Thursday, January 04, 2018

Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Jan. 5

Editorial cartoons for Jan. 5

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Romano: Minimum wage fight doesn’t have to be all or nothing in Florida

Romano: Minimum wage fight doesn’t have to be all or nothing in Florida

In case you missed it, the minimum wage went up in Florida this week.Admittedly, it wasn’t headline-grabbing news. An extra 15 cents an hour is not going to dramatically help employees or harm their employers. It’s simply an incremental boost tied to...
Published: 01/04/18
Daniel Ruth: Where do I sign up to get paid what Outback Bowl chief makes?

Daniel Ruth: Where do I sign up to get paid what Outback Bowl chief makes?

This has been a miserable failure.For the several days since the Tampa Bay Times’ Richard Danielson reported that Outback Bowl president and CEO Jim McVay earns a salary of — you might want to sit down and swallow that last sip of coffee ...
Published: 01/04/18

Column: Yes, America, we have an inequality problem, which the tax bill will worsen

America, we have an inequality problem. Inequality is a tricky issue. When people bring it up, thoughts immediately go to redistribution of wealth, which many instinctively oppose. Economists like myself are probably to blame. Nobel Prize winner Robe...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Column: My button’s bigger than yours

Column: My button’s bigger than yours

So, to start the year, our president bragged that he has a "much bigger" nuclear button than the guy in North Korea.Coming next week: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un compare finger length and shoe and head size. That last is complicated by the fact that...
Updated: 7 hours ago

Column: Banning Donald Trump from Twitter is a misguided liberal fantasy

Ever since Donald Trump became president, some liberal activists have called for Twitter to suspend his account. His tweets have often violated the company’s policies, they say, by harassing people or threatening acts of violence. Why, they ask, won’...
Updated: 7 hours ago
10 things that stand out in Michael Wolff’s new book about Trump, ‘Fire and Fury’

10 things that stand out in Michael Wolff’s new book about Trump, ‘Fire and Fury’

President Donald Trump is a book genre unto himself. There’s "Understanding Trump," by Newt Gingrich, whom Trump considered as a running mate; "Let Trump Be Trump," by former Trump campaign aides Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie; "The Swamp," by fo...
Updated: 10 hours ago
New Trump book: Bannon’s ‘treasonous’ claim, Ivanka’s presidential ambitions and Melania’s first-lady concerns

New Trump book: Bannon’s ‘treasonous’ claim, Ivanka’s presidential ambitions and Melania’s first-lady concerns

Michael Wolff says his new book Fire and Fury is based on 200 conversations over the past 18 months with President Donald Trump, most members of his senior staff, some of whom he talked to dozens of times, and many people with whom they had spoken.Wh...
Published: 01/03/18
Column: This one-time genetic treatment for inherited blindness costs a record $850,000

Column: This one-time genetic treatment for inherited blindness costs a record $850,000

A landmark gene therapy to treat a rare, inherited form of blindness will cost $850,000 — a price tag so daunting that its maker will offer health insurers partial rebates if the drug doesn’t work and is seeking to pilot an installment payment option...
Published: 01/03/18
Joe Henderson: Coming clean (I’m no Democrat) on who I am and what I stand for

Joe Henderson: Coming clean (I’m no Democrat) on who I am and what I stand for

We share a common belief in this business that our leaders must be transparent about why they make the decisions they do. The public has a right to know.Period.But until I read a piece the other day by the fine Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwel...
Published: 01/03/18