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In the words of bluesman Albert King's classic “Born Under a Bad Sign,” for a while, if it weren't for bad luck, Tampa Bay Water wouldn't have “had no luck at all.” Fortunately for the regional water wholesaler, even nature is...
Published: 10/03/14

Heckler’s veto and elusive credibility

The idea that school administrators do and should have broad authority to set peacekeeping rules is self-evident. In this, I am generally in agreement with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. But, as the saying goes, with great authority comes gre...
Published: 10/03/14

Remain calm — we can handle ISIL

Dealing with the Islamic State, or ISIL, is tough enough without feverish rants like that from Sen. Lindsey Graham. The South Carolina Republican declared, “The president needs to rise to the occasion before we all get killed at home.” ...
Published: 10/03/14

Letters to the editor, Oct. 1

Realist’s view
Published: 10/03/14

Vote Yes on Greenlight for future of Pinellas

In less than two months, you will help decide the future of Pinellas County by voting on the Greenlight Pinellas plan. Greenlight Pinellas is a transformational transit plan that will positively impact the entire county. ...
Published: 10/03/14

Control problem

We have long been fascinated by the U.S. government's inability, with the fortunate exception of the Department of Defense, to use and upgrade technology. Last year's highly flawed introduction of the Healthcare.gov website under the Affordable Care ...
Published: 09/29/14

Letters to the editor, Sept. 27

Published: 09/29/14

Another perspective on domestic abuse

By now everyone is aware of — and possibly has seen — the horrific videos of NFL player Ray Rice punching his then fiancée and now wife, Janay Palmer, in the head in an Atlantic City casino elevator, on Feb. 15, knocking her out and dragg...
Published: 09/29/14

Body cameras good for police, civilians

The shooting of unarmed Missouri teen Michael Brown has sparked a national discussion about police brutality, excessive force and police accountability. According to a USA Today/PEW Research Center Survey, 2 out of 3 Americans say officers don't do a...
Published: 09/26/14

Pasco shouldn't hinder refugee children

Refugees escaping dangerous countries are traditionally welcomed to U.S. shores. Jewish refugees came through Ellis Island circa 1910 to escape Russia. Cuban refugees poured into Florida in 1959. They left family and possessions to escape Castro's co...
Published: 09/24/14

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