Friday, October 05, 2018

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Times recommends: Andrew Gillum for governor
Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum.
Just one of every four Florida voters cast ballots in the primary elections for governor. The other 10 million voters sat it out or were shut out because they are not Republicans or Democrats. As a result, there is no centrist on the November ballot who...
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson
Times recommends: Bill Nelson for U.S. Senate
The U.S. Capitol is seen at dawn in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) DCPS103
Times recommends: Hunter, Crist, Carlson, Shapiro for U.S. House
Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission, whichs meets only every 20 years, put seven proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot.
Times recommends: Vote yes on Amendment 4, no on all of the rest

Top Editorials

Editorial: Scott sends positive signal on Supreme Court appointments

Editorial: Scott sends positive signal on Supreme Court appointments

Gov. Rick Scott has headed down a dangerous path by announcing he has started the process to fill three upcoming vacancies on the Florida Supreme Court as he heads out the door. But to his credit, the governor indicated his "expectation’’ is that he ...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Banks should not shut down campaign accounts for marijuana ties

Editorial: Banks should not shut down campaign accounts for marijuana ties

Two banks have taken the retaliatory step of closing down the campaign account of a statewide candidate because she received contributions from the medical marijuana industry. Nikki Fried, the Democratic nominee for agriculture commissioner, has been...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Focus on Hurricane Florence, not defending poor response in Puerto Rico

Editorial: Focus on Hurricane Florence, not defending poor response in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Florence began lashing down on the Carolinas Thursday and was expected to make landfall early Friday, washing over dunes, downing trees and power lines and putting some 10 million people in the path of a potentially catastrophic storm. Flor...
Updated one month ago
Ruth: Florida Supreme Court insisted on clarity in removing Amendment 8

Ruth: Florida Supreme Court insisted on clarity in removing Amendment 8

To paraphrase the immortal words of Ronald Reagan, there they go again — activist judges getting all huffy and interfering in a perfectly lovely conspiracy to scam the public.We recently observed the hard work of the Constitution Revision Commission,...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Stalled U.S.-Cuba relations hurting Florida business

Editorial: Stalled U.S.-Cuba relations hurting Florida business

After an encouraging start, the breakdown in America’s reset with Cuba is a loss for both sides and for the state of democracy across the region. Havana and Washington are both to blame, but the Trump administration’s hard line with Cuba is out of sy...
Updated one month ago

Editorials

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 be...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Dear Christine Blasey Ford: I, too, was sexually assaulted - and it's seared into my memory forever

Dear Christine Blasey Ford: I, too, was sexually assaulted - and it's seared into my memory forever

Dear Christine Blasey Ford,I, too, was sexually assaulted - not 36 years ago but about 50 years ago. I have kept my dirty little secret to myself. Silence for five decades. The molester was our trusted family doctor. What made this monster even more ...
Updated: 12 hours ago

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
Editorial cartoons for Oct. 5

Editorial cartoons for Oct. 5

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Published: 10/04/18
As corporate debt rises, so do worries about it triggering the next recession

As corporate debt rises, so do worries about it triggering the next recession

Corporate debt isn’t the sexiest topic. For nearly all of us, it’s economic Muzak, mere background noise as we tackle more pressing financial matters like paying rent or funding retirement. Get prepared to hear a whole lot more about it....
Published: 10/05/18
Times recommends: Hagan, White, Smith, Overman for Hillsborough County Commission

Times recommends: Hagan, White, Smith, Overman for Hillsborough County Commission

The Hillsborough County Commission faces several major challenges in the coming years, from funding transportation improvements and addressing the lack of affordable housing to controlling the fiscal and environmental impacts of sprawl. Commissioners...
Published: 10/02/18
Updated: 10/04/18
Times recommends: Nikki Fried for agriculture commissioner

Times recommends: Nikki Fried for agriculture commissioner

This is an unconventional year for candidates for state commissioner of agriculture, neither of whom has a deep, personal connection to Florida farming. One is a real estate appraiser and the other is a lobbyist for marijuana interests. Democrat Nico...
Published: 10/01/18
Updated: 10/04/18
Does the money exist for an Ybor City baseball stadium?

Does the money exist for an Ybor City baseball stadium?

In the not-too-distant future, the happy, hopeful vibe surrounding the Ybor City stadium plan will start to crack. It’s almost inevitable, really. The stakes are too high, and time is quickly running short.And, more than anything, the money is not ad...
Published: 10/04/18
Column:

Column:

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
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