Raquel RegaladoTomas Regalado and daughter, Raquel, at a school board campaign eventSchool board candidates are typically a veritable who's that of local gadabouts or gray-haired teachers with little recognition outside home room. In District 6, which covers parts of Coral Gables and South Miami, ... More >>
Yesterday was Cuban independence day, a holiday as ignored by Cubans as President's Day is by Americans. But for every Florida politician with an election coming up, it was the perfect opportunity to suck up to the pickiest voting bloc in the state. The three enemigos -- Charlie Crist, Marco Rubi ... More >>
Give money, get contracts.
As our great Banana Republic of Miami-Dade County gets ready to celebrate Independence Day, I decided to scour the campaign financial reports of Mayor Carlos Alvarez and the seven county commissioners running for reelection. After all, nothing is more patriotic than greasing the wheels of politics. ... More >>