Opinion

Wednesday's letters: Reform tax code to help small businesses

Small businessTax code reform urgently neededIn June, I had the pleasure of traveling to Washington along with the Florida Chamber of Commerce to discuss tax reform on behalf of the Florida Small Business Development Center Network. Many people do no...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Editorial: Trump's vague, shifting strategy for Afghanistan

Editorial: Trump's vague, shifting strategy for Afghanistan

President Donald Trump's strategy on Afghanistan makes two things abundantly clear: He has no better idea than Barack Obama how to break a political stalemate between the Afghan government and the insurgents, and he intends to turn over the losing mi...
Updated: 11 hours ago

Another voice: Condemn, but protect, the speech of hate

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution means nothing if its highest ideals are not staunchly protected during times of unrest. It means nothing if we reconsider or undermine the principles embedded in those words when public hate is on the ...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Goodman: Learning from history

Goodman: Learning from history

As a history major in college, I learned three important lessons about the affairs of mankind. Namely, reporting history reflects on those who record it; understanding history reflects on those who hear it; and history is about remembering so it is l...
Published: 08/22/17

Column: New approach to water quality works

Last month in Fort Myers, state water managers joined scientists, environmentalists and representatives from agriculture in developing a plan to reduce nutrients flowing into the Caloosahatchee watershed. Years ago, such a meeting would have been hap...
Published: 08/22/17

Column: Empowered parents are engaged parents

Parents whose children are disadvantaged by poverty or disability frequently send emotional thank-you notes to Step Up For Students, the nonprofit I help lead.Through the programs we administer, they're given the opportunity to do what other parents ...
Published: 08/22/17
Editorial cartoons for Aug. 23

Editorial cartoons for Aug. 23

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Published: 08/22/17

Letters to the Editor: Lake Townsen Regional Park no longer safe

Vandalism at Lake Townsen Regional Park in NobletonPark no longer seems safeOne recent morning, I stopped briefly by the boat launch at Lake Townsen Regional Park to fish. I found two young men who had just gone out on their small boat only to return...
Published: 08/22/17

Tuesday's letters: The greatest day of the year

Solar eclipseMonday was best day of the yearAs I stood outside my office during Monday's eclipse, I realized this was the greatest day in America all year. The chatter among my many colleagues, as they marveled through those rose-colored protective g...
Published: 08/21/17
Editorial: Tampa Electric customers should not pay for utility's fatal misjudgments

Editorial: Tampa Electric customers should not pay for utility's fatal misjudgments

There will be financial fallout from the terrible miscalculations that resulted in five workers being killed in June at Tampa Electric's Big Bend Power Station. State and federal regulators should ensure those costs are borne by the company's shareho...
Published: 08/21/17