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The education of Charlie Crist

April 15, 2010
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This just in from the floor of the Florida House: Rep. Scott Randolph, D-Orlando, passed word that Gov. Charlie Crist has just vetoed Senate Bill 6, the education “reform” bill that brought such howls of protest from teachers’ groups. Crist is desperately seeking supporters in his U.S. Senate bid, but faces a gloomy Republican...
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Closer … closer ….

February 23, 2010
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Wonder if Blake Lorenz is finally getting nervous. The venerable Columbus  Dispatch reports that Ohio-based figures in the Rifqa Bary saga are lawyering up in anticipation of possible legal charges. Brian Williams, the preacher who drove Bary from her parents’ house to the bus station last year, is rolling in the ultraconservative arms of...
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Won’t you stay a little bit longer?

January 20, 2010
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The feds are giving a big break to some Haitians â” those who had the good fortune to be in the United States when their hometowns were devastated by an earthquake Jan. 13. They’ll probably get to stay here indefinitely, even if they sneaked in illegally to start with. Those actually fleeing the devastation...
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Bary, quite contrary

December 30, 2009
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Bary, quite contrary

In the nonstop back-and-forth over who said what to Rifqa Bary when and why, her Florida savior/kidnapper (take your pick, depending on who you believe) has weighed in again. In his affidavit filed Dec. 29 in Franklin County, Ohio, juvenile court, Blake Lorenz (middle name William), denies he was ever told he was breaking...
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