In the 1870s, when Boss Tweed's Tammany Hall controlled New York City, and in the 1950s and 1960s, when Chicago's Democratic machine was especially rampant, there was a phenomenon that can be called immunity through profusion: Fresh scandals arrived with metronomic regularity, so there was no time to concentrate on any of them. The public, bewildered by blitzkriegs of bad behavior, was enervated.
August 4, 2016 - 7:00am
August 3, 2016 - 5:45pm
Yes, the United States really did bribe Iran for the release of four American prisoners. The Obama administration's denial is hogwash.
August 1, 2016 - 7:00am
To gauge the opportunism and hypocrisy that define Donald Trump's Republican Party, consider this: Imagine the scalding rhetoric that would have boiled from the likes of Newt Gingrich, that Mettern
July 30, 2016 - 2:45pm
You would have to be living under a rock in Florida not to know that I’m the FIRST one to call out racism against Black people. I call out racism so much that I have been called racist myself.
July 29, 2016 - 8:15am
Behind closed doors the Democratic National Committee has to be looking aghast at Patrick Murphy's antics and screaming for a mulligan.
July 29, 2016 - 7:00am
"The best darn change-maker I ever met in my entire life." So said Bill Clinton in making the case for his wife at the Democratic National Convention. Considering that Bernie Sanders ran as the author of a political revolution and Donald Trump as the man who would "kick over the table" (to quote Newt Gingrich) in Washington, "change-maker" does not exactly make the heart race.
July 28, 2016 - 6:00am
One New York billionaire -- former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg -- was speaking directly to independents and skeptical Republicans about another New York billionaire when he told Democratic National
July 27, 2016 - 8:45am
A country without borders is not a country. We must fix our immigration system so we control who comes and goes and that starts by securing our southern border.
July 27, 2016 - 7:00am
En route to fight one of his many duels, French politician Georges Clemenceau bought a one-way train ticket. Was he pessimistic? "Not at all. I always use my opponent's return ticket for the trip back." Some Hillary Clinton advisers, although not that serene, think her victory is probable and can be assured.
July 26, 2016 - 12:15pm
Martin County richly earns its reputation as the most business-unfriendly county in Florida.
July 25, 2016 - 4:45pm
It is very common knowledge in America that the federal government has programs in place to to collect citizen’s phone records, as well as many other invasions of our privacy under the guise of the Patriot Act. What most people are not aware of is the gross abuse of surveillance equipment by law enforcement at all levels of government, up to and including your local police departments.
July 25, 2016 - 2:00pm
Debbie Wasserman Schultz has made it clear. She would rather do anything than spend time in Congressional District 23.
July 25, 2016 - 7:00am
Crucial political decisions often concern which bridges to cross and which to burn. Donald Trump's dilemma is that he burns some bridges by the way he crosses others. His campaign depends on a low-probability event, and on his ability to cause this event without provoking a more-than-equal and opposite reaction.
July 25, 2016 - 6:00am
Florida delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland are still rolling out superlatives, still winding down from a four-day experience they claim was one of the best of their l
July 23, 2016 - 10:45am
A little cooperation is going a long way. If only the two federal agencies with such colossal power over Everglades restoration had talked to each other sooner ...