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: 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...

Posted: 6 days ago

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...

Posted: 13 days ago

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 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,...

Posted: 22 days ago

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...

Posted: 27 days ago

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...
Christie commentary: Charters don’t need specific piece of special tax
 It’s all over but the shouting. The Palm Beach County School Board is set to add a ballot measure that it will put before some wary and weary taxpayers in November. RELATED: PBC school board puts property tax increase on November ballot That measure, if approved by 51 percent of county voters, will add a special $1 of tax per $100,000...

Posted: 29 days ago

It’s all over but the shouting. The Palm Beach County School Board is set to add a ballot measure that it will put before some wary and weary taxpayers in November. RELATED: PBC school board puts property tax increase on November ballot That measure, if approved by 51 percent of county voters, will add a special $1 of tax per $100,000...
Christie: Charter schools don’t need a specific percentage of the special tax increase
 The Palm Beach County School Board is expected to approve a ballot initiative to hike property taxes to pay for among other
               things, arts and music classes, school security and teacher pay hikes. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post) The Palm Beach County School Board is set to vote Wednesday on a ballot measure that it proposes...

6:21 PM Monday, Jul. 16, 2018

The Palm Beach County School Board is expected to approve a ballot initiative to hike property taxes to pay for among other things, arts and music classes, school security and teacher pay hikes. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post) The Palm Beach County School Board is set to vote Wednesday on a ballot measure that it proposes...
Christie commentary: Think about this ‘Abolish ICE!’ idea for a minute
 In an election year, one side is always looking for that pivotal issue that will pump up passion among voters and give their side an advantage over the other. For the left, that has been immigration. President Donald J. Trump all but handed his haters the equivalent of a gimme when he instituted a “zero-tolerance policy” for those...

12:37 AM Sunday, Jul. 15, 2018

In an election year, one side is always looking for that pivotal issue that will pump up passion among voters and give their side an advantage over the other. For the left, that has been immigration. President Donald J. Trump all but handed his haters the equivalent of a gimme when he instituted a “zero-tolerance policy” for those...
Christie: Let’s take a breath, think about this ‘Abolish ICE!’ thing
 About 15,000 New Yorkers march in support of immigrant families and to condemn the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance”
               policies on June 30. (Erik McGregor / Sipa USA/TNS) In an election year, one side is always looking for that pivotal issue that will pump up passion among voters and give their
      ...

6:05 PM Monday, Jul. 09, 2018

About 15,000 New Yorkers march in support of immigrant families and to condemn the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policies on June 30. (Erik McGregor / Sipa USA/TNS) In an election year, one side is always looking for that pivotal issue that will pump up passion among voters and give their ...
Christie: Drivers shrug off higher gas prices for 4th of July, summer travel
 Gas prices, which surged ahead of the July 4th holiday, are expected to keep rising through the summer. Pump prices are already
               the highest since 2014. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) After weeks and weeks of dueling stories about whether gas prices will continue to go up ahead of the July 4th holiday, the
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6:18 PM Monday, Jul. 02, 2018

Gas prices, which surged ahead of the July 4th holiday, are expected to keep rising through the summer. Pump prices are already the highest since 2014. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) After weeks and weeks of dueling stories about whether gas prices will continue to go up ahead of the July 4th holiday, the ...
BBQ Guide: Best barbecue in Wellington, Royal Palm Beach
 What does the local barbecue scene taste like? Our Off the Clock team set out to explore the landscape, searching for good ‘cue – or echoes of authentic barbecue regions. We skipped the food trucks and focused on brick-and-mortar spots with regular hours of operation. Here are our findings in Wellington and Royal...

5:18 PM Monday, Jul. 02, 2018

What does the local barbecue scene taste like? Our Off the Clock team set out to explore the landscape, searching for good ‘cue – or echoes of authentic barbecue regions. We skipped the food trucks and focused on brick-and-mortar spots with regular hours of operation. Here are our findings in Wellington and Royal...