Friday, April 27, 2018

Opinion

Romano: Is it still environmentally conscious if itís based on a sham?

Romano: Is it still environmentally conscious if itís based on a sham?

Letís discuss biosolids waste. I promise, it wonít be gross or boring.No, this is more of a how-did-we-lose-money-again bedtime story.Our tale begins around 2006 when St. Pete officials began exploring a biosolids project. The city was eventually goi...
Published: 04/26/18
Joe Henderson: Big plans for downtown towers put cart before the horse

Joe Henderson: Big plans for downtown towers put cart before the horse

There was a time when no one here could imagine a 52-story building in what passed for downtown Tampa. Structures like that were reserved for real cities, with actual skylines and lively downtowns."Remember when Tampa rolled up its sidewalks at 5 oíc...
Published: 04/26/18

A Chicago Tribune editorial: Airbag recall leaves more than 60,000 time bombs on our roads

If you were told you were driving a car with a bomb inside, would you pull over?The Washington Post reports that more than 60,000 Honda vehicles on the road today have defective airbags that experts have referred to as "ticking time bombs," an airbag...
Updated: 10 hours ago
PolitiFact: Understanding felon voting rights restoration

PolitiFact: Understanding felon voting rights restoration

When felons leave prison, should they regain the right to vote?Thatís a question that many states have grappled with in recent decades. Florida and New York made recent headlines for policies on restoration of voting rights, and those policies have b...
Published: 04/25/18
Updated: 04/26/18

ĎHappy hourí tax cuts may result in hangovers

Evidence is mounting that the $1.5 trillion tax-cut package enacted in December by congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump was a bad idea, not only for the long-run health of the economy but for the short-term political prospects of the ...
Published: 04/25/18
Daniel Ruth: Gridlock or not, way will be paved for new homes in New Tampa

Daniel Ruth: Gridlock or not, way will be paved for new homes in New Tampa

Oh what a difference four decades makes.When I first arrived in Tampa in 1973, the city was a vastly different place. For example, there where actual stores in downtown where you could buy stuff that didnít involve a swizzle stick. Crazy, insane stu...
Published: 04/25/18
Editorial cartoons for April 27

Editorial cartoons for April 27

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Updated: 12 hours ago

Oh, Florida! For our Puerto Rican evacuees, a primer on Florida politics

Casablanca again, and as always I got sucked in by the romantic triangle of Rick, Ilsa and Captain Renault. (Oh, and Victor. Hmm, I guess itís more of a love rhombus.)Anyway, thereís a scene in there that never fails to make me think of Florida. Two ...
Published: 04/24/18
Updated: 04/26/18
Column: A new theory for why all those Obama voters went for Trump

Column: A new theory for why all those Obama voters went for Trump

e_SSLqStatus threat, not economic hardship, explains the 2016 presidential vote." So says an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Diana C. Mutz, a political science and communications professor at the University of Pennsy...
Published: 04/24/18
Updated: 04/25/18
Editorial cartoons for April 26

Editorial cartoons for April 26

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Published: 04/24/18
Updated: 04/25/18