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Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Opinion

Editorial: A transformative time for Channel District, entire downtown

Bill Gates has the deepest pockets in the world, and his investment group’s interest in the future of the Channel District is a huge shot of adrenaline for downtown Tampa.
Published: 09/27/14

Letters to the editor: Not a ‘patriotic’ oath

Religious views irrelevant
Published: 09/27/14

U.S. attempt to destroy Islamic State in Syria could have widespread consequences

President Obama’s plan to arm and side with the Free Syrian Army (FSA) is pure insanity and could open up a hornet’s nest for a larger civil war in Syria, with repercussions felt throughout the region for many years. The Obama administr...
Published: 09/27/14
COLUMN

The commotion over Common Core

Common Core politics indeed makes strange bedfellows. Some of the most conservative tea party members are on the same side of the issue as some of the most liberal voters, although not really for the same reasons.
Published: 09/26/14
COLUMN

Sheffield: When Pasco builds it, Braves will come

WESLEY CHAPEL — Developers of a 100-acre mecca for year-round baseball haven’t so much as turned that first ceremonial spade of dirt yet — heck, they haven’t even settled on a deal with Pasco County that will allow private...
Published: 09/26/14
COLUMN

If FSU just wants influence, Thrasher is the man. Academics? We’ll see

If you’re puzzled why state Sen. John Thrasher was chosen to be the next president at Florida State University, why?
Published: 09/26/14

Patching the Titanic so it can get to port

Regarding Tuesday’s article about tax fraud and the inability of the IRS to verify W-2 wages (“Tax fraud solution could slow refunds,” front page), there is a temporary, albeit incomplete, fix that could be put into place almost ...
Published: 09/26/14

Letters to the editor: Proud to be American

Proud to be American
Published: 09/26/14

Editorial: Blocking MacDill school

It is disappointing to see the Hillsborough County school district again recommend denial of a K-8 charter school for MacDill Air Force Base.
Published: 09/26/14

Sheriff Don Eslinger: Amendment 2 puts families and communities in danger

Earlier this year I joined with Florida’s sheriffs to support recently passed legislation that legalized a specific strain of non-euphoric medical marijuana low in THC, known as Charlotte’s Web, because it can aid in the treatment of ep...
Published: 09/26/14