Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor | Davis should back net neutrality

I was delighted that some GOP U.S. senators voted for net neutrality on May 16. Americans understand that net neutrality is essential for growing small businesses, for equitable service in rural areas and for providing schools, libraries and other public institutions with access to information.

Letter to the Editor | Vote for Jackson to lead Illinois

Jim Dey's recent column, "Pointing fingers," attempts to answer the question of who is to blame for our state's financial troubles. Many names are mentioned, including Rod Blagojevich, Bruce Rauner and Michael Madigan.

Letter to the Editor | Religion taking a back seat in U.S.

According to Gallup, 73 percent of the U.S. adult population attended church regularly in 1955; and now, in 2018, only 25 percent do so. In 1955, the number of young people professing no religion was 1 percent; today, it's 33 percent. That an increase of 3,200 percent.

Some probable reasons for this drastic religious decline include:

Letter to the Editor | RACES offers important services

I'm writing in response to the May 12 article "Dating 101." As an experienced educator in the field of violence prevention, I was excited to hear about the incredible work Kellie Wahl is doing with her students.

Letter to the Editor | Stop spreading cop stereotype

As a member of the law enforcement community, I find it deeply disheartening the headline The News-Gazette chose to use in regards to the arrest of the CPD officer. This officer had already been placed on administrative leave and was not working when he allegedly committed these crimes.

Letter to the Editor | Nothing wrong with school awards

Regarding a May 13 guest commentary, I am confused as to how Bob Doan reached the conclusion about "academic bullying."

Doan says he considers academic bullying to occur when students are influenced by someone to attend college or when they are told they must go to college to be successful.

No one is saying someone who does not get a degree cannot succeed.

Letter to the Editor | Apartheid taking place in Mideast

Israel, established in 1948 from the ashes of the Nazi genocide of Jews, union leaders, communists and others, has turned into an apartheid government implementing "slow-genocide" policies against Palestinians and Arabs.

Letter to the Editor | Chief meetings weren't fair, equal

The Chief, first and most importantly Chief Illiniwek, was never a mascot, so get off this line in the argument against the Chief.

Secondly, how many protesting the Chief on our campus are actually Native Americans? I do know that a least two members for the Chief are Native Americans, so that in itself proves that not all Native Americans are against the Chief.

Letter to the Editor | Trump guilty until proven innocent

In the last few months, some readers have noticed I haven't written any political missives and have asked why.

I told them there's nothing to write about in this area because the liberals are ever bent finding fault with President Donald Trump.

Their mindset is that Trump is guilty until proven innocent.

Letter to the Editor | Trump's remark was offensive

One of the most memorable exhibits I saw at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, comes early in the museum. It displays newspapers, posters and even children's books referring to Jews like me as animals.