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Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

Letter of the Day

Letters to the editor: DROP continues to burn taxpayers

I read Matt Dixon’s story “Taxpayers will pay prison chief twice” in Sunday’s Metro section, and my first thought was, “What a boondoggle!” Paying state government retirees to return to work for state governm...
Updated: 21 hours ago

Letter of the Day: In America, there are still two sides to every story

In response to Joe Henderson’s column on Nov. 30 (“This story definitely has two sides”), he describes Florida Senate Bill 96, sponsored by Sen. Alan Hays, which has been given the name “Patriotic Film Screening.” T...
Published: 12/17/14

Letter of the Day: Let’s keep the word ‘torture’ in perspective

In today’s age of hyper-political correctness, when most everyone is loathe hurting anyone else’s feelings, children are given trophies for coming in last for fear of damaging psyche, and dodge ball is banned because someone might recei...
Published: 12/16/14

Letter of the Day: ‘Are we turning into a community of boxed history?’

What a sad day. What an ironic day. Tampa’s History Center had a special exhibit on the U boats in the waters around Florida while it was announced that the Belleview Biltmore is scheduled for demolition.
Published: 12/15/14

Letter of the Day: Crime and violence the real problems, not police

Regarding “Today’s police force: A recipe for disaster and conflict” (Other Views, Dec. 9):
Published: 12/14/14

A new definition of insanity

Leave it to Democrats in the U.S. Senate to come up with a new definition for insanity.
Published: 12/13/14

Letter of the Day: Take ‘bold steps’ to save USF football

I write to express my disappointment in the state of the USF football program and urge USF President Judy Genshaft to find a way to align USF with a more prominent conference.
Published: 12/12/14

Letter of the Day: Additional access to facts would serve justice

Regarding “Jury rules fragile in digital era” (Metro, Dec. 6):
Published: 12/11/14

People of faith treated with ‘contempt’

At this time of year, when Christians across Florida and America prepare for the coming celebration of Christ at Christmas, it is with great shock and horror to see that the Florida Department of Management Services would approve a satanic display de...
Published: 12/10/14

Letter of the day: Resisting arrest can have deadly consequences

At first glance, the video of Eric Garner’s fatal encounter with the police is a horrific one. But a second and more reasoned glance reveals an absolute fact. That is, that the degree of seriousness of a crime, or other illegal event, has abso...
Published: 12/09/14