Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Articulation with lots of punctuation

I am in full agreement with the opinions expressed by Henry Seiter Jr. in his Dec. 27 letter.

But his final paragraph — consisting of 96 words, five hyphens, five commas, two dashes, two quotation marks, but only one period — may be the longest sentence I have ever read.



Sanctuary status response to wars

In the 1980s, refugees from Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador were coming to the U.S. as a result of the American interventions in their nations, as a result of our "special forces" invading, torturing and murdering.

Tweets on nuclear arms dangerous

A president ignorant about nuclear weapons casts a gloomy shadow over the future of humanity.

Nuclear strategy is not something to be tweeting about. And even the faintest threat of using such weapons can create international political turmoil.

Urbana council acted on principle

The News-Gazette editorial board is guilty of careless thinking and writing in its Dec. 26 editorial criticizing the Urbana City Council's recent reaffirmation of the city's sanctuary status.

Illinois overdue for judicial reform

While many Illinois businesses continue to struggle, a new recently released report shows the lawsuit industry is alive and well in Illinois.

Good information on how city works

I had the privilege of attending Government 101 presented by the city of Champaign over 12 evenings this fall, and I was enormously impressed with the people that bring us all the services in the city.

GOP soulmates on sanctuary issue

Back in 1986, going door to door against us on the original Urbana sanctuary resolution for refugees from Central America were the American Nazi Party, the Ku Klux Klan, Phyllis Schlafly's Eagle Forum and the Republican Party of Champaign County.

Birds of a feather flock together.


professor of law, University of Illinois


Distorting facts harms our society

America is being lied to. It's a dramatic statement, but the truth is that false claims are being thrown around without any ramifications.

News figures are choosing to reword a true statement into something incorrect just to get what they want. They are molding what society believes by they themselves shaping the facts.

Feds force refuge on Momence area

I am a rural neighbor to the north of Champaign. Our community recently got a wildlife refuge — the Kankakee National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area Nature Refuge — established illegally nearby.

Inaccuracies about nursing home

The Nov. 24 edition of The News-Gazette contained a letter, from a resident of the Champaign County Nursing Home, that complained about the absence of certified nursing assistants during a shift just before the Thanksgiving holiday.