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Congress must act quickly to fix disability insurance loss

A threat of far more immediate and severe consequences looms for many older and disabled Americans if Congress does not act.

August 17, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Gainesville’s residents can impose their will as active voters

This letter is in response to the article, "Pushback on change" found in the July 8 issue of The Times.

August 15, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Forum focused on man’s desires, not God’s word

Regarding the community forum held Wednesday, a participating clergyman said the effort was about "How can we come together and listen to each other, recognizing that our denominations approach scripture differently - although all see it as God's Word?"

August 14, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Climate change is a cyclical occurrence not caused by man

Whenever you see someone decry industrial influence on "climate change," you generally can be sure you are reading compost. The entire notion of "man-made" or "human-induced" or "anthropogenic" climate change is phony.

August 14, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Trump’s insulting language to women degrading, demoralizing

I choose to register an objection to the degrading and demoralizing of women Donald Trump voiced on national television during a Republican political debate. What is upsetting is Mr. Trump wants to be the custodian of the American people. Yes, he has the right of free speech but not the right of injury to the living being, as set forth in the First Amendment.

August 13, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Trump’s wild card candidacy hurts the GOP’s cause

I imagine that many readers have played card games that have either a trump card or a wild card. Donald Trump's presence in this political season is the wild card or the Trump card for 2016.

August 13, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Moon’s ‘far side’ not always dark

In the Sunday Times, Harris Blackwood wrote about the tough job of being a teacher. His article actually made some science teachers' jobs tougher, as he promoted a misconception. I was happy that he used an analogy from the American space program, but finished it with there was a time when the spacecraft would go on the dark side of the moon.

August 13, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Smell is bad enough kids won't play outdoors

Re: "Stench stirs alliances in Latino area," July 27: The smell is disgusting, and even if you live on Browns Bridge Road, you have no idea what it smells like on Catalina Drive.

August 03, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Gainesville doesn’t need another tax for stormwater fixes

RE: "Gainesville stormwater upgrades a tough sell to public," July 22: Thank you, Frank Norton Jr., you hit the nail right on the head. Of course this should have been taken care of through the years. But not enough money available, right? Of course not, we have monies galore, for one to build a bridge to nowhere!

August 01, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Grateful for columnist listing president’s success for a change

Regarding article written July 21, "Obama will shine in history's eyes:" Thanks to Dick Meyer, Chief Washington Correspondent for Scripps Washington Bureau and Decode D.C. for his very candid article. I so admire his integrity. It is so very refreshing to finally read someone stating facts regarding our president, Barack Obama.

August 01, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


There’s more to life than arguing about politics; embrace family

Let's not put all our interest in politics; it's going to be what it's going to be. Don't you think your family is more important than politics? Mine certainly is.

August 01, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Columnist’s attack against Trump was out of line, offensive

We don't appreciate columnists calling Donald Trump a "dork and a buffoon." He has brought to light issues that need to be addressed. His comments were not outrageous; he was merely telling the truth and no one can disagree with that.

July 29, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Smell in air has plagued city for years with no solution in sight

I read the article about the stench in the Atlanta Highway/Browns Bridge area with interest and raised eyebrows. Kelly Randall said he was only made aware of it three weeks ago. I have lived off Browns Bridge Road nearly 14 years and this odor has been around for most of those years. Where's everybody been?

July 29, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Leftist agenda puts American dream, US Constitution in peril

The American dream has passed. In its place, soft tyranny. Around the bend, the unknown, possibly third world status. The remainder of this administration's reign portends the fatal piercing of the hearts of the pioneers and patriots who discovered, explored, settled and built the freest and most prosperous Republic in the history of mankind.

July 29, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Why can’t we disagree and still respect others’ views?

I have to admit, I'm bemused by the slogan that the homosexual lobby has adopted for its recent court victory, "Love wins." I'm confused because the most vocal proponents of same-sex marriage seem to be extremely un-loving as I understand love: "Love is patient, love is kind ... it keeps no record of wrongs ... Love bears all things, endures all things."

July 23, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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Clergy opened their ears, hearts to cope with ever-changing world

In response to Dr. Tom Smiley's letter on the "Christianity beyond the catch phrases" forum held last week, having attended the forum and listened ...

August 19, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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