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Cuban exiles should revere, not revile, JFK

The Bay of Pigs fiasco, for which Kennedy accepted full responsibility, was, decades after the fact, still an open wound that in my exile family’s eyes forever cemented Fidel Castro’s dictatorship over their lost homeland. They never forgave the young president.

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Protect press freedoms

One of the defining distinctions of American values versus the values of countries with dictatorships and oligarchs, has been the fourth estate — and freedom of the press — that respects the country’s laws and also monitors and reports to its citizens.

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VA nurses

Veterans Administration hospitals have no problem providing a 24 year-old nurse with $30,000 for a Master’s Degree in nursing management, while denying expert veteran nurses the opportunity to obtain a clinical degree, such as an ACNP, GNP, or FNP.

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Medicare for all

Medicare was proposed in 1966 with the intent that every American be able to enroll. Insurance companies lobbied to limit the program to those age who are 65 and older, under the theory the program would succeed if limited to assist with medical costs during retirement.

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Plastic utensils

Eight-million tons of plastic gets dumped into the ocean each year; a great amount of the plastic consists of utensils. Think of all the times you have thrown away a single-use plastic utensil. Probably often, right? Of all the plastic cutlery used each year only six percent is recycled. Most of it ends up in the ocean or landfills.

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Connect Miami

Re: Your Connect Miami column published May 21. It is difficult to think of a more creative idea. One truly hopes that this magnificent effort would end up leading to a national Connect Miami.

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Selfish people

Response to the May 26 letter “Road-closing havoc:” The writer was upset that the Julia Tuttle was closed after three deaths occurred. What a selfish response to a tragic event!

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Form and function

When I first saw renderings of the two proposed I-395 bridges in the Herald, I was astounded at the choice being made. At first glance, one of them looked to me like a huge ugly spider and the other design was simple and beautiful.

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