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: Sex assault allegations make it tough to have Kavanaugh confirmation vote
 Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused
               Kavanaugh of sexual assault is willing to testify about her allegations before Congress, her attorney said Monday. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The
               New York Times) As the old saw goes: &ldquo...

Posted: 4 days ago

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault is willing to testify about her allegations before Congress, her attorney said Monday. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The New York Times) As the old saw goes: &ldquo...
Christie: Voters questioning Florida’s closed primary elections — again
 Even municipal elections, which are non-party races, can be affected by closed primaries on the same ballot. (Lannis Waters/The
               Palm Beach Post) It never fails. Every Florida primary election, thousands of voters from Milton to Marathon vent frustration about heading to the polls (or
            filling out a mail-in ballot)...

Posted: 11 days ago

Even municipal elections, which are non-party races, can be affected by closed primaries on the same ballot. (Lannis Waters/The Palm Beach Post) It never fails. Every Florida primary election, thousands of voters from Milton to Marathon vent frustration about heading to the polls (or filling out a mail-in ballot)...
Christie: No surprise that race already an issue in Florida governor contest
 Andrew Gillum, the first black nominee for Florida governor from a major party, in Tallahassee. An out-of-state white supremacist
               group has placed racist robocalls to Florida residents in an apparent effort to belittle Gillum, Tallahassee’s Democratic
               mayor, whose Republican opponent, Rep. Ron DeSantis...

Posted: 17 days ago

Andrew Gillum, the first black nominee for Florida governor from a major party, in Tallahassee. An out-of-state white supremacist group has placed racist robocalls to Florida residents in an apparent effort to belittle Gillum, Tallahassee’s Democratic mayor, whose Republican opponent, Rep. Ron DeSantis...
Christie commentary: Teachers look to state leaders to boost education
 It should surprise no one that this election season, public school education has emerged as the top issue for many of Florida’s political candidates — including governor. Indeed, how billions in education dollars are spent is a perennial issue for Florida lawmakers. But this year is different, as a number of education-related...

Posted: 19 days ago

It should surprise no one that this election season, public school education has emerged as the top issue for many of Florida’s political candidates — including governor. Indeed, how billions in education dollars are spent is a perennial issue for Florida lawmakers. But this year is different, as a number of education-related...
Christie: 2018 election: Florida’s environment don’t get no respect, no respect at all
 Although Florida’s economy is heavily dependent on the environment, most political candidates are loathe to put, and keep
               those issues out front during a campaign. The state’s environment could use a little more respect from political candidates this election season. For the past several weeks, candidates have been...

Posted: 25 days ago

Although Florida’s economy is heavily dependent on the environment, most political candidates are loathe to put, and keep those issues out front during a campaign. The state’s environment could use a little more respect from political candidates this election season. For the past several weeks, candidates have been...
Christie: Why our debate over banning plastic straws is really starting to suck
 Because of sights like this, more and more people are open to banning plastic straws. (Photo provided by the Loggerhead Marinelife
               Center.) The debate over single-use plastic straws is building up as fast . But what really sucks is that there is any debate at all
            — especially in coastal counties like Palm...

7:04 PM Monday, Aug. 13, 2018

Because of sights like this, more and more people are open to banning plastic straws. (Photo provided by the Loggerhead Marinelife Center.) The debate over single-use plastic straws is building up as fast . But what really sucks is that there is any debate at all — especially in coastal counties like Palm...
Christie: McGlockton shooting pushes limits on ‘Stand Your Ground’ defense
 The Rev. Al Sharpton led Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidates in a rally at a Clearwater church on Sunday calling for
               the repeal of Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law. Is it right for someone who initiates a confrontation to then hide behind “Stand Your Ground” as a defense when they shoot...

5:58 PM Monday, Aug. 06, 2018

The Rev. Al Sharpton led Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidates in a rally at a Clearwater church on Sunday calling for the repeal of Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law. Is it right for someone who initiates a confrontation to then hide behind “Stand Your Ground” as a defense when they shoot...
Christie: Publix fires warning shot in fight over fake service animals… and it’s about time
 Publix has posted new signs at the entrance and exits to stores telling customers which service animals are permitted in the
               store and where they can be. (Greg Lovett / The Palm Beach Post) It’s the supermarket showdown that we’ve all been waiting for: grocery shoppers versus pets in shopping carts. And this one...

5:46 PM Monday, Jul. 30, 2018

Publix has posted new signs at the entrance and exits to stores telling customers which service animals are permitted in the store and where they can be. (Greg Lovett / The Palm Beach Post) It’s the supermarket showdown that we’ve all been waiting for: grocery shoppers versus pets in shopping carts. And this one...
Christie commentary: Give Florida drivers a pass from SunPass debacle
 I had a boss once, who, whenever our Washington bureau would experience some kind of software glitch, was fond of saying: “You know technology is working the way it should when you don’t have to think about it.” This frequent saw comes to mind because, like tens of thousands of Florida drivers over the past month or so,...

12:20 AM Sunday, Jul. 29, 2018

I had a boss once, who, whenever our Washington bureau would experience some kind of software glitch, was fond of saying: “You know technology is working the way it should when you don’t have to think about it.” This frequent saw comes to mind because, like tens of thousands of Florida drivers over the past month or so,...
Christie: Can Florida drivers get a pass from SunPass?… I hope so.
 SunPass has been beset with problems since the start of an “system upgrade” in early June. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach
               Post) A former boss of mine was fond of saying: “You know technology is working the way it should when you don’t have to think about
            it.” I’m reminded of...

6:12 PM Monday, Jul. 23, 2018

SunPass has been beset with problems since the start of an “system upgrade” in early June. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post) A former boss of mine was fond of saying: “You know technology is working the way it should when you don’t have to think about it.” I’m reminded of...