Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Hardball

BP’s other big leak

in Statewide by

The latest guest op-ed from Henry Boxlor: Watching Tony Hayward  last week it became apparent to me that BP is turning its attention to its other big leak, the really important one… the money.  The people at BP have a real serious problem in the Gulf, but they have a much bigger leak world wide. As big as BP is, it is still finite. There is just so much money and then it’s over. Also as BP’s money and asset…

Keep Reading

Charlie Crist was 45 minutes late to the Speech of His Life because…he was boating?

in Peter/Statewide by

On Thursday, Charlie Crist needed to deliver the Speech of His Life when announced he was dropping out of the GOP primary to run with No Party Affiliation. The entire political world was watching.  TV trucks were backed up along Beach Drive.  CNN’s Candy Crowley was ready to go live to The Situation Room. Chris Matthews wanted to lead off Hardball with a shot from St. Pete. But when five o’clock struck, the Governor was nowhere to be found.  Michelle…

Keep Reading

Chris Matthews: Republicans like Marco Rubio taking part in ‘Stalinesque’ purge of GOP

in Statewide by

Chris Matthews on Tuesday claimed the Republicans were engaged in a “Stalinesque” purge. On Tuesday’s Hardball Matthews charged that conservatives challenging moderates within the Republican Party (like Marco Rubio versus Charlie Crist in Florida) was akin to Joseph Stalin’s violent purges in the 1930s, as he teased an upcoming segment this way: “Coming up what happens to Republicans who don’t march to the right wing tune? Well they’re getting purged. This is Stalinesque, this stuff.” Later on in the segment Matthews…

Keep Reading

Times/Herald introduces useless new feature ‘My Lawmaker’

in Peter/Statewide by

Watching a newspaper attempt to integrate its output into an online delivery system is a lot like building a hospital: add a wing here, add a lab there, etc. The only problem is that the elevators never stop on the right floor. It’s that kind of logic that must have led to the St. Petersburg Times and the Miami Herald introducing “My Lawmaker” – a harmless, albeit useless, new feature which allows readers to punch in their address to find…

Keep Reading

Times/Herald introduces useless new feature ‘My Lawmaker’

in Peter/Statewide by

Watching a newspaper attempt to integrate its output into an online delivery system is a lot like building a hospital: add a wing here, add a lab there, etc. The only problem is that the elevators never stop on the right floor. It’s that kind of logic that must have led to the St. Petersburg Times and the Miami Herald introducing “My Lawmaker” – a harmless, albeit useless, new feature which allows readers to punch in their address to find…

Keep Reading

Go to Top