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Another lie from those who gave us Iraq

Last week Jeb Bush stumbled through an easy answer to the question of whether “knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the (2003 Iraq) invasion?” After five tries over four days he finally got right what every other GOP presid...
Updated: 2 months ago

Adding up

The battle over the Ridge Road extension, 14 years and counting, rages on, and the money to wage the battle continues to flow. Last week, the Pasco County Commission voted to pay another $261,500 to Dawson & Associates. The Washington, D.C.-based...
Updated: 2 months ago

Letters to the editor, May 27

Mind boggles
Updated: 2 months ago

Critical condition

Things could ugly get if the Legislature can’t agree on health care funding and pave the way for approval of a state budget for fiscal 2016. Really ugly.
Updated: 2 months ago

Letters to the editor, May 23

Not needed
Updated: 2 months ago

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 ...
Updated: 2 months ago

Letters to the editor, May 20

Longer hours, please
Updated: 2 months 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...
Updated: 2 months ago

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...
Updated: 2 months ago

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: 3 months ago