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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 "Susan Collins’ Reputation As A Mode...
Published: 09/12/18
Updated: 09/14/18
Editorial: Stalled U.S.-Cuba relations hurting Florida business

Editorial: Stalled U.S.-Cuba relations hurting Florida business

After an encouraging start, the breakdown in America’s reset with Cuba is a loss for both sides and for the state of democracy across the region. Havana and Washington are both to blame, but the Trump administration’s hard line with Cuba is out of sy...
Published: 09/12/18
Daniel Ruth: Like a ball stuck in Trop’s rafters, much is up in the air on new Rays stadium

Daniel Ruth: Like a ball stuck in Trop’s rafters, much is up in the air on new Rays stadium

From the looks of it, all manner of potentates, captains of industry, major domos and perhaps an odd scion or two are tripping over themselves to pony up gazillions of dollars to assist the Tampa Bay Rays in making their dreams of relocating to Ybor ...
Published: 09/12/18
Column: What Arthur Ashe Knew About Protest

Column: What Arthur Ashe Knew About Protest

Arthur Ashe always had an exquisite sense of timing, whether striking a topspin backhand or choosing when to speak out for liberty and justice. So we shouldn’t be surprised that the 50th anniversary of his victory at the first U.S. Open — celebrated ...
Published: 09/11/18
Romano: Do fans know the Rays haven’t moved to Ybor City yet?

Romano: Do fans know the Rays haven’t moved to Ybor City yet?

Everyone, it seems, is doing their part in the Rays stadium quest.The business leaders? They’re committing millions of dollars in sponsorships and season ticket packages for a potential ballpark in Ybor City.The ballplayers? They’re providing a glimp...
Published: 09/11/18
Editorial: Banks should not shut down campaign accounts for marijuana ties

Editorial: Banks should not shut down campaign accounts for marijuana ties

Two banks have taken the retaliatory step of closing down the campaign account of a statewide candidate because she received contributions from the medical marijuana industry. Nikki Fried, the Democratic nominee for agriculture commissioner, has been...
Published: 09/10/18
Updated: 09/14/18
Ruth: Florida Supreme Court insisted on clarity in removing Amendment 8

Ruth: Florida Supreme Court insisted on clarity in removing Amendment 8

To paraphrase the immortal words of Ronald Reagan, there they go again — activist judges getting all huffy and interfering in a perfectly lovely conspiracy to scam the public.We recently observed the hard work of the Constitution Revision Commission,...
Published: 09/10/18
Updated: 09/13/18
Editorial: Florida Supreme Court wisely kills misleading charter school amendment

Editorial: Florida Supreme Court wisely kills misleading charter school amendment

Voters should know what they’re voting on, which is why the Florida Supreme Court was entirely correct to strike the deviously worded Amendment 8 from the Nov. 6 ballot. The amendment would have significantly expanded charter schools in Florida by le...
Published: 09/10/18
Updated: 09/11/18
Editorial: Genshaft steered USF to new heights — and it should keep climbing

Editorial: Genshaft steered USF to new heights — and it should keep climbing

University of South Florida president Judy Genshaft, who announced Monday she will retire in July, will leave behind a remarkable legacy. The university’s longest-serving president led USF’s transformation from a commuter school to a destination univ...
Published: 09/10/18
Richey Suncoast Theatre: ‘Hands on a Hardbody’ like going home again for Texas-born columnist

Richey Suncoast Theatre: ‘Hands on a Hardbody’ like going home again for Texas-born columnist

True confession: I walked into Richey Suncoast Theatre on opening night of the musical Hands on a Hardbody feeling something I fight like the dickens never to feel — prejudice.As in "an opinion or leaning formed without just ground or before sufficie...
Published: 09/10/18