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Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

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COLUMN

Amendment 3 is confusing, divisive and unnecessary

Absentee ballots are in the mail, early voting is about to start and Election Day is less than three weeks away. A frequent complaint that I hear, in addition to the relentless onslaught of TV ads, is that voters don’t know enough about the co...
Published: 10/17/14
Bolts’ Hedman reaching a new level
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Bolts’ Hedman reaching a new level

TAMPA — And he’s only 23.
Published: 10/16/14
COLUMN

MacKinnon: TV doctors should exit stage left

For many Republicans or conservatives — often not the same animal — the fact that most who work in and control the mainstream media are liberal has become little more than white noise. It’s a law of the world they long ago learne...
Published: 10/16/14
Friedman a major loss, but Rays will carry on
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Friedman a major loss, but Rays will carry on

Funny, I had Joe Maddon in the pool.
Published: 10/15/14
COLUMN

Surely we can do better than this, can’t we?

Regular diners at Lenny’s restaurant in Clearwater understand their sausage omelet or Danish basket isn’t complete without a little political commentary from Dan Farrell.
Published: 10/15/14
COLUMN

Competitive races missing in Florida

Last month, I flew to Iowa to spend time with old friends, take in some cooler weather and, I hoped, get a break from the political ads that seem to run incessantly on every TV channel.
Published: 10/15/14
COLUMN

Who is looking out for Jameis Winston’s future?

What is the long-term future and everyday life of an elite college football player actually worth to those who coach him, allegedly educate him or even love him and care for him?
Published: 10/13/14
COLUMN

Tracking the Constitution’s philosophical headwaters

Paula O’Neil’s second annual essay contest for Pasco County fifth-graders — topic: “Why is the United States Constitution important?” — is all over except for the awards ceremony, which happens Oct. 21....
Published: 10/11/14
Updated: 10/13/14
Bucs make NFL history, in a bad way
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Bucs make NFL history, in a bad way

TAMPA — Bring back the TV blackouts!
Published: 10/12/14
Updated: 10/13/14
COLUMN

Afghanistan casualties, charity’s work show battle still raging

With so much attention focused, and rightly so, on events in Syria and Iraq, let’s not forget that there are still about 30,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan. And that Afghanistan remains a very dangerous place.
Published: 10/12/14