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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...
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Low odds, bad gamble

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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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: 2 months ago

Why only two percent of people run for office?

When voters nationally are asked, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today, the answer is disheartening. According to the Pew Research Center, 66 percent of respondents are dissatisfied, twice as many as t...
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LETTER TO EDITOR: CMA guilty of bait and switch

CMA guilty of bait and switch
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The summer of our discontent

Despite these last few months of hot and lazy days, it’s been hard not to notice a cold political wind blowing through the country. The magazine Foreign Affairs captured it with its latest cover, a mockup of a travel poster featuring a crumbli...
Updated: 2 months ago

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