Daniel Ruth, Times columnist

Daniel Ruth

Times columnist

Daniel Ruth has been scribbling away for four decades as a reporter, film critic, television critic and columnist for the Tampa Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Tampa Bay Times. He also has worked as a radio talk show host as well as an adjunct professor for the University of South Florida, the University of Tampa and Columbia College in Chicago. Daniel is a Peter Lisagor Award recipient for his columns in Chicago and has been honored by the Pinellas County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union with the Irene Miller Vigilance In Journalism Award.

Ruth: The stark contrasts between Bush and Trump

President Donald Trump walks outside of Blair House after paying a condolence visit to the Bush family, who is in Washington for former President George H.W. Bush's state funeral and related honors, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS) 1252052
The tributes for George H.W. Bush recall a different era and a different kind of president.

Ruth: Third-party candidates are killing me

Why do people willfully self-disenfranchise themselves? And yet we see this amazing sight every election cycle, as various libertarians, Green Party types, Watchagot grumps and all the rest of the...

Scott investments are hardly blind

Florida Gov. Rick Scott. (C.M. Guerrero/Miami Herald/TNS) 1242755
Ruth: Scott investments are hardly blind

Daniel Ruth: A co-worker who thought he was a penguin, and other things I'll remember

One highlight of a 46-year-career for newspaper man Daniel Ruth, right, was winning the Pulitzer prize for editorial writing in 2013 with Tim Nickens, left, editor of editorials. [Times files (2013)]
And I was just getting the hang of this, too. Somehow it seems fitting since I began this ink-stained calling writing under the masthead of the Tampa Tribune that I would end..

Ruth: Brainstorming the DeSantis scare tactics

MONICA HERNDON   |   TimesRepublican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis talks to the media after a campaign stop on October 4, 2018 at the Italian Club in Ybor City, Tampa, Fla.
"Okay, let's get this meeting going. I have a very busy day ahead on the stump talking about absolutely nothing. Is the staff assembled?""Yessir, Mr. DeSantis. We have 'Fox...