Category: Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR – GOP requirement: Time behind bars

Charlotte County Democratic Women’s Club Legislative Liason Teresa Jenkins wrote the following letter to the editor published Sunday in the Charlotte Sun:  Editor: Scott Rasmussen’s recent editorial column addressed how Don Blankenship, former CEO of Massey Energy sent to prison for conspiring to violate mine safety standards after an explosion killed 29 men in 2015,…

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A much better Alternative to Bottled Water

Instead of a “tax write-off” for bottled water, as suggested by a recent letter to the editor, it’s much cheaper and much more environmentally friendly to buy a filter for your faucet or use the filtered water from your refrigerator

Think bigger for Sunseeker Resort

Would the developer have to build his proposed seawall and riverwalk even without the county giving him four acres of park land? Would the parking garage be built to meet the developer’s quota for spaces or for public access? Tiseo asked, “Would the pedestrian bridge, slated to have 90-foot-tall towers, block the “vista of our harbor?” He got hazy answers, at best.

America’s Consumer Watchdog is at Risk

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which was established during President Obama’s Administration has returned almost $12-billion to individuals who have lost their hard-earned money as a result of questionable or unethical business practices.

What can we Do?

Nothing is closer to home, nothing is more precious than the well being of our children. I can list all the places of violence, all the statistics, all of the actors but, you and I already know all that, and don’t need to hear that anymore.

Tax Bill Provision Would Clobber Seniors

The loss of this deduction would be absolutely devastating to seniors and those with disabilities,” he said. For those who — like the Hollacks — want to use their savings for their care, the loss of the deduction would mean they would run out of money sooner and find themselves on Medicaid

A Tax-Cut Bill to Make Scrooge McDuck Proud

The Republican tax proposals were bad from the get-go. But they have become steadily worse as they have been turned into bills, which seem so cartoonishly evil they could have been dreamed up by Mr. Burns from “The Simpsons.”

Frederica Wilson is no ’empty barrel,’ John Kelly

Ah, John Kelly. Did you really have to go there? Did you really have to use your gravitas as a retired general and father of a soldier killed in Afghanistan to defend President Trump’s tantrum about a phone call? (Read Editorial in

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