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Trump critics cite nonsense

I have been sick and tired of “the (political) establishment” for a long time. Now we have to listen to more trash about Donald Trump. I really don't care what his past 20, 30 and 40 years have been like in his personal life. There is not one person reading this paper who does not have a past.

Letters to the Editor

Don’t build Tara Bridge

At the May 24 Manatee Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting, the discussion of the Tara Bridge (connecting Tara Boulevard and Honore Avenue over the Braden River) will be reopened. I encourage the residents of University Park and Tara to advise Chairman Vanessa Baugh (District 5, vanessa.baugh@mymanatee.org) of their concerns. The bridge has been in the planning stage for more than 25 years and, rightfully so, BCC has shelved the idea more than once.

Letters to the Editor

The death of the Republican Party

This is the third time in eight years the Republican Party has been trying to occupy the White House to no avail. Many people are mistakenly blaming “The Donald.” Sorry, that is not good enough. The question you must ask is why millions of people, in droves, would support such an incompetent candidate in the first place? A candidate who has zero credentials to run the USA or even come close to being a world leader? Please consider the following and then determine who is ultimately to blame for the current fiasco.

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Bilingual skills a great asset

I want to commend Maria Zavala on her column in Sunday’s Bradenton Herald, “But you don’t know me at all.” Her experience demonstrates the ignorance of many Americans. Many Latinos (and other cultures) in our country are versatile in two or more languages, which is a great asset. Generations of immigrants have come to this country bringing with them their cultural differences while adapting to our American ways and language.

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Goodwill honors veterans year-round

Every year on the third Saturday of May, Americans pause to recognize the heroics of those who are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The brave men and women of the military make tremendous sacrifices — as do their families — for a greater cause and sense of responsibility to their country.

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Prom show students at their best

I joined my daughter and grandson as a chaperone at Manatee High School's Prom on May 14 at the Polo Grill in Lakewood Ranch. My own prom was 42 years ago in Detroit. Much has changed, particularly the music. But much about our young people remains the same. At this last celebration before graduation, students want to mingle, talk, and most of all, dance.

Opinion

Be wise patient, query doctors

The third leading cause of death in the U.S., after heart disease and cancer, is medical error. This fact was published recently in the British Medical Journal by an American researcher, Martin A. Makary, and his fellow Michael Daniel from Johns Hopkins. What can the normal citizen do about this? I have suggestions for all of us.

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