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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

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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

What good is an apology

An apology is saying the right thing after doing the wrong thing, and an unkind word cannot ever be retracted.
Published: 10/02/14

Just for Grins — Tricks with limericks

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...
Published: 09/25/14
Sheriff urges ‘No’ vote on Amendment 2

Sheriff urges ‘No’ vote on Amendment 2

This fall we will have an opportunity to vote on Amendment 2 – a proposal allowing for the open sale and smoking of marijuana throughout Florida via physician recommendation. Many residents have asked my position on this issue and I would like...
Published: 09/25/14

Just for Grins -- A monopoly on monotony

I attended my first City of Clearwater council meeting last week. Accordingly, I have contacted Governor Scott with a recommendation for amending Florida's constitution to require those convicted of a capital crime to choose their punishment in one o...
Updated: 1 months ago

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