Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Feb. 16

Editorial cartoons for Feb. 16

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Published: 02/14/18
Updated: 02/15/18

Column: Treat gun safety as a public health issue

People all over the world become furious and try to harm others, but only in the United States do we suffer mass shootings so regularly; only in the United States do we lose one person every 15 minutes to gun violence.The United States has more than ...
Published: 02/14/18
Updated: 02/15/18
Editorial: DCF review should get to the bottom of Hillsborough foster care issues

Editorial: DCF review should get to the bottom of Hillsborough foster care issues

The Florida Department of Children and Families is right to call for a timely and "comprehensive" review of Hillsborough County’s foster care system. Though the probe is a reaction to a recent case involving a child who was left unattended, the revie...
Published: 02/14/18
Column: In the long term, Florida offshore oil drilling is simply irrelevant

Column: In the long term, Florida offshore oil drilling is simply irrelevant

Like it or not, Floridians are being plunged back into the offshore drilling debate. People have painful memories of BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010, an uncontrolled oil and gas catastrophe that lasted 86 days, and even today the scientific c...
Published: 02/14/18
Editorial cartoons for Feb. 15

Editorial cartoons for Feb. 15

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Published: 02/14/18

Column: Florida Republican House members call for offshore drilling ban

Editor’s note: This column has been signed by 10 U.S. House Republicans from Florida: Reps. John H. Rutherford, Jacksonville; Gus Bilirakis, Palm Harbor; Vern Buchanan, Sarasota; Ron DeSantis, Palm Coast; Matt Gaetz, Fort Walton Beach; Brian Mast, Pa...
Published: 02/14/18
It’s time to cut your losses, Mayor Buckhorn

It’s time to cut your losses, Mayor Buckhorn

What’s the going rate for being dumber than a sack of Gasparilla beads? Oh, about $3 million -— and counting and counting.Late last year a federal jury agreed with former Tampa Fire Rescue Department employee Tanja Vidovic that she had been discrimin...
Published: 02/14/18

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 "Fake News? It’s Nothing New to Afri...
Published: 02/13/18
Updated: 02/16/18

A Washington Post editorial: Modernize 911 calling before it becomes an emergency

This Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the first 911 emergency call placed in the United States. Since then, uncounted lives have been saved and people helped. It has been a great accomplishment of government.But even as an estimated 240 million 9...
Published: 02/13/18
Updated: 02/14/18
Editorial: Scott, Cabinet cannot be trusted on felons’ voting rights

Editorial: Scott, Cabinet cannot be trusted on felons’ voting rights

Gov. Rick Scott always has been grudging and imperious about restoring the voting rights of felons, requiring them to wait for years before begging the governor and Cabinet to be recognized again as citizens. That arrogance is on full display in a le...
Published: 02/13/18