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Resiliency Compact can’t wait

To the editor: The clock is ticking, literally. In cities around the world, such as New York, Berlin and Paris, giant clocks are reminding us the number of years we have left before climate change stops being a challenge and becomes a sentence, a death sentence. Over the years I’ve kept ...

Expand the minimal presidential qualifications

To the editor: The United States must now implement an expanded list of minimal Presidential Qualifications, for example, in addition to mere U.S. Citizenship: A candidate must be able to conclusively demonstrate himself as being mentally, morally, personally and politically stable, of ...

Is it time for a government-run internet site?

To the editor: With Amazon, Twitter and other sites shutting down Parler, perhaps it is time that we have a single internet site run by the government. Then our freedom of speech would be protected by the First Amendment! We cannot allow a few companies to censor our thoughts and ...

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 ...

Step up

… “At this hour, our democracy is under unprecedented assault — unlike anything we've seen in modern times. An assault on the citadel of liberty. The Capitol itself. An assault on the people's representatives and the Capitol Hill police sworn to protect them. And the public servants ...

Time again

Seventy years ago, a then-freshman senator from Maine addressed what she saw as unbridled political opportunism rearing within her own party. Margaret Chase Smith, in the budding days of what has come to be known as McCarthyism, took a stand against her party’s shooting star, delivering ...

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 the ...

Put your service where your mouth is

To the editor: I am personally confused about Mr. Allen Wollscheidt’s Dec.18 response in his talking about “criminal capitalists and sounding like a Socialist proposal,” referencing my letter to the editor on “The end of patriotism, fall of a nation.” In viewing the many letters to ...

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 ...