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Joe Henderson

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...
Published: 06/15/14
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 ...”
Published: 06/13/14
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...
Published: 06/09/14
Updated: 06/13/14

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.
Published: 06/11/14
Updated: 06/12/14

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
Henderson: Dontae Morris will get what he deserves ... eventually

Henderson: Dontae Morris will get what he deserves ... eventually

Dontae Morris will spend what’s left of his miserable, wasted life inside a 6-by-9-foot cell on death row at the Florida State Prison in Raiford.
Updated: 1 months ago

Henderson: Guns weren’t the only problem in Santa Barbara killings

What happened last week in Isla Vista, California, should be a warning to all Floridians about our state’s priorities.
Updated: 1 months ago