• FutureMakers helps give young welder a careerPosted on Friday August 18, 2017
    True economic development is being the connector between education and business.         
  • Mailbag, Aug. 19: Drain the swamp; Debate over Confederate memorialsPosted on Friday August 18, 2017
    Symbols of the Confederacy belong in museums, not in public parks or government buildings. And schools and other public places should not be named after Confederate generals.  Renaming our county will not be popular, but it's the right thing to do.         
  • Lee portrait conveys 'who is in charge here?'Posted on Friday August 18, 2017
    When you revere an image itself, it is idolatry. When an image serves your sense of beauty or helps you see things from a different perspective, it is art.         
  • Confederate past promises to be part of state's futurePosted on Friday August 18, 2017
    With growing pressure to remove Confederate monuments from public places, and a president telling us to consider “both sides” of a riot sparked by people wearing Nazi armbands, it looks as if Florida candidates in 2018 will have to state their positions on the proper place for such symbols.         
  • Enough is enough, time to censure TrumpPosted on Thursday August 17, 2017
    Expressing disapproval in 140 characters or fewer is insufficient when the president angrily asserts that there were some "very fine people" among the bigots waving Confederate battle flags and swastika banners.         
  • Sign up: Free opinion newsletter from The News-PressPosted on Friday December 09, 2016
    The News-Press produces a daily opinion newsletter that features links to editorials, guest opinions, letters to the editor and columns         
  • Mailbag for Aug. 18: How history sees generals; Lee's mark on historyPosted on Thursday August 17, 2017
    How history sees generals; Lee's mark on history; replace the portrait         
  • Honoring hard-fought journey for women's equalityPosted on Thursday August 17, 2017
    Fast forward to 1971 when a resolution of Congress created National Women’s Equality Day to encourage Americans to remember the hard work and sacrifices the suffragists made for equality.         
  • Air traffic control must modernize or tourism suffersPosted on Thursday August 17, 2017
    Knowing the importance of our air traffic control infrastructure to Florida and our tourism, I was disappointed that modernizing our nation's aviation infrastructure was not discussed.         
  • Fort Myers, Cape Coral council endorsements revealed SundayPosted on Wednesday August 16, 2017
    The endorsements come after two weeks of interviews with most of the candidates, background checks and their responses to a questionnaire.         
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