Orlando Sentinel – It’s time to get NASA’s groove back: Today it’s hard to imagine anyone but space buffs getting excited about anything NASA does. The agency’s missions these days would be lucky to attract a small fraction of American Idol’s viewership.
St. Petersburg Times – Putting a cap on Department of Children and Families caseloads would help Florida foster children at risk: The Department of Children and Families cannot rely on luck to keep Florida’s foster children safe. To deter lying, the state needs to fully enforce a law passed years ago that makes falsifying child welfare records a felony. DCF also needs to reconsider caseworkers’ hiring and supervision and, perhaps most critically, consider limiting their caseloads.
Tampa Tribune – Don’t let reform lead us to ruin: But his insistence that Congress pass legislation before members leave for their August break is foolhardy. The different proposals will cost from $1 trillion to $2 trillion, and most members of Congress, not to mention the American people, have yet to figure out just what is in the 1,000-plus page bill unveiled by the House last week.