Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Editorials

Editorial: Experts can help reverse deadly trend of teen car thefts in Pinellas

Expert eyes are examining Pinellas County’s juvenile car thefts, a welcome development in an epidemic that continues to endanger the community. The Caruthers Institute think tank has launched an $85,000 research project and will make policy recommend...
Published: 11/28/17
Updated: 12/01/17

Editorial: President’s tweets invite foreign crackdown on the press

It’s one thing for President Donald Trump to demonize CNN and other reputable news outlets for doing their jobs and exposing his mistakes out of a desire to gin up his right-wing audiences back home. But it’s another altogether for the American presi...
Published: 11/28/17
Editorial: FCC should not abandon net neutrality

Editorial: FCC should not abandon net neutrality

Imagine giving internet service providers — cable and telecom companies and the like — more control over how you surf the web, watch videos or even shop online. It’s not a pretty thought, but it could happen within weeks if the chairman of the Federa...
Published: 11/27/17
Updated: 12/02/17
Editorial: State needs to spend more on affordable housing

Editorial: State needs to spend more on affordable housing

Affordable housing is in shortage statewide, but Gov. Rick Scott and lawmakers seem intent on making the problem worse, not better. Rising rents are squeezing Florida’s low-income and elderly residents, who spend a larger and larger share of their li...
Published: 11/27/17
Updated: 12/01/17
Editorial: Congressional sex harassment claims should be public

Editorial: Congressional sex harassment claims should be public

Members of Congress who use their positions to sexually harass another human being should not be allowed to rely on the secrecy laws and the taxpayers’ money to whitewash their misconduct. In response to a wave of sex abuse and harassment complaints ...
Published: 11/27/17
Updated: 11/28/17
Editorial: Congress must help Haitians being forced out of U.S. by Trump

Editorial: Congress must help Haitians being forced out of U.S. by Trump

Published: 11/27/17

Editorial: Strengthening the ties that bind in Seminole Heights following 4 killings

During this weekend of giving thanks, let’s recognize the Seminole Heights community for remaining united and committed to their neighborhood as residents cope with the stress and fear following a series of murders. Their response as police continue ...
Updated one month ago

Editorial: St. Petersburg should revisit approach to historic preservation

St. Petersburg is headed down a slippery path in the name of historic preservation. After a group of 10 property owners in the Old Northeast neighborhood won approval earlier this year to become a one-block historic district, two more groups of neigh...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Ken Hagan should drop effort to recover attorney’s fees in ethics complaint

Editorial: Ken Hagan should drop effort to recover attorney’s fees in ethics complaint

Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan says he’s standing on principle in his effort to collect $7,800 spent defending him against ethics charges that eventually were dismissed. If so, it’s the wrong principle. But Hagan’s strident position rings...
Published: 11/24/17
Updated: 11/28/17

Editorial: Senate should not repeal health insurance mandate to pay for tax cuts

There are all sorts of problems with the massive tax cut legislation the Senate is expected to vote on this week. Wealthy individuals and corporations benefit more than the poor and the middle class; by 2027, about half of all taxpayers would see a t...
Updated one month ago