Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Opinion

Editorial cartoons for August 31

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.

     
         
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Romano: Florida’s dangerous prisons costing us more than money

Romano: Florida’s dangerous prisons costing us more than money

Two things you need to know about Florida’s prison budget:1. It was $2.3 billion this year.2. It was still not enough.Kind of staggering when you think of it that way, huh?We keep spending more and more on housing prisoners, and it’s like throwing mo...
Published: 09/18/18
Editorial: Senate should delay vote on Kavanaugh

Editorial: Senate should delay vote on Kavanaugh

The Senate and the nation needs to hear more about the sexual assault allegation against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Setting aside Kavanaugh's judicial record, his political past and the hyper-partisan divide over his nomination, a no...
Published: 09/17/18
Joe Henderson: Lesson learned from six weeks of kitchen remodeling — never again!

Joe Henderson: Lesson learned from six weeks of kitchen remodeling — never again!

Two amazing events just took place at my house. I unloaded clean dishes from our dishwasher and rinsed my cereal bowl in the kitchen sink.Yeah, I know. So what, right?Well, when you’ve been without a kitchen for about six weeks, small things become b...
Published: 09/17/18
PolitiFact Florida: Puerto Rico’s power grid was weak, not dead, before hurricanes

PolitiFact Florida: Puerto Rico’s power grid was weak, not dead, before hurricanes

As Hurricane Florence approached, President Donald Trump relied on his track record to assure the public his administration is ready."I think that Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success," Trump told reporters Sept. 11.Puerto Rico recovered ful...
Published: 09/17/18
Romano: Rick Scott’s do-it-yourself guide to rigging a Supreme Court

Romano: Rick Scott’s do-it-yourself guide to rigging a Supreme Court

His time in Tallahassee is coming to an end. Eight years of triumph or shambles, depending on your point of view. And yet, Rick Scott’s legacy may not be written until his final minute as governor.For several years, Scott has been plotting a judicial...
Published: 09/15/18
Nobody is above the law

Nobody is above the law

BY Paul Rosenzweig and Justin FlorenceWith a plea deal announced Friday in the second trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, the possibility that President Donald Trump will issue a pardon to prevent Manafort’s cooperation with special...
Published: 09/14/18
Fueled by more people, Florida’s economic prospects look good over next 30 years

Fueled by more people, Florida’s economic prospects look good over next 30 years

Florida’s economy should be in good shape 30 years from now. There will be bumps, including four to five recessions, if history is a guide. And not everyone will get an equal share of the prosperity. But thanks largely to a steadily growing populatio...
Published: 09/14/18
Editorial: Tampa council has another chance to show it takes Stovall House changes seriously

Editorial: Tampa council has another chance to show it takes Stovall House changes seriously

The Tampa City Council has yet to hear a compelling reason to allow a private social club in a residential neighborhood off Bayshore Boulevard, and a final meeting on the matter scheduled for Thursday offers the council a chance to show the diligence...
Published: 09/14/18
A court transformed

A court transformed

So it’s all over but the voting. I’m writing this column on the assumption that Judge Brett Kavanaugh will soon be Justice Kavanaugh, despite the Democrats’ continuing efforts to convert a futile battle over ideology into an ugly one over transparenc...
Published: 09/13/18
Updated: 09/14/18
‘Where have you gone, Bob Woodward?’

‘Where have you gone, Bob Woodward?’

e_SSLqWhere have you gone, Bob Woodward? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you."I asked that question in January, repurposing a Paul Simon lyric to implore the dean of American political reporters to help us make sense of the mess that is the Trump...
Published: 09/13/18
Updated: 09/14/18