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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Herald values its readers' letters. We receive far more than we can print, so we try to publish the most representative, interesting, and provocative. To give more readers a say, we condense letters. And we do not publish letter writers more often than once per 60 days. Letters must bear the writer's name, full address, and daytime phone number.

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The Readers' Forum
The Miami Herald
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Miami, Florida 33132-1693
E-mail: HeraldEd@MiamiHerald.com



OPED SUBMISSIONS

To submit a column to the Op-Ed page of The Miami Herald, please:

  • Send it by e-mail to oped@MiamiHerald.com
  • Keep the column under 650 words.
  • Include a photo (head shot) of the author.
  • Provide an e-mail address or website to run with the column.
  • Know that we do not pay for unsolicited manuscripts.
  • Do not call the Oped Department. We are unable to personally acknowledge every article that we receive. However, your manuscript will be reviewed for possible publication. If you do not hear from us within 10 days, safely assume that we do not plan to use your column and feel free to offer it elsewhere.

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    In the July 20 letter to the editor Fare increase for disabled ‘un-American,’ Evan Flugman expressed concerns over the recommended 50-cent Special Transportation Service (STS) fare increase that is included in the proposed Miami-Dade County budget for fiscal year 2014-2015.

  • How to pick qualified jurists

    As a lawyer who has been practicing in Miami-Dade for 40 years, and appearing regularly before the area’s judges, I would agree with the major theme of Joe Cardona’s July 26 column, Better ways to pick judges. Elections aren’t the best path to a quality bench, yet I strongly disagree that elections haven’t produced a strong local judiciary. The anonymous opinions of lawyers expressed in bar polls is that the overwhelming majority of our local judges do a good job. Applicants to the Judicial Nominating Commission almost always have quality résumés. The pay for judges, while not generous, may be far less than successful experienced lawyers, but compares favorably with the average income as statistics reflect. Judicial elections have not prevented Miami-Dade from providing us an overwhelming number of capable jurists.

  • Where’s the outrage?

    If most of the Muslims of the world are decent, peace-loving citizens, then where is their outrage against the Taliban, Al Qaeda and the other violent murderous Islamics? They kill schoolgirls for the crime of seeking an education, or throw acid in their faces, they set off bombs in crowds of civilians, and they bomb mosques and churches. In Mali, where the situation was horrible, European forces are trying to restore peace.

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