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Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015

Letter of the Day

Letter of the Day: Marriage, history and society

Even the most cursory study of the history of marriage tells us that marriage has always been shaped by society and will always change, just as societies’ structure and goals change. Ancient cultures saw the need for a system to assure the per...
Updated: 11 hours ago

Letter of the Day: A symbol of racism and bigotry

In response to “Giant rebel flag visible from I-75 draws scorn (front page, June 23): From the very beginning the Confederate flag has stood for bigotry and racism. Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens said, “Our new governm...
Published: 06/29/15

Letter of the Day: He left no rock unturned at USF

The professional wrestling world was saddened when we lost Dusty Rhodes earlier this month, but the University of South Florida is also brokenhearted that it is losing, via retirement after 50 years, the legendary USF promoter and fundraiser Joe Toma...
Published: 06/28/15

Letter of the Day: Bring it down

It is past time for the Confederate flag to come down from everywhere it flies, including the huge one flying high near I-75 in Hillsborough County. I feel so sad every time I see it as I’m driving by.
Published: 06/27/15

Letter of the Day: Reasonable response needed to Charleston massacre

With tragedy comes opportunity. We have missed too many historical opportunities in the past decade. Let the Charleston massacre result in an actual, reasonable response.
Published: 06/26/15

Letter of the Day: Charleston and homegrown terrorism

In the United States, one of the very few developed nations where hardly six months go by without a mass murder, the Charleston church shooting on June 17 has shocked the nation. Dylann Roof, a white supremacist, didn’t fit the conventional &#...
Published: 06/25/15

Letter of the Day: Medical Marijuana program becoming costly for patients

The application process for Florida’s medical marijuana program, known as “Charlotte’s Web,” began last week. But how much will this program cost us? I have heard reports of needing $2.25 million to $5 million just to star...
Published: 06/24/15

Letter of the Day: Stand united

We are deeply saddened by the horrific crime that took place in South Carolina Wednesday night, and our hearts go out to the families of the victims and the community of Charleston. We are thankful for the swiftness with which government officials id...
Published: 06/23/15

Letter of the Day: A vote for Deborah Sampson

The new 10-dollar bill should have Deborah Sampson on it.
Published: 06/22/15

Letter of the day: ‘How did these problems get so bad?’

I have lived in Brandon my entire life. My business is in Apollo Beach. I attended the “Go Hillsborough” transportation meetings where they told us how horrible our roads are, how people can’t get jobs because of the traffic and ...
Published: 06/21/15