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: Praise for LMH

To the editor: I’m one of the 1,300 Phase 2 people who got the COVID vaccine this week. Everyone’s experience may be different, but I want to thank Lawrence Memorial Hospital for its very efficient organization of the drive-thru. I was surprised and amazed at the number of people who were ...

Letter to the editor: Lost opportunity

To the editor: Research shows that most Kansans are worried about the climate crisis and they support requiring utilities to generate more renewable energy. Why isn’t Evergy listening to their customers? Kansas is a state with great potential for wind and solar energy. However, Evergy is ...

Letter to the editor: Smooth process

To the editor: I applaud the Journal-World’s coverage of the availability and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccinations in our county. Fortunately, I was one of those 65 and over randomly selected for Phase 2 of the vaccine by Lawrence Memorial Hospital. I was scheduled for 3:30, ...

Letter to the editor: Unity, you say

To the editor: In the interest of unity, let’s have all 100 senators vote to convict Donald J. Trump of insurrection. Cathy Molineux, Lawrence

Letter to the editor: Need answers

To the editor: Why impeach a former president? Accepting election results is the foundation of our democracy, but many Americans allege fraud in the last election. Sen. Rand Paul (R.-Ky.) said on ABC’s “This Week”: “What I would say is that the debate over whether or not there was ...

Letter to the editor: Spelling lesson

To the editor: Regarding names, A. D. Searl’s map of “Lawrence City, Kanzas Territory,” surveyed in October 1854, clearly labels “Pinkney” Street.However, in my search of early Lawrence newspapers, both “Pinkney” and “Pinckney” were used interchangeably, even by the same ...

Letter to the editor: Whose choice?

To the editor: The Kansas Legislature last Friday: “You can’t make us wear masks during a pandemic. Don’t tell us what to do with our bodies.” Also the Kansas Legislature last Friday: “We approve a complete and total ban on abortions, even in cases of rape or incest, and when the ...

Letter to the editor: Protected speech?

To the editor: Gary Hamon’s letter last Thursday said something many people in Fox News world believe: “If I disagree with what you say, I will try to cancel you, twitter shame you into oblivion, demand that you be fired, or removed from public office.” The censorship frenzy in recent ...

Letter to the editor: Incompetent plan

To the editor: The county health department’s failed rollout of its incompetent Phase 2 COVID vaccine plan borders on negligence. They have had at least six months to plan for the delivery of the vaccine. Only incompetence would deliver a plan such as theirs. By their count there are 40,000 ...

Letter to the editor: Disastrous for KU

To the editor: Thank you for your article “Regents OK policy giving CEOs more power over university jobs.” KU is the only Regents’ institution considering adopting this policy. We are dismayed by this, given how much it could harm KU students and alumni. The policy flouts national ...

Letter to the editor: Pointless policy

To the editor: The recent Kansas Board of Regents decision to suspend tenure protections for the time being represents one more demoralizing blow to faculty at the University of Kansas. For the past year the faculty have labored tirelessly to continue educating their students, conducting ...

Letter to the editor: Vaccine lottery

To the editor: The Journal-World reported that Deb Umberger was frustrated with the vaccine sign-up process. So am I. By the time I got an alert and completed the online form for an appointment all available slots were taken. It made you question who are the 500 people who are actually ...

Letter to the editor: Accountability

To the editor: Regarding “Marshall: Impeachment Trial Would Further Divide the Nation,” Jan. 20, 2021: Kansas Sen. Roger Marshall, after supporting the big “election fraud” lie that incited the Capitol mob on Jan. 6, says it’s time to move on without demanding accountability ...

Letter to the editor: Not so wise

To the editor: Sen. Roger Marshall has shared his opinion that an impeachment trial for Donald Trump would be unwise because it would “divide the nation.” Keep in mind that this opinion is being rendered by the junior senator from Kansas who voted against certifying the presidential ...

Letter to the editor: A bad name

To the editor: LFK is hate speech and its nuanced connection to rape must be obvious to everyone employing it. Ironic it is that a city so dependent on the taxes paid by all the citizens of Kansas should “give the finger” to our beloved state. To disagree on the state’s policies is ...

Letter to the editor: Missing music

To the editor: I miss live local music. I miss the Bottleneck and the Granada. I miss Pale Tongue and Tyler Gregory and JC & the Nuns and the Vedettes. And Cuee and the Unfit Wives. Serene Fiend. Psychic Heat. Low-key moshing and high-key head banging. Proud parents—and kids— in ...

Letter to the editor: No outrage?

To the editor: For many a long year the GOP has fueled the fake outrage industry — you know, Barack and Michelle Obama with their “Terrorist Fist Bump” during his nomination; the outrage over Obama’s tan suit, implying his patriotism and masculinity were suspect; the War on ...

Letter to the editor: Censorship

To the editor: I can remember a time in America when you might have heard “I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Sadly this is no longer true. Today it is more likely to be “If I disagree with what you say, I will try to cancel you, ...

Letter to the editor: Fascism?

To the editor: Mona Charen is someone I agree with most of the time. However, the term “fascism” is a little on the mild side for the Fifth Avenue Blob. In the 1930s Frances Perkins and Hugh Johnson crafted much New Deal legislation using Benito Mussolini’s corporate state as a ...

Letter to the editor: Words matter

To the editor: I, like many other citizens, have been sickened and saddened by what occurred Jan. 6. This action was fomented by President Trump! He needs to be held accountable and convicted on his impeachment charges. He’s been encouraging these activities for months, but his Jan. 6 ...