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‘Big Government’ has a proud history

A recent letter writer expressed amused shock that possibly I had “awoken from a protracted dormancy from reality” because I uttered some opinions on race that more closely fit with a conservative viewpoint. It's astonishing how astute an...
Published: 06/26/14

Letters to the editor, June 21

You can help
Published: 06/24/14

Bad reviews

We are perfectly willing to concede there is a robust debate to be had over the question of whether the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and the ouster of Saddam Hussein is the cause of the disorder in the Middle East, or it would be happening anyway. What...
Published: 06/24/14

Judges can’t decide thorny social issues

Ever restive, Americans' opinions regarding most things have shifted radically over recent decades. I blame my self-absorbed, pig-through-a-python baby boomer generation — but none so much as our opinion about marriage. The results are mixed at...
Published: 06/24/14

Thinking of ‘fixing’ Iraq again?

Jon Stewart reprised a segment of “The Daily Show” last week — “Mess O' Potamia” — the subject of which fans thought or at least hoped was long since shelved. It's not and their hopes were always futile. ...
Published: 06/24/14

Mosquito coast

The Suncoast's traditional late spring-early summer dry season failed to materialize this year. That means the ground is not as arid as it can get this time of the year. So there soon could be plenty of standing stormwater all over the Suncoast now t...
Updated: 1 months ago

Many men stuck in low-wage jobs too

Much is rightly made of continuing pay disparities between working men and women and of the scandalously poor economic status of single mothers. It is important, however, to recognize that too many fathers, including growing numbers of single dads, a...
Updated: 1 months ago

Immigration bill ended Cantor’s House career

The seeds of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's shocking primary loss last week may have been sown in January. That's when House Republican leaders insisted on floating a set of immigration principles at the party's retreat as a gesture toward actin...
Updated: 1 months ago

Letters to the editor, June 18

Numbers game
Updated: 1 months ago

Leave ridicule out of medical pot debate

Conspiracy theorists and amateur pundits thought they had it all figured out. Florida's proposed amendment to legalize medical marijuana was going to drive enough young voters to the polls in November to deliver the governor's mansion to Charlie Cris...
Updated: 1 months ago

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