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Editorial: Banks still need watching after easing Dodd-Frank rules

Editorial: Banks still need watching after easing Dodd-Frank rules

Legislation that waters down the 2010 Dodd-Frank law and was sent to President Donald Trump this week is a mixed bag at best. Some provisions recognize that Congress may have gone too far in some areas in the wake of the Great Recession to place new ...
Published: 05/23/18

Another voice: The chutzpah of these men

A new phase of the #MeToo movement may be upon us. Call it the "not so fast" era: Powerful men who plotted career comebacks mere months after being taken down by accusations of sexual misconduct now face even more alarming claims.Mario Batali, the ce...
Published: 05/22/18
Updated: 05/23/18
Editorial: Candor key step to restoring trust at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute

Editorial: Candor key step to restoring trust at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital has begun the important work of rebuilding trust with its patients and the community following revelations of medical errors and other problems at its Heart Institute. CEO Dr. Jonathan Ellen candidly acknowledges...
Published: 05/22/18
Updated: 05/23/18

Ruth: My failed effort to boycott Publix, where shopping is still a pleasure

So little time, so much material to raise indignant ire over.I know. As a card-carrying member of the chin-rubbing scribbling class, I was supposed to work myself up into a full-throated froth over recent disclosures Publix was a major sugar daddy in...
Published: 05/21/18
Updated: 05/23/18
Daniel Ruth: For her next job, Pam Bondi seems likely to seek the limelight

Daniel Ruth: For her next job, Pam Bondi seems likely to seek the limelight

Decisions, decisions.What will Pammy do? A breathless body politic sits on pins and needles.As she enters her final months in office as Florida’s attorney general, speculation has ebbed and flowed over what the future holds for Pam Bondi. We can prob...
Published: 05/21/18
Updated: 05/23/18
Column: Can Americans ditch guns the way we ditched cigarettes?

Column: Can Americans ditch guns the way we ditched cigarettes?

Not that long ago, cigarettes were completely woven into American culture. The Marlboro Man, posters telling us that "more doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette," even the armrests on planes and all our cars were designed for smokers.And now?...
Published: 05/21/18
Updated: 05/22/18

FDLE: Pasco couple scammed elderly employer out of $480,000

TAMPA — A Pasco County couple face dozens of charges after the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said they stole more than $480,000 from their elderly employer.Chet Alan Ragsdale, 45, was arrested Monday on 28 counts of grand theft, 25 counts of ...
Published: 05/21/18
Editorial: Work on the broad areas where Americans, those who own guns and those who don’t, agree

Editorial: Work on the broad areas where Americans, those who own guns and those who don’t, agree

"The worst school shooting since ... February." The sentence jumps off the page of a news story in the aftermath of the murder of eight students and two teachers at Santa Fe High School in Texas. It has been only three months since a gunman killed 17...
Published: 05/21/18
PolitiFact Florida: Did Gwen Graham vote against President Obama 52 percent of the time?

PolitiFact Florida: Did Gwen Graham vote against President Obama 52 percent of the time?

A progressive super PAC slammed the congressional record of Democrat Gwen Graham as too conservative for Florida’s next governor.The Collective super PAC paid for the 30-second spot. The group supports black, progressive candidates and is backing Tal...
Published: 05/21/18
Column: Meghan Markle and the bicultural blackness of the royal wedding

Column: Meghan Markle and the bicultural blackness of the royal wedding

e_SSLqWho are your people?" is the question that repeatedly came to me as I watched Doria Ragland, Meghan Markle’s mother, sitting a few feet from her daughter at Saturday’s royal wedding. A common expression among southern African-Americans when gre...
Published: 05/20/18
Updated: 05/21/18