please reproach the bench?