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Special Interests vs. The People: Hillsborough Tax War Has Officially Begun

August 16, 2018 - 6:00am
Fat cat Jeff Vinik

Jeff Vinik, the former Boston-based hedge fund manager who reinvented himself in Tampa, and his cronies have bought their way onto the November ballot by spending more than a half million dollars.

Anti-Gun Protests Focus on NRA when More Evidence Shows Local Problems

August 7, 2018 - 12:30am
Saturday's National March on the NRA in Fairfax, Va.

In the months following the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the citizens of Broward County have been subjected to ever-growing evidence community leaders have been culpable -- or at a minimum, neglectful in their duties. Now we learn of more problems, even as the focus of activists continues to be elsewhere.

Dana Young Is Going Full Throttle While Janet Cruz Uses the Cloak of Invisibility

August 3, 2018 - 9:45am

With the 2018 general election just three months away, incumbent state Sen. Dana Young has taken to the hustings, appearing at panel discussions, campaign events, and fundraisers.

Seniors’ Prescription Costs Must be Addressed

July 26, 2018 - 4:15pm

The drug supply chain can be a complicated process. There are many different layers that go with the process that ultimately ends with your prescriptions making their way into your medicine cabinet, especially when it comes to deciding the amount each entity within the process pays. While the structure of this supply chain remains seemingly intricate, there is one thing relatively easy to understand: Middlemen at the center of this process often do not share the savings they negotiate with consumers at the pharmacy counter.

Numbers Tell the Story: Students' Anti-Gun Movement Has Mostly Backfired

July 25, 2018 - 10:00am
March for Our Lives, Washington, March 24, 2018

In the wake of the February mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, we have been treated to a near-constant barrage of media coverage about the anti-gun movement. But has all that airtime been effective? Has it dissuaded Americans from gun ownership, resulted in changed laws and changed hearts and minds?

Unlikely Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn Offers Himself for Lieutenant Governor

July 23, 2018 - 6:00am
Bob Buckhorn

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is actively seeking the second spot on the Democratic gubernatorial ticket, but such a candidacy would bring more baggage than benefit.

David Hogg’s Hyped Book Hit the Market with a Thud

July 20, 2018 - 2:15pm
Authors David and Lauren Hogg

It was just over one month ago when we were treated to a new rash of David Hogg sightings. The media outlets flung their doors open and ushered the teen activist to their now-familiar news sets in order to discuss the release of his new book, written with his 14-year-old sister Lauren -- "#Never Again: A New Generation Draws a Line."

Consider How Farmers' 'Precision Agriculture' Has Helped the Environment

July 19, 2018 - 11:15am

When I was starting college in 1999, I began as an ag mechanization and business major. Excuse my perception of age, but back in those days, the big thing was “precision agriculture” and the big wow was people using this new deal called GPS to help guide machines on where and how much fertilizer or input to apply to a field so you didn’t over- or underdo it. 

Trump-Putin Summit Craziness

July 17, 2018 - 12:00am

Monday's Trump-Putin Summit news conference brought out a new level of craziness in the anti-Trump Democrats, self-appointed foreign policy experts in the media and their fellow travelers among #NeverTrump Republicans.

Tampa Bay Rays' New Stadium Presentation Strikes Out

July 11, 2018 - 11:00am
Well-to-do whites showed up

Unveiling of plans for a shiny new $892 million stadium in Ybor City by the Tampa Bay Rays organization Tuesday struck out on the key question: a funding source.

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