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Letters to the Editor

President has trail of broken promises

DEAR EDITOR: During his campaign, Trump promised to drain the swamp of critters who weren’t doing their job. He spoke of endless foreign wars and what to do with the Taliban. Promises not kept. The only promise he has kept is his racist agenda against anyone who is black, Muslim or Asian. ...

Rep. Ryan’s energy solutions make sense

DEAR EDITOR: It’s unfortunate U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan still isn’t a Democratic presidential candidate, if only because his energy solutions for ensuring our access to American-made energy while protecting our environment are among the most sensible, realistic and beneficial to working families. ...

Electoral college is a legitimate system

DEAR EDITOR: My question is: Is it ignorance of or contempt for our Constitution that fuels the movement to abolish the Electoral College? Hillary Clinton blamed the Electoral College for her stunning defeat in the 2016 presidential election in her latest memoirs, “What Happened.” Some ...

Senators must recuse themselves from trial

DEAR EDITOR: We are about to witness the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump, duly elected 45th president of these United States. Two of the senators who will act as jurors in the case have stated emphatically they will support the defendant, and because of their bias they must recuse ...

Why hype only city’s downtown?

DEAR EDITOR: As a Navy vet and 55-year resident of Youngstown, I want to comment about the elected officials here. My concern is not all the outlaws that carry guns, but rather our elected leaders here! Closing fire stations; hyping only downtown; raising sewer rates for folks who ...

New plan for mall isn’t needed

DEAR EDITOR: As we start this new year, we look forward to a prosperous one. But one issue really upsets me. Why did the people who own the Southern Park Mall move forward with such a ridiculous, money-wasting project as a recreational, green space in place of the former Sears ...

Blood on hands of public servants

DEAR EDITOR: I believe wholeheartedly that our justice system should prioritize redemption and rehabilitation over incarceration. Some people apparently don’t want to be rehabilitated, though, and are a clear and present danger to the community. Jail is made for such persons, and that is ...

Socialism will destroy nation

DEAR EDITOR: Aren’t we all just getting a little sick of all the lies some of Democratic candidates spread to garner votes from the naive people who haven’t a clue what socialism — “the equal distribution of wealth” — is all about? These Communist ideals have never worked, as ...

Sober homes story doesn’t do justice

DEAR EDITOR: The Dec. 12 article titled “Youngstown officials just say no to sober houses” doesn’t do justice to the subject. Several factors need examined when covering the zoning cases from the story as well as the subject of recovery housing in our Valley. First, the two cases ...

Soros, Dems have wrong intentions

DEAR EDITOR: George Soros, one of the 29 richest men in the world, donated in 2017 80 percent, $18 billion, to his organization called “Open Society Foundation.” Has a nice sound to it, doesn’t it? But he is known also to fund the group Antifa, who terrorizes people at conservative ...