Dr. Seuss storybooks
The truth is, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, like Aunt Jemima and the Washington Redskins, has simply undergone a belated but needed process of self-reflection. They woke up and smelled the 2021.
Here’s some interesting commentary from the opposite poles of the political spectrum.
Here’s what readers are saying in Saturday’s letters to the editor.


  1. Dr. Seuss storybooks
  2. Mailers promoting a 1% sales tax for Hillsborough County residents to fund transportation projects, which voters approved in 2018 but the state Supreme Court struck down late last month.
  3. Does Bill Gates' new book really contain the answer to solving climate change?
  4. Divers and swimmers enjoy Ginnie Springs in High Springs in August 2016.
  5. Kyle Moran poses for a portrait in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. Only a few years since freed from prison, Moran may need to return. He was sentenced to life in prison at 16 after shooting a man during an attempted armed robbery. In 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court found it unconstitutional for juveniles to face life sentences so Moran was released after serving 24 years in prison, but the state recently appealed his re-sentencing was unconstitutional and he may need to return.
  6. An invasive Burmese python in a defensive posture.
  7. Community Action Stops Abuse used yard signs last year to raise awareness of domestic abuse.
  8. According to the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance data, a nationwide survey of in-school youth, 16% of Hillsborough County teens are sexually active in ninth grade, and a significant portion of kids are active at an even earlier age. By the time our youth are in 12th grade, well over half are sexually active. More alarmingly, of those who are sexually active, 42% had sex without a condom and 74% did not use any effective contraception during their last sexual intercourse.
  9. In February 2019, Rubycellia Salnero, Anthony Salnero, 6 months, Angel Salnero, 9, of Tampa pray at a special church service at the Nativity Catholic Church in Brandon. The Diocese of St. Petersburg held a prayer vigil for migrants and refugees led by Rev. Gregory L. Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, with an estimated 1,000 people in attendance from around the community.
  10. The Howard Frankland Bridge heading into Tampa during an evening commute.  SKIP O'ROURKE  |  Times
  11. Barry and Thia Golson, newly vaccinated, went on an outing to the petting zoo with their two granddaughters.
  12. Irma Mesa, 74, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Jackson Hospital in Miami in January.
  13. Workers prepare a federally-run vaccination site Tuesday at the Tampa Greyhound Track in advance of its Wednesday opening.
  14. Gov. Ron DeSantis listens to a question at a press conference following his State of the State address during the joint session of the Florida Legislature at the Capitol in Tallahassee on Tuesday.
  15. A mask discarded on the sand at Clearwater Beach last month.
  16. Calvin Stalling of Atlanta wears a "Black Lives Matter" mask while he waits in a line to vote early at the State Farm Arena on Oct. 12, 2020, in Atlanta.
  17. Just as newspapers do, Facebook, Google and Twitter have the right to determine what kind of content they want on their platforms.
  18. Tampa Electric's Big Bend power station in Apollo Beach.
  19. Gov. Ron DeSantis is applauded in the chamber of the Florida House of Representatives as he walks to the podium to address the joint session of the Florida Legislature at the Capitol in Tallahassee on Tuesday.