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Monday, Mar 30, 2015

Commentary

A more humane execution

The likelihood that a state might execute an innocent person - something that has almost certainly already happened in the U.S. - is reason enough to abolish the death penalty. But although states continue to use it, they could at least be honest abo...
Published: 03/30/15

Charles Krauthammer: The GOP racing form — first edition

WASHINGTON — With Ted Cruz announcing and Rand Paul and Marco Rubio soon to follow, it’s time to start handicapping the horses and making enemies.
Published: 03/29/15
Trust seat belts? Then you should trust red-light cameras

Trust seat belts? Then you should trust red-light cameras

Some people just love to hate red-light cameras. And really, who can blame them? After all, communities across the country are employing this technology and issuing reams of tickets. Drivers are having to fork over fines when all they want to do is g...
Published: 03/29/15
In Mideast, borders always drawn in blood

In Mideast, borders always drawn in blood

With a massive invasion by U.S. ground troops ruled out — for now — the debate in Washington over what to do about Islamic State militants has shifted into the realm of diplomacy and “soft power.”
Published: 03/29/15

Want to get away from it all, politically? Go to Oklahoma

You could be forgiven for 2016 campaign fatigue.
Published: 03/29/15

The truth about New Beginnings of Tampa

New Beginnings of Tampa articles were on the front page of another newspaper late last year that caused many people to believe that New Beginnings was exploiting the homeless.
Published: 03/28/15

Chris Ingram: Time to stop gender-based pay inequity

Earlier this week, it was announced that the salary gap for registered nurses — based on gender — is over $5,000 a year on average, with female RNs earning that much less than their male counterparts doing the same job.
Published: 03/27/15

Richard Kelly: In presidential run, Bush should stay true to his vision

As Jeb Bush moves closer to a presidential run, it brings to mind a day in 1994 when I escorted him through a Sarasota shelter for homeless and runaway children. As I explained our programs, he expressed deep concern for those in dire straits and wan...
Published: 03/26/15

Tax reform: Time to craft a brighter future for Florida businesses

Beer. For more than 20 years, my family and I have brewed it, cooked with it and served it to thousands of happy customers in the Tampa Bay region and other selected areas of the U.S.
Published: 03/26/15

George Will: Who says economics is hard?

WASHINGTON - Every day the Chinese go to work, Americans get a raise: Chinese workers, many earning each day about what Americans spend on a Starbucks latte, produce apparel, appliances and other stuff cheaply, thereby enlarging Americans' disposable...
Published: 03/26/15