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Sunday, Aug 02, 2015

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After chance at history, another frustrating loss
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After chance at history, another frustrating loss

ST. PETERSBURG — Perfection, imperfection.
Published: 07/30/15
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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
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‘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
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It’s time for Bucs to win back this town

TAMPA — Da’Quan Bowers is back.
Published: 07/28/15
Updated: 07/29/15
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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
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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
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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
It’s time to let Pete Rose back in baseball
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It’s time to let Pete Rose back in baseball

The Baseball Hall of Fame inductions came and went Sunday, and once again Pete Rose was not among those enshrined. It doesn’t matter that he has more hits than anyone who ever played, or appeared in more games than anyone else, or still electr...
Published: 07/26/15
Updated: 07/27/15
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Preserve Charlie Hustle’s sad, earned fate

Another Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony has come and gone, and again Pete Rose’s name has not been called. Again, former players whose achievements pale by comparison have been enshrined. And again, fans have called for an end to the injustice....
Published: 07/26/15
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Tax hike shows who runs Pasco

Whatever else you want to say about last week’s decision by Pasco County commissioners to hike, ever so slightly, property taxes, begin here: It’s bold....
Published: 07/26/15