Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Editorials

A New York Times editorial: A patriot returns

Brent Taylor, the mayor of North Ogden, Utah, and a major in the National Guard, was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday on his fourth deployment to a war zone. As Americans headed to the polls early Tuesday, Jennie Taylor, his wife and the mother of his seven children, was at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to meet his remains. Their two oldest sons were by her side. “It seems only fitting that Brent, who in death now represents something so much greater than any of our own individual lives,” she said, “has come home to U.S. soil in a flag-draped casket on our Election Day.” Major Taylor, 39, had guided several large infrastructure improvements as mayor since 2013. In his final Facebook post, in late October, Major Taylor, a Republican, said that he hoped “everyone back home exercises their precious right to vote” and said that whether Republicans or Democrats win, “We all remember that we have far more as Americans that unites us than divides us.”

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Editorial: Hillsborough commissioners’ parting gift for phosphate

Editorial: Hillsborough commissioners’ parting gift for phosphate

There was no rush to approve Mosaic’s request to pipe clay into the county -- except politics.
Published: 11/19/18
Updated: 11/20/18
Editorial: Hurricanes and wildfires show the need to fight climate change now

Editorial: Hurricanes and wildfires show the need to fight climate change now

Wildfires and hurricanes show we’re living with devastating climate change. Congress should create a national catastrophe fund and a carbon tax.
Published: 11/19/18
Column: Following through on Hillsborough education referendum

Column: Following through on Hillsborough education referendum

Your vote sends a message to our leaders that we value education.
Published: 11/16/18
Editorial: No substitute for state support of schools

Editorial: No substitute for state support of schools

Local referendums cannot make up for Tallahassee’s cuts.
Published: 11/16/18
Editorial: Riverwalk a defining civic space in Tampa

Editorial: Riverwalk a defining civic space in Tampa

Tampa's Riverwalk continues to grow into its own.This month, the American Planning Association named the linear park along the Hillsborough River through downtown Tampa as the winner of its "People's Choice" award. Part of the association's...
Published: 11/16/18
Editorial: Fee on single-use bags reasonable

Editorial: Fee on single-use bags reasonable

St. Petersburg’s proposed 5-cent fee on shopping bags could encourage better consumer habits.
Published: 11/16/18
Editorial: The enormous public cost of domestic violence

Editorial: The enormous public cost of domestic violence

Domestic violence carries a huge price tag in addition to the human toll.
Published: 11/15/18
Editorial: Warren takes positive step to advance justice in Hillsborough

Editorial: Warren takes positive step to advance justice in Hillsborough

The Conviction Review Unit follows through on a campaign pledge to review past conviction cases.
Published: 11/14/18
Editorial: Tone down the rhetoric, focus on counting votes

Editorial: Tone down the rhetoric, focus on counting votes

President Donald Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. Rick Scott should stop making unfounded claims of voter fraud.
Published: 11/13/18
Editorial: Get Hillsborough transit priorities in shape

Editorial: Get Hillsborough transit priorities in shape

Hillsborough County scored a historic win this month when voters approved a one-cent sales tax to pay for transportation improvements. The $9 billion or more it will generate over the next 30 years should transform mobility across the region and impr...
Published: 11/12/18