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Point of contact is the point

To the editor: We are missing the point! The major news organizations are focusing their attention and dialogue on the recent actions of several police officers. These officers, at the time of the event, were dealing with an unknown quantity as they approached, and started to investigate a ...

Extenuating circumstances create reasonable doubt

To the editor: Let me begin by saying it is a true tragedy that there had to be a loss of life for both Mr. Floyd and Mr. Wright. In both cases, one now adjudicated with findings of guilt, the other still pending, we have to ask ourselves if there are extenuating circumstances that create a ...

Shine a light on political activism

To the editor: America these days demonstrates that there is no way that we can live a healthy, happy and mutually productive life for all without exercising conscience. I propose that any person or group of people who employ more than a few others or who engage in public political action ...

Time to turn America around

To the editor: I want to compliment Lou Walker for an excellent “Letter to the Editor” on April 9, “Sorry for America.” Your letter touched on so many of the ills that we now see in our nation today. As pointed out, this is a result of people in this country who would rather blame ...

Political race to the bottom

To the editor: Politics — of any stripe at all — is based on unverified, unverifiable opinions. Thus, the game of politics is necessarily played in a bottomless, muddy swamp — though one can generally not fault the Pols in their mighty efforts to reach a bottom! Blindly entrusting ...

Help turn tragedy into triumph

To the editor: The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) was founded in April 1986 when residents of Bloomington, Indiana, rallied around a toddler who needed a life-saving liver transplant. In less than eight weeks, the community raised $100,000 to place the boy on the organ ...

Guest Commentary: The fight to save Florida’s Medical Marijuana Program

In 2016, Florida voters overwhelmingly expressed their desire for a safe and accessible medical marijuana program, and I am fighting to preserve the medical nature of the program that voters demanded. What we have now is a recreational drug program masquerading as a medical marijuana program, ...

Take the challenge

To the editor: Media are reporting that Lee County will be receiving “nearly $150 million” from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan and that the county is conferring with Senator Rubio’s office about how it can spend the windfall. Better idea: Why doesn’t the county consult ...