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Letters to the Editor

Look ahead, not back

Dear Editor, On April 15 Nicholas Kristoff in the New York Times said: “If I seem angry, it’s because I’ve seen too many women dying in childbirth in poor countries, too many children dying of diarrhea, too much leprosy. Gutting the W.H.O. will mean more kids dying of malnutrition, more ...

We will get through this

Dear Editor, New York’s death toll from COVID-19 climbed to 2,935 on Friday, up from 2,373 the day before — the “highest single increase in the number of deaths since we started,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said. There have now been more than 102,000 confirmed cases statewide and 14,810 ...

Don’t downplay the severity of Covid-19

Dear Editor, I was surprised during these times when we are being subjected to misinformation downplaying the prevalence of Covid-19 and its harms that the Times Leader would publish a letter like Hugh Nile’s Letter to the Editor “Overreaction will lead to a depression” in the Sunday, ...

This shall pass

Dear Editor, Every generation has an event which serves as an historical point of demarcation. The passage of time will determine that. Certainly, the events of the past month have done much to counter any positive connotation of “globalism.” The skeptic in me asks: what will be ...

Getting there with Jesus Christ

Dear Editor, When I was a little girl, and Mum and Daddy and I would go on vacation, or drive to a distant location, about one, or one and a half hours would pass, and Daddy would hear these words from the back seat of the car: “Daddy, are we almost there?” Of course, Mum ...

Silver Lining

Dear Editor, I want to be mad. I want to be mad at the virus and the government. I want to be mad at people taking all the toilet paper and the person in the express lane with too much stuff or standing too close to me. I want to be angry at the guy turning right on red in front of me and ...

Freeing inmates

With Ohio still a couple of weeks away from the expected peak of COVID-19 cases, Gov. Mike DeWine is considering release of some state prison inmates to hold the death toll down. His concern is valid. Jails and prisons are playgrounds for communicable diseases, and COVID-19 is extraordinarily ...

Overreaction will lead to a depression

Dear Editor, Sunday (March 22), Governor DeWine shut down the restaurants and bars in Ohio—What? Doesn’t Mike know that the food service jobs in Ohio are about 10% of the jobs in Ohio? Many of these affected people are rather low income people—what are they supposed to do? Will these ...

FDR’s Freedom of Fear

Dear Editor, In President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first inaugural address he taught us: “The only thing to fear is fear itself.” Extreme fear — caused by the coronavirus as our constant companion — should gives us pause to reflect on the possible loss of our freedoms. Our ...

Willow Grove

Dear Editor, The United Mine Workers of America scheduled a memorial service on March 14 at the Willow Grove Mine site in Neffs, Ohio, to honor the 72 lives lost in an explosion 80 years ago. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus that is plaguing our country, we felt it necessary to postpone ...

An ideal President

Dear Editor, Here is an agenda for an honorable and dignified President: NATIONAL SECURITY: Our President’s most sacred duty is to protect the people of the United States. Diplomacy should always be the first defensive method to be used to protect our national security. There are three ...

Stance hypocritical

Dear Editor, I am a 62 year old cradle Catholic and recently when traveling on National Road in Wheeling, West Virginia, I noticed a lot of white crosses. I pulled into St. Michael’s Parish parking lot, and read that the white crosses represented the number of abortions in America. A banner ...

Captina

Dear Editor, As Valentine’s Day slips by and spring is just around the corner, I think of the many loves I’ve been afforded to know. Our walk in life allows us many paths to wander. We see things that will cause our senses to stir within, and we fall in love. Love has no boundaries, ...

Beware the real dream killers

Dear Editor, One of Mr. Kozera’s weekly advertisements for the shale gas industry on the editorial page of the Sunday Times Leader referred to environmentalists as Dream Killers ... begging the question, “Who, in their right mind, would not want a petrochemical corridor all up and down the ...

Demagoguery at its best

Dear Editor, Mr. Epstein in your Letter to the Editor on February 16, 2020, you claim the Republican members of the House and Senate are your “nemesis.” They are much, much more conservative than the conservative-Republican citizens they represent and that when you “averaged out” ...

Socialism and the Coronavirus

Dear Editor, In light of the Coronavirus I would like to make a couple of comments. As you already know, many of the candidates for the progressive Democrats are leaning towards or openly confessing their love of socialist and communist ideologies. What is sad is many of our young people ...

Reader: GOP too conservative

Dear Editor, I fear the Republican Party members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. They are my “nemesis.” They are much, much more “conservative” than are the conservative-Republican citizens who they are supposed to represent. When I averaged out the results ...

Help The Children

Dear Editor, The State of America’s Children 2020 Report has just been released. According to The Children’s Defense Fund, the report demonstrates how America is falling shamefully short in looking out for its children: The report teaches us: “A society must be judged by how it ...

Can’t make it

Dear Editor, Something that has always bothered me is the false “be successful claim” that “anyone could improve their lot in life if they only applied themselves.” (Of course this claim doesn’t apply to the mentally or physical ly handicapped.) The “be successful claim” ...

Founding Fathers are rolling in graves

Dear Editor, Our democracy is crumbling in front of us and I feel there’s nothing we can do about it. I never thought I would see the day when an attorney would be in front of our Senate claiming that it doesn’t matter if a president asked a foreign nation to meddle in our campaign ...