Nelson Mandela's passing today makes me profoundly and horribly sad. He was a great man who suffered for his people during decades in prison. He was a brilliant orator who inspired a generation. He was a true hero in an era when we have painfully few. As I write this, tears are welling up in my ey ... More >>
Several local candidates competing in Tuesday's elections sought the endorsement of the controversial anti-gay group the Christian Family Coalition, but it turns out that the group's endorsement isn't worth much. Out of the dozens of candidates the group endorsed this cycle, only three of the non-in ... More >>
In his campaign to win a seat as a circuit court judge, Victor De Yurre has pointed to his wide range of experience as a Miami city commissioner, a civil lawyer, and a traffic magistrate. One job he hasn't mentioned, though, has been his most recent: owning a shop that sells specialty rims and tires ... More >>
Among the placards lining the streets ahead of the August 14 elections, you might have noticed a blue-and-red poster with the name "De Yurre." If that rings a bell, there's a good reason: 59-year-old Victor De Yurre is the same guy who escaped a parade of investigations during his eight-year stint a ... More >>
Miami's mayoral meltdown has a long and nasty history
No ideas, no agenda, and a lot of glad-handing. Welcome to J.L. Plummer's re-election campaign.
A 50-year-old Biscayne Bay institution builds a dock to the 21st Century
Miami city worker Caridad Rios swears she's never practiced Santera. Try telling that to the many politicians who befriend her -- or fear her.
Legal experts and insider politicos agree: Voter fraud will soon force Xavier Suarez from office. Then What?
Xavier Suarez on the campaign trail: A pair of fifteen-dollar shoes and cures for all Miami's ills
A lousy federal indictment isn't going to keep Humberto Hernandez down -- not with South Florida's generous youngsters as campaign contributors
Miami's infamous ex-city manager hired more than 100 staffers entirely at his own discretion. Guess who's paying them.
If Humberto Hernandez has it his way, Miami's only black commissioner, Rev. Richard Dunn, will be history
Miami city manager Cesar Odio loves to hand out taxpayer money to his friends. It's not under the table, but it is under the radar.
Just when a forlorn section of Liberty City is about to get the help it so desperately needs, along comes Miller Dawkins on his political bulldozer
This waterfront plot in Coconut Grove isn't park land,it's a factory. A lawsuit factory.
The commission meeting is over. The last whining constituent has gone home. Now it's time to kick back and enjoy.
Maverick editor-publisher Jack King delights in goring the Grove's sacred cows
And auto repair, and the occasional nephew. . . An edifying look at Miami City Commission candidates' financial statements
Miami is going to miss you. Your vision for the city. Your political savvy. Your cosmopolitan sophistication. Your utter gall.
County bureaucrats aren't the only ones who get to have cellular-phone fun
Sure, Miami has an empty stadium. And sure, Bruce Frey has pigskin on the brain. But that's no excuse for the Canadian football league.
The growling noise emanating from the Dupont Plaza -- that's the sound assistant city attorneys make when they grumble
Part 2: Miriam Alonso knows how to put votes together, but she can't seem to separate dirty tricks from politics
Political gangster or humble servant, Miriam Alonso wins either way