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Letters to the editor

Stop loan forgiveness plan

All of the talk about student loan forgiveness is just plain asinine. The president does not have the right or authority to forgive loans. When the students signed the Promissory Note, it meant they promised to pay it back. Quit the griping, just pay back the loan. All that will teach the ...

Road to inflation was paved two years ago

Inflation, inflation, inflation. This is certainly a word we heard recently and most of us hate the thought. Why is it upon us? The root causes can be explained by two main events over the last two years. The federal government decided to push trillions of dollars into the economy through ...

U.N. treaty not a threat

On May 1 the News and Sentinel printed a letter to the editor condemning the United Nations Small Arms Trade Treaty. That letter was aimed at frightening local citizens with lies about the U.N. treaty, which that letter writer says would place U.S. gun ownership and gun rights in ...

Women’s rights should not be inferior to men’s

To the zillions of words that have already been written and spoken about the recently leaked USSC pending decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and end a woman’s right to an abortion, my meager contribution should not cause a ripple. But there is an important perspective omitted by other writers, ...

Theist view not a threat

A recent op-ed mentioned “episodes of extremism motivated by the forces of Christian nationalism like the events of Jan. 6, 2021” and warned of a dangerous “Theist power grab” that may lead to the “death of democracy.” The author develops these thoughts to suggest that Christians ...

Caretakers of the planet

I just heard this past week that wind energy is thriving in America’s heartland from Texas to the Dakotas. These states have long been devoted to oil and gas but have transitioned to wind power. For the first time last month, wind power had produced more energy than coal and nuclear energy, ...