Thursday, November 08, 2018

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Editorial: Florida turns red with Republican wins
Florida has turned from purple to red. For the first time since Reconstruction, Republicans will hold every statewide office assuming Gov. Rick Scott’s narrow lead over incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson holds up in an expected recount. Wins...
The U.S. Capitol is seen on the morning after Election Day as Democrats took back the House with a surge of fresh new candidates and an outpouring of voter enthusiasm ending eight years of Republican control. [AP photo by J. Scott Applewhite]
Column: The first five things the Democrats should do with their House majority
BRONTE WITTPENN   |   TimesYellow air-conditioning ducts can be seen connected to windows at H.B. Plant High School in south Tampa on Monday, August 20, 2018. The school installed the ducts when the gym's air conditioning quit working, making the temperature rise to 90 degrees.
Editorial: Voters invest in Hillsborough schools, transportation

Top Editorials

Editorial: Don’t be scared by untruths about Amendment 4

Editorial: Don’t be scared by untruths about Amendment 4

Misconceptions should not sway voters from supporting restoration of voting rights for felons
Published: 11/02/18
Updated: 11/05/18
Editorial: Nelson better voice for Florida in U.S. Senate

Editorial: Nelson better voice for Florida in U.S. Senate

Except for television attack ads, it would be easy to miss the U.S. Senate race in Florida. There was just one debate between incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott. Neither one is charismatic, and Scott suspended his campaign to deal with Hu...
Published: 11/02/18
Updated: 11/05/18
Times recommends: Vote yes on Amendment 4, no on all of the rest

Times recommends: Vote yes on Amendment 4, no on all of the rest

The list of proposed constitutional amendments is long and confusing. Some have multiple parts. So here’s some easy advice: After voting yes on Amendment 4, vote no on all the others.All but two of the 12 amendments to the Florida Constitution...
Published: 09/28/18
Updated: 11/02/18
All the Times candidate recommendations in one place

All the Times candidate recommendations in one place

Here is a complete list of the Times recommendations for the Aug. 28 primary. U.S. House of Representatives District 12, Democrats: Chris Hunter District 13, Republicans: George Buck District 15, Democrats: Kristen Carlson District 15, Republica...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Stalled U.S.-Cuba relations hurting Florida business

Editorial: Stalled U.S.-Cuba relations hurting Florida business

After an encouraging start, the breakdown in America’s reset with Cuba is a loss for both sides and for the state of democracy across the region. Havana and Washington are both to blame, but the Trump administration’s hard line with Cuba is out of sy...
Updated: 2 months ago

Editorials

Editorial: Tampa Bay voters can make a difference locally and beyond

Editorial: Tampa Bay voters can make a difference locally and beyond

From control of Congress to local government, pay extra attention to these races
Published: 11/05/18
Updated: 11/06/18
Rushing ahead with Florida Supreme Court interviews is a great idea for one demographic

Rushing ahead with Florida Supreme Court interviews is a great idea for one demographic

Well, this is kind of awkward. The state Supreme Court recently — and emphatically — ruled that whoever wins today’s gubernatorial election gets to name three new justices to the court next year.And later this week, the court will consider whether th...
Published: 11/06/18
Editorial cartoons for Nov. 6

Editorial cartoons for Nov. 6

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Published: 11/05/18
All the Times election recommendations in one place

All the Times election recommendations in one place

This is the complete list of the Times recommendations for the Nov. 6 general election. U.S. SenateBill NelsonU.S. HouseDistrict 12: Chris HunterDistrict 13: Charlie CristDistrict 15: Kristen CarlsonDistrict 16: David ShapiroConstitutional Amendments...
Published: 10/06/18
Updated: 11/05/18
Romano: Fear not Tampa Bay, this election is still yours to decide

Romano: Fear not Tampa Bay, this election is still yours to decide

In case you missed it, Barack Obama dropped in on Miami on Friday afternoon.A day later, Donald Trump planned to hang out with the good folks in Pensacola.Naturally, these appearances indicate the importance nationally of the gubernatorial and U.S. S...
Published: 11/03/18
Updated: 11/05/18
Editorial: Meaningless Republican rhetoric around pre-existing conditions

Editorial: Meaningless Republican rhetoric around pre-existing conditions

Republicans’ change of heart is disingenuous and poll-driven
Published: 11/01/18
Updated: 11/05/18
Maxwell: Hate crimes are part of America

Maxwell: Hate crimes are part of America

Many Americans are stunned by the recent pipe bombs mailed to President Donald Trump’s critics and by the 11 murders of Jews at the synagogue in Pittsburgh. The hateful social media posts by the accused men have caused no small amount of intro...
Published: 11/05/18

Pasco Letters to the Editor for Nov. 9

Darby resident says no to proposed snow park
Published: 11/05/18
Ruth: Florida Supreme Court insisted on clarity in removing Amendment 8

Ruth: Florida Supreme Court insisted on clarity in removing Amendment 8

To paraphrase the immortal words of Ronald Reagan, there they go again — activist judges getting all huffy and interfering in a perfectly lovely conspiracy to scam the public.We recently observed the hard work of the Constitution Revision Commission,...
Published: 09/10/18
Updated: 11/05/18
Editorial: Focus on Hurricane Florence, not defending poor response in Puerto Rico

Editorial: Focus on Hurricane Florence, not defending poor response in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Florence began lashing down on the Carolinas Thursday and was expected to make landfall early Friday, washing over dunes, downing trees and power lines and putting some 10 million people in the path of a potentially catastrophic storm. Flor...
Published: 09/13/18
Updated: 11/05/18
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