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Friday, Jul 31, 2015

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COLUMN

Swept away by internet intolerance

Your college experience needn’t have been enhanced by the late, legendary Knocky Parker’s “Classics of Silent Film” course at the University of South Florida to know that intolerance has been a part of the human drama for ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
COLUMN

Hillsborough school board kept its eye on the prize

It always seemed strange to me that public schools were so eager to suspend problem students. Some of those suspensions were for relatively minor offenses that fell under those zero-tolerance policies that have been in vogue for years....
Updated: 11 hours ago
COLUMN

Fair District amendments finally having desired effects

More jaw-dropping and political landscape-changing redistricting news has emerged — this time affecting Florida Senate maps. What’s stunning is the Senate admitted fault and entered into an agreement to revise the maps and forgo a trial...
Published: 07/31/15
After chance at history, another frustrating loss
COLUMN

After chance at history, another frustrating loss

ST. PETERSBURG — Perfection, imperfection.
Published: 07/30/15
COLUMN

Public funds for private profit

While “reality” TV is becoming the norm for the small screen, I still tend to watch most of my nonscripted fare on PBS stations, of which we are lucky to have two in the Tampa Bay area. The other day on WUSF I saw “The Rise &...
Published: 07/30/15
COLUMN

‘Go Hillsborough’ supporters promised to listen, and they have

Coaxing people to willingly pay higher taxes is always a tough sell, but it can be done if the need is legitimate and the public feels like proponents are shooting straight.
Published: 07/29/15
It’s time for Bucs to win back this town
COLUMN

It’s time for Bucs to win back this town

TAMPA — Da’Quan Bowers is back.
Published: 07/28/15
Updated: 07/29/15
COLUMN

Accountability, but common sense, needed in drug sentencing

President Barack Obama this month commuted the sentences of 46 federal prisoners who were convicted of drug-related offenses, saying “their punishments didn’t fit the crime.” Hundreds more are likely to follow.
Published: 07/28/15
COLUMN

Former MacDill instructor takes aim at Obama’s military policy

Debates about whether to cut military spending always lead me back to the Korean peninsula, and June 25, 1950, when 135,000 North Korean troops swarmed into South Korea, quickly capturing its capital before the U.S. could even respond.
Published: 07/27/15
COLUMN

We sent you there to govern, so govern!

I’m not picking on Hillsborough County Commissioner Stacy White here.
Published: 07/26/15
Updated: 07/27/15