Friday, November 17, 2017

Opinion

Editorial: It’s time to renew community’s commitment to Tampa Theatre

Editorial: It’s time to renew community’s commitment to Tampa Theatre

New attention to downtown Tampa as a place to live, work and play is transforming the area at a dizzying pace. Credit goes to recent projects, both public and private, such as the Tampa River Walk, new residential towers, a University of South Florid...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Joe Henderson: Require coding in schools? How about pushing technical skills

Joe Henderson: Require coding in schools? How about pushing technical skills

As if public schools don’t have enough headaches, Apple CEO Tim Cook recently interjected himself into the debate about how best to train young minds.In an interview with French media outlet Konbini, Cook said, "I think coding should be required in e...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Howard Altman: Missing records confound veterans on base exchange website

Howard Altman: Missing records confound veterans on base exchange website

In the more than three decades that I have been toiling at various paragraph factories, few stories have elicited as much response as the one I wrote about the new program to allow all honorably discharged veterans to shop at military base exchanges ...
Published: 11/17/17
Editorial cartoons for Nov. 18-20

Editorial cartoons for Nov. 18-20

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Updated: 11 minutes ago

Oh, Florida! We should all be thankful for the lady accused of shoplifting while dressed as a turkey

he other day, I had a lovely chat with a lady who was arrested on charges of shoplifting ... while she was dressed as a turkey. I guess you could say that she’s been accused of doing the wrong kind of stuffing.The lady’s name is Irene Leonhard and sh...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Editorial: Wage hike for contractors’ labor misguided

Editorial: Wage hike for contractors’ labor misguided

St. Petersburg City Council members are poised to raise the minimum wage for contractors who do business with the city, a well-intended but misguided ordinance that should be reconsidered. The hourly minimum wage undoubtedly needs to rise — for every...
Published: 11/16/17
Column: Florida is leading the way to a driverless future

Column: Florida is leading the way to a driverless future

There is a new city being developed in southeast Florida near Babcock Ranch where some 50,000 residents will have access to one of the first driverless taxi networks in the country. This is yet another example of how Florida is now an important hub f...
Published: 11/16/17
Column: It’s astonishing that it took this long for the Bill Clinton moment of reckoning to arrive

Column: It’s astonishing that it took this long for the Bill Clinton moment of reckoning to arrive

One of the many remarkable things about this cavalcade of comeuppance for sexual abusers and harassers is that it’s taking down men who once seemed untouchable to the media in part because they were on the right team: editors and executives at media ...
Published: 11/16/17

Column: Politics really is ruining Thanksgiving, according to data from 10 million cellphones

In the wake of last year’s bitterly contested presidential election, "politically divided" families cut their Thanksgiving celebrations short by an average of 20 to 30 minutes. Republican voters were more likely to bail on Democratic families than vi...
Published: 11/16/17

A New York Times editorial: Rethinking the president’s nuclear trigger

President Donald Trump and North Korea have prompted Congress to do something it hasn’t done in more than four decades: formally consider changes to the law that gives U.S. presidents the sole authority to launch nuclear weapons.The uncomfortable tru...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/16/17