Sunday, July 15, 2018
Opinion

Editorial cartoons for July 14-15-16

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.

     
               
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Romano: The best politician in Tampa Bay is not a politician

Romano: The best politician in Tampa Bay is not a politician

Some politicians bark, and some like to preen. Itís all part of an elaborate act to attract attention and create an image.But the very best politicians?They donít act like politicians at all.I was reminded of that last week while watching Pinellas Co...
Published: 07/13/18
Updated: 07/14/18
Editorial: A vote for preserving waterfront parks by St. Petersburg City Council

Editorial: A vote for preserving waterfront parks by St. Petersburg City Council

The St. Petersburg City Council made the appropriate but difficult decision to reject a contract with renowned artist Janet Echelman for one of her aerial sculptures. It would be wonderful for the city to have one of her signature works, but Spa Beac...
Published: 07/13/18

ĎEverybody needed to know what happenedí

The brutal murder of Emmett Till, a black Chicago youth, in Mississippi nearly 63 years ago went unpunished, but not forgotten. A decision by his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, to allow an open casket at Emmettís Chicago funeral represented an act of def...
Published: 07/13/18
Brink: Extending the Suncoast Parkway has gone from boondoggle to folly

Brink: Extending the Suncoast Parkway has gone from boondoggle to folly

In a few short weeks, the Suncoast 2 toll road project has gone from boondoggle to folly.State officials pitched the 13-mile extension of the Suncoast Parkway as a step toward eventually linking the road to Interstate 75 near Ocala via a project dubb...
Published: 07/13/18
Daniel Ruth: Rays stadium dream masks the sticker shock

Daniel Ruth: Rays stadium dream masks the sticker shock

Close your eyes and dream. It is October 2023 or so and the Tampa Bay Rays are up 3-0 in the World Series against the Chicago Cubs. The game is being played in the Rays new stadium, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, George Soros, Vinnyís...
Published: 07/13/18

Brooks: The quiet death of racial progress

Over the past few months, Iíve been trying to write a comforting column. The thesis was going to be that even though Donald Trump is doing his best to inflame racial division, we are still making gradual progress against racism and racial disparities...
Published: 07/12/18
Updated: 07/13/18
Pam Bondi: The Senate should confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Pam Bondi: The Senate should confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

I personally know appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who has been nominated by President Donald Trump to succeed retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court. To call him qualified for the role is a massive understatement.A graduate o...
Published: 07/12/18
Column: The test for Judge Kavanaugh

Column: The test for Judge Kavanaugh

So itís Judge Brett Kavanaugh. There will be time enough to explore the nomineeís views and record. Letís step back a bit and get some perspective on the national debate that we are about to have.Those on the left fear, and those on the right hope, t...
Published: 07/12/18
Column: A liberalís case for Brett Kavanaugh

Column: A liberalís case for Brett Kavanaugh

The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Supreme Court justice is President Donald Trumpís finest hour, his classiest move. A few days ago, the president promised to select "someone with impeccable credentials, great intellect, unbiased...
Published: 07/12/18
Editorial: Personal bias taints Floridaís clemency system

Editorial: Personal bias taints Floridaís clemency system

A recent exchange between the governor and Cabinet and a felon seeking to have his civil rights restored underscores the arbitrary unfairness of Floridaís clemency system. A long waiting period, a ridiculous backlog of cases and elected officials who...
Published: 07/11/18
Updated: 07/13/18