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: Soft on white-collar crime 

Maybe if you grow up in a certain culture, you just don’t know any better. You feel you’re entitled to things without really expending an honest effort. Hard work and merit become foreign concepts....

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...

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