Occasionally, I'm asked why I subscribe to the Bradenton Herald and I have to ponder the question. I suppose I still do so out of habit since it goes with my coffee at 5:30 a.m. even though I've been reading it since it was an evening newspaper.
Thinking that over, I believe my favorite parts of the "mullet wrapper," as we called it decades ago, are the classified, local, opinion and for sure the comics -- not necessarily in that order.
The opinion section is my favorite. I like the most recent authors with whom I agree, like Mike McLeod, who hit the nail on the head in his Jan. 21 letter. His musings on the military draft are spot on. If our youth gave a few years to their country, as we did, they might better understand guns, discipline, freedom, etc.
Bill Burke's Jan. 22 letter echoed my thoughts on Leonard Pitts. Over the years I have come to realize that reading Mr. Pitts column has become more torturous with age since I can't respond to his nonsense.