Rick Christie

For more than 30 years, Rick Christie has been an award-winning reporter and editor from Miami to Moscow to Mexico City. A Martin County native, Mr. Christie first worked at The Post as a business writer in the mid-1980s covering banking and finance. Since then he has worked at the Wall Street Journal, Miami Herald, and the Cox Newspapers Washington Bureau. He has covered everything from billion-dollar banking takeovers to Florida gubernatorial races to foreign bombing campaigns. He returned to the Post in 2001, running the Business and Breaking News desks. He is now Editor of the Editorial Page, directing and managing the Opinion-Editorial content for The Post and PalmBeachPost.com/opinionzone. Read Rick's first column as Editor of the Editorial Page.

Latest from Rick Christie

Christie commentary: Brightline shines light on what could be in SoFla
 It’s one smooth ride. And yes, it’s fast. Nearly six years in the making, All Aboard Florida’s Brightline finally began limited service on Saturday. But I joined a gaggle of reporters, and business and government VIPs Friday morning for a test run. And once the four-car Brightline Green train got underway (about 10 minutes...

Posted: 3 days ago

It’s one smooth ride. And yes, it’s fast. Nearly six years in the making, All Aboard Florida’s Brightline finally began limited service on Saturday. But I joined a gaggle of reporters, and business and government VIPs Friday morning for a test run. And once the four-car Brightline Green train got underway (about 10 minutes...
Christie: Brightline shines light on what commuting could be in South Florida
 “I could get used to this,” says Rick Christie, Post Editorial Page Editor. Taking the escalator in Brightline’s Fort Lauderdale
               station after smooth train ride from West Palm Beach Friday morning. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post) It’s one smooth ride. And yes, it’s fast. Nearly six years...

Posted: 4 days ago

“I could get used to this,” says Rick Christie, Post Editorial Page Editor. Taking the escalator in Brightline’s Fort Lauderdale station after smooth train ride from West Palm Beach Friday morning. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post) It’s one smooth ride. And yes, it’s fast. Nearly six years...
Christie: Tough to trust Trump on immigration reform after ending TPS for Salvadorans
 President Donald Trump, accompanied by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, right, speaks during a meeting with
               Republican Senators on immigration in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington. Nielsen told the Associated Press
               last week that short-term extensions of TPS are not the answer...

Posted: 7 days ago

President Donald Trump, accompanied by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, right, speaks during a meeting with Republican Senators on immigration in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington. Nielsen told the Associated Press last week that short-term extensions of TPS are not the answer...
Christie: Is America losing its standing in the world under Trump?
 President Donald Trump’s “America First” strategy is seen as a sign of strength by some and making the U.S. weaker on the
               world stage by others. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Depending on your “point of view” the United States has either re-asserted its dominance on the world stage or confirmed its
...

Posted: 13 days ago

President Donald Trump’s “America First” strategy is seen as a sign of strength by some and making the U.S. weaker on the world stage by others. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Depending on your “point of view” the United States has either re-asserted its dominance on the world stage or confirmed its ...
Christie: Should people be allowed to bring guns into the Tax Collector’s office?
 A line of people waiting to get into the county Tax Collector’s office snakes through lobby of the Palm Beach County Governmental
               Center. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post) What is going on? That’s the question a lot of folks had after reading the below op-ed from Palm Beach County Tax Collector
            Anne...

Posted: 18 days ago

A line of people waiting to get into the county Tax Collector’s office snakes through lobby of the Palm Beach County Governmental Center. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post) What is going on? That’s the question a lot of folks had after reading the below op-ed from Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne...
Christie: Where are the #MeToo kudos for the good guy non-harassers?
 CARTOON VIEW SCOTT STANTIS The way the #MeToo movement has taken off has men in pretty much every industry quaking in their boots these days as they
            search their memories for any incident that could have been construed as sexual harassment by a colleague. “Well I certainly didn’t grope anyone, but was that flirtatious...

Posted: 19 days ago

CARTOON VIEW SCOTT STANTIS The way the #MeToo movement has taken off has men in pretty much every industry quaking in their boots these days as they search their memories for any incident that could have been construed as sexual harassment by a colleague. “Well I certainly didn’t grope anyone, but was that flirtatious...
Christie: Are we painting PBC sober homes with too broad a brush?
 Matthew Anderson talks with his attorney during a court hearing in May. Anderson, owner of two Palm Beach County sober homes
               where police responded to 28 calls last year — including six overdoses — was arrested on multiple counts of patient brokering.
               (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post) As Palm...

Posted: 20 days ago

Matthew Anderson talks with his attorney during a court hearing in May. Anderson, owner of two Palm Beach County sober homes where police responded to 28 calls last year — including six overdoses — was arrested on multiple counts of patient brokering. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post) As Palm...
Christie commentary: Guns, shopping malls are a bad retail mix
 A trip to the shopping mall is one of those uniquely American experiences that I always had a hard time explaining to my colleagues in the foreign press. Not that malls don’t exist in London, Moscow, Jerusalem, Mexico City and elsewhere; but the way we seem to lionize “the mall” in our society was always curious to them...

Posted: 23 days ago

A trip to the shopping mall is one of those uniquely American experiences that I always had a hard time explaining to my colleagues in the foreign press. Not that malls don’t exist in London, Moscow, Jerusalem, Mexico City and elsewhere; but the way we seem to lionize “the mall” in our society was always curious to them...
Christie: Trump’s Jerusalem decision all about that base… and Roy Moore
 WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump holds up a proclamation that the U.S. government will formally recognize Jerusalem
               as the capital of Israel after signing the document in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House on Wednesday In keeping
               with a campaign promise, Trump said the United States...

12:31 AM Friday, Dec. 08, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump holds up a proclamation that the U.S. government will formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel after signing the document in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House on Wednesday In keeping with a campaign promise, Trump said the United States...
Christie: Tracy-vs-FAU more about arrogance than free speech, insubordination
 Fired FAU professor James Tracy arrives at federal court in West Palm Beach Tuesday morning for his wrongful termination lawsuit
               against the university. Tracy claims university administrators didn’t like his theories that the Sandy Hook Elementary School
               shooting never happened and instead was a charade...

11:05 PM Tuesday, Dec. 05, 2017

Fired FAU professor James Tracy arrives at federal court in West Palm Beach Tuesday morning for his wrongful termination lawsuit against the university. Tracy claims university administrators didn’t like his theories that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting never happened and instead was a charade...
Christie commentary: Moore puts evangelical hypocrisy on full display
 Editor’s note: An abridged version of this column appeared earlier on the Post’s Opinion Zone blog
            . Apparently, there is no more moral test for political candidates … There is only hypocrisy. That’s about the only conclusion you can come to in the wake of the mounting sexual assault allegations against...

11:09 PM Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017

Editor’s note: An abridged version of this column appeared earlier on the Post’s Opinion Zone blog . Apparently, there is no more moral test for political candidates … There is only hypocrisy. That’s about the only conclusion you can come to in the wake of the mounting sexual assault allegations against...