Letters To Editor

Shaking things up

Dear Editor, Trump’s promises and policies reflect reactionary, economic nationalist, Steve Bannon, Trump’s campaign chief executive, August-November 2016, who wanted to “shake up the GOP” for years. “I want to crush down everything and destroy all of today’s establishment. ...

City and state officials

Dear Editor, Just like our present Administration and all of our federal government’s finances, our state and city leaders are out of touch with reality concerning the cost of this roundabout. We are not living in the ’70s. With the exception of the one percent of citizens, we only buy ...

Lessons to learn

Dear Editor, The partial government shutdown is over, at least temporarily. As it ended, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said, “hopefully, now, the president has learned his lesson.” This ridiculous statement only shows why Schumer and house speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) are ...

Readers Speak

Sunday hunting Dear Editor, So Sen. Hutchinson will not support Sunday hunting, eh? Well, that’s just too bad, seeing as how hunters of the 21st District have overwhelmingly supported him. And I, for one, will remember this stance come next primary season. I would venture to say he’s ...

Readers Speak

Promote the truth Dear Editor, The 2-4 “Our Opinion” asks “What should the U.S. do to help the people of Venezuela?” and correctly rules out war, but answers “We don’t know.” May I suggest reversing the destructive actions that spoiled the relations between the two countries. ...

Race and humanity

Dear Editor, I have been watching the news on many subjects lately and am curious about a couple of issues coming to the surface. First, racism has apparently reared its ugly head again and is in the national spotlight, especially in Virginia with the politicians on an apology tour for ...

Roundabout

Dear Editor, Will someone explain what is wanting at the Market and Pennsylvania Avenue intersection? It appears to be working fine the way it is except for lack of directions. It is frequented by pedestrians, some handicapped so any extra walking to a dual crossing would be a hardship ...

Dollars and sense

Dear Editor, As the old adage says, “Strike while the iron’s hot,” so here it goes. There are two things I ask myself when I hear City Council (or any governing body for that matter) is voting on something: “How many dollars will it cost and does it make sense?” More often ...

Roundabout

Dear Editor, Many citizens have expressed their disapproval of the proposed roundabout only to be chastised and belittled as sticks in the mud’s unwilling to accept change. This is ridiculous and uncalled for. Would you call United Refining Company a stick in the mud unwilling to change? ...

Roundabout

Dear Editor, Bravo! I was absolutely thrilled to see both United Refinery and Crossett take a strong stand against the inane idea of a roundabout in the City of Warren. I have not talked to one single person who thinks this is a good idea except some of our city council members. This is ...

Anti-hazing laws

Dear Editor, Governor Tom Wolf has signed legislation cracking down on college fraternity hazing. Forced drinking of alcohol resulting in injury or death is now a felony. Universities are now required to have strong policies against hazing. This is decades overdue. It probably would have ...

The wall

Dear Editor, Has anyone (in Congress) ever heard of the Great Wall that China had the wisdom to build years ago to keep invaders out? Strange that most of us have doors with locks to keep invaders out (even in N.Y. and Calif., I bet!). But no wall for our country. Shame on Congress for ...

The shutdown

Dear Editor, Our childish politicians are causing all kinds of grief for the American people. I heard 2 things on the news today that was very upsetting. They stated that the government shutdown could cause several American families to return Christmas gifts. This is outrageous. One ...

Our national emergency

Dear Editor, So, we are more than 3 weeks into a partial government shutdown (which is now the longest in our nation’s history) over Mr. Trump’s frustrated yearning to build his wall across our southern border, with 800,000 federal workers not receiving their paychecks as a result — ...

The Wall

Dear Editor, What on earth is The Wall the answer to? If the question is where American jobs have gone — it’s not Mexicans coming over the border and stealing them. It’s greedy Americans who can get their product made cheaper in China and corrupt politicians who then let them then ...

Elizabeth Warren

Dear Editor, Give me a break! For Prez... I don’t understand the joke? Carl Rozzelle, Russell

The courthouse

Dear Editor, I continue to read in the Times Observer that the county courthouse is falling apart, it’s leaking, the windows are falling apart on the third floor and so it goes. I have a suggestion: Fix the roof and then move on to something else. Quit trying to tell the people of ...

Trump-haters

Dear Editor: Maybe (knowledge is never absolute)... Trump is all the vile things made out to believe? So? Donald J. was knowingly elected to get the job done, keeping promises made on the campaign trail. What’s so shocking? Fake news conspicuously fake by its absence in non-reporting. ...

Dictator/Despot

Dear Editor, So this is what a Democracy/Republic has become! If one side doesn’t get its absolute way, we shut down the government thru filibuster or executive action, therefore forcing the people to suffer until, thru political pressure, one side squeals “Uncle!” I seriously doubt ...

Underestimating the cunning

Dear Editor, If you look at the map of Mexico, the path followed by the Caravan from Guatemala to San Diego is 2,700 miles. The question is why didn’t the “would-be” immigrants take the much shorter, 1,300-mile path that ended in McAllen, Texas? If they were truly seeking asylum, ...