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Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Transition to Uber and Lyft leaves disabled at curb

Transition to Uber and Lyft leaves disabled at curb

Articles are in the news frequently about the ride-sharing companies, Uber and Lyft. Classified as Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), they have become very popular here in Tampa and all over the U.S. and nations throughout the world, especiall...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Science the key to feeding the hungry

Science the key to feeding the hungry

Science, innovation, safety and affordability. Who could oppose United States food policy based on these core principles? Unfortunately, this idea has become unnecessarily controversial in agriculture. The unmerited fear of genetically modified organ...
Updated: 12 hours ago

A debt that should never be forgotten

What’s our national debt? The financial one that comes to mind is subservient to a second and deeper national debt.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Facts, public don’t support black bear hunt

Facts, public don’t support black bear hunt

At its June 24 meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will vote on a proposal to open a trophy hunt on Florida’s unique subspecies of black bears. They were removed from the list of threatened species just three years a...
Updated: 12 hours ago

Quietly working wonders at Academy Prep

Here in Tampa exists an institution, led by one of our most exceptional individuals, built on the promise of a first-class education for every American child, no matter his or her socioeconomic status.
Published: 05/23/15

Project 29: The road to the White House

The road to the White House goes through Florida, and that means it goes through each one of us. Voters across our great state get to play a key role in electing the next president of the United States. Moms and dads, students and recent grads, hard...
Published: 05/23/15

Los Angeles risks jobs with $15 minimum wage

You can’t call the Los Angeles City Council timid. In voting to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 by 2020, from $9 today — an increase of two-thirds, big by any standard — it’s taking quite a gamble. That’...
Published: 05/22/15

The withering of the death penalty

It is difficult to imagine moral reasoning that would support the conclusion that an injustice will be done when, years hence, the death penalty finally is administered to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon terrorist who placed a bomb in a crowd ...
Published: 05/22/15

Making campuses safe from challenging ideas

Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas that may conflict with your own.
Published: 05/22/15
Other Views: Arctic drilling is risky business

Other Views: Arctic drilling is risky business

Environmentalists are reeling from the Obama administration’s decision to give conditional approval for Shell Gulf of Mexico to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean.
Published: 05/21/15