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Daniel Ruth: Florida should consider taking back its outsourced foster care services

Daniel Ruth: Florida should consider taking back its outsourced foster care services

We hear a great deal about how government is the source of all evil, a wasteful, incompetent coven of lazy paper-pushing bureaucrats.That is why the heavens open and the angels sing and all is right with the world whenever we can wrest away various s...
Published: 06/21/18
Column: What Trump Gets Right About Europe

Column: What Trump Gets Right About Europe

Most people can agree that international affairs should not be conducted by tweet ó especially when the tweeter in question is Donald Trump. Among other reasons, itís easy to dismiss the presidentís mercurial rage and flagrant insults as little more ...
Published: 06/20/18
Updated: 06/21/18

Column: Itís time for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to process concealed weapons licenses

It is hard to believe that the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs didnít discover for a year that an employee could not log into an account needed to see results of background checks that examined, among other things, whether applicants f...
Published: 06/20/18
Column: I survived a suicide attempt and hereís what you should know

Column: I survived a suicide attempt and hereís what you should know

Twenty-five years ago, I was a reporter at WTSP-TV, out in the field covering Tampa Bayís Independence Day celebrations. I expected an easy assignment talking about families and fireworks. Then the newsroom called with an urgent message: I needed to ...
Published: 06/20/18

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 "Itís Time For The United States To ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Column: How suicide rates may have an economic side

Column: How suicide rates may have an economic side

The federal Centers for Disease Control recently released data on suicide rates. For the three-year period ending in 2001, to the three-year period ending in 2016, the suicide rate in the United States increased 25 percent.The increase has been treat...
Published: 06/19/18
Updated: 06/21/18
Column: border children are not pawns in a political game

Column: border children are not pawns in a political game

The United States was built on the shoulders of immigrants and refugees who came to this country seeking freedom, work and refuge from violence. Yet, at the current moment, our rich history of welcoming the migrant is being stained by the humanitaria...
Published: 06/19/18
Updated: 06/21/18
Column: Letís explore safe, offshore drilling off Floridaís coast

Column: Letís explore safe, offshore drilling off Floridaís coast

Letís face it: With 21 million residents and more than 110 million visitors annually, Florida uses a lot of energy. From our air conditioning to cool our homes and businesses, to our gas tanks so we can drive to work, our entire economy and way of li...
Published: 06/19/18
Updated: 06/20/18
Sessions kickstarts action on marijuana

Sessions kickstarts action on marijuana

Good job, Jeff Sessions! It seems the attorney generalís misguided attempts to revive the unpopular and unjust federal war on marijuana may be having the exact opposite effect ó prompting a new bipartisan effort in Congress to allow states to legaliz...
Published: 06/18/18
Updated: 06/21/18
Editorial: A court victory for protecting Floridaís environment

Editorial: A court victory for protecting Floridaís environment

A Tallahassee judge has affirmed the overwhelming intent of Florida voters by ruling that state lawmakers have failed to comply with a constitutional amendment that is supposed to provide a specific pot of money to buy and preserve endangered lands. ...
Published: 06/18/18
Updated: 06/19/18