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Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

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Latin America is key to our national security

For the most part, The Washington Post is a reliable supporter of President Obama and the Democratic Party in general. But earlier this week, the paper criticized the president while warning of the consequences of his administration’s dropping...
Updated: 9 hours ago
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If trust fails, police gear’s irrelevant

LAND O’ LAKES — Suddenly, wrapped in bullet-stopping armor and arriving with a rumble and a throaty diesel growl, America has a new paranoia: the militarization of local law enforcement. On the left and the libertarian right, hands are ...
Published: 08/22/14
Looks like the Rays Way will survive after all
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Looks like the Rays Way will survive after all

Every time David Price was on the mound for his new team, there were alarm bells: The Rays would never be the same. And then, columnist Martin Fennelly writes, Alex Cobb took over.
Published: 08/22/14
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Florida ruling next big step in marriage equality

U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle ruled Thursday afternoon that Florida’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional.
Published: 08/22/14
If trust fails, cops’ gear irrelevant
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If trust fails, cops’ gear irrelevant

LAND O’ LAKES — Suddenly, wrapped in bullet- stopping armor and arriving with a rumble and a throaty diesel growl, America has a new paranoia: the militarization of local law enforcement. On the left and the libertarian right, hands are...
Published: 08/22/14
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Poverty is the enemy in Ferguson, Missouri

Humorist P.J. O’Rourke once referred to those who exploit or make a living off the misery of the poor as “poverty pests.” As of this writing, Ferguson, Missouri, has been overwhelmed by poverty pests trying to capitalize on trage...
Published: 08/21/14
Bucs defense in a rush to pressure quarterback
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Bucs defense in a rush to pressure quarterback

TAMPA — Wednesday, Bucs defensive end Adrian Clayborn was asked about the defensive line’s pass rush last season.
Published: 08/21/14
It's strange to see David Price become a Rays' foe
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It's strange to see David Price become a Rays' foe

ST. PETERSBURG — The video tribute, now a Rays tradition, right up there with unloading star pitching for cheaper brands, came in the middle of the second inning Tuesday night. There he was, up on the big board at Tropicana Field, getting big o...
Published: 08/20/14
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Compassion must trump politics

The other day, while flipping through the 2,000 or so cable channels I receive, I came across “The Godfather, Part II,” which many critics consider better than its classic predecessor.
Published: 08/19/14
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Elia’s leadership style again called into question

When the Hillsborough County School Board voted 4-2 last week to extend Superintendent MaryEllen Elia’s contract by one year, let’s just say there were bigger stories that day in our city....
Published: 08/20/14