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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: May 12, 2014 3:55 AM
 

As often as I smack the Tampa Bay Times with a wooden plank, I have to admit not many news organizations can beat Florida's largest-circulation newspaper for doing what all of us in the media should do -- pluck the humbugs out of candidates' resumes and report them.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: May 6, 2014 3:55 AM
 

If environmental groups have learned anything over the last 100 years, it's that they're more effective stopping things than making things happen.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: April 30, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, Martin O'Malley walks into ours.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: April 28, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Charlie Crist can't stop telling his audience what they want to hear, even when it's so full of baloney he should pass out napkins first.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: April 23, 2014 3:55 AM
 

The League of Women Voters' ringing condemnation of Florida's voucher program Tuesday hit me like a bucket of ice water. All these years, clinging to the belief that the LWV is what it purports to be. I'm done with it.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: April 22, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Of course it's important for Florida to do medical marijuana right. But there comes a time when you just want the talk and the technical mumbo-jumbo and the trepidation to end.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: April 17, 2014 3:55 AM
 

I'm not sure what is more ridiculous, the quid-pro-quoingest former governor of our time portraying our current governor as "evil," or the same former governor blustering dismissively past the lieutenant governor with a glib "give me Scott" remark -- as if he's spoiling for a debate.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: April 14, 2014 3:55 AM
 

The textbook bill that passed narrowly in the Senate last week is no way to answer Common Core. It's a school-budget turkey multiplied 67 times. And worse.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: April 11, 2014 3:55 AM
 

This should be an interesting rest-of-the-year in Florida for gambling -- the issue that's supposed to be as dead as a head on a King's Landing pike. Look again. Gambling is very much alive.

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