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  • Respect is missing

    I remember, 32 years ago, as a new wife and stepmother, saying to my new family: "You don't have to love me, but you are going to respect me in this house." Anything worthwhile takes time, patience and respect for others and their personal frame of reference. That is sorely absent in our world today, especially from those for whom they are of the utmost importance.

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    The Americans with Disabilities Act opened doors

    July 26 marked the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark law passed in 1990 that for the first time in our history created nationwide standards for combating discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, telecommunications relay services and government activities.

  • Lure of free money

    If Joy-Ann Reid were honest, she would tell folks that the ACA was written by Democrats specifically to prevent people who enroll in the federal exchange from receiving subsidies, as subsidies would be available only in the state run exchanges. The Democrats thought the lure of free money would encourage the states to set up their own exchanges. This was no drafting error, as plainly seen by the wording of the act, which in several sections clearly stated that subsidies would be for state exchanges only. Democrats wrote and passed this bill, apparently without reading it.

  • Clean energy jobs

    In the discussion of how to combat climate change it is important to make sure the voices of working families are included. This is especially true right here in South Florida, ground zero for the impact of climate change. If Gov. Rick Scott and our other elected leaders ignore the problem, the consequences of rising sea levels, extreme heat events, and decreased water availability will be a burden passed along to working families.

  • Medical treatment

    Sickle cell anemia is a serious, lifelong disease. While it can’t be cured, treatments and monitoring help keep it in check.

  • Ensuring fairness

    It was unfortunate that the two assistant Broward public defenders terminated for their comments on a social-media outlet were so imprecise.

  • The readers’ forum

    School choice improves education system

    Earlier this month, Florida released school grades. The results showed that education reform and school choice is working. At Charter Schools USA (CSUSA), our high-performing schools continued to outpace the state and our newer schools showed improvements.

  • Dooley better candidate

    As an active supporter of Rachel Glorioso Dooley in her Miami-Dade County Court candidacy, I was disappointed in the reasoning given by the Herald for its recommendation of Judge Jacqueline Schwartz which was simply that she is the incumbent.

  • Multimedia

  • Wage war on Hamas

    Here is a conundrum: The United States and the European Union are ostensibly engaged in a war on terror. Th...

  • Prserve local history

    Re the July 24 article, Miami Beach to take up question of renaming Arthur Godfrey Road: Here we go again w...

  • The readers’ forum

    Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens the American Dream

    Globalization is here, what’s not is fair trade. Congress should be deciding how trade agreements wi...

  • Native Americans

    The July 20 article Colleges woo Native Americans with new programs describes how colleges around the count...

  • Protect humans

    The matter of eliminating mosquito control was described in the July 23 article County challenged on mosqui...

  • Go solar

    First, people are coming to Florida faster than mosquitoes hatching on a rainy day. Second, FPL is a compan...

  • The readers’ forum

    Fare hike for Special Transportation Services is fair

    In the July 20 letter to the editor Fare increase for disabled ‘un-American,’ Evan Flugman ex...

  • How to pick qualified jurists

    As a lawyer who has been practicing in Miami-Dade for 40 years, and appearing regularly before the area...

  • Where’s the outrage?

    If most of the Muslims of the world are decent, peace-loving citizens, then where is their outrage against ...

  • Solution to problems

    The July 27 front page article State GOP won’t talk about trips to ranch dealt with corrupt Republic...

  • Clean Venezuelan money?

    Hats off to the feds for arresting former Venezuelan Judge Benny Palmeri-Bacchi on drug trafficking charges...

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