Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

The coming crash

I regularly hear that if the government were run like a business we would all be better off. If capitalism is the engine to drive the economy, then President Trump seems to be the perfect leader. However, his supporters who are not conspicuously wealthy may feel the consequences of the new normal before seeing them for what they are.

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Antisemitism is sheer idiocy

One of the hallmarks of humans is our ability to think. Our brains are us. To witness the anti-Jewish hatred lately saddens me not only because it is so mean spirited but also because it is so very “un-thinking.” By that I mean discriminating against Jews is like cutting off part of your own anatomy. It’s just plain stupid.

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Doesn’t need fixing

The Muscogee County school board will soon vote on a a major shake-up of its custodial staff. Custodial work is now being performed by a combination of MCSD employees and four teams of contractors. The proposal would allow for consolidation to one contracted group (the good part of the idea) and transferring elementary school custodians to the middle and high schools (the terrible part of the idea).

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Science vs. faith a needless conflict

The conflict between science and religion is senseless. It is based on fears and misunderstanding rather than on facts and moral wisdom. Despite the strong public interest in this topic, some people find it troubling when viewed from a religious perspective.

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Important public forum

For generations, Columbus families have invested time, talent and resources to ensure that our city is flourishing and to set the stage for future growth. One Columbus family has done just that with the donation of Standing Boy Creek State Park.

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Historic relevance is obvious

I always enjoy the quotes which you feature on your editorial page. You recently had one by Elie Wiesel that I think bears revisiting: "No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them."

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A third (and better) option

Wednesday, January 25 Ledger-Enquirer Business section mentioned Senate Democrats’ proposal to offer an infrastructure plan to repair the United States’ roads, bridges and rail projects. This was in response and in challenge to the Republicans’ plan and the projected plans of Der Trumphfer.

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‘Swamp’ yet to be drained

Many of my family, friends, and social media contacts voted for Donald Trump in order to “drain the swamp” and challenge Washington’s insiders. While I agree we need change, I am distressed by the widespread misunderstanding as to how we can most effectively and responsibly change the status quo.

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Nix column lacking in fact

Dusty Nix's "Godspeed, Mr. President, and thank you" (Jan. 15) is seriously flawed, not in its intent, but in its lack of meaningful factual support. Apparently Mr. Nix expects us to accept praise for President Obama as a good family man who is quite intelligent. OK, I concede all of that, as well as the killing of Osama bin Laden was an important tactical and morale-building move.

Videos

The Tiger Marching Drumline practices for its RiverCenter Performance

The G.W. Carver High Tiger Marching Drumline members rehearse for their upcoming performance at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. A performance video drew the most "likes" in a social media contest between area high schools to win the opportunity to open for the stage musical "Drumline LIVE!" The production is based on the Historically Black College and University marching band tradition
Robin Trimarchi The Ledger-Enquirer
The Tiger Marching Drumline practices for its RiverCenter Performance 1:33

The Tiger Marching Drumline practices for its RiverCenter Performance

Meet a member of Drumline Live 0:44

Meet a member of Drumline Live

National Puppy Day: Puddin' Pop goes from stray to Puppy Bowl superstar 1:45

National Puppy Day: Puddin' Pop goes from stray to Puppy Bowl superstar

National Puppy Day: Puppies, prisoners at Mule Creek State Prison help each other with program 1:27

National Puppy Day: Puppies, prisoners at Mule Creek State Prison help each other with program