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: Hypocritical

To the editor: Kansas Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran both support Senate Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan to move forward with the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to fill the current vacancy late in this election year. They state the Senate’s obligation ...

Letter to the editor: Shameful

To the editor: Once again the stance of Kansas Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran on judicial matters is completely shameful. A prior instance was 2011 when they blocked an excellent moderate nominee for the federal bench, former Kansas Attorney General Steve Six, from even getting a hearing. ...

Letter to the editor: Such hypocrisy

To the editor: Assemble the following ingredients: One group of nonelected political bureaucrats (health officials), 20,000-plus students starved for months for social interaction who have studied the science and know they are at low risk, one extremely anemic college football team and a ...

Letter to the editor: Crucial election

To the editor: All right, set aside the fact that he is a narcissist, that he is a bald-faced liar, that he favors dictators, that he is profane, that he is amoral, that he is uncaring and that he is not worthy of our respect. The fact that matters is this: He is not smart enough for the job, ...

Letter to the editor: How it should be

To the editor: I say the Electoral College must go as it has attracted obscene amounts of campaign dollars and mountains of misinformation commercials. The Electoral College does not allow every vote to count. I say we the voting taxpayers should decide on medical insurance coverage, not ...

Letter to the editor: Students are adults

To the editor: I strongly support a city ordinance that makes it unlawful to disregard Douglas County’s health orders. I also strongly support the University of Kansas stepping up with bans, mandatory quarantine or suspensions, including holding the governing boards of sororities and ...

Letter to the editor: Letter was sexist

To the editor: Regarding Dana Anderson’s letter to the Journal-World Sept. 15: His summary of what he learned about Hunter Biden from a book by Peter Schweizer, a senior editor-at-large at a far right media aggregator (Breitbart) is not very illuminating. It is, instead, a sad recitation of ...

Letter to the editor: Fix the real problem

To the editor: My September issue of the Kansas Farmer.com magazine has Paul Penner, a Marion County farmer, writing “Time for Senate Candidates to Step Up.” He calls on the next Senator elected to represent Kansas to: 1) Restore Global Leadership; 2) Seek (re)admission to the ...

Letter to the editor: The real corruption

To the editor: As a lifelong Democrat, I have never seen so much corruption — under Republicans. A recent letter writer focused on 29-year-old Kamala Harris’ affair with the mayor of San Francisco in 1994. I worked there then, and the affair was not “the talk of San Francisco.” An ...

Letter to the editor: Please vote

To the editor: So we are about to have an election. Many in both major parties see this as the most important election of our lives. I agree. The electorate in Douglas County is largely Democratic. In most cases our selection of local and state elected officials is made in the primary ...

Letter to the editor: Urgent legislation

To the editor: When airplanes came crashing into the World Trade Center in 2001, Americans were traumatized. In response, Congress granted the executive branch new Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF). This resolution enabled President George W. Bush to enter into armed conflict in ...

Letter to the editor: Corrupt Democrats

To the editor: I gained a deeper understanding of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris after reading “Profiles in Corruption,” a book by investigative reporter and Breitbart News editor Peter Schweizer. While Biden was vice president the author reports on several lucrative deals Biden’s son ...

Letter to the editor: Help renters

To the editor: The CDC’s eviction moratorium protects families from the public health dangers of eviction. But the future of small landlords and tenants teeters in the balance of policymakers. Prior to the pandemic, Kansas’ unemployment was steady at about 3%. Effects of COVID-19 ...

Letter to the editor: New technologies

To the editor: George Will in his column “The Illusion that democracy depends on” (Lawrence Journal World, Sept. 3) misses the importance of the change in technology to the social and political structure of society. Today in the U.S., the demonstrations against police brutality and the ...

Letter to the editor: Make it permanent

To the editor: With COVID-19 cases rising by the day, it’s hard to feel optimistic about much of anything. But a walk through downtown on Friday evening revealed a silver lining: Virtually every outdoor seat at a downtown restaurant or bar was occupied. (And, to address the elephant in the ...

Letter to the editor: Preventing suicide

To the editor: Increase awareness of a goal, along with action steps for achieving that, and help a community change for the better. During the month of September, during this pandemic, on World Suicide Prevention Day, and every day, let’s work on helping every person experience life ...

Letter to the editor: Pelosi should apologize

To the editor: Madam Speaker: I don’t normally criticize you, but this time you deserve it. Regarding your hair appointment. You are using the same childish arguments used by Trump. Don’t blame others when you get caught. The adult way to handle this is: Admit you took a ...

Letter to the editor: Vice and virtue

To the editor: With my fingertips in the grass and my nose less than a yard from the outside eye of the offensive guard, I was not thinking. To think is to get beat. When the ball moved, I was moving, reacting to movement by the guard, feeling for the tackle, sensing a trap block as my body ...

Letter to the editor: The way it is today

To the editor: Thursday night, Aug. 27, during the legally questionable Republican address on the White House lawn, the president mentioned he never wants the country to be like it is today. Hearkening back to Ronald Reagan’s question to the public during his presidential campaign, ...

Letter to the editor: A time to heal

To the editor: Whether you’re an extremist, liberal or conservative, you should reach the conclusion at some point that you would be flabbergasted if the world you believe in ever exists. It’s time for reality. Whether it’s the planet, social justice, the economy or human health, now is ...