Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Editorial cartoons for Feb. 19

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.

     
 
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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...
Updated: 10 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 Hi...
Published: 01/18/18

Another voice: Self-dealing by nursing home owners threatens patient care

The outsourcing of logistical support services, which became commonplace in the U.S. military in the 1990s and later was adopted by state prison systems, has now come to dominate the nursing home industry. And while nursing homes, unlike the military...
Published: 01/17/18

John McCain: Mr. President, stop attacking the press

After leaving office, President Ronald Reagan created the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award to recognize individuals who have fought to spread liberty worldwide. Nancy Reagan continued the tradition after her husband’s death, and in 2008 she bestowed the h...
Published: 01/17/18
Editorial: Making illegal sewage discharges legal is wrong answer

Editorial: Making illegal sewage discharges legal is wrong answer

Three years into a crisis with its sewer system, St. Petersburg has a dandy new idea for dealing with the environmental fallout of dumping dirty water into the aquifer. Instead of committing to banning the outlawed practice, a consultant suggested th...
Published: 01/16/18
Updated: 01/17/18
Editorial: Tighten substitute teacher rules in Hillsborough

Editorial: Tighten substitute teacher rules in Hillsborough

A substitute teacher at a Plant City elementary school berated a class of fourth graders — and then the school principal. Another compared a student to a stripper. Others were caught napping, hitting children, making sexual remarks, giving students b...
Published: 01/16/18
Updated: 01/17/18
Ruth: Lessons from 40 minutes of terror amid a false missile alarm in Hawaii

Ruth: Lessons from 40 minutes of terror amid a false missile alarm in Hawaii

In the movie Bridge of Spies, the character of 1950s’ Soviet spook Rudolf Abel is asked if he is afraid he might be executed by the U.S. government for his espionage activities or possibly bumped off by his KGB superiors after he is returned to Mosco...
Published: 01/16/18
Updated: 01/17/18
Editorial cartoons for Jan. 18

Editorial cartoons for Jan. 18

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Published: 01/16/18
Updated: 01/17/18
Column: While you were sleeping

Column: While you were sleeping

I pause today to point out some incredible technological changes happening while President Donald Trump has kept us focused on him — changes that will pose as big an adaptation challenge to American workers as transitioning from farms to factories on...
Published: 01/16/18
Updated: 01/17/18

Column: Our elections are in danger. Congress must defend them.

By Marco Rubioand Chris Van HollenWhile the 2016 election may have left our country divided on many issues, it exposed one critical problem that should unite all Americans: Our democratic process is vulnerable to attacks by hostile foreign powers. As...
Published: 01/16/18