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Coming to terms with extinction

Throughout human history, people have had a compelling desire to know how things will turn out. Prophets, soothsayers, fortune tellers, clairvoyants, astrologers, and sorcerers were all in the business of foretelling the future. It is always interest...
Published: 07/24/14

Florida on track for recovery, faster than some states

At midyear, the Florida economy continues to chug along on the road to recovery, stronger than many other states in the nation. The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area also is showing steady progress, but there still are obstacles ahead.
Published: 07/24/14

Why incumbents keep getting re-elected

It’s no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating.
Published: 07/24/14

Vote no on Amendment 2

On behalf of the Vote No on 2 Campaign, which is dedicated to defeating the so-called medical marijuana ballot initiative which Floridians will vote on this November, the campaign firmly believes that the dangerous loopholes contained in Amendment 2 ...
Published: 07/16/14

My German BFF

I finally landed the interview of a lifetime. After following the career of acclaimed German psychologist Dubist Ein Esel for many years, I found him behind the drive-through window at a Dairy Queen in Clearwater. His hair remains as wiry as Einstein...
Published: 07/17/14

Are we doomed to polarization?

We Americans are trapped in a political dilemma. We all like representative democracy, but we don’t much like the way it’s performing.
Published: 07/09/14

Historic Harbor Oaks, 100 years and counting

Clearwater is known for modern hotels, homes and high-rise condos, but many historic buildings have survived to recall the story of earlier times and the people who lived here.
Published: 07/10/14

Grieving doesn’t mean leaving

Where do people go after they die? We know their physical body is no longer with us, but is there more to the after death experience than we know? Each religion provides its believers with an answer. In Christianity, it is heaven or hell. In Judaism,...
Published: 07/10/14

Florida is a top state for best college value

School’s out for summer, but education is generating plenty of public discussion.
Published: 07/02/14

Don’t get fresh with me

I just formed a think tank called Kelly’s Klassics to provide catchy advertising slogans. I figure that if Wall Street PR firms can knock down millions for lame catchphrases like “Pizza! Pizza!” for Little Caesars, it’s wo...
Published: 07/02/14

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