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Letter to the editor: Local and national news can both affect us directly

Posted on August 20, 2018 |
By Alexander Lyall



A local paper is for local news. To borrow from Tip O’Neill, “The national scene is also local.” Thus, the following:

If we could ask U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her boss, these might be among the questions: Why would anyone want a $40 million yacht? Especially if keeping track of the nine other yachts is distracting. Does obscene wealth disqualify one from public service? Apparently not. If you believe a photo ID is required to buy groceries, are you disconnected from reality? Probably.

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Letter to the editor: Roe v. Wade means rights for all, not just for wealthy

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Alexander Lyall



The new judge, Kavanaugh, is looking to sit on the big bench as a conservative and is likely comfortable in the right-to-life camp. The base seems happy with that.

Someday someone close to the Judge will leave home for college where more than half of her peers will encounter sexual abuse. Some of those will experience unwanted pregnancy. The Judge can provide anyone in or close to his family access to a safe abortion because he has the wealth required and the ability to suppress the story, keeping his image intact.

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Letter to the editor: Nothing wrong with knowledge

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By Alexander Lyall



As someone who attended more colleges than Sara Palin, and not because we were academically inclined, I should be able to identify with critics of the intellectual liberal elite, the experts on everything.

On the other hand, how does knowledge inhibit decision-making, or stifle informed choices? How does reading diminish understanding? The logic escapes me.

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Letter to the editor: Culture of violence leading nation down wrong path

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By Alexander Lyall



A proud and varied culture of violence takes on many dimensions from amusement to rage, from institutional to psychotic.

Boxing, for example, is a sport that leaves the boxer less than coherent. Team sports that re-enact phalanx warfare run the risk of a similar effect. We buy tickets to watch, although as Christians, it’s currently done without lions.  

The country and Wall Street depend upon toxic hostility and the industries supported by the aggressive way we exist. Jesus, thank you for General Dynamics.

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Letter to the editor: Evidence of Trump's incompetence builds

Posted on April 16, 2018 |
By Alexander Lyall



Those who identify with a Trumpian world should possess sufficient awareness to recognize a problem. How much more evidence will it take? An imbecile-in-chief could be survived were he elected Scout Master of the local troop. Scout Masters, of course, generally possess a moral compass and do not have access to nuclear codes.

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Letter to the editor: Veteran looks at Second Amendment

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Alexander Lyall



What could be better than a Bill of Rights? Madison’s use of language, ratified in 1791, was specific to the times, as words usually are, ever since hieroglyphics. Garde loo, the sixteenth century term tossed out with the second floor slops, did not survive plumbing. No one says garde loo anymore. Things change.

The flintlock musket, embraced by the 2nd Amendment, fired a single charge, requiring patience and dexterity. High velocity rounds at 600 per minute would have ended the Revolutionary War on the first day in Concord.

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Letter to the editor: Many fail to admit they are backing a leadership lemon

Posted on March 22, 2018 |
By Alexander Lyall



The Edsel was a harmless ill-conceived car. A few people bought them, insisting their choice made driving great again. Human nature does that. We reach a dumb decision and defend the choice against overwhelming evidence. Otherwise, there’s an admission implied that what we did wasn’t too smart.

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Letter to the editor: Teachers to add to job description?

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Alexander Lyall



To make schools safe: send teachers and staff to ten weeks of Basic Training, since taking down a military assault requires a military response. Basic Training, however, is only basic. Also required are Advanced Training and some practical experience. That would take at least a year, rotating through actual combat operations. We have several available from which to choose.

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Letter to the Editor: 'Freedom' often poorly defined

Posted on November 22, 2017 |
By Alexander Lyall



 

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