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Saturday, Feb 06, 2016

Joe Henderson Columns

MLB benefits from a new Rays stadium, so it should help pay for it
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MLB benefits from a new Rays stadium, so it should help pay for it

A stadium location isn't the problem, columnist Joe Henderson says -- paying for it is. And he says the MLB needs to pony up.
Updated one month ago
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Supreme Court death penalty ruling leaves state with big mess

Whether you agree with Tuesday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Florida’s death penalty law or not, you have to concede one thing.
Updated one month ago
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Legislature vows to play nice this year; place your wagers now

We’ll start today with what, I guess, is good news.
Updated one month ago
Florida got it right with Bolin execution
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Florida got it right with Bolin execution

The world got better when Oscar Ray Bolin was forcibly evicted from the realm of the living to whatever awaited in the Great Beyond, columnist Joe Henderson writes.
Updated one month ago
Obama’s gun proposal is tame, but the hysteria about it isn’t
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Obama’s gun proposal is tame, but the hysteria about it isn’t

President Barack Obama’s move to expand background checks on people trying to buy a gun is more symbolic than anything. It won’t have any significant impact beyond providing material for the caustic wits who found amusement in the tears...
Updated one month ago
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Jeb has a long way to go, but there’s still time

Jeb! Bush spent about an hour recently with the editorial board of The Tampa Tribune, responding in depth to questions about a wide range of policies he would push if he is elected president of the United States.
Updated one month ago
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Christmas nuggets to go with your Christmas dinner

Merry Christmas.
Updated one month ago
From homeless to hopeful, they now help those in need
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From homeless to hopeful, they now help those in need

Imagine being 14 years old and your father says you aren’t welcome in his house. Going back to your mother isn’t an option because she is hooked on drugs.
Updated: 2 months ago
Can’t anyone even raise a reasonable question about guns? Evidently not
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Can’t anyone even raise a reasonable question about guns? Evidently not

’Tis the season of absolutes.
Updated: 2 months ago
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Facts don’t seem to matter just now in presidential debates

Political fact-checkers should get a Christmas bonus for the extra work they’ve had to do because of the presidential debates. Take the most recent evening of truth-stretching/fact-ignoring Tuesday in the Republican debate. If you’re so...
Updated: 2 months ago