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The Great Railroad Fantasy

The Amtrak crash outside of Philadelphia was an invitation for practically every politician in the Northeast and every transit expert in America to complain about lack of funding for the country’s infrastructure. They didn’t even wait to ...
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Letters to the editor, May 20

Longer hours, please
Updated one month ago

Who’s counting

The nation’s gross domestic product grew at an anemic 0.2 percent in the first quarter of 2015, far less than the 1 percent rate most economists had been predicting. Then there is the job situation. While the unemployment rate is down to 5.4 p...
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Economic libertarianism is poppycock

Economic libertarianism is this decade’s Republican meme. And it’s just as flawed as last decade’s thoroughly discredited neo-conservatism. It’s one of those ideas like Marxism, the Kama Sutra or invading Iraq that looks bette...
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The high price of cheap labor

Manicures and pedicures aren’t usually news or fodder for commentary, but a blockbuster report in The New York Times has made them a compelling issue. Under the headline “The Price of Nice Nails,” the story cataloged the abusive tre...
Updated: 2 months ago

Round One

We weren’t surprised that the inaugural meeting of the Pasco charter advisory board got off to a rough start that included attacks on the board’s somewhat homogeneous makeup. The advisory board has the dubious task of coming up with a cha...
Updated: 2 months ago

Letter to the editor, May 16

Getting balance
Updated: 2 months ago

Not just us

Florida’s 2016 fiscal year begins July 1, but the state does not yet have a budget signed by Gov. Rick Scott. The Legislature is scheduled to go into special session in a bit to hammer out a budget on which both of its chambers can agree. ...
Updated: 2 months ago

So now we can’t call thugs ‘thugs’?

In light of the past year’s conflicts between police and black communities, numerous voices are calling for a “national conversation on race.” Problem is the conversation that needs to be had is not the one they want to hear. They &...
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Letters to the editor, May 13

Road mystery
Updated: 2 months ago