Any conversation about women in the workplace eventually leads to a discussion about glass ceilings, gender pay gaps and sexual discrimination.
The most essential step in solving a problem is to acknowledge it. The Tampa Bay Times report on Pinellas County schools provides an unflinching look at the failure of our education system. While many students thrive academically, the Times report dramatically illustrates the stark reality that many …
‘Failure Factories," the Tampa Bay Times' superb investigation of five predominantly African-American elementary schools in south St. Petersburg, has forced us to face some inconvenient truths about public education in Pinellas County.
The attention is long overdue. But outrage over the refugee crisis in Europe is here and rising, motivated by awful scenes — the discovery of dozens of bodies in a truck in Austria, the disturbing photo of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, a Kurdish child from Syria, washed up, face-down, on a beach in Turkey.
“Socialist" — the word is a loaded term and often a rhetorical weapon. But Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., seems to proudly claim it.
James Sampson's mother said she lost count of how many teachers James had in the second grade.
Gov. Rick Scott wants more of our tax dollars to go to out-of-state corporations to lure them to Florida.
Hillary Clinton has obviously had a bad summer. She's losing in New Hampshire to Bernie Sanders, even among women. She's barely leading him in Iowa. In a Quinnipiac poll of potential general election matchups, she's beating Donald Trump by only 4 points, 45 to 41, and she's beating Marco Rubio by only 1 point.
Latest wrinkle in national politics: Donald Trump, an arrogant businessman, and Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed socialist, leading and advancing in the polls.
A political campaign may have a smidgen of a public relation problem when the candidate has been reduced to producing a lie-detector test to convince voters he has not done anything wrong.
The Washington Post ran a story last week about some 200 retired generals and admirals who sent a letter to Congress "urging lawmakers to reject the Iran nuclear agreement, which they say threatens national security." There are legitimate arguments for and against this deal, but there was one argument expressed …
Hernando County kids need your help. In January, the half-cent sales tax for schools expired, resulting in a loss of $8 million per year in sales tax revenues. We need to bring it back. The Hernando County School Board recently voted to hold a special election to reinstate the half-cent sales tax. Please support this …
Last week, a reporter of 30 years and one of America's most respected journalists, Jorge Ramos, was ignored, denied the ability to ask questions and physically removed from Donald Trump's news conference. At one point, Trump told Ramos with indignation to "go back to Univision."
Last weekend, amid an already record-shattering Pacific tropical cyclone season boosted by a potentially historic El Niño, three simultaneous Category 4 hurricanes lined up like a string of deadly pearls across the Pacific. Such a configuration has never occurred before, at least since the 1850s when reliable …
In the words of Yogi Berra, it's deja vu all over again. Florida is facing another episode of rising flood insurance premiums. Homeowners again risk foreclosure due to unaffordable coverage. This should sound familiar; it is the same crisis we faced in 2013 after the passage of the Biggert-Waters Act to fill the $24 …
I'm an angler and surfer. I spend every moment I can spare on the water with my two sons, who fish and surf with me in Florida's beautiful offshore waters. They're developing a strong love for the ocean, which makes me proud and allows me to share a culture with them that ties us closely to the water.
Four key voices on public education in Pinellas offer next steps to help kids in failing St. Petersburg elementaries.
With apologies to John Lennon, can't we please give peace a chance — but hold the onions?
The school district is sharply focused on this urgent need
Little or no progress has been made