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Wednesday, Aug 05, 2015

Joe Henderson Columns

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Floods bring another reminder of just where we live

It’s a fluke of timing for sure, but the Tampa City Council is scheduled to consider a plan this month that could force homeowners to pay a steep increase in stormwater fees. It’s part of a $250 million plan to deal with the flooding we...
Updated: 7 hours ago
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Looking for someone to step up in crowded GOP field? Consider Kasich

Donald Trump has sucked most of the oxygen from the room for the 15 other Republicans running for president, but it’s early. Assuming the fascination with Trump is tempered when voters begin taking the campaign more seriously, someone is almos...
Published: 08/02/15
Updated: 08/03/15
Planned Parenthood abortion tussle misses the bigger picture
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Planned Parenthood abortion tussle misses the bigger picture

By now, you’ve probably seen the gotcha video of Deborah Nucatola, a senior director of medical services for Planned Parenthood.
Published: 08/01/15
Updated: 08/02/15
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Hillsborough school board kept its eye on the prize

It always seemed strange to me that public schools were so eager to suspend problem students. Some of those suspensions were for relatively minor offenses that fell under those zero-tolerance policies that have been in vogue for years....
Published: 07/31/15
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‘Go Hillsborough’ supporters promised to listen, and they have

Coaxing people to willingly pay higher taxes is always a tough sell, but it can be done if the need is legitimate and the public feels like proponents are shooting straight.
Published: 07/29/15
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We sent you there to govern, so govern!

I’m not picking on Hillsborough County Commissioner Stacy White here.
Published: 07/26/15
Updated: 07/27/15
It’s time to let Pete Rose back in baseball
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It’s time to let Pete Rose back in baseball

The Baseball Hall of Fame inductions came and went Sunday, and once again Pete Rose was not among those enshrined. It doesn’t matter that he has more hits than anyone who ever played, or appeared in more games than anyone else, or still electr...
Published: 07/26/15
Updated: 07/27/15
Trump has sprouted from seeds that have been growing for years
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Trump has sprouted from seeds that have been growing for years

Donald Trump is the only thing mainline Republicans like less these days than Obamacare. They are shocked — SHOCKED, I say — that anyone would take his campaign for the presidency seriously.
Published: 07/23/15
Crist may be the front-runner now, but he has miles to go
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Crist may be the front-runner now, but he has miles to go

So, I’m watching the balls bounce in the newly upheaved 13th Congressional District as people scramble for what essentially is a brand-new seat in a brand-new district. For political theater, I wasn’t sure it could get much better....
Published: 07/21/15
Updated: 07/22/15
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A microcosm of our times right there on front page

The front page of Thursday’s Metro section in your Tampa Tribune was a microcosm of how critical issues facing our community are intertwined.
Updated one month ago