Friday, November 24, 2017

Opinion

Column: Citrus industry hurt by Irma needs federal disaster help

Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, is a day citrus growers will not soon forget. Hurricane Irma made landfall in the southern part of the peninsula near Marco Island and made its way up through the heart of the Florida citrus industry.It was a methodical march ...
Published: 11/21/17
Updated: 11/22/17
Daniel Ruth: An honest committee name? Floridians for a Greater Steaming Pile of Political Phooey

Daniel Ruth: An honest committee name? Floridians for a Greater Steaming Pile of Political Phooey

There’s a great scene in A Man For All Seasons when Sir Thomas More, on trial for refusing to express his loyalty to King Henry VIII, confronts one of his accusers who has just delivered false testimony against him in return for a royal title."Why Ri...
Published: 11/21/17
Updated: 11/22/17
Column: Charlie Rose does not get a pass here

Column: Charlie Rose does not get a pass here

e_SSLqWhat do you say when someone that you deeply care about has done something that is so horrible?" Gayle King asked that question on CBS This Morning on Tuesday.She and Norah O’Donnell could teach a master class about how to respond when someone ...
Published: 11/21/17
Joe Henderson: Low-attendance Athletics fund own stadium, how about Rays?

Joe Henderson: Low-attendance Athletics fund own stadium, how about Rays?

I would like to believe what Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said about a new stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays.It sounded good when he told Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, "I’m more focused on working with the community to figure out...
Published: 11/21/17
Column: Colin Kaepernick and the myth of the ‘good’ protest

Column: Colin Kaepernick and the myth of the ‘good’ protest

The editors of GQ recently named the quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Citizen of the Year for his work protesting racial injustice. Kaepernick has been heavily criticized by people like President Donald Trump, who claims that an NFL player who kneels...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Ruth: Florida foolishly makes it harder to see nursing home inspections

Florida’s once vaunted reputation as the Sunshine State, a leader in open government, providing the citizenry broad, unfettered access to public meetings and records, is becoming increasingly dreary and overcast with a better than average chance of t...
Updated: 11 hours ago

The Reading File: Excerpts from interesting articles

Varieties of serial killersIn the New Yorker, Alec Wilkinson writes about Thomas Hargrove, "a former journalist, equipped with an algorithm and the largest collection of murder records in the country, (who) finds patterns in crime." Read "The Serial-...
Published: 11/20/17
Updated: 11/22/17
Column: Did Putin get taken for a ride?

Column: Did Putin get taken for a ride?

Vladimir Putin got taken for a ride: That’s one view. A year after Putin did his best to tip the U.S. election to Donald Trump, economic sanctions remain in place on his regime and U.S.-Russia relations have hardly thawed.But I think to grade Putin o...
Published: 11/20/17
Updated: 11/22/17
Column: A very long list of nonnegotiable rules saved our Thanksgiving — and our marriage

Column: A very long list of nonnegotiable rules saved our Thanksgiving — and our marriage

A few years ago, I spent most of Thanksgiving dividing up the furniture in the house for when the divorce came. My husband had just walked out the door with a six-pack of beer to hang out with a friend, leaving me with a kitchen explosion of vegetabl...
Published: 11/20/17
Updated: 11/22/17
Column: Tallahassee takes an important (first) step for protecting wild Florida

Column: Tallahassee takes an important (first) step for protecting wild Florida

Florida’s elected officials took an important first step this month in finally implementing the will of the people who voted overwhelmingly for Amendment 1 a few years ago, which amended the state Constitution to set aside money to preserve wild Flor...
Published: 11/20/17
Updated: 11/22/17