Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Garland S. Tucker III: Winning the battle of ideas

Regarding the May 2 column “The GOP’s lost generation of millennial voters”: Catherine Rampell warned the GOP not to follow Speaker Paul Ryan’s advice to young conservatives to “ignore the political personality and look instead at the ideas. Look at the platform that is being advanced. We win idea contests.”

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Greg Saur: Too close for comfort

Regarding the April 28 news article “Anti-abortion group seeks office next to Raleigh abortion clinic”: The zoning case for A Hand of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center is not about code designation. It is about the social incompatibility of locating an anti-abortion group next to A Preferred Women’s Health Center.

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M.J. Pearle: Help, not hatred

Take a break from the bathroom nonsense and discuss something important – like folks helping others. My hubby and I are senior citizens. I’ve had numerous surgeries so I often use a cane, and I really need my handicapped parking sticker. We recently had a busy day around our home, so it was early evening before we headed to Kroger to make our weekly grocery purchases.

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Betsy Crites: Paying for ‘forever wars’

In her April 29 column “Time to end ‘forever war,’ ” Jennifer Daskal reminded us that the 2001 authorization to use force against those responsible for the 9/11 attacks now is being used to justify endless military actions, even against groups and nations that had nothing to do with those attacks. But even if Congress were to exercise its constitutional responsibilities, we would still be involved in “forever wars.”

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Barry Buehler: Good business news

Regarding the May 3 Under the Dome article “McCrory touts top business ranking”: “North Carolina and Texas have tied for first place in a national ranking of business competitiveness by Conway Data, a business management and consulting company based in Georgia.”

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John Brown: Bad neighbors

Regarding the April 28 news article “Anti-abortion group seeks office next to Raleigh abortion clinic”: The rezoning of a residence to a business by A Hand of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center is a horrible idea.

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Greg Paul: Plain GOP ignorance

As a lifelong unaffiliated voter who has voted in every election in North Carolina since 1978, I have always striven to understand the issues of the day and how the people I choose to vote for might respond, given what I can find out about them.

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Leigh LeClair: Put redistricting on ballot

Regarding the April 28 news article “Voter referendum on House Bill 2 possible”: If the General Assembly were really serious about a ballot referendum, maybe North Carolina voters should make the decision about a nonpartisan board to un-gerrymander our congressional, state and local districts. Bet that would pass with a large majority.

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Kate Clarkson: HB2 about punishment

Regarding the April 20 letter “Non-LGBT have rights also”: Sorry, but the letter-writer’s eyes don’t get to determine who people are, and, no, she doesn’t have a right to discriminate. Her safety was not compromised before House Bill 2.

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Alligator at the door!

It didn't ring the doorbell or pose as a Candy-Gram, but this alligator made a pretty strong run at getting into this Moncks Corner, SC, house on May 2, 2016. Resident Gary Rogers recorded the sight on a neighbor's porch in this short-but-sweet video as he was walking his dog in Foxbank Plantation. A Facebook post about the video had been shared more than 1,300 times by the following afternoon.
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