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Sunday, Aug 30, 2015

Joe Henderson Columns

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Hillary’s numbers are shrinking, but she’s still probably Dems’ best best

This must seem like old times for Hillary Clinton, just like the last time she was supposed to be the Democratic nominee for president.
Updated: 3 hours ago
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Legislature proves again there is no simple task in a sandbox

I don’t know whether to laugh, get righteously mad, or just shake my head at how abysmally messed up the Florida Legislature has become. Then again, who says I can’t do all three?
Published: 08/29/15
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Your home computer is now a stage for damaged, angry people

Horror was hidden Wednesday morning like a coiled snake among the banality of typical Facebook posts. A monster wanted you to see his work, and for the unsuspecting there was really no choice.
Published: 08/28/15
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Retaining, hiring teachers big challenge in Hillsborough and all over

Hillsborough County began the new school year about 200 permanent teachers short of what it needs. In a school district that employs about 16,000 teachers, that doesn’t sound like a huge number.
Published: 08/26/15
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Maybe ice cream would be better for youth sports than trophies

The question of whether kids should receive trophies for simply being on a sports team is not high on the list of things I think about. I’m not a big fan of them, to be honest, but I don’t think our American Way Of Life will collapse be...
Published: 08/23/15
Uber, Lyft aren’t going away, but transportation commission might be
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Uber, Lyft aren’t going away, but transportation commission might be

By now, it should be clear that nouveau taxi operators Uber and Lyft have no intention of playing by the Public Transportation Commission’s rules. They makes their own rules in the 300 or so cities and 59 countries where they operate, and peop...
Published: 08/22/15
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Henderson: Jimmy Carter reminds us we should expect more from our leaders

We expect so little from our leaders these days.
Published: 08/21/15
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Strike up the choir! Tax collector’s new office helps Drew Park comeback

It must have been a little strange around the neighborhood Monday morning in Drew Park. I doubt the good people there expected to hear a full-throated and enthusiastic choir singing loud and proud. They especially wouldn’t have expected that ...
Published: 08/19/15
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Campaign spending is free speech? C’mon! It’s anything but free

Toby Neugebauer is a billionaire from Texas, co-founder of Quantum Energy Partners, a private equity firm from Houston. He gave $10 million to a Super PAC designed to further Ted Cruz’s presidential ambitions.
Published: 08/16/15
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When did being civil become sign of political weakness?

“Trump May Be Our Last Hope To Shut Up The Politically Correct.”
Updated one month ago