Mitt Romney made Barack Obama his bitch during last week's presidential debate. He lied and obfuscated; flip-flopped and feigned outrage; flapped his finely manicured hands and blamed Obama for allegedly leading us down the path to socialist serfdom. Unsurprisingly, the mainstream media promptly rew ... More >>
via Miami-Dade CorrectionsThe Miami mother convicted of murdering her three-year-old child Lazaro "Baby Lollipops" Figueroa in 1990 was sentenced to death by a Miami-Dade judge Friday. Judge Reemberto Diaz's sentencing puts 50-year-old Ana Maria Cardona back on death row, where he had been place ... More >>
Gitmo vindicated?When I visited Guantánamo Bay on the eve of President Barack Obama's inauguration, two things seemed certain: that the hated prison would soon be shuttered and that it would go down in history as one of America's worst follies.Two years later, the camp is still running strong an ... More >>
Dubya is in Miami! To be more exact, he's downtown at the Miami Book Fair International, shilling his new memoir, Flapjacks: My Favorite Breakfast Treat. No, that's not right. Decision Points! It's all about the Decider's finest moments of deciding, apparently.Riptide is here, too, to bring you t ... More >>
Of all the outrages perpetrated at Guantanamo Bay -- which New Times explored in depth earlier this year on our visit to the prison camp in southern Cuba -- one of the strangest has to be the military's music-based "futility technique."via Wikimedia CommonsIn case you've succeeded in washing the ... More >>
Why don't local police departments tell us what they're really all about?
When we toured and wrote about Guantánamo Bay a couple of months ago, the military had already tossed out any pretense that waterboarding and other torture techniques had been used on inmates. But no one really knew how often the military and the CIA decided to violate the Geneva Conventions and hu ... More >>
The Bush backer stood up against Guantánamo abuses. Now he's an Obama man.
You've got to give Tricky Dick some credit. The man sticks to his guns (even when they're clearly shooting someone in the face).Amid the Bushie farewell tour over the past week, Cheney has time and again stuck up for his administration's use of, ahem, "questionable" tactics in treating prisoners at ... More >>