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Henderson, Joe

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Henderson, Joe

Elia’s leadership style again called into question


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

Schools now the frontline in the war on cheeseburgers


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


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

A gem of the city is repolished


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


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


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


Oh, dear heaven.

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


“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?


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


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....

Vinik the right guy to save Channelside

- If Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik has shown us nothing else after arriving four years ago from Boston, he knows how to make big things happen, Joe Henderson writes.

Court fair in contraception ruling

- While columnist Joe Henderson supports the idea that health care is a right, he says the Affordable Care Act requirement that employers pay for contraceptives was too much.

Cheney used to be important; now he’s just pathetic


There is a reason you rarely hear former presidents harshly criticize the current occupant of the office. When you know what they know and have to make the decisions they make, you respect the weight of those actions mor...

FDA's cigar proposal imperils Tampa heritage

- Proposed regulations - treating cigar manufacturers like cigarette giants - could increase costs so much that the city's last factory could close, writes columnist Joe Henderson.

Cuba is Crist’s latest change of direction

- Charlie Crist’s proposed trip to Cuba was controversial, Joe Henderson writes. But his decision to back off raises more questions, and creates more confusion for voters.