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Friday, Oct 31, 2014

Letter of the Day

Letter of the Day: Amendment 1 consistent with principles in constitution

The Florida Constitution reads: “It shall be the policy of the state to conserve and protect its natural resources and scenic beauty. Adequate provision shall be made by law for the conservation and protection of natural resources.”
Updated: 19 hours ago

Letter of the Day: Turn back the clock; turn down rhetoric

Turn the clock back to the ’90’s. The public is panicked over the AIDS epidemic. The media have us so scared that we won’t touch banisters or sit on public toilet seats. In my office, we are compelled to wrap virtually everything...
Published: 10/30/14

Letter of the Day: Protecting pristine remnant of Old Florida

In my opinion, the Army Corps of Engineers made the correct decision in denying the permit to dredge the SunWest channel in Pasco County. I have studied the geology and ecology of this coastal area for the past 10 years. The channel in question is di...
Published: 10/29/14

Letter of the day: Return to goody goody old days

Being born and raised in Tampa, I welcome and savor the thought of sinking my teeth once more into a Goody Goody hamburger and a slice of butterscotch pie and slurping down a thick milkshake in one of those old wooden high chairs with the tables atta...
Published: 10/28/14

Letter of the day: Don’t raise gas tax

One can always expect a liberal to find a taxing way to annoy citizens, particularly the taxpayers. The Oct. 21 Bloomberg Views column calls for an increase in the gasoline tax “as the price of oil falls.” Don’t you know this ups...
Published: 10/27/14

Letter of the Day: Election Day a time to rededicate ourselves to pursuit of full equality

Since the earliest days of our democracy, Americans have taken great pride in our pursuit of equality. It is a right for which many have bravely struggled, and the ideal that challenges us even today to build a better democracy and forge a future in ...
Published: 10/26/14

Letter of the Day: Breaking down silos to solve homelessness

Regarding “Working together to end homelessness in Hillsborough” (Views, Oct. 12):
Published: 10/25/14

Letter of the Day: The immense value of libraries

“How the heck are libraries still in business?” “Everything is online.” “I can download anything I want to a tablet or smartphone.” “I can get hundreds of books on my eReader.” “I can con...
Published: 10/24/14

Letter of the day: Fed’s perverse policies contribute to wealth gap

I find Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s concern about the widening economic gap in the U.S. to be particularly disingenuous. She and the other financially sophisticated members of the Federal Reserve must be aware that the Fed’...
Published: 10/22/14

Letter of the day: Ebola misinformation a concern

The recent spread of Ebola to nurses treating the patient who died of it is of great concern. But what also concerns me are the experts who say that transmission occurs only when someone is symptomatic. From what we know about other viruses, specific...
Published: 10/22/14