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Friday, Jul 25, 2014

Joe Henderson

Nan Rich figures if Cantor lost, Crist can too

It may surprise you to know that Charlie Crist is not the Democratic nominee for governor in our state. Nearly everyone assumes he will be, but he first has to win the primary election Aug. 26 against former state Sen. Nan Rich and, well, voters don&...
Updated: 1 months ago

Maybe those predictions about U.S. soccer were right

There are plenty of stories these days about the excitement in our town over the World Cup. If you frequent establishments that sell beer and have televisions, you probably already know that.
Updated: 1 months ago
Equality means equal rights for everyone

Equality means equal rights for everyone

After living together as a couple for 40 years, Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer were married in 2007 in Canada. Two years later, Spyer died and left her considerable estate to Windsor. When Windsor tried to claim the estate tax exemption for surviving s...
Updated: 1 months ago
Brennen helped turn ‘wasteland’ into thriving arts community

Brennen helped turn ‘wasteland’ into thriving arts community

I spent most of a 45-minute interview the other day with Anna Brennen furiously scribbling notes as she told the tale of her life. I didn’t really get to say much beyond, “Hi Anna, so tell me about ...”
Updated: 1 months ago
Morgan's pot-shot at Wasserman Schultz off target

Morgan's pot-shot at Wasserman Schultz off target

Conspiracy theorists and amateur pundits thought they had it all figured out. Florida's proposed amendment to legalize medical marijuana was going to drive enough young voters to the polls in November to deliver the governor's mansion to Charlie Cris...
Updated: 1 months ago

Love letter to my better half of 33 years

I remember standing at the front of the church as everyone rose and turned to watch the bride — my bride — make her entrance. She was the only one looking at me.
Updated: 1 months ago

Last-minute theatrics common in the Legislature

The Brandon Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon this week where representatives of the Florida Legislature gave their views on the just-completed session.
Updated: 1 months ago

Auto salvage industry feeling pinch in Tally car wars

Let's begin with a short hypothetical: Following an accident, your car was declared a total loss. You probably shrugged, took the insurance settlement, and went shopping for a new vehicle. More than likely, you don't care what happened to your old ca...
Updated: 1 months ago
Henderson: TaxWatch cautiously says rail has ‘potential’

Henderson: TaxWatch cautiously says rail has ‘potential’

We know Florida TaxWatch as the fiercely independent, nonpartisan caretaker of the public’s financial interests. Its annual list of “turkeys” that politicians sneak through the Legislature is always a must-read for anyone interes...
Updated: 1 months ago

Henderson: Will the tea party learn to compromise? Probably not

The tea party rose to power as a band of outsiders, standing on a platform of 15 core beliefs that it calls “non-negotiable.” Among other things, the party demands a strong military, declares gun ownership to be “sacred,” elim...
Updated: 1 months ago