Carl Hiaasen’s sunshine noir

Carl Hiaasen has called Florida “the poster child of nationwide dysfunction,” but his campaign to tarnish the sunshine-state mystique has never quite worked.


Global Politics

Who's the incumbent? Not me!

In Florida, voters may be scratching their heads trying to figure out which political candidate is the new guy, and which one's in office now. The Takeaway talks with political consultant Roger Austin, who explains that for some incumbent politicians, the taboo phrase of this campaign season is, 're-elect.'