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: A frivolous decoration

To the editor: In the few years that I have lived here, almost all I have read or heard about the Lawrence Police Department has been largely positive, which is very admirable considering the always expanding population, enlarging geographical jurisdiction and a very large transient ...

Letter to the editor: A stain on Biden

To the editor: While watching the testimony of Secretary of State Antony Blinken before Congress about the Afghanistan withdrawal, I am struck by the spinning and evasiveness of the secretary. The excuse that the Trump administration made a deal with the Taliban, but left no plan for the ...

Letter to the editor: Celebrate Constitution

To the editor: The Betty Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution encourage everyone to observe Constitution Week, today through Sept. 23. That week was signed into law by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1956. Her urged everyone to give “solemn and grateful thought to ...

Letter to the editor: No due process?

To the editor: Recently a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity has been accused of sexual assault. The allegations are under investigation, and we all await the outcome. I would like to remind our community and the “hundreds of protesters” that have assembled outside of the residence ...

Letter to the editor: KU ranking perspective

To the editor: I can appreciate the concern expressed in the Journal-World’s coverage of KU’s recent rankings in U.S. News, but much of it is misplaced.  Since nearly half the points in that ranking system are linked to selectivity in student admissions, which impacts retention and ...

Letter to the editor: Confessions of an anti-vaxxer

To the editor: About this time of  year in 1944 I was preparing for first grade in Kingsville, Texas. For me this meant a smallpox vaccination. My mother and grandmother, both having day jobs, planned that I should leave my grandmother’s care at her public library desk and walk two blocks ...