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Editorials

Saturday Editorial: Let’s seize the opportunity to sow common ground, not strife

Throughout this difficult period of hyper-partisanship and angry political and cultural discord, the Times-Union has advocated that good citizens learn how to discuss issues and disagree agreeably and with respect.

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Monday Editorial : Junior Achievement of North Florida racks up impressive numbers

Cheers to Junior Achievement of North Florida for continuing to have such a major and productive impact on our local youths.

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Sunday Editorial: Checks needed before President Trump can use nuclear first strike

Serious questions arising about the judgment of President Donald Trump call for Congress to step up and provide checks and balances.

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Ron Littlepage

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Letters from readers

Wednesday’s Lead Letter: Don’t be pawns to Trump’s petty grudge against NFL owners

It was very disturbing that prior to the Jaguars’ recent game at EverBank Field, an airplane flew over the stadium towing a sign calling for fans to boycott the games.

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Tuesday Lead Letter: Don’t allow scare tactics to block dredging project

Over the past few years, JaxPort’s harbor-deepening project has had numerous, well-attended public meetings and conference calls on the proposal’s economic and environmental aspects.

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