Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Editorial cartoons for Oct. 26

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.

     
                   
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Joe Henderson: Boycott Starbucks? Take a deep breath, folks

Joe Henderson: Boycott Starbucks? Take a deep breath, folks

A couple of weeks ago I received a call from someone doing job-related background checks on a friend of mine. He wanted to meet face-to-face, so we did what many other people do in that situation. We picked a Starbucks that was near to both of us. I’...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Editorial: Improving foster care in Hillsborough

Editorial: Improving foster care in Hillsborough

A new foster care provider in Hillsborough County is poised to take over operations in May, only months after its predecessor was fired for what was alleged to be a pattern of failing to supervise at-risk children in its care. Many of the case manage...
Published: 04/18/18
Editorial cartoons for April 19

Editorial cartoons for April 19

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Published: 04/18/18
How Barbara Bush broke a shameful national silence on AIDS

How Barbara Bush broke a shameful national silence on AIDS

When the news of the passing of Barbara Bush hit on Tuesday, my mind immediately went back to a 1989 photo of her cradling a baby. A grandmother holding an infant isn’t shocking. But when the grandmother was the new first lady and the child was infec...
Published: 04/18/18
Column: Mrs. No-Nonsense

Column: Mrs. No-Nonsense

I met her in 1981, when I went to work for her husband as speechwriter. I was a bit in awe of her — who wasn’t? — and, I confess, a bit scared. A few weeks in, I wrote a speech that went over well, in no small part due to President George H.W. Bush’s...
Published: 04/18/18

Columns: Creating a path to add cities in Hillsborough

There has been much discussion recently about changing the structure of the Hillsborough County Commission. One proposal is to expand the board to nine members from the current seven, with all commissioners being elected from single-member districts ...
Updated: 10 hours ago

Another voice: Back to postal reform

President Donald Trump is angry at Amazon for, in his tweeted words, "costing the United States Post Office massive amounts of money for being their Delivery Boy." Yet in more recent days, Trump has at least channeled his feelings in what could prove...
Published: 04/17/18
Updated: 04/18/18
Daniel Ruth: Buckhorn is acting like a candidate for lieutenant governor

Daniel Ruth: Buckhorn is acting like a candidate for lieutenant governor

Do you ever get the feeling Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn goes to sleep every night fully attired in a business suit, tie perfectly knotted, pocket square perfectly folded, wing-tips perfectly shined?You just never know if at 3 a.m. he might be awakened w...
Updated: 2 hours ago

Ruth: Our obligation to be educated about Hitler and the Holocaust

We hear a great many preening chants about "Making America Great Again," whatever that means. But how can America make any claims to greatness until it becomes literate again? The two sort of go hand in hand.A recent survey commissioned by the Confer...
Published: 04/16/18
Updated: 04/18/18
Editorial: Congress should protect independence of special counsel

Editorial: Congress should protect independence of special counsel

A bipartisan Senate bill clarifying that only the attorney general or a high-ranking designee could remove a special prosecutor would send an important message amid President Donald Trump’s attacks on the investigation into Russia’s inter...
Published: 04/16/18
Updated: 04/17/18