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Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Joe Henderson Columns

COLUMN

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

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.
Published: 08/27/14
What’s in a name? For Washington’s NFL team, plenty
COLUMN

What’s in a name? For Washington’s NFL team, plenty

There is predictable outrage from many about the strong-armed attempt to force the owner of Washington’s National Football League franchise to change the team’s nickname to something less, well, racist. Daniel Snyder vows he will never ...
Published: 08/25/14
COLUMN

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

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 immediately began the process to receive up to ...
Published: 08/24/14
COLUMN

Florida ruling next big step in marriage equality

U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle ruled Thursday afternoon that Florida’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional.
Published: 08/22/14
COLUMN

Elia’s leadership style again called into question

When the Hillsborough County School Board voted 4-2 last week to extend Superintendent MaryEllen Elia’s contract by one year, let’s just say there were bigger stories that day in our city....
Published: 08/20/14
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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 Act.
Published: 08/17/14
COLUMN

Give tea party credit for learning how to make a difference

I seriously admire one thing in particular about most tea party members.
Published: 08/15/14
COLUMN

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.
Published: 08/13/14
Scott’s game of dodge-the-question may have consequences

Scott’s game of dodge-the-question may have consequences

The economy is humming. People are getting back to work, and more jobs are coming into the state every day. Incumbent Gov. Rick Scott ought to be 30 points ahead of likely challenger Charlie Crist in the polls.
Published: 08/10/14
Updated: 08/11/14

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, “impose significant public harm.” ...
Published: 08/10/14
Updated: 08/11/14