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Editorial: Vote 'No' on Kavanaugh

Editorial: Vote 'No' on Kavanaugh

The U.S. Senate should refuse to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday. There are other well-qualified judges with impeccable credentials, conservative leanings and unquestioned independence who would be welcome on the court. Kava...
Published: 10/05/18
Times recommends: Andrew Gillum for governor

Times recommends: Andrew Gillum for governor

Just one of every four Florida voters cast ballots in the primary elections for governor. The other 10 million voters sat it out or were shut out because they are not Republicans or Democrats. As a result, there is no centrist on the November ballot ...
Published: 10/05/18
Times recommends: Bill Nelson for U.S. Senate

Times recommends: Bill Nelson for U.S. Senate

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson has built a commendable career in public service as a moderate who steadily works in a bipartisan fashion on issues important to Floridians. Now he faces his most formidable opponent in Gov. Rick Scott, who has consistently side...
Published: 10/04/18
All the Times election recommendations in one place

All the Times election recommendations in one place

This is the complete list of the Times recommendations for the Nov. 6 general election. U.S. SenateBill NelsonU.S. HouseDistrict 12: Chris HunterDistrict 13: Charlie CristDistrict 15: Kristen CarlsonDistrict 16: David ShapiroConstitutional Amendments...
Published: 10/03/18
Updated: 10/11/18

A New York Times editorial: Donald Trump, self-made sham

"I built what I built myself."This boast has long been at the core of the mythology of Donald Trump, Self-Made Billionaire. As the oft-told story goes, young Trump accepted a modest $1 million loan from his father, Fred, a moderately successful real ...
Published: 10/03/18
Times recommends: Hagan, White, Smith, Overman for Hillsborough County Commission

Times recommends: Hagan, White, Smith, Overman for Hillsborough County Commission

The Hillsborough County Commission faces several major challenges in the coming years, from funding transportation improvements and addressing the lack of affordable housing to controlling the fiscal and environmental impacts of sprawl. Commissioners...
Published: 10/02/18
Times recommends: Yes on Hillsborough school tax

Times recommends: Yes on Hillsborough school tax

The Hillsborough County School District has achieved a record graduation rate and ranks among the top large school districts in the nation. Yet many of its schools inhibit rather than encourage learning because they are in such sad shape. Broken air ...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: DeSantis, Scott send mixed messages on oil drilling

Editorial: DeSantis, Scott send mixed messages on oil drilling

Every candidate for federal and state office in Florida should be unequivocal in opposing oil drilling off the coast and crystal clear in supporting a permanent extension to the federal ban on drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. But the Republica...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Investigate first, then hold Kavanaugh confirmation vote

Editorial: Investigate first, then hold Kavanaugh confirmation vote

There should be a timely investigation of the allegation of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh before senators hear from him and his accuser, let alone vote on whether they should confirm his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. The proces...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Tampa council has another chance to show it takes Stovall House changes seriously

Editorial: Tampa council has another chance to show it takes Stovall House changes seriously

The Tampa City Council has yet to hear a compelling reason to allow a private social club in a residential neighborhood off Bayshore Boulevard, and a final meeting on the matter scheduled for Thursday offers the council a chance to show the diligence...
Updated one month ago