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Talk about scary

To the editor: The scariest aspect of Biden being our president is in handling the very complex and difficult job of foreign affairs to which the president has the most authority. Compare Trump’s management to Obama/Biden’s management. Under Obama/Biden, the Middle East went from ...

The essence of democracy

To the editor: President Trump often accuses the Radical Left of wanting to turn the United States into a Socialist society. Many Trump supporters erroneously think exactly like him. The problem is, based on their rhetoric, few of them understand the positive role enmeshed Socialism ...

Raising the minimum wage benefits the local economy

To the editor: Amendment 2 would increase minimum wage over the next six years until it rises up to $15 per hour. Currently the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median hourly wage in Cape Coral is $16.87. Should the voters increase the minimum wage in six years rise to $1.87 below ...

Guest Commentary: Thank you to the community

This has truly been a community effort. We just reopened one of the largest school districts in the country... and we did it together. The School District of Lee County appreciates the community’s efforts to get our students back to class, whether in-person or online. We are grateful for the ...

Guest Commentary: A new school year begins; welcome back!

Welcome back to all our students and district family. We are so happy to see you all, whether online or in person. These past few months have been very different for all of us. We’ve all had to make adjustments to our daily lives to continue to stay healthy and safe. The School District of ...

Guest Commentary: Jury trials resume

In March, the Florida Supreme Court suspended jury trials throughout the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past several months, new CDC-recommended safety guidelines were implemented to protect you while at the courthouse. With your health and well-being in mind, temperature checks ...

Boat parade puts pressure on already-polluted waters

To the editor This letter is a further elaboration on the poor water quality recently described in recent media accounts. Jim Frock, the owner of Seven Seas Bait and Tackle in Matlacha, explained that the poor water quality is ruining the fishing and his business. I live in northwest Cape ...

Elimination of payroll tax would impact Social Security benefits

To the editor: According to AARP the Social Security retirement benefit is currently solvent through 2035, assuming no changes to contributions and no increases in benefits. The FICA tax supplies most of the funds for the benefits paid to currently retired seniors and disabled workers. (89% ...

Bad-mouthing Trump doesn’t diminish his accomplishments

To the editor: I can not believe people that praise Biden and down President Trump. Biden has a press meeting and there he is, talking to a teleprompter and talking like he actually knows something, and, maybe, 10 reporters. Today he was bad mouthing Trump for saying things against the ...

Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it

To the editor: My family arrived in the United States following World War II. When they arrived they were refugees of war -- their cities bombed, their economy in ruins. They had survived the rise of Mussolini who, at first to many citizens in Italy, seemed to be someone who promoted Italian ...