Gary Crooks

Gary Crooks

Associate Editor Gary Crooks writes opinion columns and editorials; edits letters and other copy for the Opinion pages.


Recent Stories

Smart Bombs: Despite objections, Obamacare has worked 136 

The Affordable Care Act covers 1.6 million Floridians. Florida Health Choices covers 80. The latter was pushed through the Florida Legislature in 2008 by then-House Speaker Marco Rubio. He told the...

Smart Bombs: Riled up over maneuvers in Texas 58 

Jade Helm 15 is not cologne. It’s the name of upcoming military maneuvers in the Southwest, and Chuck Norris says it smells funny. “The U.S. government says, ‘It’s just a training exercise,’ ” wri...

Smart Bombs: The joke is on workers 

From The Marx Brothers’ movie “The Cocoanuts”: Hotel manager: “Wages? Do you want to be wage slaves? Answer me that!”

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