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Monday, Nov 24, 2014

Joe Henderson Columns

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Henderson: New York teacher lawsuit could have Florida implications

Public school teachers, like anyone else in the workforce, should have their job performance regularly evaluated. No one is suggesting otherwise.
Published: 11/05/14
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Obama’s legacy is better than you might think

It’s tough to find a Democrat these days who will publicly endorse the policies of President Barack Obama. You expect howling at the moon (or the incumbent) from the opposition party, but even the president’s allies are treating him lik...
Published: 11/03/14
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How did ‘moderate” become a dirty word?

It’s a big story every election cycle when people say how much they hate all the negative advertising on television, but it never stops. When it seemed politics couldn’t get nastier, along came Rick Scott and Charlie Crist to hijack you...
Published: 11/02/14
Elia is wrong to publicly pick sides in school board campaign
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Elia is wrong to publicly pick sides in school board campaign

OK, really?
Published: 10/30/14
Updated: 10/31/14
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Better to over-react on Ebola than under-react

I think Gov. Rick Scott made a smart call when he ordered that anyone coming to Florida from an area where the Ebola virus is active has to be monitored 21 days for symptoms.
Published: 10/29/14
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Maybe Florida learned its lesson from 2012 election debacle

Florida’s performance in the 2012 presidential election reinforced the notion nationwide that we could mess up a one-car parade.
Published: 10/26/14
Joe would say stay positive about Rays, but that’s hard to do
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Joe would say stay positive about Rays, but that’s hard to do

The legacy Joe Maddon leaves us after nine seasons as manager of the Rays includes his relentless smile and witty quips.
Updated: 1 months ago
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Brave new world of college sports may not be utopia

I have long believed college athletes should receive more than the standard books, board and tuition allowed under NCAA rules. I also realize that is a position fraught with complication.
Updated: 1 months ago
People should put foot on the gas for Greenlight Pinellas
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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, ...
Updated: 1 months ago
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Blaming Crist for economy is a stretch

You have seen those ads on TV, and Rick Scott is absolutely correct when he says Florida’s economy disintegrated while Charlie Crist was governor. No one is saying it didn’t.
Updated: 2 months ago