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Thursday, Oct 23, 2014

Joe Henderson Columns

COLUMN

Goody Goody’s return is goody goody news for Tampa

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 about the kind they used to make ...
Published: 10/22/14
COLUMN

Once again, Florida politics raises ridiculous to an art form

We have serious issues in Florida.
Published: 10/17/14
COLUMN

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

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.
Published: 10/15/14
COLUMN

Crist’s record shows willingness to make tough choices

The worldwide economy was in free fall in early 2009, and Florida was among the places hardest hit.
Published: 10/05/14
COLUMN

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

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.
Published: 10/03/14
COLUMN

Yes, Rays’ stadium in Tampa really would make a big difference

You can argue that using public money to build a baseball stadium in downtown Tampa is financial folly. Even if, to quote the late Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer, the Rays were willing to pay “about half” the cost of a new yard, we'd still be ...
Published: 10/01/14
COLUMN

Wyllie can’t win, but he can influence the governor’s race

Adrian Wyllie said he doesn’t really want to be Florida’s next governor, but he is running for the office anyway as a budget-chopping, regulation-ending, free-market Libertarian. He said someone needs to save the state from the varlets ...
Published: 09/28/14
Updated: 09/29/14
People should put foot on the gas for Greenlight Pinellas
COLUMN

People should put foot on the gas for Greenlight Pinellas

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 something spelled r-a-i-l, well, ...
Published: 09/28/14
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
COLUMN

School testing craze is good only for the politicians

Politicians love to treat public schools like chew toys, and it’s so easy. Start with a buzzword like “accountability” and take a jab or two at teachers unions, and then sprinkle liberally with vague references to Common Core.
Published: 09/24/14