Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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Editorial cartoons for Jan. 12

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.

     
     
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John Romano: Liberals are dreaming when it comes to holding on to Florida’s Supreme Court

John Romano: Liberals are dreaming when it comes to holding on to Florida’s Supreme Court

This was a smackdown, no doubt about it.The state Supreme Court just rendered the judicial equivalent of a loud guffaw regarding Gov. Rick Scott’s claim he is entitled to replace three retiring Supreme Court justices before he leaves office.And yet, ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Editorial: Restart selection process for Florida Supreme Court justices

Editorial: Restart selection process for Florida Supreme Court justices

The Florida Supreme Court reached the right conclusion by ruling that the next governor has the authority to appoint three new justices to the court rather than departing Gov. Rick Scott. That is practical and reasonable, and it reflects the will of ...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Five Tampa Bay area men charged in billion-dollar health care scheme

Five Tampa Bay area men charged in billion-dollar health care scheme

Five Tampa Bay area residents are wrapped up in what federal prosecutors are calling a billion-dollar telemedicine rip off.Starting in 2015, the defendants and their pharmacy companies set up an elaborate scheme that fraudulently solicited insurance ...
Published: 10/16/18
Editorial cartoons for Oct. 17

Editorial cartoons for Oct. 17

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Published: 10/16/18

Column: The Saudis may not have realized how unpopular they are outside the White House

The Saudi government spends tens of millions of dollars every year on lobbying in Washington and has, to a large extent, gotten a good return on its investment. President Donald Trump made the kingdom his first foreign visit as president last year, h...
Published: 10/16/18
Hurricane Michael: Significant crop damage expected in Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael: Significant crop damage expected in Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael impacted about 1 million acres of field crops and 3.6 million acres of upland forest in Florida, according to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.The most serious damage affects about 200,000 acres ...
Published: 10/16/18
Editorial: Bilirakis mimics Trump, colleagues in misleading voters

Editorial: Bilirakis mimics Trump, colleagues in misleading voters

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis wants voters to believe he is different than his Republican colleagues in Congress and President Donald Trump. The Palm Harbor Republican says he pays more attention to local issues than to the president, claims he doesnȁ...
Published: 10/15/18
Updated: 10/16/18
Editorial cartoons for Oct. 16

Editorial cartoons for Oct. 16

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Published: 10/15/18

Column: Two Tampa Bay rabbis explain their support for Amendment 4

Democracy in Florida is broken. Rather than putting our fellow citizens on a path to repentance after they’ve committed a crime, our criminal justice system — which we know is plagued with racial and socioeconomic bias — casts hu...
Published: 10/15/18
Hurricane Michael reminds us it’s past time to get smarter about where we build

Hurricane Michael reminds us it’s past time to get smarter about where we build

Avoidance is a great way to mitigate risk. As in, get out of trouble’s way, or don’t be there to begin with. When it comes to hurricanes, that good advice is getting harder to heed. In Florida, we continue to build along our coasts, ofte...
Published: 10/15/18