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Thursday, Oct 23, 2014

Douglas MacKinnon Columns


Kriseman’s wage plan is not sustainable

When President Obama pushed another of his the-government-knows-better-than-you ideas to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office poured cold water over this bit of social engineering by pointing out that ...
Updated: 18 hours ago

When facing threats, we are unfortunately on our own

The multiplying missteps by the Obama administration with regard to the Ebola “crisis” exposes a deep, dark secret our federal government keeps from you. That secret is this: Should the worst happen, you and your family are basically on...
Published: 10/20/14
Updated: 10/21/14

Blame falls on Charlie Crist for Fangate

For the sake of a better Florida, this newspaper rightfully endorsed Rick Scott for governor and articulated a number of reasons why it believed the sitting governor to be the better candidate. The paper even took the high road in its endorsement of ...
Published: 10/18/14

MacKinnon: TV doctors should exit stage left

For many Republicans or conservatives — often not the same animal — the fact that most who work in and control the mainstream media are liberal has become little more than white noise. It’s a law of the world they long ago learne...
Published: 10/16/14

Who is looking out for Jameis Winston’s future?

What is the long-term future and everyday life of an elite college football player actually worth to those who coach him, allegedly educate him or even love him and care for him?
Published: 10/13/14

What’s the point in voting? Someone, please show us

Other than the entrenched establishment on either side of the aisle and the sycophantic zombies who blindly support them, the upcoming elections are looked upon by almost every other American with pure dread.
Published: 10/11/14

‘No More Che Day’ a refreshing dose of reality

Be it in Tampa or just about anywhere in the country, it’s almost impossible to walk onto a college campus and not spot a student wearing a Che Guevara shirt in solidarity with the disenfranchised of the world. What is more troubling, pathetic...
Published: 10/09/14

Lessons learned from liberal throwdown over radical Islam

With all that is going on at the moment — from the Ebola media hype to the upcoming midterm elections — one of the most read stories and most watched clips in the country of late was the smack-down between liberal actor Ben Affleck and ...
Published: 10/06/14
Updated: 10/07/14

Secret Service woes show hiring should be based on qualifications

Thanks to Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” oppressive white males — at least momentarily before we are shouted down — are allowed to touch upon the ultra-politically correct subject of hiring based on diver...
Published: 10/04/14

Don’t take your cues from this wealthy spin doctor

For the last few years, the blood sport for the leadership of the Democrat Party, much of the mainstream media and a never-ending procession of wealthy liberal activists has been the character assassination of the Koch brothers. They have beaten that...
Published: 10/02/14