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Friday, Aug 18, 2017

Opinion

Ray Arsenault: Donald Trump's Dixie apocalypse

Ray Arsenault: Donald Trump's Dixie apocalypse

You can stop worrying about the Zombie Apocalypse. America now has a more pressing domestic crisis to address. From Charlottesville, Va., to the White House and beyond, the ghosts of racial hatred and white supremacist ideology are loose upon the lan...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Tino Martinez thinks Derek Jeter has what it takes to run Marlins

Tino Martinez thinks Derek Jeter has what it takes to run Marlins

The sale of the Miami Marlins to Derek Jeter and his partners (a guy named Michael Jordan is also chipping in) awaits approval by Major League Baseball. But Jeter’s friend, former teammate  and fellow Tampa resident Tino Martinez never dou...
Updated: 6 hours ago
The Reading File: Excerpts from interesting articles

The Reading File: Excerpts from interesting articles

The myth of Robert E. LeeIn the Atlantic, Adam Serwer explains that the legend of Gen. Robert E. Lee's "heroism and decency is based in the fiction of a person who never existed." Read "The Myth of the Kindly General Lee" in full at http://theatln.tc...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Editorial: Making tax increases harder would sentence Florida to mediocrity

Editorial: Making tax increases harder would sentence Florida to mediocrity

Florida has one of the lowest state tax burdens in the nation, a long list of unmet needs and a Republican-controlled state government that treats any talk of a tax increase as heresy. Yet Gov. Rick Scott wants voters to approve a constitutional amen...
Updated: 7 hours ago

Editorial: Bright lights in dark times

The violence in Charlottesville, Va., last week showed how some events bring out the worst. But two emergencies in the Tampa Bay area this month showed that some crises bring out the best.Rosanna Lynd was on a Publix run in Seminole on Aug. 6 when a ...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Editorial: A welcome sign of progress in a season of racial disharmony

Editorial: A welcome sign of progress in a season of racial disharmony

As first captain, the highest student position at the U.S. Military Academy, Simone Askew will stand out this academic year among the nearly 1,200 members of the Class of 2018. As the first African-American female to hold the prestigious honor, Askew...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Sunday's letters: We have a fake president

Trump rattles statue debate | Aug. 18Is this what voters wanted?Fake. We hear President Donald Trump talk about "fake news." The dictionary says that fake means not genuine; counterfeit. Let's use this word in another place: fake president: not genu...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Selected readings from the left and from the right

We live in a partisan age, and our news habits can reinforce our own perspectives. Consider this an effort to broaden our collective outlook with essays beyond the range of our typical selections.FROM THE LEFTFrom ""I'm Sorry, But It's Against My Rel...
Published: 08/18/17

Saturday's letters: What different statues really stand for

Destruction there and here | Letter, Aug. 17What these statues stand forPhilip Thompson's letter is a perfect example of sophism: interpreting two similar actions with similar results as being equal in moral value. His example of the destruction of ...
Published: 08/18/17

Editorial: Pinellas should join lawsuit challenging new state law

The Florida Legislature has been on a cynical, constitutionally dubious quest to render local school boards powerless. The most direct assault is a new state law that strips school boards of much of their authority when it comes to the creation and f...
Updated: 9 hours ago