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Monday, Dec 22, 2014

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Another loss keeps top pick in sight
COLUMN

Another loss keeps top pick in sight

The Bucs continue barreling toward the Mariota and Winston stations, completely unimpeded by winning. Martin Fennelly says another loss makes them king of the mountain, or at least atop a steaming pile of a season that might guarantee the top pick.
Updated: 8 hours ago
COLUMN

Obama got blame for high gas prices, so he should he get credit for lower ones

Maybe you’re planning a long car ride to grandma’s house for Christmas dinner, or perhaps you’ll visit your cousin on the other side of the state. Better gas up the car first.
Updated: 20 hours ago
COLUMN

Obama’s role in falling gas prices: None whatsoever

So the man asked, is it possible to blame President Obama when gasoline prices were stratospheric but cut him out of the credit pie now that they’re plunging? There’s a short answer, but it requires explaining....
Updated: 20 hours ago
Gifts for everyone on your naughty list
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Gifts for everyone on your naughty list

Few things express the warmth of the holiday spirit quite like handing someone a rotting log covered in fungus.
Updated: 20 hours ago
COLUMN

How to respond to Sony hack

The tumult over a sex-filled satire full of depictions of Pyongyang orgies and the death of North Korean despot Kim Jong-un has done nothing to dispel my dire world view.
Updated: 20 hours ago
COLUMN

Jackson: On Cuba, Obama drives yet another soft bargain

Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Published: 12/21/14
Freeman became ghost of futures past
COLUMN

Freeman became ghost of futures past

TAMPA — Today, the Bucs host the Green Bay Packers for the first time in five years.
Published: 12/20/14
Updated: 12/21/14
COLUMN

Brushback or beanball on stadium?

Last Thursday, the St. Petersburg City Council voted 5-3 to reject a deal brokered by Mayor Rick Kriseman that would have allowed the Tampa Bay Rays to explore locations in Pinellas or Hillsborough for a new ballpark.
Published: 12/20/14
COLUMN

Rays strong stadium stance a blunder, but it’s fixable

I’d like to take this opportunity to inform some members of the St. Petersburg City Council of a basic truth: The Tampa Bay Rays are not going to keep playing baseball in your city indefinitely. They are going to leave town.
Published: 12/20/14
COLUMN

Midnight tolls for self-immolating star

For fans of things political — and aren’t we all? — the close of 2014 is not too early to begin sorting through the likeliest candidates for what is certain to be one of the most hotly contested open seats in the 2016 election.
Published: 12/21/14