Ever since Election Day, the New Times office has descended into tribal taunts as each employee has tried to claim that his or her 'hood was the nail in Mitt Romney's coffin or the only thing keeping Democrats from ransacking the House of Representatives.To settle the issue, we've prepared a list of ... More >>
Read also "New Voting Laws Could Take Out Barack Obama This Fall," "Department of Justice to Florida: Stop Purging Voters" and "The Daily Show Rips Rick Scott's Voter Registration Laws."Rick Scott's partisan purge of voters from Florida's rolls a few months before a major election -- a move that has ... More >>
America has turned against black and Hispanic voters.As I show in my column this week, 41 states have recently pushed forward with voting restrictions that will primarily effect minorities. Mostly Republican legislators, who flooded into office after the 2010 election, have shortened registration pe ... More >>
When Gov. Rick Scott's administration began a statewide purge of "non-citizen" voters, it didn't seem like a coincidence that the Miami Herald found the GOP-led effort disproportionately targeted Democrats, Hispanics and independents -- many of whom were in fact eligible to vote. It was also no grea ... More >>
A federal judge in Tallahassee this afternoon blocked some of the most severe restrictions of a voter registration law passed last year by the Republican Florida legislature. The law has been severely criticized by opponents as an attempt to limit minority participation this fall's election. It was ... More >>
Photo by Jacob KatelHoward SimonAmerican Civil Liberties executive director Howard Simon took part in the last century's most significant freedom march with Dr. Martin Luther King. Then he was part of lawsuits that indicated our own government might have played a role in one of the civil rights m ... More >>
The process for restoring the civil rights of felons in Florida works perfectly -- if not restoring their rights is the goal
Divide North Miami and you also divide a burgeoning Haitian-American voting bloc. Was that the plan?
In her quest for a seat on the Miami Beach Commission, Matti Bower doesn't want to be labeled "the Hispanic candidate." She just wants to win.