Whether it be because of Michael Kruse’s gifted prose, Adam Smith’s exploration of the state’s panoramic politics or his interview with Jeb or the editorial page’s exclusive op-ed from former governor Charlie Crist or any number of other features, today’s Tampa Bay Times is, perhaps, the best edition of the newspaper since September 12, 2001, when the Times, like so many other outlets, “flooded the zone” with coverage of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C.
Partnering with POLITICO, the Tampa Bay Times offers beyond comprehensive coverage of the Republican National Convention, while at the same time tracking the arrival of a possibly-devastating Tropical Storm.
I suggest readers of the Times purchase an extra copy of today’s edition and put it aside somewhere safe. Keep it there until the dark days of the future all but eliminate newspapers. That’s when you can pull out the August 26, 2012 edition of the Tampa Bay Times and proudly show your children and grandchildren how you lived.