Friday, February 23, 2018

Opinion

Column: Put patients before profits: protect our safety net hospitals

Column: Put patients before profits: protect our safety net hospitals

For decades, the most vulnerable Floridians have depended on the state’s safety net hospitals to save their lives and care for their health. Each year, these hospitals care for large numbers of low-income children, sick babies, senior citizens and pr...
Published: 02/22/18
Romano: Welcome to Florida, a state more afraid of conversation than guns

Romano: Welcome to Florida, a state more afraid of conversation than guns

Gun advocates are absolutely right about this:A ban on assault weapons will not end school shootings.How do we know?Because there was a federal ban on assault weapons for 10 years, and mass killings persisted. That’s because a ban deals only with fut...
Published: 02/22/18
Guest column: The time I asked Billy Graham if he ever gets sick of the Bible

Guest column: The time I asked Billy Graham if he ever gets sick of the Bible

The interview was not going well.There I was, in a coveted one-on-one meeting with Billy Graham in his home in Montreat, N.C., in August 1998. It took months to get this interview for the Tampa Tribune and WFLA-TV. The newspaper and the TV station ha...
Published: 02/22/18
Joe Henderson: Farewell to Eddie Card, sports enthusiast, gentleman and friend

Joe Henderson: Farewell to Eddie Card, sports enthusiast, gentleman and friend

There was an empty seat in the pew at the back of my church Sunday. It was where Eddie Card used to sit.That’s where I would see Eddie and his wonderful wife, Joan, nearly every week. He would always extend his hand and give mine a firm shake.He woul...
Published: 02/22/18
PolitiFact: Donald Trump falsely says he never denied Russian meddling

PolitiFact: Donald Trump falsely says he never denied Russian meddling

The indictments of 13 Russians detailing how they used Facebook and Twitter to undercut Hillary Clinton and promote President Donald Trump spurred a flurry of tweets from Trump over the Presidents Day weekend."I never said Russia did not meddle in th...
Published: 02/22/18
After the massacre at Parkland’s Stoneman Douglas High School, will things be any different than they were after Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and Columbine?

After the massacre at Parkland’s Stoneman Douglas High School, will things be any different than they were after Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and Columbine?

e_SDLqThere are no words."How many times have we heard that?From politicians, pundits, preachers.It’s almost impossible to articulate the anger and anguish that have swallowed us all since Valentine’s Day.For nearly 20 years, we have been trying. Wor...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Editorial: FDLE probe of state fair fiasco falls short

It should go without saying that Florida law frowns upon public officials who take freebies from vendors and whose agency throws business to their family. But that wasn’t enough to move the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to find that the ex-di...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Oh, Florida!: The state produces massive amounts of irony, especially in discussion of porn

Oh, Florida!: The state produces massive amounts of irony, especially in discussion of porn

he other day, driving back here from Alabama, I stopped off at Florida’s state line welcome station and got a free cup of orange juice. I asked the lady behind the counter for my free machete, because I am pretty sure they give those out to anyone wh...
Updated: 12 hours ago

A New York Times editorial: Trump tries to kill Obamacare by a thousand cuts

Having failed in its effort to have Congress repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration has been relentlessly trying to destroy the health care law on its own. The latest move in that demolition derby came this week, when officials prop...
Published: 02/21/18
Updated: 02/22/18
Editorial cartoons for Feb. 23

Editorial cartoons for Feb. 23

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Published: 02/21/18
Updated: 02/22/18