Letters to the Editor

Column lauded

September 20, 2007


To the editor:

Thank you for engaging columnist Liz Black and giving her elbow room for the feature and hard-hitting topics she addresses. I wait for those twice-a-month columns with great anticipation. Soon the recognition and her following will catch up with the fact that she IS a great writer. And local!

Meanwhile, this column on 9/11 caught in my throat - not just for the day itself but because of our national behavior every day since. This next time around, I don't want to elect a chief executive officer and his "stockholders" but a president to lead the country and inspire her people.

Judy Harrington,



Speakout 10 years, 7 months ago

What bothers me about this writer is her idea that the next president will be a "her". I am not opposed to Hillary, per se, but I am tired of Bush - Clinton - Bush - Clinton? concept. I really wish we could break out of that mould and elect someone fresh with new ideas and a new outlook on America. We need to expell the incumbents in the Congress and in the white house. Lets get a new government that really is FOR the American PEOPLE, not for a few elite or the rich. I will vote for one who really brings out the best solution for American problems.

bugmenot 10 years, 7 months ago

Speakout, I think the "her" was referring to America, not a woman president. It's common to refer to countries with the feminine pronoun her (e.g., "America and her people.")

I think Liz's comments in her 9/11 article were incredibly patronizing to people who live in the midwest, personally.

Confrontation 10 years, 7 months ago

This is was the LJWorld mentioned in regards to Ms. Black when she was first featured in the Pulse section: "Yet when she left Lawrence in 1968 - happy to distance herself from a state she had decided was boring, futureless and full of narrow-minded people - she didn't return until 2006. For nearly 40 years, she lived in Chicago and the Washington, D.C., area, where she earned a living as an editor, writer, art director and graphic designer for newspapers and magazines."

It sounds like she thinks quite highly of herself.

toefungus 10 years, 7 months ago

Actually, many "leaders" in Lawrence are always looking for affirmation of their "superiority". A person who looks down on common folk is automatically accepted in that group. Many down to earth people are sucked into this rule or be ruled mind set, but none are more sucked in than second, and especially third generation, family members of a so called prominent family.

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