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Is it time for a government-run internet site?

To the editor: With Amazon, Twitter and other sites shutting down Parler, perhaps it is time that we have a single internet site run by the government. Then our freedom of speech would be protected by the First Amendment! We cannot allow a few companies to censor our thoughts and ...

Guest Commentary: Grateful to have served

As my time serving Southwest Florida in Congress comes to a close, I would like to take a moment to reflect on what we have accomplished these last four years. One of my main reasons in running for Congress, and my most important focus, has been on developing a bipartisan commitment to ...

Thank You Pine Island and Matlacha

To the editor:
 Just a quick note to let you know how grateful we all are for not only the Christmas gifts and mug sales, but for the donations we received all year. COVID made 2020 a tough year for everyone, which makes your support even more meaningful. We had big plans to celebrate our ...

‘Resisters & Obstructionists’

To the editor: China is responsible for more than half of the hack attacks against the United States. China is also responsible for unleashing the COVID-19 virus on the world killing  almost 2 million globally, so far. Speaking at the Hudson Institute in Washington on  July 7,  2020,  ...

What’s it really about

To the editor: When I first read the Eagle editorial I was angry. I thought it was calling for unity between all parties and people from both sides of the political spectrum. However rereading it I realized that was not the case. The editorial was calling for the Democratic Party to cease ...

Speak up on Russian aggression information

To the editor: Recently, Russia cyber-attacked our government with intrusions reported across a huge swath of the government—including at the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. The Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity unit has acknowledged that the ...

Thank you to all who made Christmas Tree Lighting event a huge success

To the editor: A huge, thank you to all who donated the cookies for the Christmas Tree Lighting event. We had decorated gingerbread cookies, sugar cookies with sprinkles, chocolate chips with pumpkin seeds, raisin oatmeal cookies and many more flavors. In spite of COVID-19, we had a ...

Please wear a mask, even with the vaccine

To the editor: You need to keep wearing your mask and washing your hands with ridiculous frequency. The virus is not done infecting Southwest Florida, and you are still at risk. The current emergency-approved vaccine does not prevent further transmission of the disease. The 85-year-olds and ...

Enact the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act

To the editor: Dec. 11 commemorated the 20th anniversary of Congress’s approval for a federal-state framework to restore the Everglades known as the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. In an Op-ed, Sen. Marco Rubio wrote about the progress restoring the ecosystem and sending the ...

Guest Comment: Corps steps down harmful Lake O releases

In a much-anticipated decision on Dec. 3, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it would begin cutting back freshwater releases to the Caloosahatchee from Lake Okeechobee. This was not only welcome news for the Caloosahatchee estuary, which has received ecologically damaging flows ...