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Goober for Governor

A previously undisclosed email chain just surfaced between former Governor Charlie Crist and reigning Governor Rick Scott that could change the political landscape of Florida for the next decade....
Updated: 23 hours ago

Some thoughts on governing

I have been working in or around government for over 50 years, and if you asked me to boil down what I’ve learned to one sentence, it is this: Governing is much harder work than most people imagine. This doesn’t excuse its lapses or slu...
Published: 10/29/14

Green lights often turn red

A friend received a mailer the other day from a group called Friends of Greenlight titled, “Are You A Conservative Thinking About Supporting Greenlight Pinellas?”
Published: 10/23/14

The closet hypocrite

Hypocrisy is a part of human nature that most of us do not want to admit we possess or practice. Although we have the best of intentions, we occasionally find ourselves in a situation where our behavior and our beliefs contradict one another. This ma...
Published: 10/22/14

From Our Readers

Low odds, bad gamble — Oct. 9 Free grant unacceptable
Published: 10/16/14

How TV campaign ads got so nasty

If you watch television this time of year and see a barrage of negative political ads with only an occasional television show squeezed in, don’t be alarmed.
Published: 10/16/14

Viewing Political Corruption More Broadly

Earlier this year, veteran political writer Thomas Edsall reported an eyebrow-raising fact about Americans’ views toward government. Polling by Gallup, he noted, found that the proportion of Americans who believed that corruption is “wi...
Published: 10/15/14

Low odds, bad gamble

Special to the Gazette
Published: 10/09/14

Just for Grins — Five centuries hence

It’s a great honor to announce that I’ve been chosen to bury a time capsule that will be opened January 1, 2515, during the premiere of “Dolphin Tale 1,659.” Some may wonder why such an esteemed tribute would be bestowed u...
Published: 10/09/14

November’s elections won’t resolve much of anything

Members of Congress are home now, campaigning for the upcoming elections. Their messages are all over the map, and for a good reason: they have very little to brag about.
Published: 10/01/14

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