Today is the day we welcome not only the opportunity to make the best of ourselves and see the best in others, but also Joe Biden. He speaks to a select group in Tampa. But before our giddiness sets in, let's review the Tuesday through which we have just slogged.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won West Virginia's primary, further bolstering his fan base, which insists he can catch up to Hillary Clinton not in the delegate count, but the percentage of pledged delegates, not to mention un-pledged delegates. Or something. Math is hard.
St. Petersburg's Historic Preservation Commission rebuffed local preservationists' passionate plea for historic status on the "cheese grater" building at 4th and Central, making it easier for a sparkling new development which people will want to tear down in another 100 years or less. Ah, the circle of life.
The Hillsborough County School Board is looking into the question of where to draw the line when it comes to religious groups volunteering in schools, citing defunct "Jesus Pizza Days" and a group called Huddle Touch. Wait a second...Huddle Touch?
And finally, the backers of a dubious ballot amendment Consumers for Smart Solar are raking in the cash, as they have been since before knocking a genuinely pro-solar amendment out of the running. Smart Solar, which is heavily backed by power companies and not at all by environmentalists, raised $8.5 million in April. That money came from only 14 donors, many of them — you guessed it! — major utilities.