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Editorial: Why stand your ground has to go

Editorial: Why stand your ground has to go

Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney Bernie McCabe made a reasonable decision to charge Michael Drejka with manslaughter in last month’s deadly Clearwater convenience store parking lot confrontation. The shooting, which erupted over use of a handicap parkin...
Published: 08/13/18
PolitiFact Florida: Gwen Graham lacks proof that Florida Gov. Rick Scott covered up Mosaic sinkhole

PolitiFact Florida: Gwen Graham lacks proof that Florida Gov. Rick Scott covered up Mosaic sinkhole

Gwen Graham says Florida needs a governor who will fight to protect clean water, unlike, she said, Gov. Rick Scott."When a sinkhole began dumping toxic water in Florida’s aquifer, Rick Scott tried to cover it up. I worked with the press to expose the...
Published: 08/13/18

Ruth: Knocking Alex Jones off social media is not censorship

There’s an old saying. Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean people aren’t plotting against you.And that brings us to Alex Jones. He has been reigning over Infowars for nearly 20 years, spewing one conspiracy theory after another across a wide ar...
Published: 08/11/18
Updated: 08/16/18
The US military’s no-good, very bad tweets

The US military’s no-good, very bad tweets

The U.S. military is extremely online.Most of the Twitter accounts for the armed forces’ branches boast followings in the millions, but that’s no surprise in a country whose military capabilities are national legend. What is surprising is the way the...
Published: 08/11/18
Satire: What really happened at that Trump Tower meeting

Satire: What really happened at that Trump Tower meeting

Everybody wants to know what was said in that Trump Tower meeting with the Russians in June 2016. Well, other than the people in the room, I, Steven Yablonsky, alone know exactly what was said because I worked as a janitor in the building and was hid...
Published: 08/10/18
Updated: 08/13/18
Uber and Lyft are making traffic jams worse, not better

Uber and Lyft are making traffic jams worse, not better

Have you heard that Uber and Lyft are helping alleviate traffic congestion by getting us to give up our personal cars?That reassuring notion, nurtured by the ride-hailing services, gets repeated often. I’ve heard various forms of the bromide three ti...
Published: 08/10/18
Jesuit High opens new Chapel of the Holy Cross, a ‘sermon in brick and stone’

Jesuit High opens new Chapel of the Holy Cross, a ‘sermon in brick and stone’

TAMPAFor more than two years, students, faculty and staff have watched workers turn bricks and columns into a soaring architectural work at the center of Jesuit High School’s 40-acre Tampa campus.On Tuesday, more than 500 people turned out for the cu...
Published: 08/09/18
Updated: 08/11/18
Editorial: Politics aside, arguments are clear for moving appellate court to Tampa

Editorial: Politics aside, arguments are clear for moving appellate court to Tampa

It’s time to re-establish a permanent home for the state appeals court that serves the Tampa Bay region.It makes sense to put it in Tampa, the same as it made sense 30 years ago when the court’s operations began moving piece by piece up Interstate 4 ...
Published: 08/09/18
Updated: 08/10/18
Editorial: A big first step toward improving transportation in Hillsborough

Editorial: A big first step toward improving transportation in Hillsborough

The Hillsborough County transit referendum that has made the November ballot is significantly stronger than two efforts that failed to reach the end zone in the past decade. The one-cent sales surtax would generate enough money to meaningfully improv...
Published: 08/09/18
Best deals in Tampa Bay for Aug. 9-15: Save money at Publix, Winn-Dixie and Walmart

Best deals in Tampa Bay for Aug. 9-15: Save money at Publix, Winn-Dixie and Walmart

I hope you’ve been holding on your coupon fliers. Remember not to throw those suckers out if you plan to check in every week to see how best to save. I have a binder and a small accordion-style expanding file I take with me to the store once the coup...
Published: 08/09/18