Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Columns

Ruth: Teens, plan ahead for a Supreme Court nomination

Ruth: Teens, plan ahead for a Supreme Court nomination

Perhaps you are an aspiring U.S. Supreme Court justice, an ambition muted only by the fact you are just 17 years old. It never hurts to have a plan for one's life's work. And that brings to the cautionary tale of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. What has hizz...
Published: 10/05/18
Updated: 10/08/18

Column: The American Civil War — Part II

I began my journalism career covering a civil war in Lebanon. I never thought I would end my career covering a civil war in America. We may not be there yet, but if we do not turn around now, we will surely get where we are going — which was b...
Published: 10/05/18
Updated: 10/08/18
Tampa Bay communities prioritize resiliency

Tampa Bay communities prioritize resiliency

Special to the Tampa Bay Times Monday marks a historic and important milestone for the Tampa Bay region. Five counties and 17 cities will sign a document reflecting their commitment to form the Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition. This initiati...
Published: 10/05/18
Updated: 10/08/18

Leonard Pitts Jr.: ‘The Republican Party has clearly lost its way’

The other day, a woman confessed to me that she’s a Republican. Republicans may bristle at the verb, but it’s used advisedly. The lady admitted her party affiliation the way you would some personal failing. “I don’t tell a lo...
Published: 10/07/18
PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking Gov. Rick Scott’s attack on Sen. Bill Nelson for skipping security hearings

PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking Gov. Rick Scott’s attack on Sen. Bill Nelson for skipping security hearings

Gov. Rick Scott portrays U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson as an "empty chair" who often skips meetings on the important topic of security."Nelson skipped 45 percent of the hearings on national security," said a TV ad from Scott’s campaign. "National security! B...
Published: 10/08/18

Bill Maxwell: Beyond the court

Occasionally, an event arises that goes to the very heart and soul of who are as a nation. This event, in fact, may manifest our national character, capture our esprit de corps and may lay bare our major fissures.Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Cour...
Published: 10/05/18
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Monday marks a historic and important milestone for the Tampa Bay region. Five counties and 17 cities will sign a document reflecting their committment to form the Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition.This initiative, led by the Tampa Bay Regional...
Published: 10/05/18
Joe Henderson: Florida National Cemetery, so often passed by, can take a visitor's breath away

Joe Henderson: Florida National Cemetery, so often passed by, can take a visitor's breath away

Exit 309 off Interstate 75 in Bushnell is about an an hour north of Tampa, and I have driven by it many more times than anyone can count, past the sign pointing to the Florida National Cemetery.Never paid much attention to it, to tell you the truth. ...
Published: 10/04/18
Ernest Hooper: Gaining new appreciation for local talent from performance in San Francisco

Ernest Hooper: Gaining new appreciation for local talent from performance in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — I found myself trekking through the hustle and bustle of this city's famous Nob Hill neighborhood with a group of friends last week, and little reminded me of home.Born and raised in Tallahassee, the five of us — the fel...
Published: 10/03/18
Daniel Ruth: For pot-using commission candidate, campaign funds are going up in smoke

Daniel Ruth: For pot-using commission candidate, campaign funds are going up in smoke

Thanks to recently defrocked public servant Kim O'Connor, this may be the first (and last) time you will ever read anything about the Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation District. And see? You are probably wondering, "I didn't know we had a...
Published: 10/03/18