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Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014

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Obama, Boehner have much in common, and it's all bad

President Obama once joked about Speaker of the House John Boehner's perpetual “orange” tan.
Published: 07/10/14

Proof of economic impact needed before getting tourism cash

It seems that every time there’s an event in the Tampa Bay area that draws a significant number of out-of-town visitors, the promoters stress the “economic impact” it will have on the local economy. The numbers, for the most part...
Published: 07/08/14

Beware the jack of all trades, master of none

The interesting thing about being a columnist is the assumption that you can become somewhat of an expert on just about any topic. You are supposed to know a little bit about a lot of things but not necessarily much about anything.
Published: 07/08/14
Surge aside, there’s a mountain to climb for Rays

Surge aside, there’s a mountain to climb for Rays

For 10 days, the Rays played like they were supposed to play this season, that or they were master illusionists, enough to invoke “anything is possible.” That said, Martin Fennelly says, the Rays still face huge odds as they try to climb back into contention.
Published: 07/07/14
Updated: 07/08/14

Writing about volunteering big perk of job

Clearing out the desk in my last full week is a slow process, largely because I keep finding things I’d forgotten.
Published: 07/07/14
Updated: 07/08/14

A honey-do list awaits, but you aren't rid of me yet

EDITOR'S NOTE: Steve Otto's column on Sunday, July 13, will be his final offering as a full-time columnist following a remarkable 45-year run at what he calls “Mother Trib.” But Steve won't disappear from these pages. Rather than his curr...
Published: 07/06/14

Let’s give everyone Medicare

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, which allows “closely held” businesses to deny paying for contraceptives through company-sponsored health coverage, is, depending on your political leanings, a victory for religio...
Published: 07/06/14

The left's calculated Hobby Lobby hokum

Among the best things about the modern world of social media is we no longer have to guess what our political opposites are thinking — using the term expansively, because in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court's aggressively misinterpreted ...
Published: 07/06/14

Rebuking naysayers in D'Souza's 'America'

WESLEY CHAPEL — The problem with the movie “America” is not its rather long and somewhat misleading subtitle. No. The problem with “America: Imagine The World Without Her” is it's unlikely to be seen by those to whom the...
Published: 07/06/14

Independence needed by inspectors in Tallahassee

Independence was a core principle for the Founding Fathers, as we know from all of the Fourth of July celebrations this week. It's in that spirit of independence that I come this morning to praise your state legislators.
Published: 07/05/14