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: Crisis of leadership

To the editor: President Trump is really losing it as his presidential reality show is not popular anymore and is not being renewed. America is tired of it and he once again is asking his staff how stable and calm he is. “A stable genius” he calls himself. Meanwhile, we are all scared of ...

Letter to the editor: Our better angels

To the editor: Michael Gerson writes on a variation of an old theme. Following victory at Fredericksburg, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee said: “It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.” Gerson cites liberal philosopher William James (“Our ancestors have ...

Letter to the editor: Bicycle benefits

To the editor: Having been ranked sixth in the top U.S. cities for bicycling, I hope that Lawrence does not rest on its laurels. As a frequent cyclist, there’s still much work yet to be done. First and foremost, teaching and encouraging children to ride their bikes to school. Surely one of ...

Letter to the editor: Parking abuses

To the editor: I am a nice guy, but I have to get this off my chest. Handicap parking is for exactly that. People who have a handicap placard or license plate. Once a parking stall is designated as handicap accessible, that parking stall is under the jurisdiction of the police department. Even ...

Letter to the editor: Shopping challenges

To the editor: As a recent resident (three years) I have found it more difficult to shop in Lawrence than in other locations where I have lived. The south Iowa shopping locations are so diverse that I must move my vehicle multiple times, sometimes crossing Iowa street twice, to find what I may ...

Letter to the editor: Don’t disrespect officers

To the editor: I had to take a deep breath before writing in reference to a recent letter appearing in this section. I found it so absurd and offensive to refer to our local police officers as “loose cannons.” I have very good friends — one is an officer with the Lawrence police and one ...