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Letters to the Editor

We shouldn’t have to pay to clean gas drillers’ mess

To the editor: On Dec. 11, 1980, the federal government’s $1.6 billion “Superfund” was created to pay for cleaning up environmental messes such as acid water draining from abandoned coal mines, deteriorating abandoned structures (anthracite coal breakers) and abandoned coal strip mines ...

Data offered in immigration debate

To the editor: When I was in high school, I was taught the difference between fact and opinion, a distinction that Stephen Sellers does not seem to understand in his letter of Jan. 8. Mr. Sellers begins by stating that illegal immigration is “putting too much of a strain on our nation’s ...

Harping on library closure is waste of time

To the editor: I was surprised in the Jan. 4 paper to see that Commissioner Dunkle’s feud with the library has suddenly become front page news, because, as I understand, his harassment of the library over his displeasure about the branch closings has been a regular occurrence for months and ...

There is a difference; US is republic, not democracy

To the editor: I am somewhat disturbed by the path this country has been taking of late especially when continually the media, and especially editorials, refer to this nation as a democracy when in fact it was established as a constitutional republic. The democracy label is just as much in ...

Democrats believe in securing the border, too

To the editor: Both Democrats and Republicans want a secure border, but the Democrats don’t believe in giving in to a bully who is holding the American people hostage until he gets his own way. Open up the government and negotiate to secure the border and to fix our overall immigration ...

Democracy and republic are not synonymous

To the editor: I am somewhat disturbed by the path this country has been taking of late especially when continually the media, and especially editorials, refer to this nation as a democracy when in fact it was established as a constitutional republic. The democracy label is just as much in ...