Letters to the Editor

Buttigieg has earned respect

To the editor: Physiognomy is the art of judging character from facial features. Everyone does it. Most of the time the gears remain in neutral, but oft-times when encountering a stranger, we size him up. Can I trust this person? Is his nose too long and his chin too weak? How about those ...

Nurses fill vital role

To the editor: National Nurses Week is Monday through May 12. This week was established by the American Nurses Association in 1993 to recognize registered nurses in the United States. This week corresponds with the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who has been credited with the development ...

Bracing for the bad

To the editor: If you think the price of milk, gas and just about everything else is becoming unaffordable, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Those in the know will tell you it’s about to get a lot worse. CNBC reports that 50 percent of economic analysts, as well as those people considered the ...

Progressives are way off base

To the editor: In Bob Atkinson’s letter of April 7, “How bad is the president?” he states “ ... while I’m not a religious man ...” That says it all. Without God there’s no morality. Progressives and communists who believe in God can see a priest, rabbi or minister, while the ...

More spineless reactions

To the editor: At this writing, the memory of the late, great Kate Smith, World War II-era songstress of note and beloved singer of “God Bless America,” is coming under intense fire for — wait for it — racist sentiments. (Cue scary organ music) In response, the typically cowardly, ...

Time for GOP to end the silence

To the editor: How many Americans would give up homes and careers and all their savings for a chance to serve in Congress, to hold pride of place in the American experiment in self-government and one day maybe to end up in the history books? Of a country of more than 325 million, just 535 ...

Only thinking makes it evil

To the editor: This is in reference to Patrick Buchanan’s column “Mayor Pete and the crackup of Christianity” that appeared April 17. The elite columnists like Buchanan, Cal Thomas and other holier-than-thous who exaggerate the 21st century morals vs. what they have been down ...

Let cooler heads prevail

To the editor: State Rep. Andy McKean of Iowa was quoted by CNN on April 24 about a certain adult’s behavior: “He sets, in my opinion, a poor example for the nation and particularly for our children by personally insulting — often in a crude and juvenile fashion — those who disagree ...

Health board is independent

To the editor: I was present for the April 22 meeting of the Jefferson County health board, where spending and contract approvals were discussed. Jefferson County Commissioner Tom Gentile has suggested the commissioners be involved in any audit that might be undertaken. The health board is ...

Population growth grows resources

To the editor: Marjie Defede’s Malthusian idea to save the planet by limiting family size (“Things to ponder on Earth Day,” April 21) is as silly an idea today as it was when Malthus first published it in 1798. According to the Simon Abundance Index that looks at the relationship ...