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The border crisis comes to West Pasco

As irritating as the mess on America's southern border has been, it was easy enough here in Florida to be regarded in the abstract. The surge of illegal immigrants from Central America, most of them unaccompanied minors, was Texas' problem, and Arizo...
Updated: 14 hours ago

The Middle East: Some context, please

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu justifies his missile barrage and invasion of Gaza by insisting that no country can allow itself to be targeted by thousands of rockets.
Updated: 14 hours ago

Letters to the editor, Aug. 2

Rough start
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Peace at last

We wish the headline above applied to the situation in Ukraine or the Middle East, but for now we're happy to see a war, of the legal variety, has come to an end. The battle, however, again underscored some of the peculiarity of modern health care fi...
Published: 07/31/14

Wrong approach

One thing that can be said about President Barack Obama is that he has a jeweler's eye for the populist political pitch and he seems convinced he has found another: U.S. companies using “inversion” deals to shelter their earnings from the...
Published: 07/29/14

When morality is of no consequence

This month, the Hamas terrorist organization has fired more than 2,500 rockets at Israeli cities. That's more than one rocket every 10 minutes. With such a statistic, we easily forget that even one rocket fired unprovoked and indiscriminately at an u...
Published: 07/29/14

Letters to the editor, July 30

On the level
Published: 07/29/14

The alleged leader of the free world

President Barack Obama must have missed his calling as head of the National Transportation Safety Board. In the wake of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Obama has been the nation's forensic investigator-in-chief. He has summoned all the mo...
Published: 07/29/14

Crist should stop ducking Rich debate

Nearly everyone believes Charlie Crist will be the Democratic nominee to oppose Gov. Rick Scott this fall, as long as he doesn't mess it up. So it may be smart politics for Crist to ignore Nan Rich's repeated requests for a debate. ...
Published: 07/25/14

Eye to eyes

We have no problem with elected officials being passionate advocates and rallying political forces to back those passions. At some point, however, high-pressure advocacy becomes pointless overkill. Judging from this week's Pasco County Commission mee...
Published: 07/25/14

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