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Brooks: The quiet death of racial progress

Over the past few months, Iíve been trying to write a comforting column. The thesis was going to be that even though Donald Trump is doing his best to inflame racial division, we are still making gradual progress against racism and racial disparities...
Published: 07/12/18
Updated: 07/13/18
Pam Bondi: The Senate should confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Pam Bondi: The Senate should confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

I personally know appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who has been nominated by President Donald Trump to succeed retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court. To call him qualified for the role is a massive understatement.A graduate o...
Published: 07/12/18
Column: The test for Judge Kavanaugh

Column: The test for Judge Kavanaugh

So itís Judge Brett Kavanaugh. There will be time enough to explore the nomineeís views and record. Letís step back a bit and get some perspective on the national debate that we are about to have.Those on the left fear, and those on the right hope, t...
Published: 07/12/18
Column: A liberalís case for Brett Kavanaugh

Column: A liberalís case for Brett Kavanaugh

The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Supreme Court justice is President Donald Trumpís finest hour, his classiest move. A few days ago, the president promised to select "someone with impeccable credentials, great intellect, unbiased...
Published: 07/12/18
Editorial: Personal bias taints Floridaís clemency system

Editorial: Personal bias taints Floridaís clemency system

A recent exchange between the governor and Cabinet and a felon seeking to have his civil rights restored underscores the arbitrary unfairness of Floridaís clemency system. A long waiting period, a ridiculous backlog of cases and elected officials who...
Published: 07/11/18
Updated: 07/13/18

Trump should work with Congress on immigration

Donald Trumpís resounding victory in the 2016 presidential election came at least in part because the New York businessman grasped the disconnect between how millions of Americans and the political establishments of both parties felt about immigratio...
Published: 07/11/18
Updated: 07/13/18
Column: Sigh, Shark Week is on us again

Column: Sigh, Shark Week is on us again

Itís that time of year again ó when people slather on the sunscreen, grab the kids and head to the beach. And itís when we hear what seems like continuous, 24/7 news items about shark attacks.For some reason, shark attacks have become something of a ...
Published: 07/11/18
Updated: 07/13/18
Editorial: Trumpís trade war hurts American consumers

Editorial: Trumpís trade war hurts American consumers

Voters who looked to Donald Trump to make America great might want to look at their wallets. The president escalated his global trade war this week, threatening new tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports ó everything from seafood, beef and ...
Published: 07/11/18
Updated: 07/13/18
Connie Schultz: Mr. Rogers and parents at the border

Connie Schultz: Mr. Rogers and parents at the border

In these warm months, when my daughter was an infant, Iíd strap her into the stroller most evenings and take her for a long walk before bedtime.One neighbor, just a few houses down, had his own evening habit of dragging his hose with a rotating sprin...
Published: 07/11/18
Updated: 07/12/18
Editorial: Rays stadium cost should be fairly shared

Editorial: Rays stadium cost should be fairly shared

The imaginative Ybor City ballpark proposed by the Tampa Bay Rays fits nicely into the 21st century vision of a sophisticated city and would secure major league baseballís future for the entire region. It also carries an eye-catching cost that will h...
Published: 07/11/18
Updated: 07/12/18