Sunday, August 12, 2018

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Editorial: A big first step toward improving transportation in Hillsborough
Courtesy of All for Transportation
All for Transportation leader Tyler Hudson talks about the group's sales tax transportation initiative, which made the ballot Wednesday.
The Hillsborough County transit referendum that has made the November ballot is significantly stronger than two efforts that failed to reach the end zone in the past decade. The one-cent sales surtax would generate enough money to meaningfully improve...
Pam Bondi
Editorial: Bondi should stop fighting smokable medicial marijuana
JAMES BORCHUCK  |  Times
Crime scene tape blocks a walkway on Florida Polytechnic University\u2019s 170-acre campus where a student committed suicide on Aug. 2.
Editorial: Warning signs of a mental health crisis in Florida

Top Editorials

Column: New health insurance policy secretly raising drug costs on Floridians

Column: New health insurance policy secretly raising drug costs on Floridians

Every year, people with insurance sift through hundreds of pages or search online to find the best health insurance plan to fit their individual and family’s needs. It’s an extensive, complicated and exhausting process. Now, thanks to health insurers...
Published: 07/31/18
Updated: 08/10/18
Editorial: Time to pursue or sink ferry to MacDill

Editorial: Time to pursue or sink ferry to MacDill

A proposal to use local money to ferry workers to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa always has been a questionable idea. The loss of nearly $5 million in federal money toward the project makes it all the more suspect. It’s time the ferry supporters off...
Published: 08/07/18
Updated: 08/10/18
Editorial: FDA should not penalize premium cigars

Editorial: FDA should not penalize premium cigars

A well-meaning but poorly designed effort to keep tobacco from children could sink a niche industry and end Tampa’s fabled history as a cigar-making capital. The Food and Drug Administration needs to recognize not all tobacco products are alike and t...
Published: 08/06/18
Updated: 08/10/18
Ruth: The danger of cranking out guns by 3-D printer

Ruth: The danger of cranking out guns by 3-D printer

This was probably inevitable.In man’s ongoing pursuit to make it easier to kill each another, it was only a matter of time before technology would emerge to efficiently crank out guns by way of a 3-D printer. Now there’s the perfect Christmas stockin...
Published: 08/06/18
Updated: 08/09/18
Editorial: Florida should improve financial disclosure laws for politicians

Editorial: Florida should improve financial disclosure laws for politicians

Two forms of reporting paint dramatically different pictures of Rick Scott’s personal wealth — and of the ethical conflicts that could arise for a governor of the nation’s third-largest state. Those differing portraits raise concerns about the a lack...
Published: 08/02/18
Updated: 08/08/18

Editorials

Romano: Two years later, politicians still ignoring Florida voters on medical marijuana

Romano: Two years later, politicians still ignoring Florida voters on medical marijuana

The war is over, except no one in Tallahassee has bothered to read the news.And so Florida continues its daft fight against medical marijuana. All of which means patients are being left behind, voters are getting ignored, and lawyers are buying fanci...
Published: 08/11/18
The US military’s no-good, very bad tweets

The US military’s no-good, very bad tweets

The U.S. military is extremely online.Most of the Twitter accounts for the armed forces’ branches boast followings in the millions, but that’s no surprise in a country whose military capabilities are national legend. What is surprising is the way the...
Published: 08/11/18
Jesuit High opens new Chapel of the Holy Cross, a ‘sermon in brick and stone’

Jesuit High opens new Chapel of the Holy Cross, a ‘sermon in brick and stone’

TAMPAFor more than two years, students, faculty and staff have watched workers turn bricks and columns into a soaring architectural work at the center of Jesuit High School’s 40-acre Tampa campus.On Tuesday, more than 500 people turned out for the cu...
Published: 08/09/18
Updated: 08/11/18

Selected readings from the left and from the right

We live in a partisan age, and our news habits can reinforce our own perspectives. Consider this an effort to broaden our collective outlook with essays beyond the range of our typical selections.FROM THE LEFTFrom "Laura Ingraham’s Anti-Immigrant Ran...
Published: 08/07/18
Updated: 08/10/18
Living ‘unfiltered’ puts Sarah Jeong in tight spot

Living ‘unfiltered’ puts Sarah Jeong in tight spot

In March, a liberal furor erupted when the Atlantic magazine briefly hired Kevin Williamson, a conservative writer with National Review. Several years earlier, Williamson had written a short tweet in which he seemed to suggest that women who obtain a...
Published: 08/09/18
Updated: 08/10/18
Column:

Column:

Most people want to live in a safe, secure neighborhood. They want their politicians to be tough when it comes to fighting crime. Floridians increasingly want their criminal justice system to be smart and rehabilitate criminals, rather than just spen...
Published: 08/03/18
Updated: 08/10/18
Editorial cartoons for August 11-12-13

Editorial cartoons for August 11-12-13

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Published: 07/30/18
Updated: 08/10/18
Blood on the streets of Chicago

Blood on the streets of Chicago

A hot summer weekend, when Chicago should be at its most livable, brings an undercurrent of dread and horror to this city. Summer is block party season, beach season, baseball season. But in some neighborhoods, summer is killing season — when armed g...
Published: 08/07/18
Updated: 08/10/18
Editorial: Politics aside, arguments are clear for moving appellate court to Tampa

Editorial: Politics aside, arguments are clear for moving appellate court to Tampa

It’s time to re-establish a permanent home for the state appeals court that serves the Tampa Bay region.It makes sense to put it in Tampa, the same as it made sense 30 years ago when the court’s operations began moving piece by piece up Interstate 4 ...
Published: 08/09/18
Updated: 08/10/18
Uber and Lyft are making traffic jams worse, not better

Uber and Lyft are making traffic jams worse, not better

Have you heard that Uber and Lyft are helping alleviate traffic congestion by getting us to give up our personal cars?That reassuring notion, nurtured by the ride-hailing services, gets repeated often. I’ve heard various forms of the bromide three ti...
Published: 08/10/18
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