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Altman: 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...
Updated: 7 hours ago
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Jackson: 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The new Crist narrative doesn’t hold water

Prior to Tuesday’s primary, The Washington Post did a fairly major story on the race between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist. Why?
Published: 08/30/14
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Paula Dockery: Scott singing new tunes on campaign tour

What a world of difference between the Rick Scott campaigns of 2010 and 2014.
Published: 08/29/14
Convenience voting sacrifices its urgency
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Convenience voting sacrifices its urgency

We knew this day would come eventually, and there might even be some among us who celebrate its arrival. But for your dyed-in-the-wool, mossback, you-just-couldn’t-leave-well-enough-alone traditionalists, what happened Tuesday is more worthy o...
Published: 08/29/14
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Voters the losers in this season of negativity

I feel relatively confident saying that many people have never heard of Elizabeth Cuevas-Neunder, but 11 percent of the voters in Tuesday’s Republican primary chose her anyway over incumbent Gov. Rick Scott. That’s worth at least a rais...
Published: 08/29/14