Kirk Nielsen

Why the blustery billionaire may lose in Florida more

Sep 23, 2016 4:30 PM Magazine

"I figure it’s probably, maybe, the only way I’m going to get to heaven." more

Aug 15, 2016 2:48 PM Dispatches

A couple thousand "nobles sauvages" and nerdy savants from across the republic are letting loose this weekend. more

May 28, 2016 1:08 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

In the prosecution's last remarks to the six-woman jury of the George Zimmerman trial, assistant state attorney John Guy delivered a famous quote from Voltaire: "To the living we owe respect, and to the dead we owe the truth."Of course, the livin... more

Jul 16, 2013 7:19 PM Dispatches

George Zimmerman's lawyers spent part of the day Wednesday trying to convey to the jury that he is really a good guy. Zimmerman, 29, is the neighborhood vigilante and wannabe cop who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in the heart in a Sanford, Flor... more

Jul 11, 2013 9:43 PM Dispatches

“I still do have a target on my back or a ‘Kick Me’ sign. But you know what? The wind is at our back,” Paul declares. more

Sep 21, 2010 12:52 PM Dispatches

By Kirk Nielsen ON A WET, BLUSTERY FRIDAY night in Orlando, Representative Alan Grayson is on stage at Sea World, looking like a funky magician. The tall, fifty-one-year-old Democrat who serves Florida’s still fairly Republican Eighth Congress... more

Aug 18, 2010 8:53 PM Dispatches

Worse Than Hanging Chads By Kirk Nielsen, November 2006 Issue A number of states, including my home state of Florida, are oblivious to the pitfalls of electronic voting systems. more

Feb 13, 2007 1:23 PM Dispatches

Union Carbide CEO Warren Anderson of Bhopal infamy died a fugitive from justice. The Progressive got a last glimpse of Anderson in this piece from our archives. more

Jan 1, 2006 6:51 PM Magazine 15 Comments