National Opinions

National Opinions

Barbara Bush’s kindness

In 1989, when I was 10 years old, I won a national essay contest which included a trip to Washington, D.C. and an invitation to a private reception at the White House hosted by First Lady Barbara Bush.

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Path to resilience

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez’s suggestion to focus our sea-level rise and climate change mitigation efforts on building a more-resilient city are on point. More important than being resistant to the effects of these elements is having the ability to bounce back from the damage they can cause. To do this, we must take a look at all the factors that play into safeguarding our community from devastation, such as developing smart infrastructure, increasing mobility options, addressing the affordable housing crisis and closing the income inequality gap that is fueling high levels of poverty throughout Miami-Dade County. This is the true definition of being resilient, and the work that Miami, Miami Beach and Miami-Dade County are doing through their Resilient 305 efforts puts us on that path. Dawn Sherrifs, public affairs director, Miami Foundation

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PortMiami dredge project a failure

Re Jane Wooldridge’s short April 7 article, “Was the PortMiami dredge a good investment?” states Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the port’s credit rating from “stable” to “positive.” This is attributed to “a massive dredge project” at the port.

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Ballot confusion

Kudos to Mary Ellen Klas for her April 5 story, “Constitution panel proposes putting 24 ideas into 12 amendments on Nov. ballot.” This is tantamount to stuffing a one-pound bag with 24 pounds of excessive confusion for voter misinterpretation.

Rep. Frederica Wilson on the situation with President Trump over call to soldier's family

The Miami Gardens Representative addressed the issue while attending at a hearing she organized to get expert opinions on what needs to change to protect frail and dependent people in the future. Mental health, emergency operations, fire rescue an