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PolitiFact Florida: Have more students been killed in schools than soldiers in combat zones?

After a student gunman killed 10 people in Santa Fe, Texas, a claim circulated widely on social media that compared the number of deaths in the military with the number of deaths in school shootings.One of the politicians who shared it on social medi...
Published: 06/18/18
Editorial: Trump should stop taking children away from parents at the border

Editorial: Trump should stop taking children away from parents at the border

Innocent children should not be used as political pawns. That is exactly what the Trump administration is doing by cruelly prying young children away from their parents as these desperate families cross the Mexican border in search of a safer, better...
Published: 06/17/18
Updated: 06/19/18
Editorial: Encouraging private citizens to step up on transit

Editorial: Encouraging private citizens to step up on transit

The new grass-roots effort to put a transportation package before Hillsborough County voters in November faces a tough slog. Voters rejected a similar effort in 2010, and another in 2016 by elected officials never made it from the gate. But the lates...
Published: 06/15/18
Column: My dad didnít know how to get fit. Iíll do better for my kids.

Column: My dad didnít know how to get fit. Iíll do better for my kids.

On a June afternoon 28 years ago, in the last inning of my Little League teamís annual parents-and-kids game, my father hit a game-winning grand slam. Judging from the uncertain way he ran the bases and his inexplicable head-first slide into home pla...
Published: 06/15/18
Column: What happened in the Trump-Kim meeting and why it matters

Column: What happened in the Trump-Kim meeting and why it matters

Even the most informed observer might struggle to know what to make of the summit meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un of North Korea.Colorful theatrics, such as a four-minute video that Trump showed Kim, gave the event an air of su...
Published: 06/15/18
Column: Trumpís summit with Kim shows the dangers of too much self-confidence

Column: Trumpís summit with Kim shows the dangers of too much self-confidence

The summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un provided the two leaders with the propaganda successes they both craved: Trump can claim he has done something no previous U.S. president had ever done. And Kimís effort to cement his legitima...
Published: 06/15/18

Column: Personalism is the philosophy we need

One of the lessons of a life in journalism is that people are always way more complicated than you think. We talk in shorthand about "Trump voters" or "social justice warriors," but when you actually meet people they defy categories. Someone might be...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/15/18

There was no FBI anti-Trump conspiracy

The Justice Department released Thursday the highly anticipated report on the FBIís handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe and other sensitive issues in the 2016 election. It is not the report President Donald Trump wanted. But there is enough i...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/15/18

Editorial: Free rides will serve as a test of whether the streetcar is serious transportation

Who wouldnít jump at the chance to ride for free?This fall, the TECO Streetcar Line eliminates its $2.50-a-ride-fare, providing the best opportunity yet to see whether the systemís vintage streetcar replicas can serve as a legitimate transportation a...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/15/18

Selected readings from the left and from the right

We live in a partisan age, and our news habits can reinforce our own perspectives. Consider this an effort to broaden our collective outlook with essays beyond the range of our typical selections.FROM THE LEFTFrom "The Assault On Veteransí Health Car...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/15/18