Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Opinion

What would drive a man to shoot someone 17 times?

What would drive a man to shoot someone 17 times?

Anthony Roy and his wife retired to Clearwater to escape the violence in Washington, D.C. They moved into a house owned by his mother, and they loved it there. Then uninvited guests started loitering in their back yard and dealing drugs. They couldn&...
Published: 11/22/17
Column: Let this constitutional amendment end greyhound racing in Florida

Column: Let this constitutional amendment end greyhound racing in Florida

Right now, Floridians have a chance to finally put a stop to one of the cruelest "sports" left in America — greyhound racing.Two past Florida Senate presidents, Tom Lee and Don Gaetz, have introduced an amendment that would phase out greyhound racing...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Editorial cartoons for Nov. 23-24

Editorial cartoons for Nov. 23-24

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Another voice: Wall isn’t a lifesaver, it’s a boondoggle

The first stage of President Donald Trump’s controversial border wall project ended last week, while the prospects for any more construction — and even what type of wall — remain uncertain.A Border Patrol agent was killed and his partner seriously wo...
Updated: 4 hours ago

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 ...
Updated: 5 hours ago
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...
Updated: 11 hours ago
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

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-...
Updated: 2 hours ago
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...
Updated: 5 hours ago