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Saturday's letters: Unpopular ideas need airing

Peace wins the day | Oct. 20Unpopular opinions need airingIt was troubling to read that the Times apparently celebrates and condones the actions of the University of Florida students who were able to "shout down a white nationalist."As distasteful a...
Published: 10/20/17

Editorial: When protest leads to understanding

The protests against racial injustice by professional athletes across the country include examples of communities where it has not been handled well. And then there is the example set in Tampa Bay.Tampa Bay Lightning wing J.T. Brown became one of the...
Published: 10/20/17

Column: GOP's best and worst

It isn't hard to guess who John McCain had in mind when, in a speech on Monday at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia — the finest speech of his storied political career — he denounced the "half-baked, spurious nationalism co...
Published: 10/20/17
Former President George W. Bush sends a powerful message

Former President George W. Bush sends a powerful message

Editor's note: Former President George W. Bush delivered a critical review of the Trump administration and the state of political discourse in the nation in a speech last week at the "Spirit of Liberty: At Home, In the World" conference in New York. ...
Published: 10/20/17

Column: An old obit man looks around

When I was 20, I dropped out of college and got a job with a morning newspaper whose city editor Mr. Walt Streightiff put me to work writing obituaries of ordinary men and women whose deaths were not considered newsworthy. Other reporters handled cri...
Published: 10/20/17
Dirk Koetter sounds Bucs alarm: 'They're the players that we have'

Dirk Koetter sounds Bucs alarm: 'They're the players that we have'

The other day, Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith was asked about the lack of production and pressure from the defensive line, especially off the edge. Then it happened. “I think we have to do a better job of trying to put them in ...
Published: 10/20/17

Rick and Tom podcast: Who will be the Bucs' QB on Sunday?

Who the Bucs' quarterback will be Sunday against the Bills became clear as mud as Jameis Winston hasn't thrown all week but will take all the practice reps today. Rick Stroud and Tom Jones break down the situation and offer their predictions for th...
Published: 10/20/17

Column: The power of pro bono work by lawyers

Each year, Pro Bono Week spotlights thousands of legal professionals who donate their time to support the community. But this year's week, Oct. 22-28, comes at a time when lawyers are especially vital to helping Floridians recover not just from indiv...
Published: 10/19/17
Editorial: Rubio, Bilirakis owe Floridians answers on drug law

Editorial: Rubio, Bilirakis owe Floridians answers on drug law

Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Gus Bilirakis of Palm Harbor have some explaining to do. They were co-sponsors of legislation making it harder for the Drug Enforcement Administration to go after drug companies that distribute prescription pills to unscrupu...
Published: 10/19/17
Perspective: People love to live in places that are at risk for disasters, 'and this is what happens'

Perspective: People love to live in places that are at risk for disasters, 'and this is what happens'

California was burning and emergency management officials in Sacramento, Calif., were listing the latest statistics about the fires, the firefighters, the acres burned, the fatalities, the missing people, the number of tanker planes and helicopters d...
Published: 10/19/17