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What Adam Smith will be writing about next…

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I apologize in advance for being so juvenile … Last week, I camped out at Kahwa Coffee on Second Avenue South. I had just dropped off Ella at school and I wanted to get back to work right away. So I returned to the bustling coffee shop that once served as my “office” when Michelle and I lived downtown. Kahwa South is a great spot to work from because it’s so full of energy. And you never know who will walk through its doors…

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Yolie Capin swats newspapers for mocking free parking idea for Tampa Council

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In the week since the Tampa City Council voted to draft an ordinance to allow them free parking at city lots or spaces, the public has responded with sharp criticism. The proposal was offered by Councilwoman Yolie Capin, and the reviews haven’t been kind. “Uh, Ms. Capin? You’re a member of the Tampa City Council. You’re not the supreme allied commander of NATO. Your job is to vote on zoning issues, listen to constituent complaints about potholes and serve on various…

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Where you at, Dan Ruth?

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Daniel Ruth was/is a great columnist. I still don’t understand why the Tampa Tribune let him go. I have to believe his dismissal had more to do with the Trib, than with Ruth. So it was welcome news when the St. Petersburg Times announced that it was poaching Ruth from the Tribune/unemployment line. Ruth’s once-a-week column is often funny, occasionally hilarious and always insightful. Daniel Ruth is a terrible blogger. I don’t know why he doesn’t pull down his all…

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The dog days of Summer have arrived

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Labor Day is as far down the road as the 4th of July is in the rearview mirror. These are officially the dog days of Summer. Maybe the heat can explain: How Cristina Silva writes this limp article as part of her coverage of the race in District 5. “The seat is being vacated by City Council member Jamie Bennett, who is running for mayor. Bennett supports all three candidates. ‘They all would do a good job,’ he said.” A…

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Howard Troxler, Daniel Ruth on mayoral election

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Daniel Ruth steps into the Tigers’ Den

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Daniel Ruth has worked as a reporter, radio show host, film & television critic and opinion columnist for 36 years, including stints with the Chicago Tribune and Tampa Tribune. Once given a “vigilance in media” award by the Pinellas ACLU, his columns were either loved or hated, but rarely uncontroversial. Yet last November, the Tribune decided it could not afford its “old lion” and fired Ruth after 17 years. Perhaps sensing an opportunity to again point out its relative strength…

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