Letters to the Editor: Oct. 4, 2015

Gannon endorsed in District 19 contest This campaign season you will hear a lot of politicians say they are for a lot of things. Randy...

Columnist, physicist need to have coffee In an op-ed in this past Saturday’s Journal, columnist Jay Ambrose exhausts all critical ammunition in roundly throttling the author of a New Yorker article he found offensive. The writer of the New Yorker piece, a physicist named Lawrence Krauss, apparently holds that religion should let science do what […]

Democrats reveal heart in sad pro-abortion vote A very revealing vote occurred in the U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 18. The bill was the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” (H.R. 3504). The bill would “require any health care practitioner who is present when a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion […]

Thomas writes with gross inaccuracies This letter is a reply to Cal Thomas’ column on Sept. 18 entitled “Bernie does Liberty University.” I cannot address all the, shall we say, “inaccuracies.” Cal is smarter than that; he is just a liar and a mouthpiece for the ultra-rich and the corporatists, Republican and Democrat alike. Sen. […]

Children’s chances are forgotten in Jackson Few 18-year-olds who’ve just graduated high school realize it, but their chances for success were not a priority for most of Mississippi’s highest elected officials. Across these children’s 18 years, our officials turned their backs on them and our state’s economic future by refusing to tackle the most basic […]

Carey Wright photos in Journal are terrible If a picture can paint a thousand words, your continued selection of the photos of Carey Wright, Mississippi’s Superintendent of Education, shows your negative bias to a very significant degree. Every picture that you have chosen to display show her in a most unflattering light. The photo chosen […]

What do Mississippi leaders want on flag? This is in response to Kevin Cooper’s column in the Daily Journal on September 15, 2015, where he implies that the vote of the people of the state of Mississippi should not mean anything when they voted over 2-1 to keep the state Flag as is. He can […]

NMMC owes patients a list of procedure costs Why is it so difficult to get a straight answer as to what a visit to a local hospital or emergency room costs? I understand that there are differences in health insurance coverage and extenuating circumstances which could increase the final bill, but a simple cost sheet […]

Why did Mississippi wait about the ACT scores? For a second time in the last few months I find myself applauding Tupelo High: this time for its efforts to improve ACT scores. However, anyone truly concerned about the Mississippi educational system must wonder why so few and so late. Mississippi students have been at or […]

Hemmins endorsed in District 9 Senate race Election years come and go, but this year presents us with an especially important decision to make. “Will we choose candidates who can be counted on to support our schools, ensuring our children have bright futures ahead of them?” or “Will we pick the candidates who have aligned […]