Editorials

It took a lot of gall for National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell to pan the football stadiums in San Diego, Oakland and St. Louis as “unsatisfactory and inadequate” days before the league voted to approve the Rams’ move back to L.A., with a one-year option for the Chargers to join...
Again this year, state Rep. Greg Steube, R, Sarasota, has proposed a bill allowing concealed-weapons permit holders to carry guns anywhere on a Florida college campus — a dangerous idea universally opposed by college administrators, students, faculty and police. Yet, Steube has gone even further...
We’ve heard a lot of angry talk from the political extremes during the current presidential campaign. Much harder to come by is the voice of the centrist, whose lack of self-righteous outrage too often gets misinterpreted as shoulder-shrugging apathy. Centrists are the large grouping of American...
Sunday’s fourth Democratic presidential debate, from Charleston, S.C., gave voters a surprisingly clear look at what the candidates are itching to do in the White House. With Sen. Bernie Sanders surprisingly ahead of Hillary Clinton for both the Feb. 1 Iowa Caucuses and the Feb. 9 New Hampshire...
For decades, many liberals have dreamed of a universal health insurance system in which the federal government provides coverage to everyone and pays the cost. Known as “single-payer,” it’s modeled on programs in Canada and Britain, among others, as well as Medicare. Now Bernie Sanders is making...
Thursday’s Republican presidential debate in Charleston, S.C., was the best so far. The spirited exchanges showed voters the differences among the seven candidates onstage, while highlighting all the Republicans’ differences with the Democratic candidates. With several candidates having dropped...
For decades, Florida’s leaders have clung to an error-prone and legally suspect process to determine the state’s most brutal sanction. The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Tuesday, invalidating a key element of Florida’s death penalty machine, should spark a meaningful debate about the state’s...
Because it seems she’s been a little hot under the collar lately when the topic of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy for the Democratic nomination arises.  In recent days, Clinton’s aura of inevitability — and not just to be the Democratic nominee, but also as the next occupant of the...
Many Americans agree with President Obama that we should do something about gun violence. But when he gets down to specifics — such as the executive actions he announced last week — the country fragments, political paralysis ensues and the death toll keeps rising. We must respect the...
President Barack Obama’s eighth and final State of the Union address sounded a note of optimism and set the stage for what he promised would be a national campaign to bring Americans together, and which he hopes will define his place in the history books. We agree with his call for Congress to...

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