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Thursday, Jan 29, 2015


Editorial: Firing Hillsborough Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia would be a monumental blunder

The outpouring of support for Hillsborough Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia should be enough to convince a majority of the School Board’s seven members to reject efforts to have her fired.
Published: 01/20/15

A different path to Middle East peace

Judith Barnett, an international trade consultant to companies that hope to prosper in the Middle East, knows more about that troubled part of the world than most of us.
Published: 01/19/15

Editorial: The return of reefer madness

The forces behind last year’s failed effort to make medical marijuana legal in Florida have wasted little time in filing notice that they intend to try again in 2016.
Published: 01/18/15

Editorial: A second term for Bob Buckhorn

With only a frivolous write-in candidate filing to run against him, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is essentially re-elected.
Published: 01/17/15

Editorial: Targeting the cozy relationship between utilities and regulators

Add another bill to the growing pile of legislation aimed at reining in the questionable billing practices by the giant power companies operating in the state, in particular Duke Energy Florida.
Published: 01/16/15
Editorial: Timing, reasoning  all wrong in effort to fire Hillsborough Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia

Editorial: Timing, reasoning all wrong in effort to fire Hillsborough Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia

The hasty call for a vote next week on whether to fire Hillsborough Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia has all of the earmarks of political payback for the bad blood that has developed between Elia and several board members.
Published: 01/15/15

Decisiveness MIA at White House

Is it the White House or the Yellow House? The Unity Rally in Paris on Sunday was conspicuous by the absence of a top American leader — leaders from France, Britain, Germany, Israel, Russia and other countries were there. Eric Holder was in ...
Published: 01/14/15

DCF responds quickly to horrible tragedy

The Department of Children & Families is correct to review its practices and decision-making following the horrible death of Phoebe Jonchuck, the 5-year-old Tampa girl who was killed last week when her father tossed her off a bridge.
Published: 01/14/15

Editorial: Fear terrorism, not surveillance

Surveillance has become a dirty word among certain members of the left and right, with government “spying” seen as a threat to privacy and civil liberties.
Published: 01/13/15

Editorial: Europe’s Greek riddle

If its founders expected the European Union to develop the kind of enviable financial and political stability enjoyed by the United States, that goal remains elusive and in fact it is once again on the verge of a crisis.
Published: 01/12/15