US Customs Won’t Tell Me Why It Seized Some Poetry Books

US Customs and Border Protection officer at the Miami International Airport on July 1, 2016 (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) Back in September, I published a list of everything that had been seized in Florida over the summer by US Customs and Border Protection. There were plenty of things you’d expect, like drugs, Cuban cigars, and illegal […]

Hurricane Matthew Is Florida’s Worst-Case Scenario

Hurricane Matthew is heading straight for Florida, but the storm has already made its place in the history books. Since weather records began in 1851, no hurricane of Matthew’s predicted strength (Category 4, with sustained winds of at least 135 mph that the National Hurricane Center labels as “catastrophic”) has ever made landfall in Florida north of West Palm […]