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Monday, Feb 08, 2016

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COLUMN

Democratic socialism part of American life

He had been in Congress for decades and thought he knew the best remedy for health care in America: “Medicare for everyone.”
Published: 02/04/16
COLUMN

Legislators can learn from history — and former legislators

Many of my columns include blunt assessments of bills and budgets coming out of Tallahassee. So it was with some trepidation that I decided to attend the 2016 Legislative Reunion. And I’m glad I did.
Published: 02/04/16
Tampa’s finest await call to Hall in several sports
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Tampa’s finest await call to Hall in several sports

TAMPA — Tony Dungy and John Lynch, Bucs pillars, are again finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We’ll know on Saturday if they’re in or out.
Published: 02/03/16
Local singers come together for a choir to back up Manilow concert
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Local singers come together for a choir to back up Manilow concert

When organizers of the Barry Manilow concert Thursday at Amalie Arena needed local singers on short notice to form a backup gospel choir, they knew who to call.
Published: 02/02/16
Updated: 02/03/16
COLUMN

Otto: This idea of Groundhog Day has been bugging me

Another Groundhog Day and most of us are more interested in what kind of wacky food they’ll have at Thursday’s opening of the Florida State Fair than what some oversized rodent has to say.
Published: 02/01/16
Maddon never one to change
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Maddon never one to change

TAMPA — Joe Maddon, former Rays manager (you might recall), was in the parking lot at Ava, the Italian restaurant he co-owns on South Howard Avenue, not far from his home on Bayshore Boulevard. Maddon left the Rays, but never completely left T...
Published: 01/31/16
COLUMN

The launch of specialty plates

Wow, it has been 30 years. That was my reaction last Thursday when news reports marked the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster that killed seven brave Americans.
Published: 01/31/16
COLUMN

Hillary’s dark-matter emails: A big you-know-what deal

Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates weekdays at TBO.com.
Published: 01/31/16
COLUMN

We know Washington is gridlocked, but does it even want to get out?

You may be among those who can’t fathom how Donald Trump could be the next president of the United States. Or perhaps you thought you knew how our political system works, but the rise of Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders forced you to rethink.
Published: 01/31/16
COLUMN

Still arguing, angling, 43 years after Roe

We continue to see the ramifications of what happens when the U.S. Supreme Court stomps its foot on an issue that was otherwise making its way through the nation’s political machinery, short-circuiting the sensibilities of the American people....
Published: 01/31/16