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    Public libraries save lives

    With so much going on in the world — wars, epidemics, throngs of displaced people — one would think that the fate of public libraries in Miami wouldn’t concern anyone but the locals. Such an assumption would be dead wrong. Someone in far-away Connecticut cares deeply.

  • Don’t hit women

    Re the Ray Rice domestic violence incident. There used to be two cardinal rules for a man, passed down from fathers to sons: Hold your liquor and don’t ever hit a woman. Nowadays, there seems to be a lot of boys in men’s bodies.

  • Shalala’s final act

    From a Miami Herald editorial and a front page fluff piece to a letter from another university president, accolades have flooded in praising University of Miami President Donna Shalala. But not a single one has mentioned that one of her final acts as president was to utterly betray her community.

  • Rename it ‘Irving Pincus’

    A Miami Beach commissioner has advocated renaming Arthur Godfrey Road because of his alleged irrelevance to today’s young and hip crowd.

  • Israeli history

    The letter by Alice Christy on Sept. 7, Israel’s land grab ‘illegal’ erroneously claims that “Israel has no right to claim land acquired after 1967.”

  • DCF’s failings

    President Harry S. Truman had a sign on his desk that said, “The buck stops here.” In his farewell address he said, “No one else can do the deciding for him. That’s his job.”

  • Boots on the ground

    President Obama and Congress have promised the American people that there will be no “boots on the ground” to combat the turmoil in Middle East countries.

  • Children’s Trust salaries

    I recently read the Children’s Trust posting of its annual meeting and financials. I was shocked to see $7.2 million in salaries for an organization with fewer than 70 employees.

  • Multimedia

  • Weakened ground

    Are there plans in place to repair or replace and raise the height of the broken down seawall just south of...

  • The readers’ forum

    Florida should reject casino insanity

    The Great Recession may be winding down across most of America, but in Atlantic City, it’s just gett...

  • Obama declares war

    I’m saddened that our president, who rode to election promising to end wars, has once again essentia...

  • Bush’s prophecy

    President Bush made these remarks before he left office on July 12, 2007, directed against those who sought...

  • Salute to Kesti

    Re the Sept. 7 article, Was Miami-Dade lobbyist a ‘patriot’ or ‘snitch’ in FBI ...

  • Save the Magic City

    The city of Miami is anticipating a windfall from developer fees and Miami Beach has millions of fees yet t...

  • Giancarlo Stanton beaning

    The baseball beaning in the face that Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton sustained on Thursday n...

  • Hispanics adrift

    Fabiola Santiago’s Sept. 10 column, Obama fumble on immigration may help Scott, expresses what every...

  • Marijuana riches

    Who is kidding whom? Marijuana consumption has been around for decades, more likely centuries.

  • The readers’ forum

    Florida’s public-education system needs to be repaired

    I have great concerns about the future of public schools in our country. Though the Miami-Dade County Schoo...

  • Flawed pot proposal

    The Sept. 11 Other Views article Ex-justices reject Amendment 2 was a thoughtful and carefully prepared dis...

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