Thursday, April 26, 2018
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Editorial cartoons for April 12

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.

     
               
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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...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Editorial: St. Petersburgís waste-to-energy to wastefulness project

Editorial: St. Petersburgís waste-to-energy to wastefulness project

A St. Petersburg waste-to-energy plant now under construction has been billed for years as an environmentally friendly money saver. Now it looks more like a boondoggle, with the cost and mission changing on the fly. Itís yet another example of a city...
Updated: 4 hours ago

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
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
Column: Republicans gutted the mortgage interest deduction. Democrats should finish it off.

Column: Republicans gutted the mortgage interest deduction. Democrats should finish it off.

One of the most remarkable things about the tax bill Republicans passed last year was how it took a rotary saw to the mortgage interest deduction. The benefit for homeowners was once considered a politically untouchable upper-middle-class entitlement...
Published: 04/24/18
Updated: 04/25/18

We have a fine history of long-serving politicians

Career politician Rick Scott is trying to sell you a huge, steaming pile of over-ripe phooey. By now you have probably been exposed to a piece of dubious propaganda being peddled by Floridaís politically ambitious governor suggesting the entire natio...
Published: 04/23/18
Updated: 04/25/18
Editorial: As USFSP consolidation task force meets, openness and collaboration are key

Editorial: As USFSP consolidation task force meets, openness and collaboration are key

Writing a new law that phases out separate accreditation for the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and folds it back into the major research university was the easy part. The hard work starts today when a new consolidation task force holds i...
Published: 04/23/18
Updated: 04/25/18
Romano: Forget the sewers, St. Pete has a crisis of trust

Romano: Forget the sewers, St. Pete has a crisis of trust

Imagine what kind of spin the world might have endured had St. Petersburg sewer officials been asked to explain the final Hindenburg flight. • The landing, city leaders acknowledged, was bumpy. • Some passengers chose to disembark befor...
Published: 04/23/18