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Letters to the Editor

Two kinds of justice operate in America

DEAR EDITOR: As protest and violence rage through the country over the death of George Floyd, why are there no protest marches and calls for justice for the people who are shot and killed in Detroit and Chicago each week? Don’t those lives matter? Or is black people killing black people OK ...

McConnell, not Trump, is our biggest threat

DEAR EDITOR: Before Donald Trump assumed the presidency in 2017, Mitch McConnell became the Senate majority leader in 2015. He undertook a series of actions ordered by a small coterie of the ultra-wealthy. The purpose was to line the pockets of those rich folks. They put their need of ...

GOP not helping to stop COVID-19

DEAR EDITOR: I just heard the car companies are asking for help during the coronavirus crisis. Excuse me, but didn’t they get bailed out at least once before? And didn’t they get a huge tax break from Donald Trump, as well as the Republicans? What did they do with all that money? Did ...

Why the hate? We are all alike

DEAR EDITOR: Why do people, and I mean all people, have to look at each other and only see the differences? Can’t we see how much we all are alike? We want to be loved, to have a home, a family, a good job. We all want to be needed, wanted, to belong, to create, to serve, to express joy and ...

YSU president’s silence deafening

DEAR EDITOR: Our country, state and the Mahoning Valley are changing everyday. The global pandemic has been the focus for most citizens in our Valley over the last three months, but with the ongoing protests against police brutality and systematic racism, I want to raise concerns about leaders ...

You’re safer by avoiding the East

DEAR EDITOR: Everyday the news media in this country serves up the daily dose of coronavirus statistics to update the total cases and deaths in the United States, and the totals are touted continually as being the highest in the world. The total numbers can’t be disputed. They are in fact ...

Disaster lurks on the horizon

DEAR EDITOR: With the relaxed quarantine rules now in place throughout the nation and the transmission of COVID-19 most certainly on the rise, there is an area of continuing vulnerability that must be addressed immediately. The issue of advanced aged, close contact, compromised immune ...

Help defend the US public sector

DEAR EDITOR: It’s time to defend the public sector. The attacks on the domain, particularly public education, social services and the public sector unions that are linked to these services are coming in rapid-fire succession, sometimes in an overwhelming barrage where the victims have ...

No one benefits in divided nation

DEAR EDITOR: We saw the video. We all agreed it was murder. America united. Did you get that? It didn’t matter your skin color, your race, your heritage, your age, your sex, your social standing, your profession — we agreed. Get that? America united. Now, who would have you think we are ...

Sound off!

The Trump presidency is willing to dig a hole as a distraction to its wallowing at the bottom of the D.C. swamp. Trump might have been carrying a shovel, instead of a Bible, as he strode to his photo op as a scowling emperor before a church. He knows not the use of the tool or the Scripture. He ...