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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014

Commentary

Law enforcement must have right equipment to prevent untimely funerals

In an article in The Tampa Tribune earlier this month, Tampa City Council member Mary Mulhern shared her thoughts regarding Tampa police possessing military-like equipment and inferred it may have a negative effect on the community. Similar arguments...
Updated: 18 hours ago

Venezuela does not deserve support for Security Council seat

If Venezuela succeeds in its bid to join the U.N. Security Council, as appears likely, it certainly won’t be the first (or last) time that an undeserving government gets the green light to join the world body’s enforcement arm. But that...
Updated: 18 hours ago

Stuart Rogel: Tell candidates to support sound transit investment because it leads to economic prosperity

As local officials and candidates for public office reach out to you this election season for your support, I urge you to ask them where they stand on critical transit issues and impress upon them the widespread support in the business community for ...
Published: 09/22/14

Anita Odom: Connect by taking a whole family approach to mealtime

In 2001, Family Day began as a national initiative to recognize parental engagement as an effective tool to help keep America’s kids substance free. What began as a grassroots effort to inform parents about the benefits of frequent family dinn...
Published: 09/19/14

FCC should end NFL blackout rule

The Federal Communications Commission is supposed to ensure that the electronic media serve the public interest. A rule on the FCC books, however, works primarily to serve the interests of some 30 of America’s wealthiest individuals. That ...
Published: 09/22/14

George Will: Cashing in on voting

WASHINGTON ­­— The pursuit of perfection is usually foredoomed, but the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission, which has a latitudinarian understanding of ethical behavior, has a perfectly awful idea. It is urging the City Council to co...
Published: 09/21/14

If you think Big Tobacco was bad, wait till you get a whiff of Big Marijuana

Proponents of legalization and other drug policy reforms make some important points. It is true that most people who try drugs do not get addicted — they stop after using a few times. It is also true — and regrettable — that Amer...
Published: 09/21/14

Research is biased against pot to focus on harm, not benefits

Is America’s scientific research biased to focus on the harmful effects of drugs?
Published: 09/21/14

A bloated farm bill

When does a $23 billion spending cut result in no savings at all? When it’s part of the U.S. farm bill.
Published: 09/21/14

Don’t jeopardize rich heritage of Florida National Guard, U.S. Air Force

On Sept. 16 the Florida National Guard celebrated the 449th anniversary of the First Muster in St. Augustine of Citizen-Soldiers on the North American Continent. Last week also marked the 67th birthday of the U.S. Air Force.
Published: 09/21/14