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Monday, Jul 28, 2014

Commentary

David Jolly: Restoring a Congress that works

I believe in the radical notion that Congress should work.
Published: 07/23/14

Calling someone a caregiver doesn’t make it so

One of Florida’s foremost cancer hospitals takes the job of caregiver so seriously it holds a “Caregiver Academy” for those caring for patients following stem-cell transplants.
Published: 07/23/14

Ross: Strengthening our borders should be the top priority

Immigration is an issue that impacts everyone in America. Everything from taxes, job creation, health care costs, the cost of education and national security are affected by immigration.
Published: 07/23/14

How to create a credit-rating system you can’t game

The credit-rating industry has been one of the most successful fugitives from stricter regulation since the financial crisis. The companies’ failure to do their appointed jobs was as spectacular as that of the banks, and at the very center of ...
Published: 07/21/14

Why should unions negotiate for workers who don’t pay their fair share?

In Harris v. Quinn, the U.S. Supreme Court put unions in a bind when it ruled that unionized home-care workers cannot be required to pay for the representation that unions are required by law to provide to them. In cases across the country lawyers ar...
Published: 07/21/14
Award-winning tax office thrives on teamwork, grandfather’s advice

Award-winning tax office thrives on teamwork, grandfather’s advice

Doug Belden, Hillsborough County’s elected tax collector, credits his grandfather for instilling a passion for politics into him. He has used this passion and his experience in the private sector to transform the Tax Collector’s Office ...
Published: 07/20/14

Gerson: The dystopia next door

WASHINGTON — In 1993, Lois Lowry wrote a slim book for youths about totalitarianism, euthanasia, suicide, sexual awakening and infanticide. “The Giver” created a blooming genre — the dystopian youth novel — and con...
Published: 07/20/14

Krauthammer: Moral clarity in Gaza

Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning charges, so-called roof knocking.
Published: 07/20/14

Who’s telling a story now?

For this administration, failure is always the result of a “communications” problem. Otherwise, failure might be taken as evidence of misguided ideology and incompetent execution, right? It’s a weird excuse for the president who ...
Published: 07/20/14

Repeal the federal income tax

A high-level official of the Internal Revenue Service declares her innocence before a congressional committee and then asserts the Fifth Amendment right that she had effectively just waived. Incriminating emails have surfaced, while others are declar...
Published: 07/20/14