Friday, September 21, 2018

Columns

Here are some selected readings from the left and from the right

We live in a partisan age, and our news habits can reinforce our own perspectives. Consider this an effort to broaden our collective outlook with essays beyond the range of our typical selections.FROM THE LEFTFrom “The Fate and Future of Chris...
Updated: 3 hours ago

Column: Amendment 4 will save taxpayers money and give felons a second chance

Florida’s 13 million voters have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help felons who have paid their debt to society earn the right to vote, and to a second chance.Called the “Voting Restoration Amendment,” the constitutional ame...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Ruth: DeSantis should study Florida Constitution, quit lying about Gillum

Ruth: DeSantis should study Florida Constitution, quit lying about Gillum

You could certainly be forgiven if you observed the early stages of the Ron DeSantis campaign for governor and concluded the candidate was practicing the politics of shameless fear-mongering.After all, DeSantis, R-Trump Minnie-Me, has all but suggest...
Published: 09/20/18

We’re measuring the economy all wrong

Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Bros., the official economic statistics — the ones that fill news stories, television shows and presidential tweets — say that the U.S. economy is fully recovered.The unemployment rate is lower tha...
Published: 09/17/18
Updated: 09/19/18
Anita Hill explains how to get the Kavanaugh hearings right

Anita Hill explains how to get the Kavanaugh hearings right

There is no way to redo 1991, but there are ways to do better.The facts underlying Christine Blasey Ford’s claim of being sexually assaulted by a young Brett Kavanaugh will continue to be revealed as confirmation proceedings unfold. Yet it...
Published: 09/18/18
Updated: 09/19/18
Column: What we could learn from the Brett Kavanaugh situation

Column: What we could learn from the Brett Kavanaugh situation

So what do you make of the Brett Kavanaugh situation?The question is going around. I’ve been asked it, and I’ve been asking it, and I’ve heard a lot of answers:She’s lying. He’s lying.She’s misremembering. He...
Published: 09/19/18
Daniel Ruth: City owes Gonzmart and Princess Ulele more than a notice of code violation

Daniel Ruth: City owes Gonzmart and Princess Ulele more than a notice of code violation

This has to be height of bureaucratic pettiness, especially for a city whose track record in promoting quality public art falls somewhere between stick figures and finger puppets.Richard Gonzmart is a community treasure. As the force behind a number ...
Published: 09/19/18

Editorial cartoons for Sept. 18

From Times wires
Published: 09/17/18
PolitiFact Florida: Puerto Ricoís power grid was weak, not dead, before hurricanes

PolitiFact Florida: Puerto Ricoís power grid was weak, not dead, before hurricanes

As Hurricane Florence approached, President Donald Trump relied on his track record to assure the public his administration is ready."I think that Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success," Trump told reporters Sept. 11.Puerto Rico recovered ful...
Published: 09/17/18
PolitiFact Florida: No, Andrew Gillum does not have a far left socialist platform

PolitiFact Florida: No, Andrew Gillum does not have a far left socialist platform

In the race for Florida governor, Republican Ron DeSantis is trying to paint Democrat Andrew Gillum as so far out of the mainstream that Gillum "wants to turn Florida into Venezuela," a reference to the failing socialist country."The last thing we ne...
Published: 09/10/18