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Sunday, Mar 29, 2015

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Scamsters got me — and the IRS

I've never received large tax refunds. Even when working full time, I set things up so that I would get little back from the Internal Revenue Service. I always figured it was better for me to owe the government a few hundred bucks at the end of the y...
Published: 03/26/15
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Time to bring common sense back to prep athletics

It was a major embarrassment to Hillsborough County schools a few years ago when Armwood High got caught using ineligible players and was stripped of a state football championship.
Published: 03/25/15
Painful lesson, bright future for USF women
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Painful lesson, bright future for USF women

The USF women's basketball team may have been eliminated from the NCAA Tournament, but Martin Fennelly says they surely will be in next year’s preseason Top 25. Coach Jose Fernandez and his kids have something going, something fresh, something good.
Published: 03/25/15
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In case you missed it, Election Day is here again

What do you know ... another Election Day.
Published: 03/23/15
Stamkos delivers needed message as Lightning captain
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Stamkos delivers needed message as Lightning captain

TAMPA — We have no idea what it means down the road, including the playoff road. But Sunday might have been a big step for the Lightning. It might even go down in franchise lore.
Published: 03/23/15
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Five little words still rattle the American political landscape

Mitt Romney was trying to score points with potential voters at the Iowa State Fair in 2011. If he was elected president, he promised them, No! New!! Taxes!!!
Published: 03/22/15
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Protecting a robust rebirth of the First Amendment

Let’s begin here: Ted Cruz is right. About so many things, really. But for the moment, let’s unsheath our laser pointers.
Published: 03/22/15
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Any notion that MacDill might close has to be taken seriously

In May 1939, Southeast Air Base opened in Tampa, but it wasn't long before it was renamed MacDill Air Force Base. Among many other things, it's where pilots for the B-17 Flying Fortress were trained, and it was later home to the Strategic Air Command...
Published: 03/22/15
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Obama and the mandatory ballot-box miscalculation

Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Published: 03/22/15
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Airport’s growth seems to be nonstop

When a friend of mine told me she was planning on going to see her mom on Mother’s Day weekend, she regretted the prospect of another long, arduous trip.
Published: 03/22/15