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Archive for: January, 2010

What If Tim Tebow Had Been Aborted?

| January 31, 2010

By linking abortion with a life fully lived, Tebow is pretending to tell us something about the mysteries of life’s origins that nobody knows — not Tebow, not Pope Benedict, not Stephen Hawking, not my pet ferret, if I had one.

Rubio’s Health Care “Model” Isn’t Functioning

| January 29, 2010

Marco Rubio says the nation should adopt his Florida Health Choices, claiming its market approach is “happening right now.” He’s wrong. Florida Health Choices has yet to insure anyone.

Best of the Rest: January 29-31, 2010

| January 29, 2010

J.D. Salinger catches the final rye, Obama takes flack over Israel in Tampa, NASA and Alito take Obama’s flack, and free will gets a $4.4 million grant.

Weimar Germany’s Shadow Creep on Main Street

| January 28, 2010

Philip A. Farruggio argues that the United States is forgetting the lessons of 1930s Germany–and Sinclair Lewis’ prophetic warnings–at its own risk.

Best of the Rest: January 28, 2010

| January 28, 2010

State of the Union recaps, the everyday whines of jihadists, filibuster chic, Holocaust propaganda and the latest from Frank Luntz.

He Had His Moments, But…

| January 28, 2010

There’s too much reaching for the old magic–which is just the problem: this lunge for “magic,” this desire to make the impossible real, when it should be the other way around.

Barack Obama: State of the Union Address, January 28, 2010

| January 28, 2010

“We don’t quit. I don’t quit. Let’s seize this moment — to start anew, to carry the dream forward, and to strengthen our union once more,” Obama concluded in his first State of the Union speech.

Best of the Rest: January 27, 2010

| January 27, 2010

Homophobe-bashing in Miami, FCAT-bashing in Tallahassee, Tebow-bashing everywhere, and more.

Best of the Rest: January 26, 2010

| January 25, 2010

Cartoons over Haiti, bullying policies at St. Augustine’s movie theaters, Britain’s prison ships and Obama’s middle class agenda–and more.

On Kayford Mountain

| January 24, 2010

A wonderful shot by T. Paige Dalporto on Kayford Mountain, coveted by Massey Energy for destruction, for a few lumps of coal.

16.9% Unemployment in Flagler, 11.6% in Fla.

| January 23, 2010

One in six working-age adult is out of work in Flagler County, the highest proportion in the county’s history.

Best of the Rest: January 22-25, 2010

| January 23, 2010

Crist rediscovers his inner Everglades, a chimp in the middle of a custody battle

Best of the Rest: January 21, 2010

| January 21, 2010

Florida’s worsening economy, pay lanes on I-4, tax breaks for Hollywood, Fox’s niggardly viewers, and more.

Best of the Rest: January 20, 2010

| January 20, 2010

What else: Scott Brown’s upset in Massachusetts, military’s drilling in Florida, children’s online addiction, the anti-enlightenment and more.

Best of the Rest: January 19, 2010

| January 19, 2010

What Publix isn’t doing for unemployment, why Jacksonville is going to pot, why gays are abandoning South Beach, and more.

Best of the Rest: January 18, 2010

| January 18, 2010

Why John Yoo got the better of John Stewart, Tim Tebow’s quarterbacking for the dark side, papery tax in Florida, and more.

Beck Goes Lecter on Palin’s Glass Eyes

| January 15, 2010

Sarah Palin’s round of Fox News foxholes landed her in Glenn Beck’s hole within obsequious distance of the Statue of Liberty (the Lady had no choice). The chat was vaguely lecherous.

Haiti Earthquake Photo Gallery

| January 15, 2010

A 30-image photo gallery of the devastation following the 7.0 earthquake that demolished Haiti’s Port au Prince the afternoon of Jan. 12.

Americans Owe More to Haiti Than They Know

| January 15, 2010

Well beyond earthquake relief, an American commitment to independence and democracy in Haiti would not be a favor, a gift or an indulgence. It would be the down payment of an incalculable debt long overdue.

Best of the Rest: January 15-17, 2010

| January 15, 2010

Playboy’s history, good news for Health News Florida, the bad news of big coal and big oil, and good riddance to Conan.

Is This Harry Reid Cartoon Offensive?

| January 15, 2010

The Omaha World Herald’s sanctimony over a skin-tone cartoon is more offensive than Harry Reid’s misjudgment.

Best of the Rest: January 14, 2010

| January 14, 2010

Florida’s $3 billion budget deficit, FPL and Progress Energy’s rate hike denials, an odd leap in Floridians’ education, and more.

Best of the Rest: January 12, 2010

| January 12, 2010

Cold clobbers Florida crops, Rubio clobbers Crist, New Jersey wisens up on pot, and more.

Best of the Rest: January 11, 2010

| January 11, 2010

On the fates of Rahm Emanuel, Ali Khamenei, Hitler, Progress Energy, and Florida’s cheap health insurer for the poor.

Now Showing: Coming Theater Near You

| January 10, 2010

Palm Coast’s 14-screen movie theater is rising fast in Town Center, but questions remain whether the county can support a major cineplex.

Black Crow Sued Over $38.9 Million Debt

| January 9, 2010

GE Capital wants its own receiver to take over Black Crow Media and recover GE’s $38.9 million loan.

Best of the Rest: January 8-10, 2009

| January 8, 2010

Why al-Qaeda is failing and winning, why the right-wing is going off the cliff, why Florida’s lawmakers are loons, and more.

Best of the Rest: January 7, 2010

| January 7, 2010

Whaling, racists and crazy cops thrive, manatees, the poor and good sense don’t.

Best of the Rest: January 6, 2009

| January 6, 2010

The GOP’s moderate troubles in Florida, the Dolphins’ latest tax scheming, the Marlins’ latest stitching, and the trouble with happy talk.

A Star So Big It’s Obese

| January 6, 2010

Betelgeuse really is a big star. If placed at the center of our Solar System it would extend to the orbit of Jupiter.



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