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September 27, 2015

The Dirty Trickster Behind The Donald

Richard Nixon’s face is tattooed on his back. The Miami Herald last year awarded him the title of “America’s most notorious political hatchet man.” Over 40-plus years in politics, he has laid waste to candidates and causes from Florida to the Ukraine, and he boasts about all of it on […]
August 13, 2015

Faith & Begorrah on the Campaign Trail?

Can a non-Irish candidate win Florida’s 18th Congressional District? In a political environment where party affiliation matters less with every passing day, it’s a question worth pondering, especially if you’re a wonk – or a betting person. CD18, which covers Martin, St. Lucie and northern Palm Beach counties, is one […]
July 25, 2015

The Rise & Fall of The Donald

While reactionary anti-statism and his status as a billionaire TV celebrity are rightly credited for The Donald’s ascendance in various polls, and the media certainly have helped by taking the bait and falling for every trap he has set, there is another, more significant factor contributing to the phenomenon of his candidacy, […]
July 18, 2015

Flori-duh Politics: It’s about to get crazy in here

Over the next few months, political junkies and others those who follow such news will be seeing a lot of articles and editorials about the ongoing redistricting fight in Florida. This is a very brief summary of the situation so far. November, 2010: Florida voters approved two constitutional amendments designed […]
June 7, 2015

Rand’s Road to Rulership

Warning: This is satire. It is not based on information obtained from or provided by any candidate. It’s highly unlikely that Rand Paul will be elected President, because it’s highly unlikely that he can win the GOP nomination. That’s partly because the GOP exists in a state of extreme denial […]
March 21, 2015

Florida’s Major Parties Ignore Reality at Their Own Risk

News Item: The trend of newly-registered Florida voters rejecting both major political parties continues unabated as the combined total of voters known as NPAs (no party affiliation) and minor-party voters has surpassed the total of a major party in 11 counties.(Tampa Bay Times, 3/16/15) Once upon a time in a […]
February 28, 2015

POTUS Hopefuls Are at Home in Florida

Back in the 1970s, dozens of mafia dons and hundreds of their associates migrated to South Florida from New Jersey to elude a dogged crime commission investigator named Joe Rodriguez. The long-running wave of relocation became known as the “Jersey Flu,” and forever changed the character of the area, particularly […]