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Voters should not trade democracy for an oligarchy

May 21, 2014 To the editor: (By definition, oligarchy is all the economic and political power vested in the United States resting with the one percent billionaires. more »»

Guest opinion: 2014 Florida legislative session comes to a close

May 14, 2014 After meeting for 60 days, the 2014 legislative session came to its conclusion recently in Tallahassee. By passing a balanced budget, we successfully accomplished our most important jo. more »»

CAIT pledges to fight incorporation for Lehigh

May 14, 2014 To the editor: It appears that a new community group is recruiting to stop any movement to incorporate Lehigh Acres. more »»

Lack of passage of minimum wage bill hurts Lehigh residents

May 14, 2014 To the editor: On Friday May 2, some 41 Republican senators voted against increasing the minimum wage to an hourly rate of $10.10. ($404 weekly). more »»

No American troops should be left in Afghanistan

May 14, 2014 To the editor: The Obama Administration is currently engaged in the negotiation of a bilateral security agreement to retain an estimated 10,000 U.S. military personnel in Afghanista. more »»

2014: Women in politics; let’s make it happen

May 7, 2014 To the editor: Consider this: - 80 women representatives in the U.S. House - 20 women senators in the U.S. more »»

Here are some suggestions as to where to cut the U.S. budget

April 30, 2014 To the editor: The items listed below, by percentage, are how “We” the Government spends some of the discretionary money of We the People: - Defense/international security: 19 percent -... more »»

Modest increase in crimes reported; keep cars locked

April 30, 2014 To the editor: In the month defined between March 17 and April 14, the East District has experienced a modest increase in the overall totals of these crimes: burglaries, thefts and robberies. more »»

Do not vote for obstructionists in the upcoming June 24 election

April 23, 2014 To the editor: Four of a kind may be lucky in poker, but is not so good in politics. more »»

U.S. District 19 race is filled with disgust, slander and negativity

April 16, 2014 To the editor: Will our 2014 vote be marginalized by the obscene amounts of money that now will be spent to elect our new representatives? The source of money will influence how they will vote on... more »»

Tips on staying alive while driving

April 16, 2014 To the editor: Recently we saw heavy rains and winds across Southwest Florid. more »»

Clawson address what he calls ‘negative politics’

April 9, 2014 To the editor: When I decided to run for Congress, several people told me to watch out for all the lies that the other candidates and their Super PACs would tell about me. more »»

It is time for Congress to acknowledge healthcare reform

April 9, 2014 To the editor: Some 7.1 million people just enrolled is only the tip of the Affordable Care Act. This is an issue that our Republican Congress does not even acknowledge. more »»

Questions why church helping people through flea markets was told to shut them down

April 2, 2014 To the editor: Every day we read about man’s inhumanity to man. We see it on television. We are bombarded with tales of evil and suffering. more »»

Keep an eye out for those who have plans to scam us

March 26, 2014 To the editor: Florida has the highest rate of identity theft in all of the 50 states. The top cities with the highest rate of identity theft include No. 1, Miami, Naples, Fort Myers and Cape Coral. more »»

Reader questions crime numbers in our community

March 26, 2014 To the editor: An alarming issue is at hand in the black community. more »»

Concerns expressed over church flea market closing

March 26, 2014 To the editor: I must express my appreciation to one of your most dedicated valuable reporters who always has a passion in promoting the enrichment of the community of Lehigh Acres. more »»

Message from former Honorary Mayor El-Gendy

March 26, 2014 To the editor: I would like to thank all of my supporters and donors for everything they have done for me during these past three year. more »»

What is the real reason Mann wants Lehigh to incorporate?

March 19, 2014 To the editor: Lee County Commissioner Frank Mann, who was one of the three who addressed the audience at the March 10 incorporation meeting, reminded everyone that the last straw vote for... more »»

Reasons given for returning El-Gendy as honorary mayor

March 19, 2014 To the editor: Ahmed El-Gendy is the youngest honorary mayor to win and compete for two consecutive years. In the past 28 years only seven individuals actually ran and won for two consecutive years. more »»



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