Entries by Dan Gelber

Miami Herald: “Trump Muslim ban denounced by former federal prosecutors from South Florida”

Three dozen former federal prosecutors — many Democrats, but some Republicans — issued a statement Thursday denouncing President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning people from the predominantly Muslim countries of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen from entering the United States. “If we were called upon to defend the executive order, could […]

He should have simply said “no comment.”

When I was a federal prosecutor in South Florida, one of my roles was to field inquiries from the media about potential investigations pending in our office. My response was always some version of “no comment.” It got to the point where most reporters would simply call and ask “can I go ahead and put […]

Invoking the old new world order.

Donald Trump recently declared, “the shackles are gone.” Most folks wondered what possibly could that mean given the version of Trump we have already seen. Well, after his recent speech in West Palm Beach we now know. Trump is no longer flirting with the neo-Nazi conspiracy wing of our nation. While months ago he played […]

Show me your papers

“I was able to get him to produce it, he should have produced it a long time before” If there is a single thing you heard from Donald Trump last night that disqualifies him in every way to be an American leader in this century, it is his utterly unapologetic belief that there was nothing […]

July 4. America the Beautiful.

America the Beautiful became my favorite song when Smokey Robinson included it in a stirring and soulful mash-up with the National Anthem at Fenway Park during Game 5 of the 1986 World Series. It was flat out inspiring. When the song was written in 1893 by Katharine Bates as she hiked Pikes Peak in Colorado, […]

Please, let’s leave this spotlight to Indiana!

Updated: The Florida House passed a measure that would allow private adoption agencies to assert their “religious and moral” objections into their adoption decisions. The measure is unapologetically intended to allow private adoption agencies to discriminate against same sex married couples who seek to adopt. Supporters of the wrong-headed legislation argue private agency adoption decisions […]

Dad turns 95!

We celebrated my Dad’s 95th birthday today. Friends and family gathered at our home to let Seymour know we love and appreciate him. His story is a great story. My Dad grew up in the Great Depression as a first generation American. Like many, he always had boarders in the small apartment he was raised […]

Bron, don’t go. But if you go, thanks!

I mean it. Not being sarcastic. Thanks for giving me and mine so many wonderful memories. Miami has had some sport successes over the last few decades. Shula’s Dolphins were amazing and for decades the Hurricanes have been something to be so proud of. The Marlins have a couple banners too. But you brought us […]