Sunday, November 19, 2017

Opinion

Column: Itís astonishing that it took this long for the Bill Clinton moment of reckoning to arrive

Column: Itís astonishing that it took this long for the Bill Clinton moment of reckoning to arrive

One of the many remarkable things about this cavalcade of comeuppance for sexual abusers and harassers is that itís taking down men who once seemed untouchable to the media in part because they were on the right team: editors and executives at media ...
Published: 11/16/17

Column: Politics really is ruining Thanksgiving, according to data from 10 million cellphones

In the wake of last yearís bitterly contested presidential election, "politically divided" families cut their Thanksgiving celebrations short by an average of 20 to 30 minutes. Republican voters were more likely to bail on Democratic families than vi...
Published: 11/16/17

Editorial: Make workplaces welcoming, not just free of harassment

A federal trial began last week in the sex discrimination case that a former firefighter lodged against the city of Tampa. Tanja Vidovic describes a locker-room culture at Tampa Fire Rescue that created a two-tier system ó one for men, another for wo...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/17/17

A New York Times editorial: Rethinking the presidentís nuclear trigger

President Donald Trump and North Korea have prompted Congress to do something it hasnít done in more than four decades: formally consider changes to the law that gives U.S. presidents the sole authority to launch nuclear weapons.The uncomfortable tru...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/16/17
Column: Donít let new blood pressure guidelines raise yours

Column: Donít let new blood pressure guidelines raise yours

e_SSLqUnder New Guidelines, Millions More Americans Will Need to Lower Blood Pressure." This is the type of headline that raises my blood pressure to dangerously high levels.For years, doctors were told to aim for a systolic blood pressure of less th...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/16/17
Editorial cartoons for Nov. 17

Editorial cartoons for Nov. 17

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/16/17
Editorial: Firing a critic of his handling of the sewer crisis is a bad early step in Krisemanís new term

Editorial: Firing a critic of his handling of the sewer crisis is a bad early step in Krisemanís new term

Barely a week after St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman promised to unite the city following a bitter and divisive campaign, his administration has fired an employee who dared to criticize him. It seems Krisemanís own mantra of "moving St. Pete forwar...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/16/17
Ignatius: As Trump returns from Asia, America retreats from the world

Ignatius: As Trump returns from Asia, America retreats from the world

WASHINGTONNow that President Donald Trump is back in the White House after his Asia trip, he might sum up the 12-day journey with a revision of the remark attributed to Julius Caesar: Veni, vidi, blandivi. I came, I saw, I flattered.Trumpís trip was ...
Published: 11/15/17
Editorial: USFís billion-dollar moment

Editorial: USFís billion-dollar moment

The University of South Florida recently surpassed its $1 billion fundraising goal, continuing a current trend of exceeding expectations. At 61 years old ó barely middle age among higher education institutions ó USF has grown up quickly. It now boast...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/17/17
Ruth: Donít wrap this unqualified nominee in a black robe

Ruth: Donít wrap this unqualified nominee in a black robe

First as a candidate and then during his transition to the presidency, Donald Trump repeatedly boasted that his administration would be filled to the gills with nothing but the "best people." Now thereís some genuine fake news for you.Or consider thi...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/15/17