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: Moran’s failure

To the editor: In 1996, Kansans elected now-Sen. Jerry Moran to the House of Representatives. How such a man ascended to that office, I cannot say; I wasn’t alive. Since I first became politically conscious, however, I have learned enough about Moran’s voting record to expect little of the ...

Letter to the editor: Pompeo’s conduct

To the editor: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cannot defend a U.S. ambassador with an impeccable record and curses at a reporter for doing her job. Americans may not care about Ukraine, as Pompeo says, but they do care about the conduct of their secretary of state. Even in Kansas. Leslie ...

Letter to the editor: Boomer effect

To the editor: Earlier this month the Kansas City Star reported a new poll has Rep. Roger Marshall and Kris Kobach nearly deadlocked in the Republican Senate race. But the most interesting thing the article reported is how the polling firm went about weighting the raw data it collected for ...

Letter to the editor: Shelter emergency

To the editor: This is how crisis happens in a broken system. A lack of funding in August caused almost half of the people at the Lawrence Community Shelter to be forced to leave — with three weeks’ notice. Until this winter, LCS had been the overflow weather shelter. Because of the ...

Letter to the editor: A better way

To the editor: The recent bench-clearing fight between the KU and K-State men’s basketball teams was reprehensible — certainly a black eye and embarrassment for both schools, teams and the entire state of Kansas. Bench-clearing fights, unfortunately, are not new in a variety of sports ...

Letter to the editor: Replace Long

To the editor: As an avid KU basketball fan since 1966, I am convinced that Athletic Director Jeff Long should be replaced. He may be great at administering football programs, but he has consistently steered the KU Basketball ship into the icebergs instead of around them: 1. Playing ...

Letter to the editor: Bad for Kansas

To the editor: In November of 2018, the 2nd Congressional District in Kansas narrowly elected Steve Watkins to the U.S. House of Representatives. While Watkins’ run-in with potential voter fraud has been widely publicized, more than just his behavior reflects negatively on the Republican ...

Letter to the editor: Do the studies

To the editor: The lead story in Sunday’s Journal-World concerns a dismissal of a request to wait until further studies on jail expansion are concluded before deciding on a plan to spend money on expanding the Douglas County Jail. One only needs to look at New York State, where it’s ...

Letter to the editor: Wildfires affect us all

To the editor: Australian bush fires have recently been in the international news. We might think such events have no effect on us, but in imperceptible ways they do. Many rare and exotic forms of life exist in Australia in each of the six kingdoms of life. A real tragedy for all of humanity ...

Letter to the editor: Gender-affirming care

To the editor: From bathroom bills to the ban of transgender troops in the U.S. military, the past several years have been a slow, steady march toward legislating transgender people out of public life. The newest and grossest attempt to censor and ultimately harm transgender people has come ...

Letter to the editor: Encourage renewables

To the editor: Approximately 10% of Lawrence households pay a little extra ($0.0025/kWh or about 3.4%) for electricity that’s generated from renewable sources such as wind. These consumers realize that since the federal and state governments are not working to reduce significantly ...

Letter to the editor: Governor said what?

To the editor: Lead headline in Jan. 17, 2020 Journal-World: “Kelly wants to use cash reserves to pay off debt.” And she calls herself a Democrat! Larry Day, Lawrence

Letter to the editor: KU still does not get it

To the editor: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the University of Kansas had leaders with the same moral compass as that possessed by Zdenek Hrib, the mayor of Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic? That is the question that came to mind as I read George Will’s column on Thursday. Hrib, ...

Letter to the editor: Our common color

To the editor: Once again we see the words “people of color” on the front page of the Journal-World. Much has been written about this phrase, but it seems to be primarily just another way to say nonwhite people. Isn’t this fundamentally discriminatory? While it may currently be ...

Letter to the editor: Growing scandal

To the editor: Rachel Maddow’s Wednesday night interview on MSNBC with Lev Parnas, the associate of Rudy Giuliani, revealed so much about how many people in this corrupt Trump administration have been lying about their involvement in the effort by Donald Trump to find information about the ...

Letter to the editor: Too many increases

To the editor: An article in the Dec. 27 paper detailed fee increases for city services, including increases for water, sewer, trash, recycling, yard waste, local pools, parking meters, garages and even cemetery lots. The article said the increases come as the city moves to modernize its ...

Letter to the editor: Their stable genius

To the editor: The mantra of the right (wrong party) is that the swamp/deep state is trying to reverse the 2016 election. Anybody out there forget the birther conspiracy and/or the chants of, “a one-term president” … ad infinitum et absurdum? The wrong party kept this up for eight ...

Letter to the editor: County ignoring voters

To the editor: The Douglas County Commission continues to ignore the will of the electorate in regard to the jail expansion through an opaque and questionable process. According to data from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, crime is down while arrests and jail population are up. ...

Letter to the editor: Protect cultural sites

To the editor: Donald Trump’s threat to destroy Iranian cultural sites is counterproductive and serves no military purpose. I visited many of those monuments while serving at the American Embassy in Tehran 50 years ago. The greatest of them are part of world history reaching back more than ...

Letter to the editor: Religions wronged

To the editor: In the Dec. 31 Journal-World, a letter by Mr. Burkhead titled “Evangelicals wronged” claims that “being the right representatives of the Kingdom of God,” everything they do is OK (with him). First, what about the Dec. 19 editorial of Christianity Today, a leading ...