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Homeless in the U.S. is a shame

To the editor: We as citizens of the United States of America should be ashamed of ourselves. We all say this group or that group needs help but who does the government and the citizens ignore the most? Those who are homeless that’s who! We all pay lip service by donating money and ...

Offended? So what?

To the editor: Some people are upset because they are offended. It is unreasonable to think that you will go through life without being offended. It is unrealistic, and yet, we constantly find that this person or that group, is offended. Must we examine carefully every word to be spoken, ...

Time to level the playing field

To the editor: We simply MUST put an end to Money-Based Politics. Anyone who chooses to run for elected office and who can demonstrate a prescribed level of support (TBD) should be granted by the applicable government entity a set amount of money to finance his/her election campaign. No ...

Guest Commentary: #StrongerTogether: All hands on deck

The year 2020 began like other years for many of us as we got back into the swing of things after our holiday break. In February, we began to see the headlines: “Confirmed coronavirus cases in all China regions,” “Coronavirus: Venice Carnival closes as Italy imposes lockdown,” and ...

Business success lies in prosperity for all

To the editor: Economic blindness amongst “conservatives” is presently yet another vicious pandemic. Look, the economic interests of business lie in the highest possible prosperity for everyone: Poor people can not purchase their production. Business should be doing everything possible ...

Building a bridge to early learning success

Parents of children set to start kindergarten this fall have a new option for their little ones — Young Five. It’s a VPK-to-kindergarten “bridge program” for children whose birthdays make them eligible to start kindergarten — but just barely. Known as transitional kindergarten, ...

Welcome to Florida

To the editor: Florida’s beautiful weather, no state income tax and all-around wonderful quality of life is bringing many people from across the country to relocate here. I have noticed a trend that is alarming and for those of you who moved from Northeastern states and other states where ...

Food for thought

To the editor: I think it an outdated, puritanical notion that work alone should be rewarded. I am not opposed to giving away food to the hungry and having the government create debt to subsidize the underemployed. But COVID-19 relief should not be about give-aways to business. That is not ...

‘Some clarification on heroism’s demise’ redux

To the editor: In 1987 Rick Scott started Columbia; in 1994 his company merged with HCA Tennessee. Together they purchased hundreds of hospitals, home health locations and surgery centers in Texas. He was the CEO of the company until 1997. After he learned earlier that year that the federal ...