Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Early learning key for young children

East Central Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children asks East Central Illinois to come together for children during the Week of the Young Child (April 24-28) to honor young children and those who make a difference in children's lives.

Establish peace; halt war policies

In his campaign, President Donald Trump attacked the neoconservative (more war) and neoliberal (more inequality) principles of previous administrations. But in office, he has acquiesced to the pro-war and pro-Wall Street policies of the Clinton campaign. Who knew he would be so weak?

Bring democracy to union leaders

April 28 marks Workers Memorial Day — the AFL-CIO's way of honoring "those who have suffered on the job."

Unfortunately, millions of employees are suffering under American labor law relatively unchanged since the 1940s.

Less than 10 percent of union members ever voted for the union currently "representing" them. And those who did weren't even guaranteed a secret ballot election.

35 N-G workers losing good jobs

I worked at The News-Gazette in the 1990s, so the changes that are occurring there are of particular interest to me. It was a great place to be and I loved being part of that "family."

Unfortunately, newspapers everywhere are struggling and finding it necessary to make difficult decisions to survive.

Bond set too low in 2015 DUI case

I simply cannot understand why Champaign County Associate Judge Brett Olmstead would set bail lower than the absolute maximum on Juan Gaspar Miguel-Juan for hitting and nearly killing a 12-year-old boy and then fleeing the scene to save himself from deportation to Mexico.

Policies prevent full employment

Economic production is limited by the availability of resources and workers (and the imperative to use these ethically), and the skills and tools of workers. If resources and workers are unemployed, why aren't they brought together to create full employment and provide an adequate, universal standard of living?

Athletes need help with mental health

Many people believe that mental health issues in athletes are uncommon.

Mental illness in sports is frequently overlooked, and our athletes may be suffering because of it.

Safety, decorum are a must on planes

Shocking! The video of a passenger on a United Airlines flight being dragged down the aisle.

A storm of outrage ensued at great cost to the airline in terms of public image and stock valuation. No matter it was a regional carrier, part of United's network, or that those involved were employees of airport security, not the airline. It was a United flight.

Davis is voting anti-environment

Republican leaders are waging an unprecedented war against protecting the environment and human health. Unfortunately, Congressman Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, is voting in lockstep support of that war.

Budget impasse is governor's fault

For anyone who still had doubts, Gov. Bruce Rauner's recent actions should indicate clearly that he is responsible for the budget stalemate and for the carnage this has caused for the most vulnerable of the state's citizens, for our economy, and for Illinois' prospects.