Letter of the Day
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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...
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...
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.
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.
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 ...
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...
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...
The new 10-dollar bill should have Deborah Sampson on it.
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 ...
The other day felt bittersweet as I removed my blue Lightning Bolts flag from my car window. I’ll miss that fluttering, rippling gentle breeze sound proclaiming my fan support wherever I travel. I believed all right. I still do.
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