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Thursday, Mar 05, 2015

Editorials

Editorial: Necessary warnings on Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech on nuclear negotiations with Iran to a joint session of Congress this week should give Americans — and the Obama administration — a lot to think about.
Updated: 9 hours ago

Editorial: Jolly shows way on Homeland Security

U.S. Rep. David Jolly of Pinellas and the 74 other Republicans who sided with Democrats in voting to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September and avert its partial shutdown deserve credit for their courage and foresight.
Published: 03/05/15

Editorial: Elia leaves behind an impressive body of work

The list of accomplishments Hillsborough County School Superintendent MaryEllen Elia leaves behind paints a picture of a tireless leader dedicated to advancing the performance of students and teachers under her watch.
Published: 03/05/15

In Tampa, the voters speak

With popular Mayor Bob Buckhorn facing only a write-in opponent, there was little drama and, sadly, little interest, in this year’s city of Tampa elections.
Published: 03/04/15

Editorial: A boost for Florida and Scott

Four years in office have not greatly sharpened Gov. Rick Scott’s oratorical skills, which even he poked fun at during his State of the State Address on Tuesday. But his tenure has sharpened his understanding of his adopted state.
Published: 03/03/15

Editorial: Don’t bungle search for Hillsborough school superintendent

The sudden infatuation certain Hillsborough School Board members have with Deputy Superintendent Jeff Eakins is clouding their judgment over what should be a simple decision about how to find a replacement for outgoing Superintendent MaryEllen Elia.
Published: 03/03/15

Editorial: Keep pushing flood insurance toward private market

The best way to fix the state’s looming flood insurance crisis is to create a marketplace that makes it easier for private companies to sell policies. State Sen. Jeff Brandes, who pushed last year to create a private market, is back this year ...
Published: 03/02/15

Editorial: A legislative session with key decisions for Florida’s future, and Tampa’s, too

With elections hovering over last year’s legislative session, there was little appetite among state lawmakers to take on controversial issues. That won’t be the case this year when the Legislature convenes for its annual two-month sessi...
Published: 03/01/15

Editorial: Ease the school testing craze

To its credit, the Florida Senate is responding to the public’s complaints about the state’s school accountability mandates, and we hope the efforts result in needed reforms.
Published: 02/28/15

Editorial: A clear-eyed view of IS

In the two world wars of the 20th century, Americans and their allies figured out how to thwart the enemy’s ambitions, but, as usual, both conflicts were learning experiences for politicians and the military.
Published: 02/27/15