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Sunday, Nov 23, 2014

Editorials

Editorial: Lawmakers should respect the Seminole gaming pact

The state’s gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe has generated over $1 billion in revenues over the past five years and helped to prevent the spread of big-money games and high-end, Las Vegas-style resorts in Florida.
Published: 11/23/14

Editorial: Obama’s immigration actions fly in face of democracy

Fixing the country’s broken immigration system should be an open and deliberative process that involves give-and-take among the many voices in search of the best solutions.
Published: 11/22/14

Editorial: FSU shooting shatters idyllic setting

Add Florida State University to the expanding list of campuses where a lone gunman has forever altered the perception of college as a refuge from the world’s problems.
Published: 11/21/14

Editorial: Change stupid write-in law

Given the pending litigation, the Florida House had little choice but to reject Republican Rep. Jamie Grant’s re-election and leave 158,000 people without a state representative.
Published: 11/20/14

Editorial: Joyner passes another milestone

Arthenia Joyner on Monday became the first black woman to lead the Democrats in the state Senate, another milestone for a Tampa lawmaker who has represented this area with integrity for more than a decade.
Published: 11/18/14
Editorial: Halt Cockroach Bay invasion

Editorial: Halt Cockroach Bay invasion

Local conservationists are understandably upset by a proposed 10-year management plan for Cockroach Bay Preserve State Park that would do little to prevent invasive species from overwhelming this beautiful strip of undeveloped Tampa Bay coastline in ...
Published: 11/18/14

Editorial: Red meat for reckless Putin

Mikhail Gorbachev, whose embrace of reforms will forever be associated with the collapse of the Soviet Union, recently declared that “the world is on the brink of a new Cold War.”
Published: 11/18/14

Editorial: Record tourism boosts all of Tampa

It may not be readily apparent to those of us who call this place home, but Tampa is setting tourism records at a remarkable pace. A rebranding of the area and a concentrated marketing push, along with the fading recession, have propelled the number ...
Published: 11/17/14

Editorial: Bondi’s travel cast shadow over her office

Our legal system is built on impartiality and the notion that nobody is above the rule of law.
Published: 11/16/14

Editorial: Obama’s immigration provocation

The word is President Obama soon will issue an executive immigration order that could protect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants.
Published: 11/15/14