Editorials

Editorials

Seventeen amendments on November ballot? Whoa!

The Florida Constitution Revision Commission may put 17 amendments on the November ballot, placing a terrible toll on voters. Some proposals, like a proposed ethics code, would work with changes. But grouping disparate proposals into a single amendment stinks.

Editorials

Neil Dutta: Reports of the death of US retail are premature

Earlier this month, Sen. Marco Rubio reacted to news of rising mall vacancies by calling for help for the “millions of workers who will be increasingly displaced.” Yet for all the talk of the “Death of Retail,” reports of store chains going bust and malls closing, the stock market appears to be telling a more upbeat story.

Editorials

Commentary: The 2nd Amendment isn’t the problem

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has raised a ruckus with a call to repeal the 2nd Amendment. It pains me to disagree with a lion of the court, but I think a repeal effort would be deeply misguided. It’s politically unwise and legally unnecessary.

Man fleeing deputies had to be rescued from lake

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office charged an 18-year-old Nokomis man identified as Richard Garay for obstruction after he fled from deputies, entered a lake, and had to be rescued by first responders.