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Friday, Jul 25, 2014

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Dungy a victim of liberal witch hunt

In many ways, the “sports” departments and the sports “reporting” of the major networks, a number of mainstream newspapers, a few major websites, and of course, some “sports” magazines have become nothing mor...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Amendment 2 is backdoor to legalize pot

HUDSON — If Amendment 2 did only what its proponents claim for it, Jessica Spencer would not have taken leave from her job in Manatee County, would not be crisscrossing the state in a one-woman education campaign, and absolutely would not rece...
Updated: 13 hours ago

Dungy’s comments rooted in faith, and that’s his right

One thing I am sure about is that Tony Dungy is not a homophobe, as many national news outlets have implied this week.
Updated: 18 hours ago

Don’t be snowed by the far left’s latest darling

Poor Hillary Clinton. First, she loses the 2008 Democratic presidential primary to an unknown community organizer from Chicago whose early mentors were a documented domestic terrorist and a convicted felon now serving time in a federal prison. Now, s...
Published: 07/23/14

New police chief is off to a good start

Back in September, candidate Rick Kriseman asked St. Petersburg mayor Bill Foster to hold off on naming a successor to police chief Chuck Harmon, who had announced his retirement, until after the upcoming election. Kriseman believed the next mayor sh...
Published: 07/22/14
Charlie Crist could gain in debate with Nan Rich

Charlie Crist could gain in debate with Nan Rich

Rich may not be piling up enough votes to win a primary, but she is making friends. That’s why treating her like an infectious mosquito is dangerous for Charlie Crist, writes columnist Joe Henderson.
Published: 07/21/14
Updated: 07/22/14
No #longform, but here are another 548 words on Bucs

No #longform, but here are another 548 words on Bucs

It's the Summer of Lovie, and after so much offseason discussion about the hiring of Lovie Smith as Bucs coach, Martin Fennelly says it's finally time to just watch him work.
Published: 07/20/14

Light rail plan needs to be regional

It started as a casual conversation in a bar but morphed into a public-policy discussion. The guy I was talking to lives in Tampa but works in Pinellas. He complained about how the booming tourism this spring made his daily commute miserable, adding ...
Published: 07/20/14

We don’t have to look to the border to find poor children

Liberal New York Times columnist Charles Blow recently wrote a column titled, “Tears for the Border Children,” which advocated for those innocent and frightened children while using their plight as an opportunity to beat up Republicans....
Published: 07/20/14

Redistricting saga takes another turn — but stay tuned

Decisions regarding redistricting are moving fast but maybe not fast enough.
Published: 07/18/14