Friday, January 19, 2018

Opinion

Column: Donald Trump gets his sanity grades

Column: Donald Trump gets his sanity grades

Donald Trump has passed his mental test. This may come as either a relief or a shock.The results of the president’s physical exam came out this week. This is normally not a big deal — when Obama and Bush got their reports, it was barely a yawn. But o...
Published: 01/17/18
Updated: 01/18/18

Another voice: Self-dealing by nursing home owners threatens patient care

The outsourcing of logistical support services, which became commonplace in the U.S. military in the 1990s and later was adopted by state prison systems, has now come to dominate the nursing home industry. And while nursing homes, unlike the military...
Published: 01/17/18

John McCain: Mr. President, stop attacking the press

After leaving office, President Ronald Reagan created the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award to recognize individuals who have fought to spread liberty worldwide. Nancy Reagan continued the tradition after her husband’s death, and in 2008 she bestowed the h...
Published: 01/17/18
Editorial: Making illegal sewage discharges legal is wrong answer

Editorial: Making illegal sewage discharges legal is wrong answer

Three years into a crisis with its sewer system, St. Petersburg has a dandy new idea for dealing with the environmental fallout of dumping dirty water into the aquifer. Instead of committing to banning the outlawed practice, a consultant suggested th...
Published: 01/16/18
Updated: 01/17/18
Editorial: Tighten substitute teacher rules in Hillsborough

Editorial: Tighten substitute teacher rules in Hillsborough

A substitute teacher at a Plant City elementary school berated a class of fourth graders — and then the school principal. Another compared a student to a stripper. Others were caught napping, hitting children, making sexual remarks, giving students b...
Published: 01/16/18
Updated: 01/17/18
Ruth: Lessons from 40 minutes of terror amid a false missile alarm in Hawaii

Ruth: Lessons from 40 minutes of terror amid a false missile alarm in Hawaii

In the movie Bridge of Spies, the character of 1950s’ Soviet spook Rudolf Abel is asked if he is afraid he might be executed by the U.S. government for his espionage activities or possibly bumped off by his KGB superiors after he is returned to Mosco...
Published: 01/16/18
Updated: 01/17/18
Editorial cartoons for Jan. 18

Editorial cartoons for Jan. 18

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Published: 01/16/18
Updated: 01/17/18
Column: While you were sleeping

Column: While you were sleeping

I pause today to point out some incredible technological changes happening while President Donald Trump has kept us focused on him — changes that will pose as big an adaptation challenge to American workers as transitioning from farms to factories on...
Published: 01/16/18
Updated: 01/17/18

Column: Our elections are in danger. Congress must defend them.

By Marco Rubioand Chris Van HollenWhile the 2016 election may have left our country divided on many issues, it exposed one critical problem that should unite all Americans: Our democratic process is vulnerable to attacks by hostile foreign powers. As...
Published: 01/16/18
Editorial: Balancing the playing field for workers’ compensation

Editorial: Balancing the playing field for workers’ compensation

For the longest time, injured workers in Florida were basically at the mercy of the whims of employers to treat them fairly. A 2003 law aimed at reducing the cost of workers’ compensation coverage for businesses had the desired impact, but it also di...
Published: 01/16/18