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GOP tactics required Senate filibuster change

Republicans remain furious Senate Democrats chose to introduce some sanity into the upper chamber by altering the archaic rules for filibusters. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called it “a power grab.” No Senator, the powe...
Published: 04/18/14

Easy out

Another skirmish is underway in the face-off between Pinellas and Pasco counties over the Crossbar Ranch property, in north-central Pasco. During the former “water war” on the Suncoast, Pinellas bought the 12,400-acre Crossbar property so...
Published: 04/15/14

Letters to the editor, April 12

Forget the hype
Published: 04/15/14

Do schools need ‘religious viewpoint’ laws?

Remember the hue and cry last fall when a Tennessee teacher told a fifth-grader she couldn’t write about God as the person she admired most?
Published: 04/15/14

Difference between racism and pandering

A recent Education Department study indicates African-American kids compose about 18 percent of children attending preschool but account for 42 percent of those who are suspended once and nearly half of those suspended more than once. ...
Published: 04/15/14

Calling Obamacare permanent premature

As near as I can figure, Chuck Todd, NBC's ubiquitous political analyst, was the first to float the notion of the Affordable Care Act's permanence, but it wasn't long before other left-leaning media voices fell in line. National Journal's Ron Fournie...
Published: 04/09/14

Crawling onward

Last week, the federal government released its latest employment figures, and they contained some data that some put forward as a milestone. Since the end of the post-2007 recession, the country's businesses and nonprofit organizations have produced ...
Published: 04/09/14

Letters to the editor, April 9

Garbage approach
Published: 04/09/14

The First Amendment is such a nuisance

Every time the Supreme Court rules in favor of the First Amendment in a campaign-finance case, the left recoils in disgust.
Published: 04/09/14

Unsolved riddle

Given the grief it has taken since October and what it acknowledges was a problem-plagued start to the Affordable Care Act, the White House's trumpeting of the fact that some 7 million people had signed up for health insurance via the federal or stat...
Published: 04/04/14

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