Viewpoints

Demonizing the Clintons

Dear editor: Your column by Kirchick says, "In its cowardly refusal to fight against Trumpism, the GOP chose dishonor. Yet it will not stop the inevitable ... fight for the party's soul." In my opinion, the GOP has lost its soul little by little while winning. I permanently left in 1994 for three reasons: 1. the right-wingers, who by then had already seized control of the party, declared in their literature their determination to end Medicare and Social Security; 2. its association with name callers and bullies, i.e. Rush Limbaugh, and, at that time, Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich; and 3. the out-of-control demonization of the Clintons.

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Family says 'thanks'

Dear editor: The family of Huey D. Grandstaff acknowledges with grateful appreciation all the kind expression of sympathy. Thank you for the thoughtfulness of flowers, prayers, food, donations to our church, Grand Avenue United Methodist, for feeding the children.

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Distracted driver prayer

Dear editor: Question: What is the difference between a car accident involving a driver using a cellphone or texting while driving and one who is an alert driver?

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Crosswalk safety

Dear editor: Not reading, (w)riting or (a)rithmetic, but rather -- rude, reckless and (un)responsible and please add recent, Saturday, June 11, 2016.

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Trump an opportunist

Dear editor: After World War I, Germany was humiliated by defeat, impoverished by inflation and demoralized with hopelessness and in need of a leader with a dream of a better future. Adolf Hitler satisfied the need. Enormous crowds became ecstatic hearing Hitler speak words of optimism, pride, prosperity and world dominance.

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Root cause of violence

Dear editor: This republic presently has two potential nominees for president of the United States: Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton. They both have "ideas" of how to curb terrorist violence. Mrs. Clinton focuses on the weapons used, as if greatly diminishing the availability of such weapons will curb violence. Mr. Trump focuses on diminishing the inflow of persons from certain areas of the world, as if the United States can't produce its own terrorists.

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Apparent N. Korea missile success followed flurry of flops

SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea endured international humiliation with five failed launches in about two months before it finally pulled off what appears to be a successful test of a powerful new midrange missile. Scientists managed to satisfy a direct order from an impatient strongman looking for a credible military backup to his repeated threats to strike his enemies in all corners of Asia.

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Cancer series kudos

Dear editor: I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the recent series of articles on cancer survivors. I enjoyed reading all of them, but was especially delighted to open the paper and realize that the last article in the series was about a dear friend, Linda Houk.

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Get out and vote

Dear editor: Get out and vote! Your vote may be the deciding vote for or against the MLK Expressway extension. Low turnouts are expected and it may be a very close race. Just ask yourself: "Is it worth $54,695,000 in new taxes or might there be better uses for that much money?"

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