OUR POSITION: Florida lawmakers and Congress need to step up their oversight of guardianship programs while investigating and properly funding the state office responsible for protecting our elderly.
Eighty-four years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Social Security into law. He advised future generations to continue building on the program’s foundation, which he explained “represents a cornerstone in a structure which is being built but is by no means complete.”
Elected officials in Florida have a history of working against citizen efforts to amend their constitution. We’ve sadly become accustomed to the various methods they use to sabotage Floridians’ grassroots efforts.
I have a vague recollection of going through an emergency drill when I was in elementary school in Michigan. It was the typical “huddle in the hall and cover up” exercise, with no explanation of why we were doing it. At least I don’t recall one.
Every time Venice makes another “Best places” list, we like to mention it in the paper. This is a special city and its residents are proud of it, whether they’re natives or recent arrivals.
The more we learn about the late Jeffrey Epstein’s so-called custody at the Palm Beach County Stockade, the clearer is the lesson:
Progress on curbing gun violence in our state and nation moves at an agonizingly slow pace. It seems like it takes a mass killing as we saw twice over last weekend for politicians to get serious about the problem.
My hands were such good sports for so many decades that I didn’t even know they were unhappy until they quit working. At first I was affronted by their betrayal. But in spite of my indignation, the chopsticks rattled to the floor, the coffee cup smashed. Sleeping in any position but corpse-a…