Frank Cerabino

Metro columnist for The Post since 1991.

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Cerabino: University of Florida fails history with neo-Nazi ban
 If you care at all about government intrusion on free speech, you shouldn’t be applauding the University of Florida’s decision to ban white nationalist leader Richard Spencer from speaking on campus next month. As American scholar Noam Chomsky once put it: “If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we...

Posted: 3 hours ago

If you care at all about government intrusion on free speech, you shouldn’t be applauding the University of Florida’s decision to ban white nationalist leader Richard Spencer from speaking on campus next month. As American scholar Noam Chomsky once put it: “If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we...
Cerabino: North Korean nukes an opportunity for Florida tourism launch
 Florida, which is no stranger to making all sorts of desperate appeals for tourists, might want to consider “nuclear tourism.” I mention this because if you’ve been paying attention to North Korea’s nuclear aspirations, you will see that the projected limits of that country’s Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic...

Posted: a day ago

Florida, which is no stranger to making all sorts of desperate appeals for tourists, might want to consider “nuclear tourism.” I mention this because if you’ve been paying attention to North Korea’s nuclear aspirations, you will see that the projected limits of that country’s Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic...
Cerabino: The KKK in Palm Beach taught us to let the haters speak
 White supremacists are their own worst enemies. The more they speak, the more they reveal themselves to be anything but “supreme.” So muzzling them, or trying to muzzle them, elevates their low-brow racism, sexism and anti-Semitism to the level of importance it doesn’t deserve. Denounce them. Absolutely. Call them...

Posted: 3 days ago

White supremacists are their own worst enemies. The more they speak, the more they reveal themselves to be anything but “supreme.” So muzzling them, or trying to muzzle them, elevates their low-brow racism, sexism and anti-Semitism to the level of importance it doesn’t deserve. Denounce them. Absolutely. Call them...
Cerabino: Readers who don’t read weigh in on President Trump
 Notes from Hell, Volume 99: * Dear Debra: First of all, thanks for reading my column titled “A nude beach in Palm Beach County is barely plausible,” even if the reading was simply due to a temporary memory lapse on your part. Have you tried ginkgo biloba? Apparently, your reading misadventure of my column was turning out just...

Posted: 11 days ago

Notes from Hell, Volume 99: * Dear Debra: First of all, thanks for reading my column titled “A nude beach in Palm Beach County is barely plausible,” even if the reading was simply due to a temporary memory lapse on your part. Have you tried ginkgo biloba? Apparently, your reading misadventure of my column was turning out just...
Cerabino: Zika virus brings new form to Florida dating
 *** So as a public service, I’ve created the following application form for Florida women to give their prospective partners to ensure that the spread of the Zika virus does not become an epidemic in our state. Let’s be safe out there. *** Dear ________ : Congratulations! You have been selected as a candidate for further romantic...

Posted: 13 days ago

*** So as a public service, I’ve created the following application form for Florida women to give their prospective partners to ensure that the spread of the Zika virus does not become an epidemic in our state. Let’s be safe out there. *** Dear ________ : Congratulations! You have been selected as a candidate for further romantic...
Cerabino: Things could be looking up for relocating Wellington’s horse droppings
 For years now, Palm Beach County has been struggling to deal with its abundance of horse droppings. We are over-blessed in these deposits due to the Wellington equestrian community. And efforts to stash it somewhere, anywhere, have so far come up short. About 10 years ago we had a bright idea to put it in trucks and ship 32 tons of horse...

Posted: 15 days ago

For years now, Palm Beach County has been struggling to deal with its abundance of horse droppings. We are over-blessed in these deposits due to the Wellington equestrian community. And efforts to stash it somewhere, anywhere, have so far come up short. About 10 years ago we had a bright idea to put it in trucks and ship 32 tons of horse...
When lovebirds stop tweeting; Aronberg’s ‘Trump Divorce’ is fake news
 We here in Palm Beach County are coming to grips with the so-called “Trump Divorce” between our top criminal prosecutor and one of our top karate-black-belt former Miami Dolphins cheerleaders. I’m willing to blame President Donald Trump for an awful lot of things, but I’m not quite ready to put the two-year...

Posted: 17 days ago

We here in Palm Beach County are coming to grips with the so-called “Trump Divorce” between our top criminal prosecutor and one of our top karate-black-belt former Miami Dolphins cheerleaders. I’m willing to blame President Donald Trump for an awful lot of things, but I’m not quite ready to put the two-year...
Cerabino: New train of thought; Brightline enriches, endangers Trump
 Lawyers representing foes of the Brightline Miami-to-Orlando passenger train played their Trump card this past week. They argued that a loan from the Federal Railroad Administration to pay for the new train service would create untoward financial rewards for President Donald Trump while also creating unique security concerns for the...

Posted: 17 days ago

Lawyers representing foes of the Brightline Miami-to-Orlando passenger train played their Trump card this past week. They argued that a loan from the Federal Railroad Administration to pay for the new train service would create untoward financial rewards for President Donald Trump while also creating unique security concerns for the...
Cerabino: Pulp Non-fiction; Antonacci is Gov. Rick Scott’s “Wolfe.”
 Florida’s got its own Winston Wolfe. You remember “The Wolfe.” He was the character played by Harvey Keitel in the Quentin Tarantino movie, Pulp Fiction. “I solve problems,” was how The Wolfe described his many-faceted job working for a powerful, but unseen boss. Florida’s Winston Wolfe is Pete...

Posted: 21 days ago

Florida’s got its own Winston Wolfe. You remember “The Wolfe.” He was the character played by Harvey Keitel in the Quentin Tarantino movie, Pulp Fiction. “I solve problems,” was how The Wolfe described his many-faceted job working for a powerful, but unseen boss. Florida’s Winston Wolfe is Pete...
Cerabino: Paying the price for school spirit at Lake Worth High
 You’ve got to hand it to former Lake Worth High School principal George Lockhart. He’s certainly a guy who isn’t afraid of thinking outside the box. Like getting the high school teachers who worked for him to do his middle-school son’s online algebra homework. That’s so far out of the box that it nearly...

Posted: 23 days ago

You’ve got to hand it to former Lake Worth High School principal George Lockhart. He’s certainly a guy who isn’t afraid of thinking outside the box. Like getting the high school teachers who worked for him to do his middle-school son’s online algebra homework. That’s so far out of the box that it nearly...
Cerabino: Voter fraud in Palm Beach County? No private eye needed.
 The phone rings, jarring me from my afternoon nap. ”Philip Marlowe here,” I say, while reaching for the pack of gaspers under the Palm Beach Kennel Club racing form. “Mr. Marlowe,” the whiny voice on the line says. “I hope I didn’t catch you at a bad time.” “Any time you call, Cerabino, is a...

Posted: 24 days ago

The phone rings, jarring me from my afternoon nap. ”Philip Marlowe here,” I say, while reaching for the pack of gaspers under the Palm Beach Kennel Club racing form. “Mr. Marlowe,” the whiny voice on the line says. “I hope I didn’t catch you at a bad time.” “Any time you call, Cerabino, is a...