Letters From Readers

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 19:41

Thursday’s Lead Letter: An answer to a Trump critic

The letter from the reader titled “Facts on Trump” presumably relies on the notion that something truly exists or happens (facts) and those facts are not contested (undisputed) regarding President Donald Trump.

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Tuesday’s Lead Letter: State Attorney’s new police oversight unit is appropriate

Steve Zona, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police, has launched a pre-emptive strike criticizing State Attorney Melissa Nelson’s new human rights division.

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Tuesday’s Lead Letter: Vitti’s references to teachers and widgets analyzed

For years I have been writing about Superintendent Nikolai Vitti’s open disdain toward teachers and he has shrugged it off.

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Saturday Lead Letter: We must work togehter for the common good

I am a 69-year-old retired teacher. Retirement allows me to spend hours every day phoning and writing to our legislators and visiting their local offices. Some politicians are using the label “paid left-wing extremist” for those of us doing this work.

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Sunday Lead Letter: Florida should move away from death penalty

Two weeks ago, State Attorney Melissa Nelson brought an end to years of legal uncertainty for a Jacksonville family that had been struggling with the immense pain of losing a loved one to murder.

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Monday Lead Letter: Let’s focus on improving drivers in cars — not on taking them out of cars

There is considerable activity going on today to develop “self-driving” cars.

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Monday’s Lead Letter: Senate should confirm Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

In nominating Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump handled his most consequential choice to date with all of the seriousness it demanded.

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Guest column: Deepen river or become a lower-tier port

Successful planners look far into the future. The world is building megaships and we need to adapt or JaxPort will die.

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Wednesday Lead Letter: We should follow Lake City’s lead in recycling water

Kudos to Lake City and the Suwannee River Water Management District for funding and constructing the Lake City treatment wetlands — officially named the Ichetucknee Springs Water Quality Improvement Project.

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