Friday, September 21, 2018

Editorials

Lessons from Moonves’ ouster

Lessons from Moonves’ ouster

If the swift departure of CBS Chairman Les Moonves has a bright side, it’s that a major television network took accusations of sexual harassment against its chief executive seriously enough to hold him accountable and obtain his resignation even at t...
Published: 09/11/18
Updated: 09/14/18
Editorial: Focus on Hurricane Florence, not defending poor response in Puerto Rico

Editorial: Focus on Hurricane Florence, not defending poor response in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Florence began lashing down on the Carolinas Thursday and was expected to make landfall early Friday, washing over dunes, downing trees and power lines and putting some 10 million people in the path of a potentially catastrophic storm. Flor...
Published: 09/13/18
Editorial: Tampa council has another chance to show it takes Stovall House changes seriously

Editorial: Tampa council has another chance to show it takes Stovall House changes seriously

The Tampa City Council has yet to hear a compelling reason to allow a private social club in a residential neighborhood off Bayshore Boulevard, and a final meeting on the matter scheduled for Thursday offers the council a chance to show the diligence...
Published: 09/14/18
Editorial: Stalled U.S.-Cuba relations hurting Florida business

Editorial: Stalled U.S.-Cuba relations hurting Florida business

After an encouraging start, the breakdown in America’s reset with Cuba is a loss for both sides and for the state of democracy across the region. Havana and Washington are both to blame, but the Trump administration’s hard line with Cuba is out of sy...
Published: 09/12/18
Editorial: Florida Supreme Court wisely kills misleading charter school amendment

Editorial: Florida Supreme Court wisely kills misleading charter school amendment

Voters should know what they’re voting on, which is why the Florida Supreme Court was entirely correct to strike the deviously worded Amendment 8 from the Nov. 6 ballot. The amendment would have significantly expanded charter schools in Florida by le...
Published: 09/10/18
Updated: 09/11/18
Editorial: Genshaft steered USF to new heights — and it should keep climbing

Editorial: Genshaft steered USF to new heights — and it should keep climbing

University of South Florida president Judy Genshaft, who announced Monday she will retire in July, will leave behind a remarkable legacy. The university’s longest-serving president led USF’s transformation from a commuter school to a destination univ...
Published: 09/10/18
Editorial: A reminder of why a divisive debate ended in the removal of a Confederate memorial

Editorial: A reminder of why a divisive debate ended in the removal of a Confederate memorial

Had they set out to find a conspicuous spot to display Hillsborough County’s divisive Confederate memorial, members of the Judah P. Benjamin Camp #2210 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans couldn’t have chosen better. • Hard-by busy U.S. 60 in Valrico...
Published: 09/06/18
Updated: 09/10/18
Editorials: Florida lawmakers choose ideology over safety in fight over school security money

Editorials: Florida lawmakers choose ideology over safety in fight over school security money

State lawmakers who really care about improving school safety should allow millions in unspent money that was allocated to train and arm school personnel to be used instead to hire more campus police officers. Instead, the incoming House and Senate l...
Published: 09/04/18
Updated: 09/07/18

A disgusting partisan spectacle by the Senate

The three days of testimony from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that concluded on Thursday were less a showcase for Kavanaugh, who delivered a steady, if evasive, performance, than a depressing display of the breakdown of Senate norms.Kavanaug...
Published: 09/06/18
Updated: 09/07/18
Editorial: Remain vigilant on hurricane preparation

Editorial: Remain vigilant on hurricane preparation

Everybody knows what they were doing a year ago: waiting in line for water, batteries and plywood, making those final emergency preparations and getting ready to hunker down as Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida. Residents of Tampa Bay feared that t...
Published: 09/05/18
Updated: 09/07/18