People Power Joins Battle against Plutocracy

  By Beth Eriksen Shoup  (from the Ybor City Stogie) Editor’s note: This is particularly timely as the only two announced candidates for Tampa mayor are a billionaire and someone who boasts that he knows billionaires. We are at a dangerous tipping point between the power of organized wealth and …

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Buckhorn-Carlson Feud Casts Cloud over Tampa’s Future

      by Jim Bleyer             Greed, power, and retribution are propelling a behind-the-scenes struggle between two high-profile heavyweights that could prevent Tampa from fulfilling its potential as a top tier American city. That goal has proven elusive considering the present business and political climate …

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Poynter Protects Serial Predator Barry Edwards

  By Tom Rask (reprinted from the Tampa Bay Guardian) Barry S. Edwards is a member of the Poynter Foundation board of directors and (according to their bio of him) also a “frequent guest on several of the local Tampa Bay market political shows.” However, while a professor at FSU …

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Fix the Mess—Rescind Vote on Hagan’s Retribution

    By Sharon Calvert (Reprinted with permission from Eye on Tampa Bay) We posted here that it appears there’s deception and some incompetence regarding Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan’s retribution motion to pursue those who filed ethics complaints against him. Hagan irresponsibly threw his controversial retribution item on the …

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