Friday, November 17, 2017

Opinion

Editorial: Firing a critic of his handling of the sewer crisis is a bad early step in Krisemanís new term

Editorial: Firing a critic of his handling of the sewer crisis is a bad early step in Krisemanís new term

Barely a week after St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman promised to unite the city following a bitter and divisive campaign, his administration has fired an employee who dared to criticize him. It seems Krisemanís own mantra of "moving St. Pete forwar...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/16/17
Ignatius: As Trump returns from Asia, America retreats from the world

Ignatius: As Trump returns from Asia, America retreats from the world

WASHINGTONNow that President Donald Trump is back in the White House after his Asia trip, he might sum up the 12-day journey with a revision of the remark attributed to Julius Caesar: Veni, vidi, blandivi. I came, I saw, I flattered.Trumpís trip was ...
Published: 11/15/17
Ruth: Donít wrap this unqualified nominee in a black robe

Ruth: Donít wrap this unqualified nominee in a black robe

First as a candidate and then during his transition to the presidency, Donald Trump repeatedly boasted that his administration would be filled to the gills with nothing but the "best people." Now thereís some genuine fake news for you.Or consider thi...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/15/17

Our duty on Earth: sharing, caring, helping those in need

How prominent, powerful, important and great do you think you are, and for that matter I am?The universe we both live in is big, very big. It is 14 billion years old, made up of about 100 billion galaxies (clusters of stars). Each single galaxy conta...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/15/17
Editorial cartoons for Nov. 16

Editorial cartoons for Nov. 16

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/15/17
Editorial: Vets should not have to wait years for benefits

Editorial: Vets should not have to wait years for benefits

American military members hurt in service to their country should not have to wait a lifetime for the benefits they deserve. But that’s a reality of the disability process at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which hasn’t made payi...
Published: 11/14/17
Marcus: If Republicans believe Mooreís accusers, why not Trumpís?

Marcus: If Republicans believe Mooreís accusers, why not Trumpís?

WASHINGTONQuestion for Republicans: If you believe the women now, why didnít you believe the women then?Specifically, if you believe the women accusing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, why did you ignore the women who accused presidential candidat...
Published: 11/14/17

Column: Hey, Facebook, some guy stole my life!

Recently, I found myself looking at something very strange ó a Facebook page full of pictures of myself.This might not have been strange had I been looking at my own Facebook page.But I wasnít. I was looking at the page of someone allegedly named "Br...
Published: 11/14/17
Perspective: A link between alcohol and cancer? Itís not nearly as scary as it seems

Perspective: A link between alcohol and cancer? Itís not nearly as scary as it seems

By AARON E. CARROLLThe headline had some of my friends in a panic.Citing evidence, the American Society of Clinical Oncology warned that even light drinking could increase the risk of cancer.Once again, weíve been told that something we eat or drink ...
Updated: 19 minutes ago

Selected readings from the left and from the right

We live in a partisan age, and our news habits can reinforce our own perspectives. Consider this an effort to broaden our collective outlook with essays beyond the range of our typical selections.FROM THE LEFTFrom "Reflections of an Affirmative-Actio...
Updated: 1 hour ago