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Crashing the ’Net

We in the newspaper business can testify about the transformative nature of the Internet. People in nearly every other industry can tell the same tales. The worldwide computer network has transformed the way people do business and live in ways few co...
Published: 01/27/15

Letters to the editor, Jan. 24

Trees important
Published: 01/27/15

Talking charter: It couldn’t hurt

In a pivotal moment during the early goings of the musical “1776,” Stephen Hopkins, the delegate from Rhode Island, returns from the privy to find the Continental Congress deadlocked over whether to debate declaring independence from Engl...
Published: 01/27/15

Same-sex marriage. Get over it!

It's one thing to oppose same-sex marriage based on fears, prejudice and the edicts of popes and preachers who, over the years, initially have been wrong on just about every social controversy. And the Bible's certainly no authority or we'd still be ...
Published: 01/27/15

Limited return

From the start we have supported Pasco County's decades-long effort to foster a tourism industry out of little but determination and a 2 percent tax levied on hotel and motel rooms and other short-term rental accommodations. We have, however, been wa...
Published: 01/22/15

Letters to the editor, Jan. 21

Deadly policy
Published: 01/22/15

Its a good time to kill gasoline tax

That didn't take long. It's not even a month since Congress came under Republican control, and already the faucets are flowing with fresh cynicism. Here midterm voters thought they were electing a conservative majority dedicated to — at least! ...
Published: 01/22/15

Of course it’s a religious war

The terrorist killings in Paris were shocking but deplorably predictable. Not because a satirical weekly mocked radical Islam and printed caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed — that's just an excuse for violence — but because the world is ...
Published: 01/22/15

Wrong forum

After failing in November to garner the 60 percent yes vote needed to write a right to medical marijuana use into the Florida constitution, the measure's backers say they may take another shot in 2016. In the meantime, another, seemingly disparate, c...
Published: 01/20/15

Judge: I have ambitious 2015 pro bono wish list

A year ago I urged every lawyer in Florida to make a New Year's resolution to take at least one pro bono case — providing free legal services to an indigent person — in 2014. For 2015, I have a more ambitious pro bono wish list: ...
Published: 01/20/15

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