Today on Context Florida: Pam Bondi, Hamas tunnels and the importance of moving on

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Today on Context Florida:

Stephen Goldstein says there are three types of politicians: the first works mostly on behalf of the people they serve; the second works chiefly on behalf of their own interests, and a third tries to impose ideology on others. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is a two and three; for her, there is none of the first type.

If the people of Gaza are to live in peace, Martin Dyckman writes that they need to get rid of Hamas. Israeli soldiers have uncovered so far dozens of elaborate and costly tunnels, mostly from Gaza into Israel, built by Hamas for the exclusive purpose of committing terrorism –murder and kidnapping — inside Israel.

In 2007, Palestinian leaders elected Hamas — a designated terrorist organization — to lead them into the future. Instead, Rachel Patron writes that Hamas feverishly dug tunnels so they could smuggle in rockets and send militiamen out to attack Israel, leaving people above ground in poverty.

Melody Bowdon talks about two friends who were traveling nurses taking short-term jobs at hospitals around the country, often dealing with patients and family members pushed to their physical, mental, and emotional limits. They taught Bowdon the importance of giving people a break when we can, let things go, laugh things off, and move on.

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Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.