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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

Joe Henderson Columns

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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: 1 months ago
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Commissioners change of heart on registry step in right direction

I won’t presume to say for sure what motivated four Hillsborough County commissioners on Wednesday to switch from “no” to “yes” on the issue of creating a domestic partner registry.
Updated: 1 months ago
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Spankings teach fear, not discipline

I learned at an early age that when my father had a certain look and started fumbling for his belt, it would not end well for me.
Updated: 1 months ago
What’s wrong with voting early? Nothing that I can see
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What’s wrong with voting early? Nothing that I can see

Excuse me just a second, please. I have to finish something before I start this column.
Updated: 1 months ago
Domestic violence not confined to NFL
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Domestic violence not confined to NFL

Cases like Ray Rice's grab the headlines, but columnist Joe Henderson says domestic violence happens everywhere, and it must be brought out of the shadows.
Updated: 1 months ago
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Armed elementary school guards a sign of scary times

Elementary school students should spend their days learning ABCs and the basics of math. They should laugh, and share, and draw funny pictures that they show later to mom and dad.
Updated: 1 months ago
What’s in a name? For Washington’s NFL team, plenty
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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 ...
Updated: 1 months ago
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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 ...
Updated: 1 months ago
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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.
Updated: 2 months ago
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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....
Updated: 2 months ago