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Editorial: Speak out against Trumpís vulgar remarks

Editorial: Speak out against Trumpís vulgar remarks

President Donald Trumpís vulgar outbursts during a White House meeting on immigration are racist and indefensible no matter how he parses them. They are not presidential, they undermine U.S. foreign relations and they do not reflect Americaís values....
Published: 01/12/18
Column: A bad idea on immigration

Column: A bad idea on immigration

Immigration has become one of the most polarizing issues of our day. But it is worth remembering that this century opened with a tale of family and migration that was as contentious as many of the stories that punctuate our current debate: the case o...
Published: 01/12/18
Column: Understanding why some trees live through hurricanes ó and why others donít

Column: Understanding why some trees live through hurricanes ó and why others donít

A storm like Irma destroys trees you thought were ageless pillars. Meanwhile, it skips over trees you thought would be sure goners.Itís a real puzzler, and we can chalk it up to the mysteries of Mother Nature. Or we can try to understand it through s...
Published: 01/11/18
Updated: 01/12/18

Editorial: Pinellas commission stands up for accountability

The Pinellas County Commission has gotten the message that it should not be a rubber stamp. Commissioners sent a clear signal this week they will demand more accountability of local agencies by refusing to approve nominees for the board for CareerSou...
Published: 01/11/18
Updated: 01/12/18

Editorial: Progress on Tampa Bay graduation rates

Tampa Bayís four school districts all reached a significant milestone last school year: achieving graduation rates over 80 percent. Itís believed to be the first time Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando counties all surpassed that threshold, a...
Published: 01/11/18
Updated: 01/12/18
Column: Floridaís veterans deserve easier access to their prescriptions

Column: Floridaís veterans deserve easier access to their prescriptions

For most Americans, refilling a regular prescription is simple ó they pick up their medicine at their local pharmacy on the way home from work or while doing weekly grocery shopping. But for the more than 700,000 Florida veterans and beneficiaries of...
Published: 01/11/18

Column: Massive new data set suggests economic inequality is about to get even worse.

The "endless inegalitarian spiral" may be coming for us sooner than we think. In his bestselling 2014 book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, French economist Thomas Piketty warned that if the already rich were able to accumulate wealth faster than...
Published: 01/11/18
Joe Henderson: For Judge Cathy, hall of justice is also a hall of sports

Joe Henderson: For Judge Cathy, hall of justice is also a hall of sports

I donít know what your image of a federal judge might be, but chances are it wouldnít capture Catherine Peek McEwen.When she isnít presiding over cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Middle District of Florida, she sings karaoke, teaches Sunday ...
Published: 01/11/18

Column: Take care entering Trumpís mind

Our subject today is Donald Trumpís mind.Not the speculation about whether heís losing his marbles. That was during our Fire and Fury period last week.Now weíre thinking about that lovely bipartisan meeting the president hosted Tuesday with members o...
Published: 01/10/18
Updated: 01/11/18
Editorial: Trumpís reversal on drilling a victory for Florida

Editorial: Trumpís reversal on drilling a victory for Florida

The Trump administrationís abrupt reversal on its foolhardy plan to allow more oil drilling off Floridaís coastlines is a win for the Sunshine State, regardless of whether it is based more on politics than environmental concerns. Drilling poses a uni...
Published: 01/10/18