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Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014

Henderson, Joe

Tribune Staff
Henderson, Joe

Reducing truancy rates would be big step in curbing community violence

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The 77 community leaders — and that’s what they deserve to be called — who have spent about a year studying ways to curb violence in Tampa and Hillsborough County have concluded something that may su...

Voters the losers in this season of negativity

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I feel relatively confident saying that many people have never heard of Elizabeth Cuevas-Neunder, but 11 percent of the voters in Tuesday’s Republican primary chose her anyway over incumbent Gov. Rick Scott. That&...

Thanks for giving me the power to help shape Hillsborough’s future

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There were lots of good parking spaces available when I pulled up to my polling place Tuesday morning in Brandon. Lots and lots and lots of available spaces.

What’s in a name? Plenty for Washington’s team

- Faceoff: Joe Henderson says the NFL needs to protect its brand and banish "Redskins," while Tom Jackson says Dan Snyder has the legal right to keep it intact. Who’s got it right?

The state unemployment computer system that was fixed? It’s not fixed

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At 9:17 a.m. on June 28, Robert Geller learned that he had gone from being gainfully employed to jobless. Obviously that’s never good news, but Geller didn’t spend any time feeling sorry for himself. He immed...

Elia’s leadership style again called into question

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When the Hillsborough County School Board voted 4-2 last week to extend Superintendent Mar...

Schools now the frontline in the war on cheeseburgers

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Four years ago, President Barack Obama escalated the war on bacon double cheeseburgers and French fries by signing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids...

Give tea party credit for learning how to make a difference

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I seriously admire one thing in particular about most tea party members.

A gem of the city is repolished

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When you walk into Water Works Park on North Highland Avenue in downtown Tampa, prepare for a battle with yourself over which part you like the best.

Dodge-the-question game may have consequences

- As election talk heats up, Joe Henderson says Rick Scott seems fixated on one issue, while Tom Jackson contends Scott's "scandals" are nothing but a summer sideshow. Who has it right?

Bondi’s latest same-sex marriage move sidesteps the issue

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Less than three months ago, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi argued that forcing our fair state to recognize same-sex marriages would, in her words,

Time running out to save Tampa’s last cigar factory

- Today is the final day the public can weight in on a misguided FDA proposal that, Joe Henderson says, could put J.C. Newman Cigar out of business.

Working together (yes!), Congress tries to speed medicine approvals

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My Aunt Ruth was a remarkable lady, active and strong well into her retirement years. Even when she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, doctors told her not to worry. They told her it would take many years, if...

I suppose we could always go back to the horse-and-buggy

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Oh, dear heaven.

Henderson: Dear Dems and GOP money-grabbers: Please leave me alone

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“Sorry to email you again, but you need to hear this. Just now, I watched Republicans vote for the first lawsuit against a President in U.S. history.

Nice move on health care for veterans, but what took so long?

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Drop the balloons and release the confetti shower. We have a deal that could help veterans get better medical treatment.

Faith a factor in Dungy’s Sam slam

- The ironic part of the debate over Tony Dungy's comments is that it’s all about tolerance, yet the reaction has been anything but, writes columnist Joe Henderson.

Crist could gain in debate with Nan Rich

- Rich may not be piling up enough votes to win a primary, but she is making friends. That’s why treating her like an infectious mosquito is dangerous, writes columnist Joe Henderson.

Independence needed by inspectors in Tallahassee

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Independence was a core principle for the Founding Fathers, as we know from all of the Fourth of July celebrations this week. It's in that spirit of independence that I come this morning to praise your state legislators....