Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Could Olympics spread Zika virus?

With the Olympics heading to Rio this August, there are fears of an increased spread of the Zika virus. Scientists are working hard to determine the risk to the estimated 500,000 people from all around the world converging in Brazil and being potentially exposed to Zika through infected mosquito bites.

Editorials

Hillary Clinton makes history

Hillary Clinton, the former first lady, New York senator and secretary of State, has made history. By becoming the first female presidential nominee of any major party in this nation’s history, she is now poised to shatter one of the last remaining glass ceilings in American politics.

Letters to the Editor

Trump’s classy, too

Letter writer Alicia Cubota Smith of Miami Beach asked: “How can a brash, tactless, undiplomatic, rude presidential candidate have such poised, intelligent, eloquent, classy children?”

Letters to the Editor

Postal mosquitoes

Over and over I have read articles about the Zika virus and the importance of draining standing water to help stop the reproduction of the mosquitoes that spread this horrible disease.

Letters to the Editor

Liked cartoon

I had to read Monday’s political cartoon two or three times to make sure I got it right. This is the first time in memory my beliefs have not been insulted, belittled or called bigoted. It was quite an experience.

Leonard Pitts Jr

Police have the power to assault without penalty

There is a false equivalence in equating white racism against blacks with black fear or racism against whites, especially police: The black person who doesn’t like white people can call names, maybe even physically assault some individual. But she has virtually no power to express that bigotry with impunity upon multiple victims through public institutions.

Op-Ed

The loneliness of the anti-abortion Democrat

The number of pro-life Democrats in Congress has dwindled to a handful. Abortion is increasingly deemed a healthcare issue by Democratic leaders, not a moral issue. And while Democrats continue to push for abortions that are safe and legal, they have dropped “rare” from their platform.

Op-Ed

Michelle Obama’s speech rose above the muck

The first lady’s convention speech was the definition of grace and dignity. She’s been a steadfast advocate for women, children and veterans. Whether Americans are Democrat or Republican, she’s represented all of us well.

Letters to the Editor

Divisive Zoabi

Re Uri Dromi’s July 22 column, “Even some outrageous speech merits protection”: Hanin Zoabi has been educated at Israeli universities and is allowed, as an Israeli citizen, to participate in its legislative system.

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Videos

Miami poet Richard Blanco's tribute to Orlando: 'One Pulse — One Poem'

The Orlando shootings at a gay nightclub hit home with Miami poet Richard Blanco, best known for his poem ‘One Today’ delivered at President Obama’s second inauguration. Here is Blanco’s poem for Orlando.
Miami poet Richard Blanco's tribute to Orlando: 'One Pulse — One Poem' 4:16

Miami poet Richard Blanco's tribute to Orlando: 'One Pulse — One Poem'

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Getting into trouble with editorial cartoonists at Tooning Into Election 2016

Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen talk politics, Florida and a presidential bid at the Miracle Theatre 57:11

Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen talk politics, Florida and a presidential bid at the Miracle Theatre

Video: Mayor Carlos Gimenez talks about the budget, transportation and legalization of Uber 7:29

Video: Mayor Carlos Gimenez talks about the budget, transportation and legalization of Uber