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Letters to the editor, May 20

Longer hours, please
Published: 05/20/15

Economic libertarianism is poppycock

Economic libertarianism is this decade’s Republican meme. And it’s just as flawed as last decade’s thoroughly discredited neo-conservatism. It’s one of those ideas like Marxism, the Kama Sutra or invading Iraq that looks bette...
Published: 05/19/15
Updated: 05/20/15

Who’s counting

The nation’s gross domestic product grew at an anemic 0.2 percent in the first quarter of 2015, far less than the 1 percent rate most economists had been predicting. Then there is the job situation. While the unemployment rate is down to 5.4 p...
Published: 05/20/15

The high price of cheap labor

Manicures and pedicures aren’t usually news or fodder for commentary, but a blockbuster report in The New York Times has made them a compelling issue. Under the headline “The Price of Nice Nails,” the story cataloged the abusive tre...
Published: 05/15/15

Round One

We weren’t surprised that the inaugural meeting of the Pasco charter advisory board got off to a rough start that included attacks on the board’s somewhat homogeneous makeup. The advisory board has the dubious task of coming up with a cha...
Published: 05/15/15

Letter to the editor, May 16

Getting balance
Published: 05/15/15

Not just us

Florida’s 2016 fiscal year begins July 1, but the state does not yet have a budget signed by Gov. Rick Scott. The Legislature is scheduled to go into special session in a bit to hammer out a budget on which both of its chambers can agree. ...
Published: 05/14/15

So now we can’t call thugs ‘thugs’?

In light of the past year’s conflicts between police and black communities, numerous voices are calling for a “national conversation on race.” Problem is the conversation that needs to be had is not the one they want to hear. They &...
Published: 05/14/15

Letters to the editor, May 13

Road mystery
Published: 05/14/15

Winning discord

Many years ago, a reporter interviewing Ted Williams — then Pasco County’s elected property appraiser and de facto leader of the Democratic Party in Pasco County — about an unrelated matter jokingly asked Williams why the countyR...
Published: 05/12/15