Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Columns

Florida may be a laughingstock, but we’re still thankful

Florida may be a laughingstock, but we’re still thankful

Usually what happens in Florida is regarded by the rest of the country as amusing or horrifying. But when it comes to elections, what happens in Florida has an impact on the nation as a whole.
Updated: 9 minutes ago
No, Trump isn’t putting ‘America first.’ He’s putting himself first.

No, Trump isn’t putting ‘America first.’ He’s putting himself first.

Trump is not being “frank” about his real priorities, and he is not putting America first. He’s putting his own naked self-interest over what’s good for America, and prioritizing the real-world policy realization of his own prejudices over any good-faith, fact-based effort to determine, by any discernible standard, what might actually be in the country’s interests.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Oh, how we love Tampa International Airport

Oh, how we love Tampa International Airport

TIA didn't rank in a recent survey of best airports. Its fans came out swinging.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Here's why the holiday shopping season is so important for Florida's small retailers

Here's why the holiday shopping season is so important for Florida's small retailers

Beyond Black Friday, the holiday season can make or break some independent retailers.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Most Americans have common ground on immigration. Congress should listen to them.

Most Americans have common ground on immigration. Congress should listen to them.

The majority in the middle must have a say, if the United States is to remain both a nation of immigrants and a truly representative democracy.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Carlton: On mug shots, Hillsborough sheriff tries to strike balance on public records that should be public

Carlton: On mug shots, Hillsborough sheriff tries to strike balance on public records that should be public

Does your babysitter have an arrest record? Hillsborough's sheriff is making online access to records a step harder, but not for the reasons you might think. A story of government and compromise.
Updated: 9 hours ago

Column: Hurricanes and the Florida dream

Hurricanes may be natural disasters, but they are also political events. It was not always so. Historically, hurricanes were local events. Victims relied upon local friends and charities, not Washington, D.C.
Published: 10/22/18
Updated: 11/20/18
Inside the newsroom: Tampa Bay Times project team takes a deep dive inside a notorious Florida death penalty case

Inside the newsroom: Tampa Bay Times project team takes a deep dive inside a notorious Florida death penalty case

A project team at the Tampa Bay Times explores the death penalty in Florida through a notorious 1975 murder case.
Published: 11/16/18
Updated: 11/20/18
Michael Bloomberg: Why I’m giving $1.8 billion for college financial aid

Michael Bloomberg: Why I’m giving $1.8 billion for college financial aid

Together, the federal and state governments should make a new commitment to improving access to college and reducing the often prohibitive burdens debt places on so many students and families. There may be no better investment that we can make in the future of the American dream — and the promise of equal opportunity for all.
Published: 11/19/18
Maureen Dowd: Too rich to jail

Maureen Dowd: Too rich to jail

Reading all the recent stories about the 10th anniversary of the financial crisis, it’s easy to see the neon line leading from President Barack Obama’s failure to punish Wall Street scammers to the fact that Republican scammers are now infecting the entire infrastructure of government.
Published: 11/19/18