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Rivals, critics doubt Ted Cruz’s credentials at their peril

As we have discovered since he jetted from the starting blocks as 2016's first declared presidential candidate, Ted Cruz seems to be a lot of things: scholar, radical (or patriot), genius (or know-it-all), upstart, loner, throwback (or traditionalist...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Fox News said it best with Cruz: “What have you actually accomplished?”
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Fox News said it best with Cruz: “What have you actually accomplished?”

About 19 months ago, Ted Cruz, the junior U.S. senator from Texas, was the leader in a move that shut down the federal government for two weeks. Standard & Poor's estimated the ploy by this balance-the-budget hawk cost the economy $24 billion. ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Darryl Strawberry’s grace after fall
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Darryl Strawberry’s grace after fall

ST. LEO — “It is indeed and honor to be here. First I must pray.”
Published: 03/29/15
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Hillary’s well-scrubbed server; rolling over for the mullahs

Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Published: 03/29/15
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Buckhorn’s second term set to kick off with a bang

News outlets will do their thing Wednesday when Bob Buckhorn is sworn in to begin his second term as Tampa's mayor. It's what we do, even though everyone in town has known for at least the past two years that a second term for this popular mayor was ...
Published: 03/29/15
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Too much democracy in pier process

When I was growing up in Chicago, it was known as #x201c;the city that works.#x201d; It was a tacit tribute to Mayor Richard J. Daley, whose 20-year reign over the city was considered dictatorial but efficient. If he wanted something done, it happene...
Published: 03/29/15
Some ideas are too good to sleep on
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Some ideas are too good to sleep on

WESLEY CHAPEL - Like anyone, Bill Schroder dreams. Like many of us, when he awakens those dreams evaporate like so much morning fog, leaving only vapory, disconnected images. What else happens when he sleeps, however, is he gets ideas. OK, right. Who...
Published: 03/29/15
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Paula Dockery: Voters should be outraged that their will is being ignored

We’re nearly halfway through the legislative session, and the Florida House and Senate are releasing their respective budget plans. Many important budget issues are still in flux.
Published: 03/28/15
Inglis, Republican to the core, says climate change is real
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Inglis, Republican to the core, says climate change is real

Bob Inglis is a Republican who preaches the gospel of gun rights, lower taxes and less government. He spent 12 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, sent there by voters from one of South Carolina's most conservative districts. The American Con...
Published: 03/27/15
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Solar buffs seek favors in power plan

TAMPA - As a practical matter, I have no beef with what activist Florida sun worshipers say they are out to achieve: a world in which you could have a solar-electricity array installed on your roof that, besides serving your household needs, your nei...
Published: 03/27/15