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Ros-Lehtinen served all of Miami-Dade well

Editorial: Ros-Lehtinen, 64, who announced her retirement on Sunday, was a Republican, but her bipartisanship nature made her a politician both sides could live with — and respect. She was what a good politician should be: a public servant — and in over a 38 year career, she never forgot it.

Leonard Pitts Jr

Ann Coulter is right. Period.

It wouldn’t matter if it were Louis Farrakhan at Ole Miss or Bernie Sanders at the High School of Economics and Finance just off Wall Street. The right to free expression is either secured for all or it’s guaranteed to none.

Op-Ed

Trump must do better by Haitians than Obama did

More than 50,000 Haitians in the United States were granted Temporary Protected Status in 2010 after the devastating earthquake. It has been seven years, however, Haiti still has not recovered, and there has been a series of other disasters since. The Trump administration should extend TPS.

Letters to the Editor

History lesson

May 5, or Cinco de Mayo, is not Mexico’s equivalent of the Fourth of July. It marks the 1862 victory of embattled Mexican President Benito Juarez’s forces over French imperial troops at the first Battle of Puebla.

Letters to the Editor

Fresen charges

I am probably not alone in wondering why federal prosecutors decided to enter into a plea agreement that allows Erik Fresen to be charged only with a misdemeanor. The man, a prominent elected state government official, failed to file income-tax returns for eight years.

Letters to the Editor

Trump brings muscle

Walter Shapiro’s April 27 oped, “After 100 days, we have a better measure of Trump,” ignores the president’s complete change in foreign policy: fighting against the use of chemical weapons, and strongly opposing Iran, ISIS and terrorism, while being more supportive of Israel, Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, and those that oppose terrorism.

Letters to the Editor

Crowning glory

The feral peacocks of north Coconut Grove clearly have ruffled a lot of feathers in the neighborhood. Maybe we should think about the language we use in framing this debate.

Letters to the Editor

Marlins colors

A Jeb-Jeter ownership would be great. Losing the hideous logo and colors should be a priority, as well as ridding the stadium of the Nickelodeon Studios colors. It feels as if you’re about to get slimed.

Letters to the Editor

Taxing tradeoffs

President Trump’s tax cuts proposals can only be described as self-serving, given that the Trump family stands to save $5 billion with the elimination of the estate tax. And indeed, if government revenue shrinks by $5 billion, then expenses must shrink by the same amount. Where is the money to come from? Look no further than the budget cuts suggested earlier by President Trump.

Letters to the Editor

Revive the CCC

There is legislation in Washington, D.C., to re-establish the U.S. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). It is sponsored by U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Toledo, Ohio.

Letters to the Editor

Fresen’s record

No doubt we have all become stricter, and even cynical, when judging our public servants. In the case of former state legislator Erik Fresen, we should be more compassionate because of his track record serving this community for eight years.

Opinion

Crowning glory

The feral peacocks of north Coconut Grove clearly have ruffled a lot of feathers in the neighborhood. Maybe we should think about the language we use in framing this debate.

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