Opinion

Letters to the editor, Jan. 20

Thanks, Mike
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Cruz: Think Nixon, not Goldwater

The lazy conventional wisdom is that Ted Cruz is the new Barry Goldwater, doomed to suffer an electoral landslide defeat should he win the Republican nomination. Not only is this wrong about Cruz’s general-election chances, it may compare Cruz ...
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Climate exaggeration: buy now

The Better Business Bureau warns consumers against high-pressure sales tactics, such as “today only” or “last one in stock.” According to the BBB, “Deadlines are designed to force you into a sale before you’ve had ...
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Environment unfriendly Florida moves fracking bill forward

The assault on Florida’s environment continues as a state Senate committee passed a bill that would make it easier for companies to use fracking technology to drill for oil and gas in the state.
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School choice matters for Florida’s families

When it comes to K-12 education, America’s parents want more choices. In fact, almost two thirds of parents — 64 percent — say they wish they had more options for their children’s education. ...
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Meddling makes Israel fair game for NSA spying

So, the National Security Agency got caught spying on Israel. Big whoop. The operable word being “caught” not “spying” as, after all, espionage per se supposedly precludes the former. ...
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HBO heroin documentary is a start

The recently aired HBO documentary “Heroin: Cape Cod USA” focuses attention on how heroin has ripped a swath of destruction in one of America’s iconic communities, but it could easily be a story of thousands of other communities thr...
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Cadillac tax belongs in the junkyard

Cadillacs have never been less popular.
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No time to celebrate on manatees

On Jan. 7, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced plans to downlist all West Indian manatees from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
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Not So Big Bang

On Wednesday North Korea announced it had conducted a successful test of a hydrogen bomb. While this might be a cause of alarm for some, there’s likely less here than meets the eye.
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