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Smart guy!

President Trump recently responded to the world’s leading scientists who warned that the consequences of global warming will be dire if not addressed.

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Pearl Harbor

We read so much about the issues of the past, we show respect for veterans, we feel for victims of crimes, we are the victims of the sway of statements from all “walks” in the environment (family, schools, government).

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Thanks #41

Thank you, President George H. W. Bush, for giving us the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

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Stoneman Douglas teacher

Katherine Posada, a teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who wrote the Nov. 28 online op-ed, “I teach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas and I have a message: We’re still broken,” is absolutely correct in blasting the temporary re-assignment of several administrators from the school in response to the shooting rampage on Feb. 14. It is scapegoating, trying to divert attention from those in power who should have had more safeguards in place.

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Tough question for Cuban-Americans

We are of Cuban heritage. We are not Communist or Socialist but have been oppressed by a Communist regime and we know what that feels like: The lack of basic freedoms and financial independence.

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Political violence

I am tired of hearing Trump and his enablers — in government and media — raise equivalency between violence on the left and on the right. There are people on both sides who will resort to violence to make a point or obtain a goal, but there’s a fundamental difference between attempted assassinations by the Trump-inspired mail bomber and violence such as the shooting of Senator Scalise by a man upset about heathcare.

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Baited by the White House

A history lesson for all of us: Back in 1980, this nation and this state were targeted by the Cuban government as it sent, via the port of Mariel, 125,000 Cubans toward our shores. Among them were at least hundreds of criminals released from Cuban prisons.

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Island building

Re the Oct. 17 online Herald story, “Taller buildings in Bay Harbor Islands? A Nov. 6 ballot measure could let it happen,” this amendment will be good for our town for several reasons.

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End dog racing

In November, we will vote for Amendment 13, the measure to phase out the cruelty of dog racing in our state. For 8,000 greyhounds, this change could not come soon enough.

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The other side

Kudos to John Lanzetta and Ira Jacobson whose letters to the editor so eloquently reflected my viewpoint and that of my family and most of my close friends about the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings — and all things conservative.

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Kavanaugh’s priviledge

If you’re an actor or anchor, producer or director, you get fired or convicted. If you aspire to the highest offices in the land, you get nominated and elected. Did I get that right? Norma A. Orovitz, Bay Harbor Islands

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A knee slapper

It appears that by deploring the dangerous standard that presupposes that you are guilty until proven innocent, Trump has finally understood one of the core issues of the Kaepernick protest.

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Kendall Parkway

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, in his Sept. 23 op-ed, “Mayor: Doing what is best for the Everglades and South Dade residents,” misses the point of Laura Reynolds’s Sept. 14 op-ed.

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Miami Beach government

It’s not every day that residents can change the fundamental structure of their government. On Nov. 6, Miami Beach voters will have the opportunity to create a new city officer — an Inspector General.

Dolphins tackle Ja’Wuan James isn’t happy about the way he protected Tannehill in their loss to the Vikings

Miami Dolphins tackle Ja'Wuan James isn't happy about the way he protected QB Ryan Tannehill in their defeat to the Vikings