To write for a newspaper nowadays is to compromise endlessly. Want to obscure my story on military veterans being mistreated with a cover-page ad? Fine! None of us is exactly in a place to complain about ad dollars coming in the front door. But there has to be some kind of limit. For example, an aw ... More >>
The photo is reminiscent of a poster for The Sopranos. Three men dressed in natty suits with slicked-back hair saunter down a dimly lit, brick-paved alley. They leave little room to pass. It seems like they are intentionally blocking someone's path. The pretty boy on the left scrunches his face as i ... More >>
With Miami's primary elections rolling in on August 14, Banana Republican decided to do Dade a solid by tallying up the worst scalawags, scoundrels, and scumbags who weaseled onto the ballot. Rock the vote, long live democracy, and all that jazz.But honestly, we'd rather you stay at home and watch D ... More >>
First Lady Michelle Obama is stopping into town tomorrow, and will be speaking to supporters of her husband's reelection campaign at Barbara Goleman Senior High in Miami Lakes. However, two members of the Miami-Dade School Board, both registered Republicans, are taking issues with the event."Don't t ... More >>
Warning to anyone who wants to believe MSNBC reporter Carlos Watson's recent profile of Marco Rubio, in which the former House Speaker is praised as the "GOP's Barack Obama": It's a trap! Watson, a Miami native, proclaims, "He's young. He's attractive. He easily c ... More >>
Miami-Dade schools superintendent Rudy Crew has made many mistakes. Maybe too many.
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The world according to public school board member Demetrio Perez includes exile philosophy, Elian propaganda, and old-Havana-school politics.
Johnny Winton used anti-incumbent backlash, new district boundaries, and plenty of cash to knock off J.L. Plummer
Folks don't know much about school board chairman Solomon Stinson, but they do know this: Don't cross him
True or False: The county's newest addition to public education was christened Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School because that's what taxpayers wanted
That thoughtful Diaz de la Portilla boy has found a way to help out voters. What a guy!
As the state slams Miami High for poor sportsmanship, principal Victor Lopez dodges blame
Meet Dr. Henry Fraind, the Dade public school system's second-in-command -- and one heck of a looker
Perhaps when Dade school board members pay the rent but live elsewhere
He has been enormously influential for 34 years, yet Pat Tornillo -- politically astute leader of Dade's teachers' union -- remains a mystery to most