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: More oversight?

To the editor: First I should say I am a staunch supporter of the police department. So I read the recommendations from the oversight group with some interest. I am curious when an oversight committee for judges, doctors, other committees, etc. will be the newest “thing.” You see the ...

Letter to the editor: Stolen joy

Stolen joy To the editor: When Patrick Mahomes wrapped his arms around Mecole Hardman, after the Superbowl winning touchdown, I did the same with my two adult sons. Along with Chiefs fans everywhere, we shared a moment of unbridled joy. Seventy-two hours later came the mass shooting at ...

Letter to the editor: Minority rule

To the editor: A quick search and I found these numbers to crunch. In the 2020 presidential election according to Wikipedia: Joe Biden received 81.2+ million votes for 51.3% of the total votes cast. Donald Trump received 74.2+ million votes for 46.8% of the total votes cast. According to a ...

Letter to the editor: Worth every penny

To the editor: I write for two reasons: First, I want to thank Sen. Jerry Moran for, earlier this week, voting in favor of a Senate bill that would provide military aid to Ukraine. Second, I want to encourage our House member, Rep. Tracey Mann, to join him in supporting that measure in the ...

Letter to the editor: Reparations and health care

To the editor: Reparations for descendants of enslaved citizens have long been a topic of concern. True reparations involve more than the exchange of money; they involve national recognition of the problem and a spirit of reconciliation. But, no matter what algorithm is used, it will be ...

Letter to the editor: A better way for elections

To the editor: Rather than strengthen prohibitions against ranked choice voting, our legislators should consider adopting it. Ranked choice voting lets voters indicate their preferences by ranking candidates. If no candidate receives a majority, the candidate with the fewest votes is ...