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Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Commentary

Kids need more sleep and more school

Teenagers need more sleep. They also need more time in school. A national push is now under way to address the first problem, which is encouraging — but the second one is no less important.
Updated: 8 hours ago

Michael Gerson: Too detached to lead?

WASHINGTON — Having once served a president, I don’t begrudge any president a vacation. There is, in fact, no escape from this relentless job. A change of scenery does not involve a change in responsibilities, or even a release from the...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Reform national disaster policy before the next storm strikes

As hurricane season ramps up, it is more critical than ever that Congress start developing a national strategy to mitigate the impact of storms.
Updated: 8 hours ago

Any doubts about career colleges? Ask the 500,000 graduates

Here are the facts about for-profit higher education in Florida:
Updated: 19 hours ago

Let’s use Marshall Plan approach to shape Ukraine’s future

Blinded by headlines from Ukraine about fighting there and the resulting humanitarian crisis, we lose sight of our vision for Ukraine’s future. A new and better era is possible in Ukraine, and we should work with Ukraine immediately to shape i...
Updated: 19 hours ago

Dan O’Shea: U.S. jayvee team won’t work in Iraq and Syria

The beheading of James Foley was shockingly reminiscent of Iraq of a decade ago when the graphic beheading of Nick Berg was aired on the Internet. At the time, most Americans were still reeling from the grisly “Proof of Death” video of ...
Published: 08/26/14

Under lottery system, you could win if you candidate doesn’t

“You gotta be in it to win it.” That’s what they say about the lottery, or used to. Now some public officials in Los Angeles want to apply this logic — which is hard to argue with — to elections.
Published: 08/26/14
Opinion from David Jolly: Say no to medical marijuana amendment

Opinion from David Jolly: Say no to medical marijuana amendment

On the November ballot there is a very important question for every mother, father, teacher, minister and community leader: Do you want drugs to be more accessible or less accessible in our community and in Florida?
Published: 08/23/14
Updated: 08/24/14
Our aging infrastructure challenge

Our aging infrastructure challenge

BY RICK FERREIRA
Published: 08/24/14
Kevin Beckner: The way forward: A safe and sound Hillsborough

Kevin Beckner: The way forward: A safe and sound Hillsborough

Almost two years ago, the horrendous killings of 20 first-graders and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut, shocked the nation. I, like everyone else, felt sickened, angry and frustrated at the tragic loss of innocent life. When I reviewed statistical ...
Published: 08/24/14