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Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014

Letter of the Day

Letter of the Day: Reducing the footprint of the ‘marketplace’

Regarding: “Why political campaign contributions should be secret” (Other Views, Sept. 13): Once again, a couple of academic policy wonks, one a former Washington lobbyist, have come forward with a proposal to fix our allegedly flawed s...
Updated: 11 hours ago

Standing up for the victims of spousal abuse

Thank you to Martin Fennelly and Joe Henderson for writing the columns about the NFL and Roger Goodell’s lack of action in the Ray Rice case. I should also add James Causey, a journalist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, who wrote another gr...
Published: 09/16/14

A new home for the Rays and Bulls?

I served on the Florida State Fair Authority for almost 16 years, and during that time many issues came up regarding the best use of the over 300 acres of property that is controlled by the state. Now that we have the Tampa Bay Rays and the USF Bulls...
Published: 09/13/14

Three negatives that Tampa needs to address

In 1968 I visited Tampa for the first time. It was a business trip, and while I did not see that much of Tampa, I thought it was one of the most beautiful cities I had seen. However, time changes a lot of things, including cities.
Published: 09/14/14

Letter of the Day: Punish abusers ‘where it hurts’

It does not matter who we are. Abuse is abuse. Whether we are famous, or have money, or are poor. This does not give us the right to beat and abuse another person.
Published: 09/15/14

Green and gold doesn’t mesh with red

As a USF grad and season-ticket holder since day one, can I ask my fellow USF grads and the Tampa Bay area community a question? Can we please stop pretending like the USF Bulls playing at Raymond James Stadium is a good thing? It is not. As a matte...
Published: 09/12/14

New ‘stupid trick’ deserves big penalty

Regarding “Man ‘lazed’ planes, deputies say” (Metro, Sept. 9):
Published: 09/11/14

Every baby deserves a chance

Last year, 122 babies of Hillsborough County never celebrated their first birthday.
Published: 09/10/14

Developing a coherent strategy against terror

Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent comments on a solution to Iraq were once again horrific. There was nothing compelling, and it was just more of the same wimpishness. At the same time, the White House is taking a nuanced approach toward I...
Published: 09/09/14

Adjunct professors good resources for schools

Regarding “U.S. colleges’ dirty little secret: adjunct professor” (Other Views, Sept. 2):
Published: 09/06/14