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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?”
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...
Low odds, bad gamble — Oct. 9 Free grant unacceptable
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.
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...
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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...
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.
An apology is saying the right thing after doing the wrong thing, and an unkind word cannot ever be retracted.
I just received a rejection letter from a top official at the University of Iowa’s Division of Imagination & Original Thought. It stated that my entries into their annual poetry competition had been summarily rejected due to a “severe r...
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