Letters to the Editor: Oct. 11, 2015

Spirit of Elvis stands behind climate concern Elvis said, “Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t going...

Where is accountability for public education In the 1960s, politicians in Jackson promoted the legalization of liquor and set up of the Alcohol Beverage Commission to voters on the pretext of funding public education. In the early 1990s, the same justification of legalizing gambling was generally used – fund public education. Did education receive those […]

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 Boyd is my current state representative (District 19) and he says he is for our public schools. The record tells an entirely different story. Boyd has consistently voted against teacher […]

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 […]