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Jacksonville Jaguars end season in familiar fashion

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“It’s evident to see how far we’ve come in many aspects of our game.” — Shad Khan. Our friends at the Columbia Journalism Review had an article a few months back supporting the Associated Press stylebook stance against sports clichés. Left unwritten: why the cliché is so prevalent. When you cover a team like the Jacksonville Jaguars, which has been in “wait-til-next-year” mode since the Barack Obama “historic victory” post-inauguration collectible plates were a hot seller, you see the same things over and…

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Is Kendrick Meek’s sisyphean signature-gathering effort further behind than campaign wants to admit?

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Kendrick Meek’s effort to qualify for the ballot by petition is dangerously behind where his campaign says it is, according to a real-time sampling of the ten Supervisor of Elections’ offices which have, to date, processed more than 85% of Meek’s verified signatures. In a conference call two weeks ago with a pool of new media writers and bloggers, Meek’s campaign manager, Abe Dyk, responded to a series of questions about the campaign’s signature-gathering efforts. Dyk would not (and has…

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Is Kendrick Meek’s sisyphean signature-gathering effort further behind than campaign wants to admit?

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Kendrick Meek’s effort to qualify for the ballot by petition is dangerously behind where his campaign says it is, according to a real-time sampling of the ten Supervisor of Elections’ offices which have, to date, processed more than 85% of Meek’s verified signatures. In a conference call two weeks ago with a pool of new media writers and bloggers, Meek’s campaign manager, Abe Dyk, responded to a series of questions about the campaign’s signature-gathering efforts. Dyk would not (and has…

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Thinking about Kendrick Meek, the Myth of Sisyphus and whether Dan Gelber regrets dropping out of the U.S. Senate race

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Over the holiday break, I couldn’t help but keep up with the wonderful, wintery updates coming from Steve Schale’s Facebook page, as he shared with us photo after photo of a snowed-over North Carolina. This led me to further wonder if Steve has any second thoughts about Senator Dan Gelber’s decision to cede the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat to Congressman Kendrick Meek. At the time when Gelber withdrew from the Senate race to run for Attorney General,…

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