Editorials

Amid the headlines about major hurricane after major hurricane, you may have missed news of an important economic milestone. American households in the middle class are now earning more money than they ever have, with their median income topping the $59,000 mark for the first time. The mark is the...
There are 29 active national emergencies in place today in the United States. The latest is the one that President Donald Trump declared on Aug. 10: “The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I am saying, officially, right now, it is an emergency. It’s a national emergency. We’re going to spend a lot...
It is now the policy of the United States that nations of the world should act in their own best interests, unless they are North Korea, Iran or Venezuela, or unless they should occasionally decide to collaborate. But the world shouldn’t necessarily look to the U.S. for leadership. So said...
Gone are the days when a person with determination can improve their life by working their way through college. It takes a great deal more for a young person fresh out of high school to earn a college degree. Say what you will about the so-called “Millennials,” but, with regard to a college...
One often-overlooked group that braves the wicked elements to ensure the rest of us are safe during storms deserves accolades. That would be the Hurricane Hunters, the fleet of pilots, scientists and technicians from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Hurricane Hunters...
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos isn’t the easiest person in Washington to agree with. Her policies tend to be based on the very limited experience of an ultra-rich person whose protected existence insulates her from the realities of the educational systems she oversees. But DeVos, who visited...
Twenty years ago, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft began its 4.9 billion-mile odyssey to Saturn with a picture-perfect liftoff. The $3.9 billion mission — a three-way collaboration among NASA, the Italian Space Agency and the European Space Agency — was ambitious by the standards of any age. Saturn...
Although inevitable, it was still welcome and reassuring that the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, this week declared several Florida counties eligible for disaster relief funding. The designation allows residents to apply for grants that can pay for home repairs, temporary shelter...
There’s a dramatic trope pitting two fighters against each other, both holding long knives, lashed together by their wrists. Many divorcing couples know how it feels to stand in that dusty arena. That’s what makes the concept of “collaborative divorce” so appealing. Couples who agree to go...
Most of Florida has begun to assess the damage from Hurricane Irma and determine priorities of the pending cleanup. We owe immense gratitude to our first responders, electrical utility workers, health care providers, shelter operators and others who braved the wicked elements to ensure the rest...

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