Tag: Carl Hiaasen

Guest AuthorOctober 9, 2017

I always thought journalists were trained to avoid reaching a broad conclusion from just one specific example, no matter how shocking it may be. Yet in his guest commentary in Wednesday’s Tallahassee Democrat, opinion columnist Carl Hiaasen unfairly slammed Florida’s entire long-term care profession based on the shameful and inexcusable actions of a single nursing […]

Florence SnyderDecember 31, 2016

Quite frankly, moving forward, our partners, community partners, and stakeholders must step up to the plate to reach out, speak out, and double down on a robust, impactful, pushback against Word Salad. So, clearly, our paid professional purveyors of political communication are obviously resonating with an obsessive-compulsive doubling down on words and phrases that frankly […]

Florence SnyderNovember 18, 2016

Call him Ismael, and don’t be surprised if he turns up in Carl Hiaasen‘s next ripped-from-the headlines novel. Ismael Labrador is a very real purveyor of strip mall surgery and beneficiary of Florida’s laughably lax enforcement of laws aimed at protecting the public against charlatans peddling plastic surgery on the cheap. As owners of south Florida […]

Jim RosicaJune 23, 2016

Alas, former Florida Gator quarterback Tim Tebow will not be immortalized in marble or bronze anytime soon. At least not in the U.S. Capitol. Nor will Miami Herald columnist and novelist Carl Hiaasen, adult film star and Florida native Riley Reid and former Gov. “Jeb Bush‘s political career (not him, his career).” They were among nominees proposed by members of […]

Guest AuthorFebruary 15, 2016

The political columnist and humorist Art Buchwald has been dead for nine years. I still miss him. I enjoyed and admired his writing for many years, and envied him without shame as someone whose life (or much of it) I’d have gladly exchanged for my own — if such swaps were possible, which they’re not. […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 16, 2015

Next Thursday, September 24, an evidentiary hearing will begin in Leon County Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis’s courtroom in the Florida Congressional redistricting case. There will be a total of seven maps presented to the court, including ones provided by the Florida House, the Florida Senate (2 maps), a coalition of voting-rights groups (3 maps) and […]


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