Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Editorial cartoons for Feb. 12

These cartoons are provided by various Tampa Bay Times syndicated services.

     
   
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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...
Updated: 4 hours ago

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...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Editorial: Balancing the playing field for workers’ compensation

Editorial: Balancing the playing field for workers’ compensation

For the longest time, injured workers in Florida were basically at the mercy of the whims of employers to treat them fairly. A 2003 law aimed at reducing the cost of workers’ compensation coverage for businesses had the desired impact, but it also di...
Published: 01/16/18

Another voice: Why just Florida?

Cynicism has always been a part of politics, but rarely are politicians so brazen and self-serving as President Donald Trump and his interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, have been over the past week. First they announced a new offshore drilling plan that ...
Published: 01/16/18
Column: The president and the porn star

Column: The president and the porn star

In 1998, the professional moral scold William Bennett published a book titled The Death of Outrage: Bill Clinton and the Assault on American Ideals. In it, Bennett described blasé attitudes toward presidential adultery as corrosive. Clinton’s promisc...
Updated: 7 hours ago
PolitiFact Florida: Gov. Rick Scott’s Full Flop on oil drilling

PolitiFact Florida: Gov. Rick Scott’s Full Flop on oil drilling

Gov. Rick Scott met with a member of President Donald Trump’s administration and struck a deal to remove Florida from a list of states proposed for more offshore oil drilling."As a result of our interest in making sure that there’s no drilling here, ...
Published: 01/15/18
Editorial: King’s legacy still relevant in digital age

Editorial: King’s legacy still relevant in digital age

Today’s holiday honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. couldn’t be more timely. At a moment when the nation’s civic dialogue is choking on personal and political division, it is hard to remember an earlier time when role models were role m...
Published: 01/15/18

Another voice: 38 minutes of fear in Hawaii

In 1938, Orson Welles panicked the nation with a false alarm about a Martian invasion in the radio broadcast The War of the Worlds. That was farfetched, of course. But what happened on Saturday, sadly, was not so hard to imagine — or believe.Authorit...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Dr. King’s words still ring true, 61 years on

A few words on the difficulty of voting while black.As we mark what would have been his 89th birthday, it seems fitting to recall that Martin Luther King spoke to that difficulty in a 1957 speech whose words ring relevant 61 years later. "All types o...
Published: 01/14/18
Romano: How long before you take a selfie in front of pier art?

Romano: How long before you take a selfie in front of pier art?

You go to Harvard to study art. You move to Hong Kong and Bali to further your education. You are invited by the Fulbright Scholar Program to lecture about art in India.Finally, you return to the United States where you are asked to produce a sculptu...
Published: 01/13/18
Updated: 01/15/18