Miguel De Grandy

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Norman Braman's Contributions Dried Up For the Nov. 6 County Commission Run-Offs

    After raising nearly a million bucks to unseat four Miami-Dade County Commissioners in the August 14 primary, it seems billionaire auto magnate Norman Braman threw in the towel. According to the last three financial reports for his political action committee Change Miami Dade Now, Braman only chippe ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009

    Peel the Vote '09: Luis Morse For Miami Commish

    Alex Izaguirre Today Banana Republican begins a weekly series assessing candidates running for various municipal elected offices this year. Let's turn our attention to the district three city commission race in Miami where we have seven contenders vying to replace Joe Sanchez, who is running for ma ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009

    That's a Wrap

    A fight brews over Secure Wrap's county contract at MIA.

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    November 19, 2008

    Electorial Money Makers, Part I

    With the election season wrapped up, Banana Republican sifted through federal campaign financial reports, including those of Barack Obama and John McCain, to see who got paid. We begin with the companies that made money working for Mario Diaz-Balart, Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the ... More >>

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    March 20, 2008

    Poisoned Well

    What was contaminating our drinking water? Who knows - Dade officials stopped looking.

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    June 8, 2006

    Inherit the Worth

    Political icon and saint Carrie Meek is a lobbyist juggernaut

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    April 14, 2005

    Caught on Tape

    Every once in a great while we get to peek behind the curtain and see how this town really works. As you might guess, it's not very pretty.

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    September 30, 2004

    Letters from the Issue of September 30 - October 6,2004

    Confusing breastfeeding with lawyering, and getting there by bus

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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.

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    April 22, 2004

    Welcome to Fabulous Tallahassee

    Where your humble state legislators work hard by day and play hard by night

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    January 15, 2004

    A Deal to Dial For

    A tenacious entrepreneur and county commissioners are hung up on the repercussions of a prepaid phone card bid

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    May 8, 2003

    Smaller Is Better

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

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    February 13, 2003

    Chris Korge Rides Again

    Doing the phone card shuffle at MIA

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    January 10, 2002

    2001: A Billboard Odyssey

    Last year much was learned about Miami's illegal signs, including the fact that they're still standing and still lucrative

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    September 20, 2001

    Greener Acres

    The Redland solution: If you want to remain rural, become a city

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    May 11, 1994

    Miami Makeover

    Tropical paradise or violent hellhole? If you ask the wizards selected to design the city's publicity campaign, the answer is as clear as a bright summer day.