Tag Archives: Miami Herald

This week’s Herald column: So long, 2013. Stuff we learned this year

For my final Herald column of 2013, I decided to take a look back at some of the things we learned this year, most of them unfortunate…

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Flashback: my first Miami Herald column in April 2003 — in opposition to the Iraq war

My first column for the Miami Herald (then as a guest columnist) was published on April 3, 2003. The subject: the invasion of Iraq. I was working at an NBC affiliate at the time, and needless to say, my boss … Continue reading

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Today’s Herald column: will the 2012 election be Rick Scott’s Waterloo (and Charlie Crist’s opportunity)?

In my Herald column this week, I explore the many ways in which Florida once again screwed up the election — and it (once again) didn’t even matter. But you know who it might matter to?

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This week’s Herald column: GOP gaming the vote

A clip: An insidious trend has emerged over the last several election cycles, whereby the Republican Party, faced with looming demographic Armageddon, has found ever more creative ways to kneecap the opposing team. In shorthand: The game is that if … Continue reading

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On Sharpton’s Trayvon role: don’t hate the reverend, hate the game

Photo by Joy ReidSo Maragret Carlson is upset that Rev. Al Sharpton is leading the charge in the Trayvon Martin case? Welcome to the real world, ma’am, where it takes a media movement to make a black kid’s death something … Continue reading

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This week’s Herald column: think you hate the debt ceiling deal? The tea party hates it more.

The reality: the debt ceiling deal really wasn’t that bad for Democrats (although it could have been better had Nancy Pelosi known ahead of time just how far from 217 votes John Boehner was in the House.) Dems managed to … Continue reading

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Today’s Herald column: Gov. Rick Scott’s plutocratic Florida (with bonus David Brooks)

Why did Rick Scott want to be governor? Clearly, not for the public service, and unless he’s a really bad businessman, not necessarily to make a personal profit (at least not while in office.) So what does this guy want? … Continue reading

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My Thanksgiving Herald column: a little chat with my American family

It’s Thanksgiving, which means many of us will spend the day watching football, eating too much and pretending not to be annoyed by our relatives. There will, of course, be that family member who shows up, has a few too … Continue reading

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Today’s Herald column: the politicians we deserve (plus: nasty email of the day)

I’ve already gotten lots of responses on this, so thanks to everyone who emailed or Tweeted. I’ve tried to respond to as many as I can, but am getting a bit overwhelmed. (The only column that got more response was … Continue reading

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Crist or Meek: make up your minds, people

Time’s up, people. My column in today’s Miami Herald, in which I present the case for each candidate, and ask, nicely, that Democrats, independents and moderate Republicans who aren’t voting for Marco Rubio (or Alex Snitker) to get off the … Continue reading

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