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What's Wrong With Obama's Re-election Campaign?

June 17, 2012 - 6:00pm

One of the hot national topics rolling into this week is whether Barack Obama's campaign, reeling on its heels as it is, needs an intervention.

In his Sunday column, Albert R. Hunt insists it's unprofessional, wrong-minded, fighting the battles it won't win and, yes -- it needs an intervention big-time.

Hunt is executive editor of Bloomberg News, the man who directs the news agency's Washington coverage.

Sen. Empty Record Says 'Boo!'

June 17, 2012 - 6:00pm

Give Bill Nelson credit for moxy. After five years of lying like a carp in the Washington weeds, he turns up in Florida at election time shaking a tin cup and warning of a right-wing extremist takeover if he's not returned to office.

Voter List Victim? Deal With It

June 15, 2012 - 6:00pm

Great story the governor tells about turning up at the polls dead. You might think that would win a few hearts and minds for the guy.

However Tempting, Florida Likely Won't Try to Eliminate Property Taxes

June 13, 2012 - 6:00pm

In a ballot initiative that caught the attention of Florida tea party conservatives and low-tax advocates the country over, North Dakota voters on Tuesday said "no" to making their state the first in the nation to end property taxes.

In fact, more than 76 percent of the electorate turned down Measure 2, according to returns from the North Dakota secretary of state.

I Didn't Think the Tampa Bay Times Could Stoop This Low

June 7, 2012 - 6:00pm

The Tampa Bay Times has a political statement to make, OK, I get it. But their editors used a reckless comparison to make it, and I can't let that go without comment.

Legislators, When You Hear Those Nanny Notions From Up North, Cover Your Ears

June 7, 2012 - 6:00pm

Don't trust your own judgment? Take I-95 north till you reach the 70-mile Nanny Corridor between New Jersey and New York City.

Word of Appreciation for Florida's Tax System

June 3, 2012 - 6:00pm

Listen to Florida's short-sellers and you'd think the tax system in this state is crumbling like a moldy cracker.

The Irresistibility of Ron Paul

May 30, 2012 - 6:00pm

It's easy to see why Ron Paul scores a fan base the envy of sports franchises and rock stars.

Tell Me Again Why We Shouldn't Want Accurate Voter Rolls

May 28, 2012 - 6:00pm

The headline reads, "Voting rights groups ask Scott to stop noncitizen voter purge." Think about it. Why would any voting rights group in America do a thing like that?

Livin' Large in LaLaLand; or, the Quackery of Setting a University President's Salary

May 22, 2012 - 6:00pm

And you thought the let-em-eat-cake boys all work on Wall Street. Little did you know.

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