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Doris writes a weekly column for LaGaceta, the nation's only trilingual newspaper, which has pages in English, Spanish, and Italian.  Begun in 1922 for Tampa's immigrant community, it continues to thrive more than a century later.  Her column is titled "In Context," as it aims to put contemporary issues in the context of the past.

Listen Up: Constitutional Amendments Matter

I want to write about constitutional amendments. Please don’t turn the page. It matters.  Read More 
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Four Score and Seven Years Ago We Were At War With Ourselves

The news media did a pretty fair job of recognizing the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg last week, but the only attention to the other 150th that I saw was a small line in the syndicated “Today in History.”  Read More 
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In Context: Sex Trafficking and the Age of Consent

When I wrote about sex trafficking earlier, I mentioned an article that Thalia Potter, legislative aide to Senator Pat Frank, showed me while I was lobbying for reform of rape law back in the 1980s. In the satirical piece, the author substituted “sex” or “rape” for “robbery” or “theft.”  Read More 
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