Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Universities ideal for sanctuaries

Sanctuary universities, including possibly University of Illinois and universities across the country, hold great activism potential for real change.

With affirmative actions already in place, universities can offer financial aid to undocumented immigrants and opt out of using state funds to safely achieve this.

Election is over; it will not ruin us

Now we have become a nation of crybabies (some of us). The election didn't go our way, so we will scream and shout and burn and destroy. Get over it.

You are not the first to be disappointed. But we have always been able to brush it off and look forward to another election.

Your tantrums will not change the reality. Trump won.

Rauner, AFSCME not at impasse

The News-Gazette incorrectly reported on Nov. 16 that 38,000 state workers in Illinois are affected by the state labor board's decision allowing Gov. Bruce Rauner's latest attack on workers.

Elitism sent voters to Trump's camp

I guess when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

In his Nov. 13 column, Leonard Pitts tells us that the real reason white voters voted for Trump is that they are worried about demographic change in the country, that we are afraid of our white privilege fading.

Let's work together to solve problems

C-U at Home, Courage Connection, A Woman's Safe House, Prairie Center, Times Center.

These places save lives. They saved mine.

I have a family today, 20 years of sobriety, thanks to this community and because of organizations like these.

Nursing home's CNAs not at work

I woke here at the Champaign County Nursing Home on Wednesday morning to discover that all but two of the certified nursing assistants had called in absent in my unit. This left those two with the task of dressing and taking care of upward of 50 of us.

Three heroes reflect C-U's strength

I grew up in a small town in Illinois, a town that was almost entirely racially homogeneous.

One of the things I have enjoyed about living and working in Champaign-Urbana for the last many years is the great diversity of people I've encountered, people of all races and hailing from all over the globe.

Rigged elections, from high above

As Elmer G. Wood says in the Nov. 16 News—Gazette, Trump was right to point out that the election was rigged. He won it because the Republicans gerrymandered the districts even more than the Democrats did and made it harder for minorities to vote.

But if God picks the winner anyway, as Mr. Wood claims, what's the point of having a democratic election at all?


Could Trump pardon himself?

If President-elect Trump doesn't want to be bothered by lawsuits after Inauguration Day, he would then have the perfect "get-out-of-jail-free" card to play: the presidential pardoning power.

Twitter not serious enough for Trump

As I listen to the radio headphones (old-fashioned, but effective) I use while doing needed tasks, I hear Donald Trump is using Twitter to give important information to the public.

Does it ever occur to the public or Trump that this can be an example of his privileged and immature demeanor?