Politics & Policy

Florida Governor’s Race Down to the Wire

The nail-biter in Florida is, as expected, the governor’s race. Hundreds of Rick Scott supporters are patiently waiting in a courtyard at the Ft. Lauderdale Hilton while precincts continue to come in.

Scott is currently ahead by about 3 percent, the campaign says, but the biggest areas left uncounted are the populous southern counties that typically lean Democratic. Palm Beach County, specifically, is slow to report. Supporters occupy themselves with dance, music, food, and drink, while Scott occasionally waves from the overlooking hotel suite that serves as his war room.

A Scott win would be big in that Republicans would control all major state government bodies — both the state house and senate, the governor’s mansion, and all elected state cabinet positions.

Scott’s campaign seems confident.

This, though, from the Florida Democratic party: “The race is razor tight and over 1,200 precincts have not been reported. We are confident that once all of the votes have been counted Alex Sink will be the next Governor of Florida.”

Most Popular

Culture

Jussie Smollett Jokes Declared Off-Limits

The Jussie Smollett story has been declared not fit for jokes. "It's a straight-up tragedy," declares the co-creator of a Comedy Central show, South Side, set in Chicago. Bashir Salahuddin, a former Jimmy Fallon writer, says “The whole situation is unfortunate. Particularly for the city, there’s bigger ... Read More
Film & TV

The Movies Take On Limbaugh, Levin, et al.

Oh, good, here’s the lefty British comic Steve Coogan to give us his take on American right-wing talk radio. Let’s all settle in for some deep insights. The comedy-drama is dismally titled Hot Air. No, seriously. That’s what they came up with. Coogan’s Lionel Macomb is introduced to us via his ... Read More
White House

Trump’s Ignorant Comments on Israel

Making the click-through worthwhile: figuring out what President Trump meant when he said Jews who vote for Democrats show “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty”; examining the data on how American Jews actually feel about Israel; and why Democrats will always find a way or a reason to avert ... Read More