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Sunday, Feb 07, 2016

Commentary

A nuclear cruise missile the U.S. doesn’t need

For a president who famously advocated for a world without nuclear weapons, Barack Obama has done a lot to keep the U.S. nuclear arsenal intact. That’s not a criticism — it was his promise that was naive, not his policy — but in ...
Published: 02/04/16

Vote on the FDA nominee

Robert Califf, the deputy commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, was a cardiologist and researcher at Duke University. He also is President Barack Obama’s choice to head the FDA, the federal agency that regulates the industries that...
Published: 02/04/16

Face up to paying down the debt

The omnibus budget deal and accompanying tax breaks for businesses and individuals that Congress agreed to in December will put a greater strain on the national debt, according to the Congressional Budget Office’s latest budget and economic ou...
Published: 02/03/16

Pope Francis has a chance to expose Trump

Pope Francis, who has made the plight of migrants one of the central themes of his papacy, should have no mercy with Republican hopeful Donald Trump when the pontiff visits Mexico in mid-February.
Published: 02/03/16

Cass Sunstein: Low growth means trouble for U.S. politics

For all their differences, the presidential candidates share one defining characteristic: All of them are upbeat about the future (as long as they get elected).
Published: 02/03/16

Debate without Trump was a relief

Donald Trump did not appear at the Fox News debate last week. The world did not stop turning. The Republican Party did not collapse. Fox did not lose its shirt. In fact, Fox reported: Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate on FOX News...
Published: 02/02/16

A modern system for screening travelers

Ever since I was a kid, people have been talking about how the world is getting smaller and more interconnected. Not so long ago, traveling to see world-famous sights and experience different cultures was an opportunity reserved largely for the elite...
Published: 02/02/16

Pat Buchanan: The civil war of the right

The conservative movement is starting to look a lot like Syria.
Published: 02/01/16
Luis Viera: Local leaders avoid mean-spirited partisanship

Luis Viera: Local leaders avoid mean-spirited partisanship

I have always liked to think that in Tampa we are blessed with local leaders — Republicans and Democrats — who buck a nasty growing tide.
Published: 01/31/16
Social Security doesn’t need to be increased

Social Security doesn’t need to be increased

Americans are embracing the idea that we should expand Social Security. A movement started by a few progressive activists spread to opinion makers and ultimately to presidential candidates such as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. But is a broadly expande...
Published: 01/31/16