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Talk? Why not?

Scientists from a number of universities in Florida want to take Gov. Rick Scott to the woodshed. The governor's offense? Not being on the orthodox side of one of the great contemporary politico-media obsessions, climate change. ...
Published: 07/18/14

Letters to the editor, July 19

Thanks, Coach
Published: 07/18/14

The president's man-caused border disaster

As a defender of the nation's borders, President Barack Obama is a hell of a pool player. The president enjoyed a game at a bar in Denver with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper the other day, without the noir atmosphere of his furtive visits to pool ha...
Published: 07/15/14

Government grows, as Pasco again proving

The first draft of the latest Pasco County budget, including appendices, stretches 327 eye-glazing pages, and it probes such topics as interfund transfers, contingencies and object codes. It is, in other words, not what anyone would mistake for a bea...
Published: 07/15/14

Letters to the editor, July 10

Greenlight a bit dim
Published: 07/15/14

Keep talking

The Legislature passed a bill sponsored by House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, during its 2014 session giving Pasco-Hernando State College and the Pasco Sheriff's Office until Oct. 1 to settle a dispute over PHSC's law enforcement academ...
Published: 07/11/14

Government overseers must be independent

On July 1, HB 1385 became the law of our state. Basically, it protects the independence of Florida's inspectors general as they monitor state agencies for waste and corruption. The job is not without hazards. It was not uncommon for inspectors to fac...
Published: 07/11/14

Chicago suffering social meltdown

For most of the country, July Fourth weekend means hot dogs, fireworks and relaxing time with family. In certain neighborhoods in Chicago, it means something very different. For the second year running, Chicago saw a spate of violence over the long h...
Published: 07/11/14

Letters to the editor, July 12

More patrol cars
Published: 07/11/14

Getting jobbed

Last week, the Obama administration — in the run-up to the long Fourth of July holiday weekend, when perhaps not a lot of people were paying attention — released a study. It calculated that because the Florida Legislature has not gone alo...
Published: 07/10/14

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