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Friday, Jan 30, 2015

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COLUMN

Obama’s fact-challenged, graceless SOTU; of course lefties loved it

The best thing that can be said for President Obama’s penultimate State of the Union address is that it’s over.
Published: 01/25/15
COLUMN

Elia’s firing reaffirms Pasco voters’ wisdom

The next time you’re approached by someone pushing a petition to change the position of Pasco County schools superintendent from elected to appointed — history hints we’re just about due — you should resist the impulse to ...
Published: 01/25/15
Ball tells all! Admits pressure is just too much
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Ball tells all! Admits pressure is just too much

Columnist Martin Fennelly believes we have to lighten up on all this Patriots DeflateGate hullabaloo. But not before sitting down for an exclusive interview with football No. 6 from the AFC Championship game. (Like we said: Lighten up.)
Published: 01/24/15
COLUMN

Elia’s demise shows us why voting matters

The night before she was canned by four members of the Hillsborough County School Board, Superintendent MaryEllen Elia showed up for an awards ceremony at the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City.
Published: 01/24/15
COLUMN

Scott’s stumbling start casts shadow over his next four years

Two weeks into his second term, Rick Scott is facing denunciations, allegations and demands for investigations. And that’s from his friends.
Published: 01/23/15
COLUMN

Eggs of turtles, eagles still outrank life in womb

To begin with, a reiteration: Just this moment there are more protections in the federal code for the eggs of sea turtles and bald eagles than there are for unborn humans. How that made sense, ever, is beyond reason — and that’s not bec...
Published: 01/23/15
Cheating part of Belichick legacy as much as Super Bowl rings
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Cheating part of Belichick legacy as much as Super Bowl rings

Take a seat, Beli-cheat.
Published: 01/22/15
COLUMN

Nonviolence must prevail in community

In his book “Rock This!” comedian Chris Rock joked about the behaviors that are present on many of the streets named after Martin Luther King Jr.:
Published: 01/22/15
COLUMN

Governor’s duplicity in FDLE chief’s ouster warrants investigation

If all had gone as planned, the ouster of Gerald Bailey from his post as commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement would have been a quiet one. It would have looked like a typical resignation. After all, Gov. Rick Scott had just been ...
Published: 01/21/15
Paterno case about wins, but there are no winners
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Paterno case about wins, but there are no winners

TAMPA — The late Joe Paterno is again the winningest coach in college football history.
Published: 01/21/15