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Middle class key to America’s survival

To the editor:An open letter to President TrumpWithout a vibrant middle class this republic will not survive. Votes by people who feel they have a stake in America help keep social, political and economic influence peddlers in check. Without flourishing middle class stakeholders the tilt of the ...

USA is the Big Loser

To the editor:We have a choice social distancing and use of a mask to stop the spread of coronavirus or face an economy that may not be healthy because we are not healthy.There are over 2,600,000 cases now in the United States.Only about 70,000 in Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, ...

To mask or not to mask, that is the question

To the editor:I go for a morning exercise walk and at least 97 percent of the people I see do not wear a mask. I wear a mask to protect you and wonder why you can't extend the same courtesy.Do people not wear a mask because they find it difficult to breathe? I have cancer and emphysema, but a ...

Time to do the right thing

To the editor:Almost 20 years ago, the harmed Florida residents received a Walmart gift card for about $25. per tree. Since then Florida residents, with the exception of Lee and Collier, have received all of the Court ordered remuneration.The exclusion of Lee and Collier tax-payers can only be ...

Where is our state leadership?

To the editor:Gov. DeSantis was roundly critiqued as feckless and reckless for opening Florida to infection from COVID-19. Now we can add murderously callous as he dismissively shrugs off the skyrocketing infection rate in Florida. Instead of leadership the governor took an early victory lap. ...

Remember Mekhi James

To the editor:Mekhi James -- do you recognize this name? Of course not! It's the name of a 3-year-old boy who was shot and died over the weekend in Chicago. Mekhi James will unfortunately not have a Hollywood celebrity pay for his funeral, have a eulogy by Al Sharpton, a white horse-drawn ...

Tragedy strikes Chicago

To the editor:This past weekend from mid afternoon Friday through early Monday morning 106 people were shot in Chicago, 14 fatally, including five children. Most of the victims of these heinous crimes were black.With great hope these violent and mostly intra-racial shootings and murders will ...

The new abnormal

To the editor:Originally masks were about lowering the curve. The curve has successfully been lowered. Now the CDC is lumping positive COVID-19 viral and antibody tests together, combining the numbers could make America's diagnostic testing capabilities and testing rates appear higher than they ...

Repentance

To the editor:Everyone makes mistakes. Even when voting for a president. Every politician running for the presidency will make promises that cannot be realistically achieved. And they know that. And we know that.We also know, based on empirical evidence, that a president should be dignified ...

Guest opinion: Social isolation & loneliness and COVID-19

As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are required to be less social in order to avoid infecting themselves and others with the virus. With county and state mandates on social distancing and self-quarantining, it will be harder for people to maintain their social connections. ...