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 >>
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 >>
A fight brews over Secure Wrap's county contract at MIA.
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, t ... More >>
What was contaminating our drinking water? Who knows - Dade officials stopped looking.
Political icon and saint Carrie Meek is a lobbyist juggernaut
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.
Confusing breastfeeding with lawyering, and getting there by bus
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.
Where your humble state legislators work hard by day and play hard by night
A tenacious entrepreneur and county commissioners are hung up on the repercussions of a prepaid phone card bid
The case for breaking up the grossly dysfunctional Miami-Dade County school district
Doing the phone card shuffle at MIA
Last year much was learned about Miami's illegal signs, including the fact that they're still standing and still lucrative
The Redland solution: If you want to remain rural, become a city
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.