Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

‘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.

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Let’s have the truth

Hillary Clinton should demand that president-elect Trump pursue an investigation into the allegations raised against her. Throughout Trump's campaign, helping him win the election, he convinced millions of Americans that she had committed egregious crimes constituting treason, while she claims she is innocent. One of them has lied to us.

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Say that again?

The big story about Carmike Cinemas being bought by AMC made me think of a way to increase concession stand revenues for the new company. They can start selling high-fidelity earplugs. That way maybe when you leave the theater your ears won't ring as much. I use hearing aids because of a frequency problem, but I only use them after the trailers run because they are extremely loud.

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Common safety hazard

During the recent rainy weather, I saw a number of cars in traffic with either their headlights off or only the daytime running lights (DRL) on. It's Georgia state law to have your headlights on in the rain for visibility to others. Many do not realize that vehicles do not have their rear running lights illuminated when just the DRLs are functioning.

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Hidden agenda?

Mark Rice writes in his rather peculiar article that the vote for the school superintendent's new contact was 6-2. He states that John Thomas and Frank Myers voted no, but didn't explain why. In concluding this article, he notes, "None of the board’s discussion before voting on the new contract involved reasons why it should or shouldn’t be approved."

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Why I still love this community

My mother was recently taken ill just before Thanksgiving. She is recovering well and my family thanks the emergency responders, the staff of St. Francis Hospital, her doctors, and most especially, her friends. So why a letter to the editor?

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A casino in Columbus?

Although having a resort casino in Columbus will create jobs, it will cause so many social and behavioral problems. These problems include addiction to gambling and alcohol, increased rate of crime, prostitution, DUI deaths, broken families, bankruptcies, home foreclosures, and poor health.

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Time for moving forward

I call upon my brothers and sisters in the police and military service to stand behind our president-elect Donald Trump. Our fellow citizens have spoken through the ballot box. All citizens must allow President Trump to govern, without unnecessary obstruction. Tell your Representative or Senator if you disagree with what the President is doing, and you might let him know, also.

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Meet the contestants in the 2017 Miss Columbus State University pageant

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