Thursday, December 14, 2017

Opinion

Ruskin artist to help poor kids build bikes reflecting their personalities

Ruskin artist to help poor kids build bikes reflecting their personalities

RUSKIN — Art meets transportation for a good cause in an after-school program where two dozen kids will create bicycles guaranteed to turn heads. The vision comes from Ruskin artist Michael Parker, who calls his prototype machine a "rat bike" ...
Published: 12/12/17
Editorial cartoons for Dec. 13

Editorial cartoons for Dec. 13

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Published: 12/11/17
Updated: 12/12/17
Carl Hiaasen: Chance to drill off Florida’s coast has some salivating

Carl Hiaasen: Chance to drill off Florida’s coast has some salivating

Donald Trump’s feverish war on the American wilderness compels us to celebrate an unexpected voice of conscience, rare as it might be.Last week, Rep. Carlos Curbelo of Miami and 11 other House Republicans co-signed a letter asking Senate Majority Lea...
Published: 12/11/17
Updated: 12/12/17
Column: I’m glad I grew up before smartphones took over. I’m glad I grew up with a family computer.

Column: I’m glad I grew up before smartphones took over. I’m glad I grew up with a family computer.

Nearly everyone has a computer today. Most of us have a tiny one in our pocket, and perhaps another on our wrist, maybe even one at work and a couple more at home. But that wasn’t always the case. I remember a time — a long time — when our digital ha...
Published: 12/11/17
Updated: 12/12/17
Ruth: Legislation turns crime victims into criminals

Ruth: Legislation turns crime victims into criminals

We have entered into the period shortly before the start of the 2018 Florida legislative session that might be described as Daffy Time in Tallahassee.This is that golden moment when state legislators endeavor to file bills that are, well, plainly goo...
Published: 12/11/17
PolitiFact Florida: Does Andrew Gillum want to make Florida a sanctuary state?

PolitiFact Florida: Does Andrew Gillum want to make Florida a sanctuary state?

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is using the controversial topic of sanctuary cities to drum up Republican support in his bid for governor. At a campaign stop in Jacksonville, Putnam warned voters that one of his Democratic opponents wa...
Published: 12/11/17

Another voice: Privacy in the internet age

How much information about you is on your cellphone? Likely the most intimate details of your life: photographs, internet searches, text and email conversations with friends and colleagues. And though you might not know it, your phone is constantly c...
Published: 12/10/17
Updated: 12/11/17

Romano: Fighting the man to the tune of $16 million

This is a story of lawsuits and precedents. Developers and politicians. It’s a story of one staggering court award, and one stupefying reversal.But we’re going to ignore all of that for a moment, and instead go to what the story is really about.To a ...
Published: 12/09/17
Editorial: Grand jury could force reforms of juvenile justice system

Editorial: Grand jury could force reforms of juvenile justice system

Confronted with documentation of sanctioned brutality and sexual abuse in Florida’s juvenile detention centers, the reaction from Gov. Rick Scott’s administration was defensive and obtuse. So it’s welcome news that Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine...
Published: 12/08/17
Updated: 12/11/17
Editorial cartoons for Dec. 12

Editorial cartoons for Dec. 12

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Published: 12/08/17
Updated: 12/11/17