Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Dem win vital for race relations

A recent Friends Committee on National Legislation news release (July 9) had it right: “…Generations of racist laws — from slavery, to Jim Crow, to mass incarceration — constructed a system of oppression and control over black people. That system is part of how police killing of black men in routine traffic stops is part of our reality.”

Letters to the Editor

Voting essential to changing system

It seems people are constantly complaining about their so-called representatives either directly at meetings with these politicians or by letters to the editor. The voters say they are tired of these politicians who bend over backwards to give the developers and other special interests what they want at the expense of the people they are supposed to represent just to get those big campaign contributions.

Letters to the Editor

Trump bucks ‘elitist’ socialists

Elitist progressives attack anyone who questions their radical doctrine. The Democratic Party is dead; this is now the party of elitist socialists who play on the emotions of the naïve, the uninformed and those educated beyond their intelligence, and there are many. It is a technique of divide and conquer which has worked too well of late. An in-depth discussion is impossible with those mentioned because they are driven by emotions, not facts.

Letters to the Editor

Vote Trump to reverse decline

I was amused recently when the little old lady on the Supreme Court (Ruth Bader Ginsburg) called Donald Trump fake. Look who’s talking! Former Judge Antonin Scalia, one time in an interview, stated Ginsburg would see-saw before making a decision. She needs to retire.

Letters to the Editor

Cortez growth will strain roads

Thank you for your story about the proposed Peninsula Bay development on Cortez Road West. It is a shame that more people did not speak against the development, since 1,950 new homes and 16,000 more daily trips will be added to Cortez Road West between 119th and 102nd streets west with the approval of this development by the Manatee County Planning Commission on July 14.

Videos

Feds break up largest Medicare scam in U.S. history

Charges were filed in connection with a $1 billion Medicare care fraud scheme, announced the U.S. Attorney’s Office during a press conference in Miami, Florida on July 22. Federal prosecutors said it was the biggest Medicare fraud scheme in the nation’s history, costing the U.S. government program for the elderly and disabled hundreds of millions of dollars in fraudulent payments.
Logan Riley Miami Herald
Feds break up largest Medicare scam in U.S. history 1:33

Feds break up largest Medicare scam in U.S. history

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Gov. Rick Scott stops by SRQ for Zika preparedness discussion

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Snooty celebrates 68 at South Florida Museum

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Manatee Food Bank in crisis