Sunday, February 11, 2018

Opinion

PolitiFact: Why we’re living in the age of cherry-picking

PolitiFact: Why we’re living in the age of cherry-picking

hese days, it isn’t just that Republicans are from Mars and Democrats are from Venus. Increasingly, politicians on either side are cherry-picking evidence to support their version of reality.What is cherry-picking? It’s the tactic of harnessing an in...
Published: 02/07/18
Updated: 02/08/18
Editorial cartoons for Feb. 8

Editorial cartoons for Feb. 8

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Published: 02/07/18

A Charlotte Observer editorial: Columbia, S.C., takes the lead on gun control

Five months later, we still don’t know why Stephen Paddock rented a room in a Las Vegas high-rise and decided to commit one of the deadliest shootings in U.S. history, killing 58 and injuring more than 500.Despite the carnage and initial chatter amon...
Published: 02/07/18

Column: McConnell and Schumer jam the House. Here are six things that just happened

The crafty Senate majority and minority leaders announced a two-year budget deal that marks the end of the disastrous 2011 Budget Control Act. News reports indicate that "the plan eliminates mandatory spending cuts for two years and increases Pentago...
Published: 02/07/18
Daniel Ruth: Why it’s dumb to close Bayshore for fun (hint: a lot of reasons)

Daniel Ruth: Why it’s dumb to close Bayshore for fun (hint: a lot of reasons)

This one of those ideas that might be best described as "Kumbay-duh!" A few days ago a group of supporters associated with the "Open Streets" movement proposed to the Tampa City Council what a bully concept it would be to close off a huge chuck of B...
Published: 02/07/18

Column: Everyone is going all the way

TEL AVIV, IsraelIt is hard to spend a week in Israel and not come away feeling that Israelis have the wind at their backs.They’ve built an awesome high-tech industry, and everyone’s kid seems to work for a startup. Regionally, the Arabs and Palestini...
Published: 02/06/18
Updated: 02/08/18
Editorial: HART raises smart concerns about regional bus proposal

Editorial: HART raises smart concerns about regional bus proposal

The reluctance by Hillsborough County’s mass transit agency this week to embrace a proposed rapid bus system should be a warning sign. As much as some political and business leaders want to get moving on a plan, any plan, for mass transit, this versi...
Published: 02/06/18
Updated: 02/07/18
Leonard Pitts Jr.: The question Trump failed to answer

Leonard Pitts Jr.: The question Trump failed to answer

This is about a question Donald Trump failed to answer.Granted, there are a lot of those, but this was a particularly tough one. Indeed, it was likely more difficult in its way than anything April Ryan or Lester Holt has ever asked him. But then, the...
Published: 02/06/18
Updated: 02/07/18

Ruth: Ryan’s thoughts on tax cuts are worth $1.50

Confession is both good for the soul and column fodder.So I’ll plead guilty to the charge that whenever some politician says or does something incredibly dense, the first thought that leaps to mind is "Ca-Ching!" President Donald Trump has suggested ...
Published: 02/06/18
Updated: 02/07/18

Editorial: Changing the CareerSource Pinellas culture

The Pinellas County Commission sent a clear message Tuesday by removing the board chairman of the troubled CareerSource Pinellas and signaling there has to be a culture change regarding government accountability. Residents appointed to boards oversee...
Published: 02/06/18