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The color of hypocrisy is true blue

To the editor: In response to the recent letter written by Paul Kiefner, “You can...” The conclusion “You can’t beat Blue” is wrong where the writer does not follow his own research or see the problem before his nose. The letter blames a lot of stuff on the Proud Boys or ...

A sorry mess

To the editor: Donald Trump supporters, you owe me and our country and the world a huge, sincere apology. In 2016 you voted for Donald Trump because you said that you wanted to see change in our government. You did that even knowing that he has lied and cheated his whole way through his ...

Guest Commentary: Strategic Plan a blueprint to academic excellence

The Strategic Plan for the School District of Lee County, Envision 2030, provides a blueprint through the next decade to ensure that every student achieves not only academic success but also social-emotional realization. A critical pillar of the plan is a pledge to Increase Kindergarten ...

Keep up the good work

To the editor: Wow! Congratulations Lee County citizens!! Good job getting your vote in. 67% vote is a great watershed of civic engagement, and we can all help those elected take this moment to make our world a better place. Please don’t disengage now. Think of what you wanted when you ...

Yogi said it best: ‘It ain’t over til it’s over’

To the editor: Yogi Berra was an American Legend. He was an All Star catcher for the New York Yankees and a man known for being honest and profound. Yogi told us that “it ain’t over til it’s over.” Today, this bit of instruction is on the lips of all true Americans. There’s no ...

You can…

To the editor: You can have a boat parade. You can have a pickup truck parade. You can have a POTUS charade. You can fly flags, have banners and simply forget your mother-taught manners. You can be a red state. You can dress like Rambo and carry a gun. You can be a Proud Boy and not go to ...

No kiss and make up

To the editor: P/E Biden proposes that we shall all “kiss and make Up.” This is, however, very, very bad and dangerous advice. Our Electorate is fundamentally flawed such that it simply can not support a meaningful, True Democracy. A failure to face up to this reality and to effectively ...

Guest Commentary: Severe storms underscore urgency to rein in climate change

Certain messages will haunt me until my dying day. An email from a friend in Fairbanks, Alaska crossed my desk on Aug. 13, 2004. My friend, a weather satellite tracker asked, “How close are you to Cape Coral and Punta Gorda?” “10 and 40 miles, respectively,” I answered. “WHOA!” ...

Guest Commentary: Fall migrations: You can save a manatee’s life

As fall brings chilly weather and cooler water temperatures, Save the Manatee Club reminds boaters and residents in coastal areas outside of Florida to watch for migrating manatees who may not be safe in colder waters. Manatees have little body fat despite their large size, and they cannot ...