Friday, February 23, 2018
Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Dec. 8

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.

     
             
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One killed, two injured as boats collide on Little Manatee River

RUSKIN — Two boats collided on the Little Manatee River east of the Shell Point Marina early Friday, killing one person and injuring two others, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.The two who were injured are being treated at a hospital. Th...
Updated: 7 minutes ago
Editorial: The time to act on guns is now

Editorial: The time to act on guns is now

The nation’s conversation on guns took an encouraging step this week in three essential places — South Florida, Tallahassee and Washington — as survivors, victims’ families and elected leaders searched painfully and sincerely for common ground after ...
Published: 02/22/18
Column: Marjory Stoneman Douglas would be proud of these kids

Column: Marjory Stoneman Douglas would be proud of these kids

Moments after the AR-15 assault at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hit the news, emails and social media alerts pinged in my in-box. I wrote a biography of the school’s namesake several years ago, and people were messaging to express their horro...
Published: 02/22/18

Column: Why can’t we stop this public health crisis?

As physicians, we are trained to identify and address public health emergencies. One ongoing public health crisis began in 1999 at Columbine High School. On that day 12 students and one teacher were murdered by two high school seniors.Some of the mas...
Published: 02/22/18
Column: Put patients before profits: protect our safety net hospitals

Column: Put patients before profits: protect our safety net hospitals

For decades, the most vulnerable Floridians have depended on the state’s safety net hospitals to save their lives and care for their health. Each year, these hospitals care for large numbers of low-income children, sick babies, senior citizens and pr...
Published: 02/22/18
Romano: Welcome to Florida, a state more afraid of conversation than guns

Romano: Welcome to Florida, a state more afraid of conversation than guns

Gun advocates are absolutely right about this:A ban on assault weapons will not end school shootings.How do we know?Because there was a federal ban on assault weapons for 10 years, and mass killings persisted. That’s because a ban deals only with fut...
Published: 02/22/18
Guest column: The time I asked Billy Graham if he ever gets sick of the Bible

Guest column: The time I asked Billy Graham if he ever gets sick of the Bible

The interview was not going well.There I was, in a coveted one-on-one meeting with Billy Graham in his home in Montreat, N.C., in August 1998. It took months to get this interview for the Tampa Tribune and WFLA-TV. The newspaper and the TV station ha...
Published: 02/22/18
Joe Henderson: Farewell to Eddie Card, sports enthusiast, gentleman and friend

Joe Henderson: Farewell to Eddie Card, sports enthusiast, gentleman and friend

There was an empty seat in the pew at the back of my church Sunday. It was where Eddie Card used to sit.That’s where I would see Eddie and his wonderful wife, Joan, nearly every week. He would always extend his hand and give mine a firm shake.He woul...
Published: 02/22/18
PolitiFact: Donald Trump falsely says he never denied Russian meddling

PolitiFact: Donald Trump falsely says he never denied Russian meddling

The indictments of 13 Russians detailing how they used Facebook and Twitter to undercut Hillary Clinton and promote President Donald Trump spurred a flurry of tweets from Trump over the Presidents Day weekend."I never said Russia did not meddle in th...
Published: 02/22/18

A New York Times editorial: Trump tries to kill Obamacare by a thousand cuts

Having failed in its effort to have Congress repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration has been relentlessly trying to destroy the health care law on its own. The latest move in that demolition derby came this week, when officials prop...
Published: 02/21/18
Updated: 02/22/18