Monday, July 16, 2018

Opinion

Thanks above all to those who saved us

They saved us.What more can you say about the police officers who arrived at our Annapolis offices Thursday afternoon knowing there was a gunman waiting for them inside ready to kill again?What more can you say about Anne Arundel County Deputy Chief ...
Published: 07/03/18
Updated: 07/06/18
Editorial: With revamped courts, abortion rights becomes key issue in governor’s race

Editorial: With revamped courts, abortion rights becomes key issue in governor’s race

Abortion rights are routinely under assault from the Republican-led Florida Legislature, and now the preservation of those rights is as fragile as its been in decades. With new appointments coming to both the U.S. Supreme Court and the Florida Suprem...
Published: 07/03/18
Updated: 07/06/18

Pruitt departs. Count the silver.

Just when America had all but given up hope, Scott Pruitt’s appalling reign as Environmental Protection Agency administrator is finally over. Thursday afternoon, Pruitt delivered President Donald Trump his resignation letter, replete with references ...
Published: 07/05/18
Updated: 07/06/18
Editorial: St. Petersburg waterfront park wrong spot for Echelman art

Editorial: St. Petersburg waterfront park wrong spot for Echelman art

This much is certain: Janet Echelman is a world-renowned artist whose captivating aerial sculptures are landmarks in cities around the world. St. Petersburg, as a prospering arts destination, would be a natural home for one of her colorful works. But...
Published: 06/12/18
Updated: 07/06/18
Editorial: Rejection of plan to fill Rocky Point lagoon was a defining grass-roots moment

Editorial: Rejection of plan to fill Rocky Point lagoon was a defining grass-roots moment

Count on people in Tampa to step up when someone threatens the things they hold dear.In the case of a proposal to fill in a Rocky Point lagoon, and build expensive townhouses there, count on all kinds of people to step up — from kids with crayons dra...
Published: 07/06/18
Editorial: Trump should stop bashing NATO allies

Editorial: Trump should stop bashing NATO allies

President Donald Trump’s boorish behavior at the Group of Seven summit in Canada last month already has raised fears of a repeat performance at the NATO summit in Brussels next week. In this climate of rising tensions and sinking expectations, the mo...
Published: 07/05/18
Updated: 07/06/18

Research is needed to curb mass killings

Last week, it was a newsroom in Annapolis, Md. About a month ago, it was Santa Fe High School in Texas. And in February, it was a high school in Parkland, Fla. Regardless of our politics, there couldn’t be any stronger warning sign that something is ...
Published: 07/03/18
Updated: 07/05/18
Editorial: 6 reasons Floridians should pay attention to farm bill negotiations

Editorial: 6 reasons Floridians should pay attention to farm bill negotiations

Floridians should follow the farm bill negotiations this summer in Congress. Farm bills are typically dry discussions about reauthorizing a vast array of programs every five years, ranging from farm subsidies to agricultural research to food programs...
Published: 07/02/18
Updated: 07/05/18
Editorial: Hope springs eternal on Fourth of July

Editorial: Hope springs eternal on Fourth of July

This Fourth of July dawns on a hyper-polarized nation, gripped by economic anxiety and at odds over how to solve our most pervasive problems. Yet for all our family feuding, the United States remains the strongest democracy in the world even as our i...
Published: 06/26/18
Updated: 07/04/18
Editorial: A more robust plan for Hillsborough’s foster care system

Editorial: A more robust plan for Hillsborough’s foster care system

The corrective action plan that Eckerd Connects has sent to the state has — on paper, at least — the essentials needed to improve Hillsborough County’s foster care system. By addressing the needs of both foster children and the foster system itself, ...
Published: 07/02/18
Updated: 07/03/18