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Ferry's purpose unclear as Times calls Kriseman the Ferry Godfather

The 6-month Cross Bay Ferry pilot project ends on April 30. But what is the stated public purpose of the heavily taxpayer-subsidized Cross Bay Ferry (CBF) that justifies spending public funds on it? 1,044 more words

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Yassmin Abdel-Magied's ANZAC Day saga

Now that things have calmed down and common sense is starting to prevail again, I must confess I agree with everything Jane Gilmore had to say… 683 more words


Stone soup? Vinik wants more public funds, despite $100M already committed

Last Thursday, representatives of Jeff Vinik’s company Strategic Property Partners (SPP) met behind closed doors with Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill. SPP is seeking  to have 75% of all property taxes collected on real estate “above initial $1 billion investment” returned to it.  1,289 more words

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Matthew Nowlin

Matthew Nowlin is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the College of Charleston. He earned his B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Central Oklahoma and Ph.D. 88 more words


At 100: Pros And Cons

I cannot enjoy my Saturday until I set things right…..

I gave my take on what I see in Trump’s first 100 days….I am sure that there are supporters of Trump that will see it differently….so to be fair I will give what some others have written…..both pro and con (something you will not see on the Right wing rags)…… 822 more words


#FeaturedStory - The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means, how to respond

“Ultimately, the ability of government systems and public authorities to adapt will determine their survival. If they prove capable of embracing a world of disruptive change, subjecting their structures to the levels of transparency and efficiency that will enable them to maintain their competitive edge, they will endure. 19 more words

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5. The Roman Welfare State

This is an unscheduled entry because I expected to go straight from Greek thought to Christian thought, but the Romans have blindsided me with one fact. 227 more words