Opinion

Thursday's letters: Take away their voting rights permanently

Restoration of rights | July 16, PerspectiveTake away the vote permanentlyLeave it to the leftist Times to bemoan the fact that someone who does his time after raping and murdering doesn't have the right to vote in Florida, one of only three states ...
Published: 07/19/17
Editorial: The right call on moving Confederate memorial

Editorial: The right call on moving Confederate memorial

It took too long, divided the community and embarrassed the entire Tampa Bay region. But the Hillsborough County Commission did right Wednesday by reversing its position and voting to remove a Confederate monument from the old county courthouse. As w...
Published: 07/19/17

Another voice: Time for repair, not repeal

'Let Obamacare fail," President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday morning. Has there ever been a more cynical abdication of presidential responsibility? Trump is apparently indifferent to the pain that sabotaging the individual health insurance market wou...
Published: 07/19/17

Ruth: Election commission investigates nothing

Perhaps when President Donald Trump's dubiously titled Commission on Election Integrity wraps up its vital work ferreting out nonexistent voter fraud, it can turn its attention to other jobs, like tracking down who killed Cock Robin, the truth behind...
Published: 07/19/17
Column: I saw the power of opioids firsthand

Column: I saw the power of opioids firsthand

I tried my first opioid drugs a few weeks ago. First it was Hydrocodone. Then a few OxyContin. Then a dose of morphine.There were no memorable highs as a result. The opioids that are causing a national health crisis became my friends as I battled the...
Published: 07/19/17

John Kasich: The Way Forward on Health Care

COLUMBUS, OhioWashington's approach to health care over the past decade is yet another example of our lawmakers' increasing distance from the rest of America. First one party rams through a rigid, convoluted plan that drives up costs though unsustain...
Published: 07/19/17
Henderson: An ear's guide to life, unplugged

Henderson: An ear's guide to life, unplugged

I'm not sure when headphones became almost a mandatory part of everyday life.I mean, back in the day we only used headphones to experience Pink Floyd albums while reclined in solitude on bean bag chairs in a lowly lit room. Ripple wine, optional.Now ...
Published: 07/19/17
Wednesday's letters: Elements of a long-term health care solution

Wednesday's letters: Elements of a long-term health care solution

Health careElements of a long-term solutionWe've been wasting a lot of time for the last several years arguing about the wrong thing. We've been debating health insurance and who should pay for it when we should be talking about ways to reduce the co...
Published: 07/18/17
Editorial: Private sector must get public officials moving on transit

Editorial: Private sector must get public officials moving on transit

The business community in Tampa Bay has long been far ahead of the region's political leadership on transit issues. A fact-finding trip to Charlotte last week reflects the critical role the private sector has to continue to play in laying the foundat...
Published: 07/18/17

Another voice: Fighting to make sure that the little guy gets crushed

The last thing Republicans on Capitol Hill apparently want the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to do is actually protect financial consumers. That would explain the angry GOP reaction whenever the bureau announces new rules, such as one this wee...
Published: 07/18/17