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Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014

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COLUMN

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: 3 hours ago
COLUMN

Minorities suffer when districts drawn by race

A few weeks ago in this space, I wrote that the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately would have to decide on the redistricting lawsuit that threatened to put a wrench in Florida’s upcoming elections. The judge in the case pretty much let Florida ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
COLUMN

Mack delivers wake-up call for Bulls

TAMPA — Inside one football game, how do you go from “Taggart Must Go!!” to nominating a true freshman for school president?
Updated: 19 hours ago
COLUMN

Voucher lawsuit leaves Florida’s kids in a lurch

Seriously, what did poor and disadvantaged Florida schoolchildren ever do to the statewide teachers union and its special interest protectors for them to potentially condemn these innocent children to a life of misery?
Published: 09/01/14
COLUMN

Sharing intel can backfire for U.S.

One of the biggest security challenges the U.S. faces is how to share intelligence in a world where it’s been at war at one point with some of its closest friends, you never know who tomorrow’s enemy will be and espionage, even among al...
Published: 08/31/14
COLUMN

Lefties miss Sofia’s joke, plus courtesy vs. entitlement at 35,000 feet

Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Published: 08/31/14
COLUMN

Reducing truancy rates would be big step in curbing community violence

The 77 community leaders — and that’s what they deserve to be called — who have spent about a year studying ways to curb violence in Tampa and Hillsborough County have concluded something that may surprise you. They insist violen...
Published: 08/31/14
COLUMN

Quick fix for baseball? Pick up pace

Like many Americans, I was very into the Little League World Series that ended last Sunday. It featured a girl, Mo’ne Davis, who struck out a bunch of boys and made the cover of Sports Illustrated. There was also the team from the South Side o...
Published: 08/31/14
COLUMN

Big Education sues to defend monopoly

Making good on its threat to limit the options of kids from poor families desperate to escape miserable schools — which probably isn’t the way they’d put it, but there’s no sense hiding the truth — Florida affiliate...
Published: 08/31/14
No year more disappointing than this one
COLUMN

No year more disappointing than this one

ST. PETERSBURG — The Ray Way has a long-stated goal of playing meaningful games in September.
Published: 08/30/14