Kirk Nielsen

Why the blustery billionaire may lose in Florida Read more


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


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

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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... Read more


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... Read more


“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. Read more


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... Read more


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. Read more


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. Read more

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