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Trumpist Republicans are poisoning the nation they claim so ostentatiously to love.
Here’s just one example: Suncoast Community Health Centers helped save an 11-year-old victim from human traffickers.
Here’s what readers are saying in Friday’s letters to the editor.

Latest

  1. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland delivers a statement at the Department of Justice on Aug. 11, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Garland addressed the FBI' s recent search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence, announcing that the Justice Department has filed a motion to unseal the search warrant as well as a property receipt for what was taken.
  2. Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister said a human trafficking operation conducted during Super Bowl week 2021 in Tampa freed several women.
  3. A view of Library West at the center of the University of Florida campus in Gainesville.
  4. editorial cartoon from times wires
  5. A screenshot of a video posted by suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.
  6. We need a culture that embraces free speech, not just legal vindication of the First Amendment’s protections. Student expression may be jealously guarded against government action, but thoughtful people should feel empowered to voice dissent even when they fear ostracization on social media or in the classroom.
  7. Police direct traffic outside an entrance to former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate on Monday in Palm Beach. Trump said in a lengthy statement that the FBI conducted a search of his estate.
  8. David H. Berry, 44, was arrested by Clearwater Police for a July incident, the agency said Friday. Berry threatened to shoot someone for blocking his driveway, court documents say.
  9. Concerned residents advocated for rent control during a St. Petersburg City Council meeting on Aug. 4 in St. Petersburg.
  10. Police stand by at the approach to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach on Monday night, Aug. 8, 2022, as supporters of former President Donald Trump turn out after an FBI raid of the former president's residence earlier in the day. (Nicholas Nehamas/Miami Herald/TNS)
  11. How do we get more kids ready to learn when they arrive at school?
  12. School buses will be out and about on roads all around Tampa Bay's roads today.
  13. Susan Lopez was appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to fill the opening when he ousted Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren.
  14. At Kennedy Space Center, guests watch the moon rocket for the Artemis 1 mission roll to the launch pad in March.
  15. David H. Berry, 44, was arrested by Clearwater Police for a July incident, the agency said Friday. Berry threatened to shoot someone for blocking his driveway, court documents say.
  16. Sanders Memorial Elementary School first grade teacher Julie Forsting takes notes on Florida's new "parental rights" laws during a presentation in Pasco County on the first day back to work on Aug. 3, 2022.
  17. Gov. Ron DeSantis
  18. Ron DeSantis speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference at The Rosen Shingle Creek on Feb. 24, 2022, in Orlando.
  19. Gov. Ron DeSantis announces the suspension of Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren during a press conference on Thursday, Aug 4, 2022, at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office administration building in Tampa.
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