Letters to the Editor

To submit a letter to the editor, please email your submission to letters@ljworld.com or mail it to Box 888, Lawrence KS 66044. Letters should be 250 words or less, be of public interest and should avoid libelous language. The Journal-World reserves the right to edit letters, as long as viewpoints are not altered. Letters must bear the name, address and telephone number of the writer.

Letter to the editor: KU still does not get it

To the editor: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the University of Kansas had leaders with the same moral compass as that possessed by Zdenek Hrib, the mayor of Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic? That is the question that came to mind as I read George Will’s column on Thursday. Hrib, ...

Letter to the editor: Growing scandal

To the editor: Rachel Maddow’s Wednesday night interview on MSNBC with Lev Parnas, the associate of Rudy Giuliani, revealed so much about how many people in this corrupt Trump administration have been lying about their involvement in the effort by Donald Trump to find information about the ...

Letter to the editor: Too many increases

To the editor: An article in the Dec. 27 paper detailed fee increases for city services, including increases for water, sewer, trash, recycling, yard waste, local pools, parking meters, garages and even cemetery lots. The article said the increases come as the city moves to modernize its ...

Letter to the editor: Their stable genius

To the editor: The mantra of the right (wrong party) is that the swamp/deep state is trying to reverse the 2016 election. Anybody out there forget the birther conspiracy and/or the chants of, “a one-term president” … ad infinitum et absurdum? The wrong party kept this up for eight ...

Letter to the editor: County ignoring voters

To the editor: The Douglas County Commission continues to ignore the will of the electorate in regard to the jail expansion through an opaque and questionable process. According to data from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, crime is down while arrests and jail population are up. ...

Letter to the editor: Protect cultural sites

To the editor: Donald Trump’s threat to destroy Iranian cultural sites is counterproductive and serves no military purpose. I visited many of those monuments while serving at the American Embassy in Tehran 50 years ago. The greatest of them are part of world history reaching back more than ...

Letter to the editor: Religions wronged

To the editor: In the Dec. 31 Journal-World, a letter by Mr. Burkhead titled “Evangelicals wronged” claims that “being the right representatives of the Kingdom of God,” everything they do is OK (with him). First, what about the Dec. 19 editorial of Christianity Today, a leading ...

Letter to the editor: Lame hoops excuse

To the editor: The highly paid athletic director who cannot make telecasts of all Jayhawk basketball Big 12 games available to the most Kansans possible does not belong in Jayhawk Country. Lame. Very lame. Bob Campbell, Lawrence

Letter to the editor: Who benefits?

To the editor: I was both amazed and disappointed to hear how happy KU’s athletic director is with ESPN+’s growing control over our ability to enjoy KU basketball. Combine the difficulties this presents for many fans to view these games together with ESPN+’s low level of broadcast ...

Letter to the editor: Bad faith

To the editor: Once more we’re subjected to the narrow (closed?) minded promotion of Mr. Carl Burkhead’s view of Christianity (Journal-World, Dec. 31). Of all people, he chooses to attack Michael Gerson’s criticism of so-called “evangelicals,” persons whom he admires for their ...

Letter to the editor: Slow down

To the editor: City commissioners approved $114,000 to pay a consulting company to develop a slogan and campaign to slow down traffic in neighborhoods. A slogan and campaign won’t cause drivers to slow down. Inconveniences and money slow down drivers. Drivers don’t like inconveniences ...

Letter to the editor: Evangelicals wronged

To the editor: Michael Gerson, in a recent column, doesn’t agree that evangelicals are sharing the Gospel and being the right representatives of the Kingdom of God in their known support of candidate and President Donald Trump. Also, Gerson’s implied belief that evangelicals are and have ...

Letter to the editor: Flippant leadership

To the editor: Two recent items illustrate the remarkable flippancy with which the city government treats public dollars, as well as the vague phrase-mongering that substitutes for actual data in this city’s planning and budgeting. First, we learned on Dec. 13 that the city has approved a ...

Letter to the editor: Give jail alternatives time

To the editor: Where is the honesty in this dialogue about increasing the jail size? The people have expressed their opinion on this issue in May 2019. The ongoing costs have not been truthfully communicated to the people. Instead of allowing jail alternatives the time they need, we are ...

Letter to the editor: Library adopts bad policy

To the editor: While I admire the fiscal largesse of the public library (“Library to get rid of fines,” Dec. 18), I suspect that the library board will soon regret this decision. With Lawrence’s large transient population, many library patrons may feel little urgency in returning their ...

Letter to the editor: A conscience

To the editor: The radical right’s best friend is the radical center. Each time the RR moves one step rightward, the RC moves a half-step, staying at the geometric center of the spectrum. This creates every possible incentive for ongoing RR radicalization. Thus we have the Dec. 15 ...

Letter to the editor: Expand Medicaid

To the editor: “I finished my week of chemotherapy,” Julio said, brushing his long gray locks out of his worn face and gentle eyes. “Yes, I have leukemia” Lately, I have been talking to guests at the Lawrence Community Shelter. While I was visiting with Julio, people kept coming ...

Letter to the editor: ‘OK, Boomer’

To the editor: This phrase has gone viral on the internet. I would like to help heal the generational divide between baby boomers and millennials. As a baby boomer, I feel it is unfair and unfortunate that millennials blame their hardships on boomers and constantly generalize. Words matter. ...

Letter to the editor: Gifts we can give

To the editor: This year, a stark reality stands in contrast to the warmth and love, goodwill toward all of the Christmas message. We have a president who has mocked a 16-year old girl who has taken a chance and stood up for the climate and our future. We can see a 16-year old boy who has ...

Letter to the editor: No to sanctuary city

To the editor: In his Dec. 4 letter, Mr. Skepnek argues that we need to be a sanctuary city because the laws force us into “uncomfortable inhumanity.” Proponents of sanctuary cities appear to not want our immigration laws enforced and to consider opponents of sanctuary cities to be ...