Monday, May 21, 2018

Perspective

What you need to know ahead of Donald Trump’s Iran deal deadline

What you need to know ahead of Donald Trump’s Iran deal deadline

President Donald Trump has long derided the Iran nuclear deal, calling it "insane," "ridiculous" and something that "should have never, ever been made."The deal restricts certain Iranian nuclear activities for periods between 10 to 25 years, and allo...
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The Reading File: Excerpts from interesting articles

The Reading File: Excerpts from interesting articles

The baby formula gangIn Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, Chris Pomorski writes an expansive expose about a crime ring that was based in Tampa Bay. Its illicit product? Baby formula: "It’s pricey, it’s portable, its users need it constantly, and reta...
Published: 04/30/18
Updated: 05/07/18

Selected readings from the left and from the right

We live in a partisan age, and our news habits can reinforce our own perspectives. Consider this an effort to broaden our collective outlook with essays beyond the range of our typical selections.FROM THE LEFTFrom "Stormy Daniels Is Not Your Stereoty...
Published: 04/30/18
Updated: 05/07/18
At the Interstate 4 chokepoint, the path ahead for creating a Florida Wildlife Corridor is narrow indeed

At the Interstate 4 chokepoint, the path ahead for creating a Florida Wildlife Corridor is narrow indeed

If we were a black bear or a Florida panther, how could we cross Interstate 4? Our three-member expedition team spent a week testing such a path to make sure this imperiled stretch of the Florida Wildlife Corridor can still be saved and to discover t...
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Column: Did I choose the wrong college?

I sometimes think I went to the wrong college. By many measures — most of them financial — my choice to attend Cornell was not the smartest one.I applied to only two colleges, the University of Florida and Cornell, because applying to college is an e...
Published: 04/27/18
Updated: 05/18/18
PolitiFact: Understanding felon voting rights restoration

PolitiFact: Understanding felon voting rights restoration

When felons leave prison, should they regain the right to vote?That’s a question that many states have grappled with in recent decades. Florida and New York made recent headlines for policies on restoration of voting rights, and those policies have b...
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Oh, Florida! For our Puerto Rican evacuees, a primer on Florida politics

Oh, Florida! For our Puerto Rican evacuees, a primer on Florida politics

The other night when I got home from work, Turner Classic Movies was showing Casablanca again, and as always I got sucked in by the romantic triangle of Rick, Ilsa and Captain Renault. (Oh, and Victor. Hmm, I guess it’s more of a love rhombus.)...
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Perspective: The Heartland to Headwaters Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition finds frustration and fear seeking a safe path for wildlife across Interstate 4

Perspective: The Heartland to Headwaters Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition finds frustration and fear seeking a safe path for wildlife across Interstate 4

The original Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition in 2012 was inspired by how the Florida black bear roamed — and the space it needed to do so successfully. In 2010, expedition team member Joe Guthrie conducted research through the University of Kent...
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Book review: James Comey wants to explain himself

Book review: James Comey wants to explain himself

In 2016, as the director of the FBI, James Comey publicly dissected Hillary Clinton’s email server controversy. Later, we learned that Comey was keeping to himself the beginnings of an investigation into Russia’s active interference in the U.S. elect...
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Column: Why the Starbucks racial bias training is more than just good PR

Column: Why the Starbucks racial bias training is more than just good PR

Starbucks isn’t really in the coffee business. We’ve known that for over a decade. McDonald’s coffee is better and cheaper than Starbucks, but that hasn’t done any harm to the coffee shop’s bottom line. That’s because what people are paying for when ...
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