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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Wage war on Hamas

    Here is a conundrum: The United States and the European Union are ostensibly engaged in a war on terror. The U.S. and the EU have designated Hamas as a terrorist organization. Then why aren’t the U.S. and the EU waging war on Hamas?

  • Prserve local history

    Re the July 24 article, Miami Beach to take up question of renaming Arthur Godfrey Road: Here we go again with removing the name of a street. It would seem that Arthur Godfrey, the radio and television personality of the mid to late 20th Century, is no longer relevant to the current residents of Miami Beach.

  • 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 will affect ordinary people in this country and around the world, not government and big businesses representing the 12 countries that have spent years negotiating a massive new trade bill without telling the public about it.

  • Native Americans

    The July 20 article Colleges woo Native Americans with new programs describes how colleges around the country are seeing the need to create programs to prepare Native Americans to leave their tribes and start their college careers.

  • Protect humans

    The matter of eliminating mosquito control was described in the July 23 article County challenged on mosquitoes. South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard declared the city to be a “wildlife sanctuary.”

  • Multimedia

  • 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...

  • Working for peace

    In Helen Aguirre Ferré’s July 27 column, War is not inevitable, she demands that the United Sta...

  • The readers’ forum

    Moving toward using less gas in the future

    Re Carl Hiaasen’s July 20 column Taxpayers: Prepare to be railroaded: I question how much Hiaasen un...

  • No more cement

    I was born in Cuba. I was a Pedro Pan. A Cuban museum in Miami would have relevance and utmost merit as lon...

  • Build workforce

    While job growth has remained lackluster, the construction industry faces a shortage of qualified workers t...

  • Working Americans

    In January, lawmakers in Congress voted to cut off benefits to the long-term unemployed. Democrats predicte...

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