Monday, February 19, 2018
Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Feb. 13

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

     
 
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Editorial: Trump’s rising deficits and misplaced priorities

Editorial: Trump’s rising deficits and misplaced priorities

It’s not popular in Washington or virtually anywhere else these days to express concern about the rising federal deficit. Congressional Republicans who used to be deficit hawks first voted to cut taxes by $1.5 trillion over the next decade, then rais...
Published: 02/17/18
Column: Constitution does not bar sensible gun rules

Column: Constitution does not bar sensible gun rules

The use of the Second Amendment to block consideration of sensible gun control measures is a national disgrace. And conservatives themselves have explained why this is true.For decades, conservatives have objected to the use of constitutional provisi...
Published: 02/16/18
Editorial: Story of Brandon priest belies demonization of unauthorized immigrants

Editorial: Story of Brandon priest belies demonization of unauthorized immigrants

That a Hillsborough County man brought to this country illegally as a child has dedicated his life to helping others serves as a reminder of the urgent need to work toward comprehensive immigration reform in the long run, and in the short run, to ren...
Published: 02/16/18
Editorial: Buckhorn should not appeal verdict in firefighter’s case

Editorial: Buckhorn should not appeal verdict in firefighter’s case

The city of Tampa should have taken Tanja Vidovic seriously from the start when the Tampa firefighter complained about her treatment in the workplace. Now that a jury and judge have spoken, it’s time for City Hall to cut its losses, learn from its mi...
Published: 02/15/18
Updated: 02/16/18
Editorial: CareerSource troubles mount as public trust drops

Editorial: CareerSource troubles mount as public trust drops

The dark cloud enveloping Tampa Bay’s job placement centers keeps growing. There are accusations of forged documents, evidence of nepotism and concerns about grossly inflated performance numbers that could be tied to receiving more public money and b...
Published: 02/15/18
Updated: 02/16/18
PolitiFact: The facts behind Donald Trump’s exaggerations on immigration, MS-13 and crime

PolitiFact: The facts behind Donald Trump’s exaggerations on immigration, MS-13 and crime

President Donald Trump has linked illegal immigration to the violence of the MS-13 gang, claiming "open borders" have caused the deaths of many people in the United States.During his State of the Union speech, Trump highlighted the 2016 killings of t...
Published: 02/15/18
Updated: 02/16/18
Editorial cartoons for Feb. 17-19

Editorial cartoons for Feb. 17-19

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Published: 02/15/18
Updated: 02/16/18
School shooting survivors beg for action: ‘When you’re killing children... you’re killing our future.’

School shooting survivors beg for action: ‘When you’re killing children... you’re killing our future.’

PARKLAND — The air was ripe with gunpowder, and the floor was wet with blood. In the hallways of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on a Valentine’s afternoon, backpacks lay scattered where they fell while unanswered cell phones continued to ring a...
Published: 02/15/18
Editorials: Prayers and platitudes after shootings aren’t enough

Editorials: Prayers and platitudes after shootings aren’t enough

Even before the victims of another mass shooting at another public school were identified, Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, state legislators and members of Congress rushed to South Florida or to social media to offer their thoughts and p...
Published: 02/15/18

Column: The one statistic that shows how unique America’s problem with school shootings is

So far this year, there have been at least seven school shootings in the United States. That’s more than one a week, more school shootings than many countries have ever had. Last month, for example, a 15-year-old killed two of his peers (and injured ...
Published: 02/15/18