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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 &...
Updated: 2 months ago

Letters to the editor, May 13

Road mystery
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Winning discord

Many years ago, a reporter interviewing Ted Williams — then Pasco County’s elected property appraiser and de facto leader of the Democratic Party in Pasco County — about an unrelated matter jokingly asked Williams why the countyR...
Updated: 2 months ago

Letters to the editor, May 9

Listen up
Updated: 2 months ago

Jihadi censorship comes to America

Terrorists assaulted a “Muhammad cartoon” event in Texas sponsored by activist Pamela Geller, and the response has been, in part, soul-searching over what’s wrong with Pamela Geller.
Updated: 2 months ago

Still rising

Prior to 2010, one of the main factors said to be driving health care spending upward was people without insurance turning to hospital emergency rooms because they did not have primary care physicians. The hospitals, in turn, passed along to paying p...
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Letters to the editor, May 6

I’ll take a panther
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Labor unions aren’t the problem

Republican governors and legislators are forever attempting to inhibit unions’ viability, claiming they harm the economic climate. Wisconsin has joined 24 other states in passing a “right–to-work” law. Far from guaranteeing ev...
Updated: 2 months ago

Big divide

Even its most ardent backers have to concede that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is one of the most polarizing bits of social policy in memory. With Democrats controlling the White House, holding a solid majority in the U.S. House and...
Updated: 2 months ago