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Friday, Oct 24, 2014

Commentary

Dissecting the ‘Little Big Water’

As rivers go, the Withlacoochee is a 160-mile winding wonder, one of the very few rivers in the world that flows northward.
Published: 10/19/14
Sheriff Gee: Why parents should be alarmed about Amendment 2

Sheriff Gee: Why parents should be alarmed about Amendment 2

By now we’ve all heard the arguments for and against the legalization of “medical” marijuana under Amendment 2. The amount of inaccurate and confusing information about the legalization of “medical” marijuana can ov...
Published: 10/19/14

Pat Buchanan: Ebola, ideology and common sense

Growing up in Washington in the 1930s and ’40s, our home was, several times, put under quarantine. A poster would be tacked on the door indicating the presence within of a contagious disease — measles, mumps, chicken pox, scarlet fever....
Published: 10/19/14

Celebrate the Clean Water Act by supporting new EPA rule

The Clean Water Act turns 42 years old today.
Published: 10/18/14

Why the country needs the GOP to take back the Senate

The 2014 election cycle may be the most important in our history.
Published: 10/18/14

Celebrating the Beatles in mono

This is an exploration of the Beatles, and why the rerelease this month of their albums in the mono format on vinyl, the way many fans heard the records in the 1960s, is worth celebrating.
Published: 10/18/14

George Will: Tackled by the language police

WASHINGTON — Wretched excess by government can be beneficial if it startles people into wholesome disgust and deepened distrust, and prompts judicial rebukes that enlarge freedom. So let’s hope the Federal Communications Commission embr...
Published: 10/17/14

Don’t blame government for lack of Ebola vaccines or drugs

The debate in the United States about the Ebola outbreak illustrates the dangers of mixing infectious diseases and midterm election campaigns.
Published: 10/17/14

Brad King: Do not let the ‘Colorado Calamity’ spread to Florida

George Santayana once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
Published: 10/16/14

Stephen R. Mason: Why Florida should close coverage gap and expand health care

There are over 160,000 people in the Tampa Bay area in a predicament that can’t be logically explained: They make too much money to qualify for Medicaid and too little for subsidized health insurance on the federal insurance exchange. They are...
Published: 10/15/14