Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

GOP attack on ethics deceitful

The first order of business for some of our old friends the Republicans in the first session of Congress for 2017 was trying to abolish or weaken the watchdog office of ethical behavior, but lo and behold they backed off when they started getting all those responses from you the voters about what a bad idea that was.

Letters to the Editor

Imagine LGBT changing sports

Since the NCAA and other like-thinking, politically correct organizations boycotted events in North Carolina because of its bathroom and shower law, they now have the opportunity to step up and promote laws that enable LGBT people to participate “unhindered” in any sport at any level of their choosing according to how “they” interpret their sex.

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Trump donation to Bondi merits probe

Over the past several months, there have been repeated reports by the news media that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi solicited a $25,000 “donation” from Donald Trump. That the word “allegedly” has been conspicuously omitted in describing the reported solicitation seems significant.

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Manatee County commissioners err in dumping Ed Hunzeker

The board of directors for a corporation hires a president/CEO to manage the day-to-day operations of the corporation. The CEO in turn hires a management staff to assist with the management process. A good board does not micromanage operations. Can you imagine that a board of directors would fire a president/CEO who had successfully brought the company through a very difficult economic downturn and is poised to move forward in better times.

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Blacks should have right to bear arms in U.S.

In the debate over gun regulation in America and the reluctance of both the Congress and state legislatures to enact tighter controls, we are often compared to democracies around the world as distinguished from America by tight controls on gun possession. In those countries, deaths from guns are dramatically lower.

Letters to the Editor

Gun control is definitely politics

Gov. Rick Scott’s answer is unacceptable. Gun control and the issues related to the loss of innocent lives due to inadequate gun control regulations is not “politics!?” Does he think perpetrators of gun violence ask their victims about political preferences when they spray a crowd of innocent people with bullets?

Videos

Lakewood Ranch High junior varsity cheerleaders win championship

Lakewood Ranch High School took home both the varsity and junior varsity first-place titles at the 22nd annual Manatee County Fair Cheerleading Competition.
jodea@bradenton.com
Lakewood Ranch High junior varsity cheerleaders win championship 0:32

Lakewood Ranch High junior varsity cheerleaders win championship

Lakewood Ranch High varsity cheerleaders win championship 0:33

Lakewood Ranch High varsity cheerleaders win championship

Shots disrupt MLK Day celebration 0:48

Shots disrupt MLK Day celebration

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Gunshots are heard during the MLK Day celebration