Letters to the Editor
The News-Gazette boasts many thousands of readers. If we take up a collection, each of us donating 1 cent to the cause, this will generate at least $100, and we can buy several dictionaries to be placed at strategic locations around The News-Gazette building.
The use of hand-held cellphones while driving has recently been outlawed because they are deemed to be a distraction to driving. So I propose that all potholes be outlawed because they are an even bigger distraction to my driving than my cell phone.
The state of Illinois, as dysfunctional as it is, got it right with respect to the 16 hours of required training for a concealed-carry gun permit.
Like many others, I felt like the requirement for taking the classes was overkill.
I was wrong.
Insanity: "Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result."
A 2013 George Will column reported studies by the Cato Institute showing that economic success of children mirrors the success of parents. This means that today's poverty babies will be tomorrow's poverty parents.
Peggy Patten needs to quit dispensing the "progressive" Kool-Aid. Liberal "progressivism" has only proven to be the opiate of the low-information masses who emote instead of think.
First, she quotes the left-wing rag Mother Jones and its editor Follman. Strike one.
I want to weigh in on the Interstate 74 "cable barrier" that was recently in the paper. I can't believe Illinois spent $10 million on this stupid thing. It continually needs attention and more money spent on fixing it.