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Editorial: Congress should act quickly to save children with vehicle technology

Editorial: Congress should act quickly to save children with vehicle technology

Remarkably, the number of children dying of heat stroke in locked cars is on the rise. Based on statistics compiled by a meteorologist at San Jose State University, 29 children already had died through the end of July nationwide. That's a faster pace...
Published: 08/11/17

Monday's letters: How to protect your eyes from the solar eclipse

Total eclipse | Aug. 10Save your eyesFor the upcoming Aug. 21 solar eclipse, especially in Florida where the sun is blocked only partially (81.4 percent), it is important to wear ISO 12312-2 "solar eclipse glasses" if you look directly at the sun. Th...
Published: 08/11/17
The Reading File: Excerpts from interesting articles

The Reading File: Excerpts from interesting articles

The finger on the buttonThe editors of Scientific American argue that "No One Should Have Sole Authority to Launch a Nuclear Attack." Read their column in full at http://bit.ly/2vqT2t7. Here is how it begins.In just five minutes an American president...
Published: 08/11/17

Saturday's letters: New savings hopes for those with disabilities

Saving for the futureHelp for those with disabilitiesIt likely comes as no surprise that most Americans aren't saving money for their future. According to a survey conducted by America Saves, only 40 percent of households are making good or excellent...
Published: 08/11/17
Perspective: Watch Clarence Thomas take over the Supreme Court on behalf of Trumps

Perspective: Watch Clarence Thomas take over the Supreme Court on behalf of Trumps

There's a reason Clarence Thomas writes so many solo dissents and concurrences. The second-longest-tenured justice on the Supreme Court has spent more than 25 years staking out a right-wing world view that can generously be described as idiosyncratic...
Published: 08/10/17

Friday's letters: Neither markets nor government is always right

A scandal that matters | Column, Aug. 8Markets, government both errKimberly Strassel ends her column about the alleged massive bank fraud perpetuated by government employee Imran Awan and his family by equating the failure and incompetence of the go...
Published: 08/10/17
Editorial: Kriseman uses partisanship to get spotlight off sewers

Editorial: Kriseman uses partisanship to get spotlight off sewers

Less than three weeks before the election, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman's closing argument is clear. He's making a nonpartisan race partisan by reminding voters former Mayor Rick Baker is a Republican and linking him to President Donald Trump. ...
Published: 08/10/17
Editorial: Tap down Trump rhetoric on North Korea

Editorial: Tap down Trump rhetoric on North Korea

No foreign policy issue is more difficult, delicate or dangerous than the standoff with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program. That's why Democratic and Republican presidents alike have carefully calibrated their words and actions toward North...
Published: 08/10/17
Editorial: The unvarnished truth about climate change

Editorial: The unvarnished truth about climate change

The latest federal report on the Earth's warming climate doesn't mince words about the disturbing trends, man's contributions or the dangers that millions across the globe already face, especially in low-lying coastal areas in Florida and elsewhere. ...
Published: 08/09/17

Thursday's letters: Residents of Guam are Americans

Threats fly, worry grows | Aug. 9Guam is part of AmericaIn the mid-1990s, I worked in Washington, D.C., in the Governor of Guam's liaison office. Guam is a U.S. territory acquired from Spain after the Spanish-American war. In World War II, Guam was a...
Published: 08/09/17