Thursday, October 18, 2018

Columns

Joe Henderson: It's getting easier getting to Tampa but try getting around once you're here

Joe Henderson: It's getting easier getting to Tampa but try getting around once you're here

If you haven’t been to Tampa International Airport in a while, do yourself a favor and go. The place is sleek, well organized, and has the look of an airport you might expect to see in some exotic city – which, I guess, we can say Tampa...
Published: 10/11/18
Column: Demand changes to reduce gun violence

Column: Demand changes to reduce gun violence

It was 1:40 p.m., and our team was gathering in the Trauma Resuscitation Unit at University of Florida Health Jacksonville after receiving the page for a Level 1 gunshot wound to the torso. Within minutes, we began hearing reports of a mass shooting ...
Published: 10/12/18
Daniel Ruth: Whatever degree she may or may not have, mayor qualifies in chutzpah

Daniel Ruth: Whatever degree she may or may not have, mayor qualifies in chutzpah

Perhaps the tip-off Temple Terrace Mayor Mel Jurado's alleged doctoral degree was (ahem) about as worthless as a Venezuelan $1 bill was when she started pimping her dubious bona fides on her personalized license plate, "DRMEL." Really? Not....
Published: 10/10/18
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