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Lakeland Republican U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross says under Obamacare "physicians are being overextended, and in time, will likely begin reducing patient access to service." So, instead of finding ways to alleviate the doc shortage, his solution is to repea...
Published: 03/19/15

New EPA methane rules not a gas

In his State of the Union, President Barack Obama called on Congress to practice "middle-class economics," by "unleashing new jobs," "helping working families" and "building the most competitive economy anywhere." It seems odd, then, that the preside...
Published: 03/19/15

Inconvenient truth

In attempting this week to explain why, during her time as secretary of state, former U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton exclusively used an email server that was set up at her home, she told reporters she wanted the convenience of only having to carry one mo...
Published: 03/19/15

Police must learn from Ferguson tragedy

I wasn't really surprised last week when former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson was cleared of any wrongdoing for the fatal 2014 shooting of teenager Michael Brown, which set off weeks of angry protests, not only in the St. Louis sub...
Published: 03/19/15

Letters to the editor, March 14

Thanks, Pat
Published: 03/19/15

It’s the same old Clinton questions

The grim forced march to a Hillary Clinton coronation just got a little grimmer. The Hillary email scandal - on top of the revelation of continuing foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation while she was secretary of state - is a nice reminder for ...
Published: 03/19/15

Pasco death match

Where is the late, great Gordon Solie now that we really need him? Solie, for the uninitiated, was the long-time announcer for "Championship Wrestling from Florida." One standard feature of big-time professional wrestling on the Suncoast, vintage 196...
Published: 03/12/15

Letters to the editor, March 11

Annoying story
Published: 03/12/15

Childhood adversity needs more research

Each year, one in five U.S. children suffers from a mental disorder. These illnesses range from depression to anxiety to alcohol abuse. Astoundingly, almost 5 percent of children are addicted to drugs.
Published: 03/12/15

Shed no tears for poor Jihadi John

Mohammed Emwazi, aka Jihadi John, the masked, British-accented butcher of hostages on ISIS videos, makes an unlikely victim, to say the least. The entire point of the videos is to advertise his savagery and that of the hellish cause he serves. Yet, s...
Published: 03/12/15