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Guest Commentary: Grateful to have served

As my time serving Southwest Florida in Congress comes to a close, I would like to take a moment to reflect on what we have accomplished these last four years. One of my main reasons in running for Congress, and my most important focus, has been on developing a bipartisan commitment to ...

God and country

To the editor: I am very confused about how the education systems and political parties have been able to get God out of schools, prayers and so on! The Democrats have been responsible for these changes. Democracy is the greatest concept for a country; socialism and communism have not ...

Please wear a mask, even with the vaccine

To the editor: You need to keep wearing your mask and washing your hands with ridiculous frequency. The virus is not done infecting Southwest Florida, and you are still at risk. The current emergency-approved vaccine does not prevent further transmission of the disease. The 85-year-olds and ...

Speak up on Russian aggression information

To the editor: Recently, Russia cyber-attacked our government with intrusions reported across a huge swath of the government—including at the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. The Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity unit has acknowledged that ...

Enact the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act

To the editor: Dec. 11 commemorated the 20th anniversary of Congress’s approval for a federal-state framework to restore the Everglades known as the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. In an Op-ed, Sen. Marco Rubio wrote about the progress restoring the ecosystem and sending the ...

Guest Commentary: Corps steps down harmful Lake Okeechobee releases

In a much-anticipated decision on Dec. 3, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it would begin cutting back freshwater releases to the Caloosahatchee from Lake Okeechobee. This was not only welcome news for the Caloosahatchee estuary, which has received ecologically damaging flows ...

Stink, stank, stunk

To the editor: Once again the Lake Okeechobee water releases coincide with the appearance of Red Tide, dead fish on the beach, and general threat to the community's health. Minimization of the damage to the environment by “water experts” and state officials should stop. This is a ...

Blame the capitalists

To the editor: The letter last week by Jack Wagner is a fine example of the notion that sufficiently strong and sincere belief somehow can automatically turn any idea whatever into concrete truth! The writer spoke of “Democratic Cities;” sounds to me like a Socialistic proposal of some ...

Time to concede the loss

To the editor: Re: Mr. Kalfas’ latest letter to the editor: He still keeps trying to defend the President he believes in? Oh boy! Stating that he’s the “greatest president” who has “earned respect?” I guess to simpler minds, who like “his” president, refuses to see the ...

Guest Commentary: Education prepares children for a lifetime of success

Every child deserves a chance. Research has long proven that a high-quality early childhood education program can make lifechanging differences for children. During the first five years of a child’s life, his or her brain develops by 90%. This period before they enter kindergarten is ...