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Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Commentary

Is the South being polluted by hipsters?

Should the Piedmont area of the Carolinas and Georgia have stayed a poor region of mill villages and farms? Should prosperity be a first-come-only-served condition? Do new houses represent prosperity in the Northeast but pollution in the South?
Published: 08/18/14

Not enough primary-care doctors? Try Missouri’s prescription

Everyone agrees that the United States does not have enough primary care physicians. There are huge swaths of the nation, especially rural and inner-city areas, that lack any primary care physicians. The Department of Health and Human Services estima...
Published: 08/18/14

Five myths about the border crisis

The surge of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children to the United States from Central America’s Northern Triangle — Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala — has sparked an emotional debate over the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico bor...
Published: 08/17/14

Nadine Smith: In Florida, the bottom line is equality means business

“Equality means business.”
Published: 08/17/14

MaryEllen Elia: As new school year begins, focus on safety

If you’re a commuter and drive in Hillsborough County, be prepared to have a lot more company during your morning commute starting this week.
Published: 08/17/14

Credit scores drive America’s growing inequality

The other day, I got to wondering something: What is the effect of automated payments on credit scores? Automated payments, I reasoned, reduce late payments among the people who are basically responsible budgeters but terrible at remembering to mail ...
Published: 08/16/14

A lesson as school starts: Art is our civilization

As students return to school in a few days, adults wrestle with tough questions about how best to prepare our children for a complex, global future.
Published: 08/16/14

Janet Cruz: Shameful scare tactics by ‘No On 2’

Every two minutes, a person in the United States is sexually assaulted. Almost half of rape victims are under 18 years old. And about two-thirds of sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim.
Published: 08/14/14

How a small town in Maine is saving the Internet

Rockport, Maine, population 3,321, is trying to solve the existential dilemma of small-town America: How do you get people like Meg Weston’s students to stick around?
Published: 08/14/14

EPA’s ozone rule threatens Florida jobs and families

In 2011, President Obama famously called for “shared sacrifice” in America. Three years later, his wish might just become the Environmental Protection Agency’s command.
Published: 08/14/14