Friday, April 20, 2018
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Editorial cartoons for Nov. 16

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.

     
     
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Editorial: Why single-member districts would be bad for Hillsborough commission

Editorial: Why single-member districts would be bad for Hillsborough commission

Anyone looking to make Hillsborough County government bigger, costlier, more dysfunctional and less of a regional force should love the idea that Commissioner Sandy Murman rolled out this week. She proposes enlarging the seven-member board to nine, e...
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Sally Bradshaw, Kathleen Shanahan column: Barbara Bush was role model who loved Florida

Barbara Pierce Bush loved Florida.With a son as governor, she was practically an honorary Floridian! No one was prouder of former Gov. Jeb Bush than his mom, and no one a more honest critic when she felt he needed some constructive feedback! But we t...
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Column: No-win fishery bills would undermine businesses and innovation

The federal government delivered good news for anglers this week. Under newly approved two-year pilot programs, Florida and the other Gulf Coast states will manage red snapper fishing for private anglers. This means states can test ways to improve ac...
Published: 04/19/18

Column: Some facts and figures you might not know about civil rights restoration in Florida

After U.S. District Judge Mark Walker ruled Florida’s process for restoring felons’ civil rights was unconstitutional in early February, he allowed me to file a friend of the court brief to assist the court as it considered possible solutions. The br...
Published: 04/19/18
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’v...
Published: 04/19/18
Editorial cartoons for April 20

Editorial cartoons for April 20

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Published: 04/18/18
Updated: 04/19/18
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