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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
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Neither harm nor foul in anti-slacker ‘participation’ trophies

James Harrison, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ linebacker, made news last week by denouncing one facet of the pernicious politically correct/self-esteem movement: trophies presented his sons, ages 6 and 8, for the admirable but not — in Harri...
Published: 08/23/15
Sometimes, government can’t let us be
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Sometimes, government can’t let us be

LAND O’ LAKES ­— From a time predating our nation’s founding, the raw essence of being an American always has meant this: All things being equal, we prefer to be left alone. This is the short explanation for why patriots hea...
Published: 08/23/15
Bucs’ dream catcher Evans ready to make magic with Winston
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Bucs’ dream catcher Evans ready to make magic with Winston

Jameis Winston, Bucs rookie quarterback, lights up around Mike Evans, former Bucs rookie receiver.
Published: 08/22/15
COLUMN

Mapmakers trying to get it right — again

Some quick research into the history of the science reveals that when ancient mapmakers first began representing the Earth’s surface on a map, they simply drew geographic features as they saw them or as travelers and explorers described them. ...
Published: 08/22/15
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
Nothing ‘neat’ about latest Planned Parenthood horror
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Nothing ‘neat’ about latest Planned Parenthood horror

Video No. 7 exposing Planned Parenthood’s ghoulish culture from the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress dropped Wednesday, establishing this above all else: The series’ producers are building toward a crescendo....
Published: 08/22/15
Washington Generals taught us life can be cruel
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Washington Generals taught us life can be cruel

The news came last week: The Harlem Globetrotters severed ties with the Washington Generals after 63 years. The Generals are no more, and the news hit Martin Fennelly like a bucket of confetti.
Published: 08/21/15
COLUMN

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
COLUMN

Rethinking birthright citizenship

It seems, at least at this early stage, we are embarking on a presidential election campaign about Truly Important Things, things in some ways no less vital to the nation’s future than the issues that dominated the election of 1860....
Published: 08/21/15