Letters to the Editor

  1. The Florida State Board of Education discusses barring "critical race theory" from K-12 classrooms during a meeting June 10, 2021, in Jacksonville.
  2. A bald eagle grabs a fish from the Susquehanna River in Maryland. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
  3. Jun. 10• Letters to the Editor
    Liberated prisoners walk out of Buchenwald concentration camp after being freed by U.S. Army troops in April 1945. A New York Times dispatch from April 18, 1945, said: "German civilians, 1,200 of them, were brought from the neighboring city of Weimar today to see for themselves the horror, brutality and human indecency perpetrated against the ‘neighbors’ at the infamous Buchenwald concentration camp." From Times files.
  4. An AR-15 is like a pocket knife?
  5. A St. Petersburg voter enters the Lake Vista Recreation Center on the day of the Florida presidential primary, March 17, 2020.
  6. Shouldn't we be learning about our history good and bad? Isn't that a form of learning from our mistakes, of being "woke"?
  7. Deputy Cheryl Gimenez, left, and crisis response specialist Brittany DeFiore, with the expanded Mental Health Unit at the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, walk to the home of an 11-year-old girl who reported she was feeling suicidal over bullying she is receiving at school on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Clearwater. The unit, which pairs mental/behavioral health professionals with deputies to respond to certain calls. eventually took the girl to an area hospital on an involuntary Baker Act.
  8. Florida as seen from space.
  9. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor speaks at the Resilient Tampa press event on May 27 at the Sulphur Springs Pool Complex in Tampa.
  10. A marble statues of ancient Greek philosopher Plato is seen on a plinth in front of the Athens Academy, as the Greek flag flies. Greece's illustrious ancient thinkers built the foundations of Western scholarship. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
  11. The Declaration of Independence, painted in 1819 by John Trumbull.
  12. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor speaks at the Resilient Tampa press event on May 27 at the Sulphur Springs Pool Complex in Tampa where Castor and the city’s sustainability and resilience officer unveiled a “road map” to the city's future. The 58-point plan seeks to address climate change, poverty, racism, affordable housing, transportation and employment opportunities for residents.
  13. Protestors wave signs at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in May 2020 in Orlando. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
  14. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announces his proposal to give $1000 bonuses to school principals and teachers in Florida during a press conference on March 31, 2021, at Palm Harbor University High School.
  15. The University of Illinois at Chicago's John Marshall Law School before the decision to rename it and remove his name.
  16. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken hold a joint press conference in Jerusalem on May 25, 2021, days after an Egypt-brokered truce halted fighting between the Jewish state and the Gaza Strip's rulers Hamas. (Menahem Kahana/Pool Photo via AP)
  17. A Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority public transit bus.
  18. Demonstrators rally at the Capitol in support of McDonald's workers on strike to be paid $15 per hour in 15 cities on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
  19. What will be the appropriate level of sidewalk seating in post-pandemic St. Petersburg?
  20. Receptionist Maribel Hidalgo displays her vaccination card after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Oregon earlier this year.
  21. The Declaration of Independence (Painted 1819, John Trumbull).
  22. Tronco, or multiple foot stocks used to to constrain enslaved people, are seen at the Slavery exhibition Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  23. This 2016 photo was taken after three teens stole a Toyota Camry from a driver who was grabbing coffee at 7 a.m. and crashed it into a parked car about a block away.