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Column: No, Trump doesn’t need a mental fitness evaluation

President Donald Trump is scheduled to have his annual medical exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday. Many people, including some of my prominent psychiatric colleagues, think it should include a mandatory mental fitness eval...
Published: 01/10/18
Daniel Ruth: It wasn’t a bobcat in that apartment after all, but who’d be surprised if it were?

Daniel Ruth: It wasn’t a bobcat in that apartment after all, but who’d be surprised if it were?

C’mon now, admit it. When you first heard the story of a contractor claiming he had been mauled by a, ahem, bobcat in the Skypoint condominium in the middle of downtown Tampa, you might well have thought to yourself, "Well, yeah, that could have happ...
Published: 01/10/18
Editorial: Welcome steps toward cracking down on dangerous teen parties

Editorial: Welcome steps toward cracking down on dangerous teen parties

Getting to the bottom of the shootings that left two people dead after a New Year’s Day teen party, one a 15-year-old girl, is the job of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators so far have said that the two security guards who fired ...
Published: 01/09/18
Updated: 01/12/18
PolitiFact: How trustworthy are the polls, more than a year after the 2016 election?

PolitiFact: How trustworthy are the polls, more than a year after the 2016 election?

Over the past year, political professionals have been picking over the pre-election polling data to figure out whether the polls failed to predict Donald Trump’s upset victory over Hillary Clinton.In many people’s minds, the polls were flat wrong in ...
Published: 01/09/18
Updated: 01/11/18
Editorial: Florida should spend more to clean up leaking tanks

Editorial: Florida should spend more to clean up leaking tanks

Thousands of underground petroleum tanks are buried across Florida, endangering the drinking water supply because the state doesn’t make their cleanup a priority or require that nearby residents be alerted. This hidden public health threat has existe...
Published: 01/09/18
Updated: 01/11/18

Another voice: Don’t deport the Salvadorans

The Trump administration’s decision to end the Temporary Protected Status for nearly 200,000 people from El Salvador who have been allowed to live in the United States for more than a decade comes as no surprise, given President Donald Trump’s attitu...
Published: 01/09/18
Updated: 01/10/18
Thomas Friedman: Iranian and Saudi Youth Try to Bury 1979

Thomas Friedman: Iranian and Saudi Youth Try to Bury 1979

The biggest question about the recent protests in Iran — combined with the recent lifting of religious restrictions in Saudi Arabia — is whether together they mark the beginning of the end of the hard-right puritanical turn that the Muslim world took...
Published: 01/09/18
Updated: 01/10/18
Ruth: On oil drilling, Scott’s environmental epiphany is welcome

Ruth: On oil drilling, Scott’s environmental epiphany is welcome

Everybody calm down. Nothing to fret about. After all Gov. Rick Scott, the Jacques Cousteau of Tallahassee, answered the call to action to protect the state’s precious environment against the federal government’s ill-considered plan to risk turning F...
Published: 01/09/18
Updated: 01/10/18
Editorial: Cracks in the facade of normalcy in Tallahassee

Editorial: Cracks in the facade of normalcy in Tallahassee

Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature on Tuesday tried to create a facade of normalcy. The governor’s last State of the State speech was perhaps his best in delivery and focus, and House Speaker Richard Corcoran delivered his usual uncompromisi...
Published: 01/09/18
Goodman: Why Oprah for president makes sense

Goodman: Why Oprah for president makes sense

Can one performance make a president?This week, in a made-for-America moment, Hollywood created a script that provided therapy for a nation driven by division and mired in disillusion. Only this time, unlike a year ago, the nation cheered not for an ...
Published: 01/09/18