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Too many discrepancies to call this justice

Before the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury verdict turns into a white-black or a left-right conflagration — er, forget that, the fire truck's already left the station. Unfortunately so, because there are some very questionable procedures, legal ...
Published: 12/10/14

Moving idea

For years, Port Richey has been trying to find ways to cash in on its waterfront. Last week, the City Council discussed the latest waterfront plan, which, City Manager Tom O'Neill emphasized, as of yet has no commitment for “any funding.”...
Published: 12/04/14

Letters to the editor, Dec. 3

Little sense
Published: 12/04/14

Rick Scott 2.0 will show the truth

Rick Scott’s sudden U-turn halfway through his first term as Florida’s governor had tires squealing, rubber burning and heads shaking as people tried to figure him out.
Published: 12/04/14

Ferguson: media methaphor as fraud

The bitter irony of the Michael Brown case is that if he had actually put his hands up and said, “Don't shoot,” he almost certainly would be alive today. His family would have been spared an unspeakable loss, and Ferguson, Missouri, would...
Published: 12/04/14

The outrage machine trumps science

When Giovanni da Verrazzano returned from his famous 16th-century voyage exploring North America, the king of France rebuked him for lack of gender inclusivity aboard La Dauphine.
Published: 12/02/14

Lucky 9

Nov. 30 marks the end of the Atlantic hurricane season. Unless something meteorologically weird has happened since this was written — a bit earlier thanks to holiday deadlines — Florida will have gone through nine full seasons without a m...
Published: 12/02/14

Letters to the editor, Nov. 29

Money won
Published: 12/02/14

When Alzheimer’s strikes, hospice helps

The death on Nov. 3 of Tom Magliozzi, co-host of NPR’s popular show “Car Talk,” from complications of Alzheimer’s disease is a reminder that dementia is a terminal illness. While Alzheimer’s is just one type of deme...
Published: 12/02/14

Ring of truth

This is the open enrollment period for health insurance, so it's time to take another look at the Affordable Care Act of 2010. According to news accounts, the Healthcare.gov website, which people can use to sign up for health insurance, has recovered...
Published: 11/26/14

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