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Give a favorite former teacher a call

I wrote to my teacher, which sounds ordinary until you learn I'm 75 years old and my teacher is 100. And we're typical of today's seniors: older but active. You may have a teacher or two of senior status you recall with fond memories. Call her. I did...
Published: 08/26/14

Equal in guile

People convinced that no political party holds a monopoly on virtue or skullduggery had their view reinforced by what took place in a courtroom in the state capital this week.
Published: 08/26/14

Letters to the editor, Aug. 23

Speeding treatments
Published: 08/26/14

Let justice rule in Ferguson

Even if the police in Ferguson, Missouri, are the brutal occupying force alleged by the protesters there, what do local shop owners have to do with it? In the wake of the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in disputed circumstances last wee...
Published: 08/26/14

The leadership vacuum on Capitol Hill

When, as a people, do we admit we are leaderless? What are the final tipping points that wake us to the fact that Washington is populated by people who look out for themselves first, their party second, and the people last? ...
Published: 08/20/14

Food stamps versus tax shelters

The prevailing notion of what poor people are like goes like this: They make bad life choices; can't control their urges; are shiftless and most likely druggies; and often reliant on others to give meaning to their lives. ...
Published: 08/20/14

Calm amid chaos

Turmoil is cutting a wide swath across the Middle East. Israel has been battling Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Libya continues to be in the grip of Post-Qaddafi chaos. A maniacal group of fanatics has seized large portions of Syria and Iraq, declared it a...
Published: 08/20/14

Letters to the editor, Aug. 20

Community first
Published: 08/20/14

Pasco gasoline price gap no mystery

Late into a meeting of Republican rivals for two Pasco County Commission seats, Bob Robertson decided to change the subject. Never mind taxes and impact fees and gun-show loopholes. Producing from the fold of his wallet the evening's only visual aid ...
Published: 08/15/14

Looming impact

On Tuesday, consultants from CGL, a Miami-based company that plans, designs, constructs and manages correctional, criminal justice and government facilities, told commissioners the tab for building a planned court complex in the Land O' Lakes area wo...
Published: 08/15/14

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