Saturday, November 17, 2018

Columns

Column: Following through on Hillsborough education referendum

Column: Following through on Hillsborough education referendum

Your vote sends a message to our leaders that we value education.
Published: 11/16/18
Selected readings from the left and from the right

Selected readings from the left and from the right

Here’s some interesting commentary from the opposite poles of the political spectrum.
Published: 11/16/18
Column: Democracy in action at Calhoun County recount

Column: Democracy in action at Calhoun County recount

We left early morning to drive west from Tallahassee to Blountstown (the county seat of Calhoun County, population roughly 15,000) to monitor the 2018 election recount. We were veterans of the 2000 election litigation -- Debby Kearney, who was the ge...
Published: 11/16/18
Column: California is burning. What can be done?

Column: California is burning. What can be done?

My home state is being ravaged by wildfire, and I’m watching it all unfold from the opposite coast.
Published: 11/16/18
Inside the newsroom: Tampa Bay Times project team takes a deep dive inside a notorious Florida death penalty case

Inside the newsroom: Tampa Bay Times project team takes a deep dive inside a notorious Florida death penalty case

A project team at the Tampa Bay Times explores the death penalty in Florida through a notorious 1975 murder case.
Published: 11/16/18
How do you feel about a $35 million bike path across the new Howard Frankland bridge?

How do you feel about a $35 million bike path across the new Howard Frankland bridge?

The overhaul to the Howard Frankland Bridge includes a bike and pedestrian path. Is it worth it?
Published: 11/16/18
SNL mocked my appearance. Here’s why I didn’t demand an apology.

SNL mocked my appearance. Here’s why I didn’t demand an apology.

Was I really outraged by SNL? Really offended? Or did I just think the comment about losing my eye was offensive? There is a difference, after all. I have been literally shot at before, and I wasn’t outraged. Why start now?
Published: 11/15/18
Column: The Republicans’ woman problem

Column: The Republicans’ woman problem

If this was supposed to be the year of the woman, it has been the year only of Democratic women.
Published: 11/14/18
Dear Amazon, from Tampa Bay: Why don't you love us?

Dear Amazon, from Tampa Bay: Why don't you love us?

Seattle-based Amazon decided to open a second headquarters, splitting it between New York City and the Washington, D.C., area. Tampa Bay never had a chance.
Published: 11/13/18
Updated: 11/14/18
First-time millennial homebuyers willing to wait for Florida's market to cool

First-time millennial homebuyers willing to wait for Florida's market to cool

Millennials want to buy homes, but they are cautious, waiting to see if prices might fall.
Published: 11/13/18