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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.

Genius and Gender

Most people who read “In Context” care about history, so I want to tell you about an exceptionally interesting event that soon will occur in Lakeland. The Florida Conference of Historians meets on the beautiful campus of Florida Southern College during the weekend of February 13-15. The fifty-page agenda is almost astonishingly ambitious, with presenters from as far away as Canada, Panama, and even a princess from Saudi Arabia.  Read More 
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Republicans, Cuban Immigration, and Child Care

Sunshine State News is an electronic site that leans Republican. Or maybe I should say bends over for Republicans, as it doesn’t pretend to be an objective source of information. Its headline sentence last week: “Blaise Ingoglia was elected the new chair of the RPOF [Republican Party of Florida] on Saturday and the story is not that Rick Scott’s choice of Leslie Dougher was turned out but that Republicans selected the right man to lead the GOP in the most important battleground state in the 2016 presidential election…”  Read More 
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Christmas in DC

Partly because of a computer glitch, but mostly because I confused my calendar, I wrote this almost two weeks before you will read it. Please put your mind back into a holiday mode, OK? And I hope you had happy ones.  Read More 
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