Monday, November 20, 2017

Editorials

Editorial: U.S. should resume processing visas for Cubans

Editorial: U.S. should resume processing visas for Cubans

The health attacks reported on American diplomats in Cuba deserve a serious investigation, and the Cuban government’s cooperation in the case will — for better or for worse — shape the emerging relationship between the two nations. But the Trump admi...
Published: 11/13/17

Another voice: This little-discussed part of the GOP tax bill proves what it’s really about

Republicans insist that their tax reform is designed to help the middle class and curb the use of tax loopholes. But a little-discussed provision tells a different story. That provision is the repeal of the alternative minimum tax, which would serve ...
Published: 11/12/17
Updated: 11/13/17
Editorial: Eagan’s departure from HART a loss for Tampa Bay

Editorial: Eagan’s departure from HART a loss for Tampa Bay

Katharine Eagan’s departure as the chief executive of Hillsborough Regional Transit to run the transit agency in Pittsburgh reflects the sorry state of transportation in Tampa Bay. While there recently has been encouraging movement on several fronts,...
Published: 11/09/17

Another voice: Don’t get too cocky, Dems

For months, the Virginia gubernatorial race has been seen as a bellwether of the Democratic Party’s capacity to rebound from its stunning loss to Republican Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential contest, and the results were about as good as Democrat...
Published: 11/09/17

Editorial: Remarkable support for Penny for Pinellas

A 55 percent win in any election is a solid victory. Constitutional amendments in Florida must win 60 percent of the vote to be approved. And tax referendums are often hard to pass by any margin. That makes it all the more remarkable that the extensi...
Published: 11/08/17
Updated: 11/10/17
Editorial: House’s massive tax cuts are not tax reform

Editorial: House’s massive tax cuts are not tax reform

To hear U.S. House Republicans tell it, their new tax bill would fatten the savings accounts of average Americans and make paying for college a breeze. According to President Donald Trump, rich folks like him would hardly benefit at all. Of course, t...
Published: 11/08/17
Updated: 11/10/17
Editorial: A solid pick for Tampa’s new police chief

Editorial: A solid pick for Tampa’s new police chief

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn chose an experienced, sensible leader in naming Brian Dugan as the city’s new chief of police. Dugan, an agency veteran who had served as interim chief since July, knows the city and the department, and his sensitivity to the...
Published: 11/08/17
Editorial: FSU president takes bold action after frat pledge’s death

Editorial: FSU president takes bold action after frat pledge’s death

Florida State University president John Thrasher could have taken a wait-and-see approach following the death of a fraternity pledge at an off-campus party, allowing the police investigation to be completed before taking serious action. Instead he go...
Published: 11/07/17
Updated: 11/10/17

Another voice: The Russia connections

For the past week, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates have been under house arrest following their indictment by special counsel Robert Mueller. A campaign staffer with contacts linked to the Kremlin is...
Published: 11/07/17
Updated: 11/08/17
Editorial: St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman rides anti-Trump wave to second term

Editorial: St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman rides anti-Trump wave to second term

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman won a second term Tuesday by waging a partisan campaign and convincing enough voters he can continue to move the city forward. Now his challenge will be to heal the divisions that festered during the election and br...
Published: 11/07/17