Entries by Dan Gelber

Dan Gelber Endorsed by former Miami Beach Commissioner Ed Tobin for Miami Beach Mayor

Community leaders continue to rally behind Gelber campaign Miami Beach, Fla. – Dan Gelber announced today that his campaign for Miami Beach Mayor has received the endorsement of former Miami Beach Commissioner Ed Tobin. This endorsement comes as the campaign carries forward with strong momentum in our community following the recent campaign kickoff on February […]

Drowning out the hate with the hope.

Some residents of Miami Beach awoke Sunday to swastikas engraved into their vandalized cars. Recently, Jewish Community Centers in South Florida, including the Miami Beach JCC, received anonymous bomb threats forcing evacuations. A troubling pattern is emerging – and it needs to be responded to because leaving hate speak and conduct unrebutted only enables it. […]

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 […]