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Joe Henderson

Tribune Staff
Henderson, Joe

Elia wrong to publicly pick sides in school board campaign

- The animosity runs between Hillsborough Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia and board member April Griffin runs deep. But columnist Joe Henderson said Elia’s latest move was juvenile.

Better to over-react on Ebola than under-react

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I think Gov. Rick Scott made a smart call when he ordered that anyone coming to Florida from an area where the Ebola virus is active has to be monitored 21 days for symptoms.

Maybe Florida learned its lesson from 2012 election debacle

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Florida’s performance in the 2012 presidential election reinforced the notion nationwide that we could mess up a one-car parade.

Joe would say stay positive about Rays, but that’s hard to do

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The legacy Joe Maddon leaves us after nine seasons as manager of the Rays includes his relentless smile and witty quips.

Brave new world of college sports may not be utopia

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I have long believed college athletes should receive more than the standard books, board and tuition allowed under NCAA rules. I also realize that is a position fraught with complication.

Goody Goody’s return is goody goody news for Tampa

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I strongly believe no problem is so big that it can’t be solved over a well-prepared cheeseburger. I’m not talking about the kind of burger you get in a sack from the drive-up window. I’m talking abo...

Once again, Florida politics raises ridiculous to an art form

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We have serious issues in Florida.

Surely we can do better than this, can’t we?

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Regular diners at Lenny’s restaurant in Clearwater understand their sausage omelet or Danish basket isn’t complete without a little political commentary from Dan Farrell.

Crist’s record shows willingness to make tough choices

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The worldwide economy was in free fall in early 2009, and Florida was among the places hardest hit.

Dunn case proves gun permit doesn’t come loaded with common sense

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There are so many examples of gun-related stupidity in recent years, it’s hard to say a particular one best illustrates how nutty our world can be. The case of Michael Dunn comes close, though.

People should put foot on the gas for Greenlight Pinellas

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Pushing a boulder up the side of a mountain would have seemed like a good cardio workout for Sisyphus compared to the effort it takes to get voters to approve a tax increase these days. When that includes funding for som...

Commissioners change of heart on registry step in right direction

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I won’t presume to say for sure what motivated four Hillsborough County commissioners on Wednesday to switch from “no” to “yes” on the issue of creating a domestic partner registry.

Spankings teach fear, not discipline

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I learned at an early age that when my father had a certain look and started fumbling for his belt, it would not end well for me.

What’s wrong with voting early? Nothing that I can see

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Excuse me just a second, please. I have to finish something before I start this column.

Domestic violence not confined to NFL

- Cases like Ray Rice's grab the headlines, but columnist Joe Henderson says domestic violence happens everywhere, and it must be brought out of the shadows.

Armed elementary school guards a sign of scary times

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Elementary school students should spend their days learning ABCs and the basics of math. They should laugh, and share, and draw funny pictures that they show later to mom and dad.