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Friday, Nov 21, 2014


Jeb Bush: the leader Washington needs

The news media is abuzz with the reports that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is considering a run for president. We are familiar enough with Bush, who stopped by our offices many times during his two terms in office, to know that whatever he decides wi...
Published: 11/01/14

Editorial: A foul wind from Arab Spring

In 1919, while basking in the satisfaction of having won World War I, colonial powers Britain and France got together and drew new boundaries for the Arab nations in the Middle East.
Published: 11/03/14

Editorial: The truth about Amendment 1

Amendment 1 is the one item on the ballot on which even the most partisan Democrats or Republicans should agree.
Published: 11/02/14

Editorial: The superintendent’s sign

It’s no revelation that Hillsborough County School Superintendent MaryEllen Elia does not want School Board member April Griffin re-elected.
Published: 10/31/14

Editorial: Data escapes Department of Corrections

It is outrageous that nearly two years of Florida Department of Corrections emails were destroyed in 2012 and even more outrageous that the loss of the public records was not acknowledged until now.
Published: 10/31/14
Editorial: A fair hike for St. Pete’s lowest paid workers

Editorial: A fair hike for St. Pete’s lowest paid workers

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman has made a smart investment by boosting the wages of the city’s lowest-paid workers.
Published: 10/30/14

Editorial: Scrambling for an Ebola vaccine

In addition to its deadly effects, which can include internal and external bleeding, the Ebola virus epidemic is also scary because modern science has yet to develop a reliable treatment.
Published: 10/29/14

Editorial: Strengthening the city-county partnership

More significant than the intricate tax revenue distribution agreement Hillsborough County and Tampa officials worked out last week was the relatively smooth collaboration that produced the agreement.
Published: 10/27/14

`Editorial: Five good reasons to vote this midterm

Only half the registered voters in the Tampa Bay area voted in the last midterm election, in 2010, when Rick Scott was elected governor, Marco Rubio became a U.S. senator, and Hillsborough voters overwhelmingly defeated an effort to publicly fund a m...
Published: 10/26/14

Our recommendations for Nov. 4

Published: 10/25/14