Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Editorial cartoons for Nov. 8

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.

     
       
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The Reading File: Excerpts from interesting articles

Exploring the gray areasIn the Atlantic, James Hamblin writes that "the story of Aziz Ansari and ‘Grace’ is playing out as a sort of Rorschach test." Read "This Is Not A Sex Panic" in full at http://theatln.tc/2mOvCKf. Here’s an excerpt.To target onl...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Joe Henderson: Leaders can’t job-out responsibility for bad substitute teachers

Joe Henderson: Leaders can’t job-out responsibility for bad substitute teachers

Sometimes, people in authority need a reality check before they can recognize a problem that should have been obvious. In this case, it took a meticulously reported story last Sunday by education writer Marlene Sokol of the Tampa Bay Times to alert ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Editorial: More talk, answers needed on future of USF St. Petersburg

Editorial: More talk, answers needed on future of USF St. Petersburg

The Florida Legislature’s abrupt move to strip the University of South Florida St. Petersburg of its hard-earned separate accreditation and transform it back into a satellite of the major research university lacks detail and an appreciation for histo...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Goodman: We can no longer be silent about immigration reform

Goodman: We can no longer be silent about immigration reform

It is one of those times when we won’t have to wait for the judgment of history to learn the verdict of history.More than 800,000 DACA immigrants now sit, stew and wonder if the land they long yearned for is the great nation they long dreamt about.Th...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Romano: Are buses really our last gasp?

Romano: Are buses really our last gasp?

To the members of the Tampa Bay Transportation Management Area Leadership group:Listen carefully when a new plan for a rapid bus system is unveiled to you on Friday. All the benefits the supporters will tout will undoubtedly be true.A rapid bus syste...
Published: 01/18/18

Five interesting things

97%of federal criminal convictions never even went to trial; they were the result of guilty pleas."PACOM (CDW)-STATE ONLY"is the confusing shorthand phrase in a computer program drop-down menu that an emergency worker in Hawaii accidentally selected,...
Updated: 5 hours ago

By the numbers, a story of the federal worker and the size of government

Politicians have often painted the federal workforce as a drag on the budget and burden for the taxpayer. Look no further than President Ronald Reagan, who famously said, "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the gove...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Editorial cartoons for Jan. 19

Editorial cartoons for Jan. 19

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Updated: 9 hours ago

Column: Democrats aiming for big November win — just like in 2016

Every other winter, about 10 months before the next congressional elections, a batch of members decides they’ve had enough. They retire or move on to more lucrative, family-friendly jobs.Often, these departures involve members of the minority party, ...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Column: Donald Trump gets his sanity grades

Column: Donald Trump gets his sanity grades

Donald Trump has passed his mental test. This may come as either a relief or a shock.The results of the president’s physical exam came out this week. This is normally not a big deal — when Obama and Bush got their reports, it was barely a yawn. But o...
Updated: 11 hours ago