Thursday, November 08, 2018

Editorials

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
Updated: 11/05/18
Editorial: Nelson better voice for Florida in U.S. Senate

Editorial: Nelson better voice for Florida in U.S. Senate

Except for television attack ads, it would be easy to miss the U.S. Senate race in Florida. There was just one debate between incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott. Neither one is charismatic, and Scott suspended his campaign to deal with Hu...
Published: 11/02/18
Updated: 11/05/18
Editorial: Banks should not shut down campaign accounts for marijuana ties

Editorial: Banks should not shut down campaign accounts for marijuana ties

Two banks have taken the retaliatory step of closing down the campaign account of a statewide candidate because she received contributions from the medical marijuana industry. Nikki Fried, the Democratic nominee for agriculture commissioner, has been...
Published: 09/10/18
Updated: 11/05/18
Editorial: Hillsborough voters should back referendums for schools, transportation

Editorial: Hillsborough voters should back referendums for schools, transportation

Approving both taxes would signal confidence to the private sector, making the region more attractive for investment
Published: 11/05/18
Editorial: Gillum would check excesses of one-party rule in Tallahassee

Editorial: Gillum would check excesses of one-party rule in Tallahassee

Florida’s election for governor presents voters with a stark choice: Between one candidate with the right priorities and another with the wrong ones. Between one who inspires and another who peddles fear. Between one who would check the excess...
Published: 11/02/18
Times recommends: Vote yes on Amendment 4, no on all of the rest

Times recommends: Vote yes on Amendment 4, no on all of the rest

The list of proposed constitutional amendments is long and confusing. Some have multiple parts. So here’s some easy advice: After voting yes on Amendment 4, vote no on all the others.All but two of the 12 amendments to the Florida Constitution...
Published: 09/28/18
Updated: 11/02/18
Editorial: Trump’s latest immigration stunt

Editorial: Trump’s latest immigration stunt

President Donald Trump did what he does best in vowing to unilaterally end birthright citizenship. As a legal matter, it is ridiculous to contend presidents can rewrite the U.S. Constitution on their own. But Trump again created a diversion and playe...
Published: 10/31/18
Updated: 11/01/18
Editorial: Just vote No (except for Amendment 4)

Editorial: Just vote No (except for Amendment 4)

Why the Times editorial board recommends voting Yes on Amendment 4 and No on the rest.
Published: 10/30/18
Editorial: Stand united against hate

Editorial: Stand united against hate

These are anxious times for a nation stunned by outbursts of hate in the midst of a poisonous election season. Authorities intercepted another suspicious package addressed to CNN Monday as a South Florida man appeared in federal court on charges of m...
Published: 10/29/18
Updated: 10/30/18
Editorial: St. Petersburg should quit stalling on police body cameras

Editorial: St. Petersburg should quit stalling on police body cameras

St. Petersburg drags its feet on an issue many departments have embraced.
Published: 10/23/18
Updated: 10/29/18