Monday, December 11, 2017
Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Dec. 2-4

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.

     
             
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PolitiFact Florida: Does Andrew Gillum want to make Florida a sanctuary state?

PolitiFact Florida: Does Andrew Gillum want to make Florida a sanctuary state?

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is using the controversial topic of sanctuary cities to drum up Republican support in his bid for governor. At a campaign stop in Jacksonville, Putnam warned voters that one of his Democratic opponents wa...
Updated: 12 minutes ago

Romano: Fighting the man to the tune of $16 million

This is a story of lawsuits and precedents. Developers and politicians. It’s a story of one staggering court award, and one stupefying reversal.But we’re going to ignore all of that for a moment, and instead go to what the story is really about.To a ...
Published: 12/09/17
Column: Tiny Tim’s GoFundMe

Column: Tiny Tim’s GoFundMe

e_SSLqAt this festive season of the year, Mr. Scrooge," said the gentleman, taking up a pen, "it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. Many thousan...
Published: 12/08/17

Column: Why would we abandon Trump? He’s doing what he said he would do.

HILLSBORO, Ohio — A year removed from our newspaper’s endorsement of Donald Trump for president, the most frequent question I get is from Trump critics asking whether I regret the endorsement.The question is reflective of a similar theme often direct...
Published: 12/08/17
Dan Ruth: ‘Interpreter’ did Tampa no favors

Dan Ruth: ‘Interpreter’ did Tampa no favors

Let us be perfectly clear. Or perhaps not.This was supposed to be a sort of moment of triumph for Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan, who was given the top job full-time while in the tense investigation to solve the serial killer murders of four people i...
Published: 12/08/17
Editorial cartoons for Dec. 9-11

Editorial cartoons for Dec. 9-11

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Published: 12/07/17
Updated: 12/08/17
Column: The GOP Is Rotting

Column: The GOP Is Rotting

A lot of good, honorable Republicans used to believe there was a safe middle ground. You didn’t have to tie yourself hip to hip with Donald Trump, but you didn’t have to go all the way to the other extreme and commit political suicide like the dissid...
Published: 12/07/17
Updated: 12/08/17

Editorial: U.S. House sides with NRA over state’s rights on concealed weapons permits

With the horror of the mass shootings at a Las Vegas country music concert and a small Texas church still fresh, the U.S. House finally has taken action on guns. But the bill it passed last week won’t make Americans safer from gun violence. It is an ...
Published: 12/07/17

Column: Congress should protect Dreamers for the good of Florida and the country

I was one of the Dreamers from across the country who recently went to Washington, D.C., with business leaders to urge lawmakers to pass the Dream Act or legislation like it before the end of the year. This crucial bill would permanently protect Drea...
Published: 12/07/17
Editorial: Hillsborough cannot afford pay raises for teachers

Editorial: Hillsborough cannot afford pay raises for teachers

There is no satisfaction for anyone in the standoff over pay raises between the Hillsborough County School District and its teachers. Most teachers across the nation already are underpaid, but this district simply cannot afford the raises teachers ex...
Published: 12/07/17