Thursday, May 03, 2018

Opinion

At the Interstate 4 chokepoint, the path ahead for creating a Florida Wildlife Corridor is narrow indeed

At the Interstate 4 chokepoint, the path ahead for creating a Florida Wildlife Corridor is narrow indeed

If we were a black bear or a Florida panther, how could we cross Interstate 4? Our three-member expedition team spent a week testing such a path to make sure this imperiled stretch of the Florida Wildlife Corridor can still be saved and to discover t...
Published: 04/28/18
Column: I saved my mother with my .22, but no one should have an AR-15

Column: I saved my mother with my .22, but no one should have an AR-15

When I was 11 years old, I prevented my mother from being raped on the screen porch where she was napping, because I suddenly appeared at the inner door with a .22 rifle under my arm. I knew how to shoot it ó because in those days, I learned marksman...
Published: 04/27/18
Updated: 05/01/18

Editorial: Congress should pass bipartisan bill to ban zombie campaigns

The federal government took the first of several necessary steps this week to crack down on political candidates who cannot seem to ween themselves from the privilege of spending other peopleís money.The Federal Elections Commission announced it woul...
Published: 04/27/18
Column: With cameras rolling, Koreaís leaders put a peaceful spin on propaganda

Column: With cameras rolling, Koreaís leaders put a peaceful spin on propaganda

It was an astonishing turn of events and a carefully choreographed diplomatic dance at the Korean border that added a surprise extra step to the meeting between leaders of the two Koreas, instantly turning a moment destined for the history books into...
Published: 04/27/18
Editorial: Itís up to Floridaís voters to restore felonsí civil rights now

Editorial: Itís up to Floridaís voters to restore felonsí civil rights now

The disappointing ruling Wednesday by a federal appeals court should erase any doubt that the decision on restoring voting rights for felons rests solely on the conscience of Florida voters. A tortured ruling by the minimum majority of a three-judge ...
Published: 04/26/18
Updated: 05/01/18

Column: The challenge of selling the carbon tax

The carbon tax, a price regulation for the control of human-produced CO2 emissions, should have broad appeal, both to those skeptical of government regulation and to those skeptical of market forces. It should even appeal to those skeptical that huma...
Published: 04/26/18
Updated: 04/27/18

Editorial: A worthy public investment in the Blue Jays spring training facility

Pinellas County made a worthy investment in its long relationship with the Toronto Blue Jays, pledging $41.7 million to upgrade the teamís stadium and spring training facilities in Dunedin.County Commissioners unanimously voted to spend resort tax re...
Published: 04/26/18
Updated: 04/27/18
Column: What Democrats can learn from Emmanuel Macron

Column: What Democrats can learn from Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump donít agree on much. Macron is a globalist; Trump is a nationalist. Macron is a free-trader; Trump just imposed protectionist tariffs on steel and aluminum. Macron wants the United States to remain in Syria;...
Published: 04/26/18
Bret Stephens: Bush 41, Trump, and American decline

Bret Stephens: Bush 41, Trump, and American decline

George H.W. Bush once vomited on the prime minister of Japan. It was a mortifying but innocent incident, the result of a nasty stomach bug. Donald Trump has spent the past couple of days effectively doing likewise on Franceís Emmanuel Macron.Whatís T...
Published: 04/26/18
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