Op-ed: A father’s take on tragedy

Seeing the Newtown headline come across my web feed was at once heart-wrenching and rage inducing. My first thoughts went to my son, an 11-year-old at a local middle school. I was selfishly relieved that it did not happen here in Florida while also knowing that it could have on any given day. I was …

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Op-ed: Making freedom count?

A volunteer handed me the circular “I VOTED” sticker as I walked out the door of my polling place. I smiled, thanked her, and flipped the disk between my fingers as I considered placing it on my T-shirt. Walking back to the car, I gave a cursory glance to the secondary message of the badge. My …

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