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Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Joe Henderson Columns

Major deadline arrives in fight to save last cigar factory

Major deadline arrives in fight to save last cigar factory

If you have driven along Interstate 4 past Ybor City recently, you have probably seen the humongous “Save This Factory” banner hanging from the clock tower at the J.C. Newman Cigar Co.
Published: 08/08/14

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 ever, before she would feel t...
Published: 08/06/14

I suppose we could always go back to the horse-and-buggy

Oh, dear heaven.
Published: 08/03/14

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.
Published: 08/01/14

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.
Published: 07/29/14

Channelside plans a mystery for now, but let’s dream a bit, shall we?

Take a stroll along the shops on Channelside Drive, as I did one scorching, humid afternoon last week, and you might be tempted to think only a bulldozer can cure what ails that place.
Updated: 1 months ago

Dungy’s comments rooted in faith, and that’s his right

One thing I am sure about is that Tony Dungy is not a homophobe, as many national news outlets have implied this week.
Updated: 1 months ago
Charlie Crist could gain in debate with Nan Rich

Charlie 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 for Charlie Crist, writes columnist Joe Henderson.
Updated: 1 months ago
COLUMN

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.
Updated: 1 months ago

Vinik’s the right guy for Channelside

We have had no shortage of people around here who think big, but the tough part is turning those ideas into reality. 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...
Updated: 1 months ago