Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Just say it: They’re communists

To the editor: They call themselves progressives and socialists, but we all know they are nothing but good, old communists. All you have to do is look up the 46 communist goals that have been around since the 1960s to realize there is a big difference between the brainwashed youth and ...

Great job cleaning along Route 22

To the editor: I would like to give a shout out to the group of people who I have seen along U.S. Route 22 from Wintersville toward Steubenville picking up trash along the highway — what an amazing job. It’s a shame that people litter our highways to this capacity. I saw hundreds of ...

Ohio lacks litter plan

To the editor: Ohio has neither the will or a plan for highway litter control. It’s also a disgrace and borders on the environmentally criminal how ODOT scalps the grass and pulverizes the plastic that now makes up the bulk of roadside litter. These small pieces last hundreds of years, and ...