Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Nov. 15

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These cartoons are from various Times wire services.

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What would drive a man to shoot someone 17 times?

What would drive a man to shoot someone 17 times?

Anthony Roy and his wife retired to Clearwater to escape the violence in Washington, D.C. They moved into a house owned by his mother, and they loved it there. Then uninvited guests started loitering in their back yard and dealing drugs. They couldn&...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Column: Citrus industry hurt by Irma needs federal disaster help

Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, is a day citrus growers will not soon forget. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the southern part of the peninsula near Marco Island and made its way up through the heart of the Florida citrus industry.It was a methodical march ...
Updated: 7 minutes ago
Daniel Ruth: An honest committee name? Floridians for a Greater Steaming Pile of Political Phooey

Daniel Ruth: An honest committee name? Floridians for a Greater Steaming Pile of Political Phooey

There’s a great scene in A Man For All Seasons when Sir Thomas More, on trial for refusing to express his loyalty to King Henry VIII, confronts one of his accusers who has just delivered false testimony against him in return for a royal title."Why Ri...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Column: Charlie Rose does not get a pass here

Column: Charlie Rose does not get a pass here

e_SSLqWhat do you say when someone that you deeply care about has done something that is so horrible?" Gayle King asked that question on CBS This Morning on Tuesday.She and Norah O’Donnell could teach a master class about how to respond when someone ...
Published: 11/21/17
Joe Henderson: Low-attendance Athletics fund own stadium, how about Rays?

Joe Henderson: Low-attendance Athletics fund own stadium, how about Rays?

I would like to believe what Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said about a new stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays.It sounded good when he told Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, "I’m more focused on working with the community to figure out...
Published: 11/21/17
Column: Did Putin get taken for a ride?

Column: Did Putin get taken for a ride?

Vladimir Putin got taken for a ride: That’s one view. A year after Putin did his best to tip the U.S. election to Donald Trump, economic sanctions remain in place on his regime and U.S.-Russia relations have hardly thawed.But I think to grade Putin o...
Updated: 18 minutes ago
Column: A very long list of nonnegotiable rules saved our Thanksgiving — and our marriage

Column: A very long list of nonnegotiable rules saved our Thanksgiving — and our marriage

A few years ago, I spent most of Thanksgiving dividing up the furniture in the house for when the divorce came. My husband had just walked out the door with a six-pack of beer to hang out with a friend, leaving me with a kitchen explosion of vegetabl...
Updated: 29 minutes ago

Ruth: Florida’s foolishly makes it harder to see nursing home inspections

Florida’s once vaunted reputation as the Sunshine State, a leader in open government, providing the citizenry broad, unfettered access to public meetings and records, is becoming increasingly dreary and overcast with a better than average chance of t...
Updated: 29 minutes ago
Column: Tallahassee takes an important (first) step for protecting wild Florida

Column: Tallahassee takes an important (first) step for protecting wild Florida

Florida’s elected officials took an important first step this month in finally implementing the will of the people who voted overwhelmingly for Amendment 1 a few years ago, which amended the state Constitution to set aside money to preserve wild Flor...
Updated: 29 minutes ago

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 "George W. Bush Owes Donald Trump a ...
Updated: 3 hours ago