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Editorial: Celebrating USF’s preeminence

Editorial: Celebrating USF’s preeminence

Years of persistent effort paid off Thursday as the University of South Florida won well-deserved recognition as one of the state’s preeminent universities. USF and the entire Tampa Bay community can be proud of this signature achievement, but the wo...
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Editorial: Dark money should not cloud Florida’s race for governor

Editorial: Dark money should not cloud Florida’s race for governor

Dark money is playing a negative role in Florida’s race for governor, and it’s only going to get worse after the August primary and before the November general election. Ads fueled by untraceable money already have tried to influence the outcome of b...
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Editorial: New Florida law provides help blocking robocalls

Here’s a bright spot for consumers: A new state law is set to take effect Sunday that authorizes phone companies to block robocalls, which have been on the rise along with Floridians’ frustration. Approved unanimously by the Legislature last spring, ...
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The battle over Trump’s next Supreme Court pick

The battle over Trump’s next Supreme Court pick

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announcement of his retirement comes with the ink barely dry on several crucial decisions enabled by President Trump’s choice of the conservative Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court. The partisan bombast over who’ll repl...
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Kennedy’s retirement opens a void at center

Kennedy’s retirement opens a void at center

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s 30-year career on the Supreme Court was a historical accident. President Ronald Reagan’s first choice to replace retiring Justice Lewis Powell in 1987 was Judge Robert Bork, a cerebral but overly doctrinaire conservative; hi...
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Editorial: A Supreme Court win for Florida in water war with Georgia

Editorial: A Supreme Court win for Florida in water war with Georgia

Florida scored an important but temporary victory Wednesday with a sensible decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the state’s long-running water war with Georgia. The court’s 5-4 opinion sends the case back to a special master, who sided with Georgia...
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Editorial: Hope springs eternal on Fourth of July

Editorial: Hope springs eternal on Fourth of July

This Fourth of July dawns on a hyper-polarized nation, gripped by economic anxiety and at odds over how to solve our most pervasive problems. Yet for all our family feuding, the United States remains the strongest democracy in the world even as our i...
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Editorial: Supreme Court gives president too much deference on travel ban

Editorial: Supreme Court gives president too much deference on travel ban

The U.S. Supreme Court relied on false hopes and pinched legal reasoning Tuesday in upholding President Donald Trump’s authority to ban travelers from majority Muslim countries. While the ban is narrower than two earlier versions, the court’s majorit...
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Editorial: Renewed hope for high-speed rail

Editorial: Renewed hope for high-speed rail

The recent announcement that rail between Tampa and Orlando might again be on the table is an encouraging sign for the Tampa Bay region. It doesn’t absolve Gov. Rick Scott for his foolish decision weeks after taking office in 2011 to reject federal m...
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Editorial: Send message by voting, not harassment

Editorial: Send message by voting, not harassment

Since his June 2015 campaign kickoff speech in which he slandered Mexican people as rapists, President Donald Trump has been practicing a new way of playing politics — an ugly, divisive, derogatory way. But several incidents over the last week, in Wa...
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