Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Liz Gallops: BCBS plan a plus for N.C.

Hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians just dodged a bullet and don’t even know it. The Sept. 23 news article “Blue Cross plans to continue offering ACA coverage in all 100 N.C. counties” passed largely unnoticed. Had the decision been different, North Carolina would have yet again been the lead story on the national nightly news.

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Susan Cohen: Our uncivilized health care world

When we left for our trip to the UK three weeks ago, the press was full of news about the high cost of EpiPens ($600) and the fact that Aetna was leaving the N.C. health insurance market. Our high cost of pharmaceuticals and health care in general is because we believe in free enterprise and capitalism and that the market will regulate itself. EpiPens cost so much here because it’s what the market will bear, and Aetna most likely left because it was unable to make enough money from providing health care in N.C.

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Joseph W. Cece: Obama’s shining light

Watching the opening ceremonies for the National Museum of African American History, I was incredibly moved by the speeches of John Lewis and Barack Obama. I don’t know if or when we will ever see another president who embodies the intellect, judgment and temperament, empathy and sheer humanity possessed by the current occupant of the Oval Office.

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Michael Matthews: A number, not a fact

In your Sept. 19 Community Conversations, one contributor stated that there are 94 million Americans out of work. That number is so detached from reality that I have to wonder how they arrived at that number. This number is greater than the 25 percent unemployed rate during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

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Laurence Marks: Speed bumps would slow drivers

Regarding the Sept. 10 news article “Six drivers have crashed onto his property. Now he wants solutions.”: Six drivers have crashed onto Carlo Bernarte’s property endangering his family and damaging his home. City and state agencies have declined to install a guardrail and have offered no useful solutions. May I offer one? Speed bumps!

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Earl Honeycutt: HB2 is ‘pure politics’

In the Sept. 16 news article “McCrory blames politics for HB2 fallout,” Gov. Pat McCrory has the temerity to blame his growing House Bill 2 problems on politics – “I’ve got to assume it’s politics because this is the No. 1 state (in presidential and gubernatorial races in the U.S.).”

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Becky Hayes: Lawmakers need to focus on real issues

I have just a few questions for my governor and legislature. I appreciate their concern for our children, and I agree they do need protection, but since we don’t seem to have a problem with transgender folks using the bathrooms in which they identify, would it not make more sense to protect our kids from gun violence, poverty and underfunded public schools?

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Bill Fleming: Christmas still on schedule

Regarding the Sept. 17 news article “HB2 could end, if Charlotte acts first”: Why should the city council of Charlotte sabotage its own protection of the LGBTQ community when we’ll have a new governor elected in November, and at that time this ridiculous law, House Bill 2, will be repealed?

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Jarvis John Edgerton: Hudson off base with threats

Regarding the Sept. 15 news article “Reaction to the ACC's decision to move championship game”: It was no surprise that reactions to the NCAA and ACC moving sporting events out of the state because of House Bill 2 divided down partisan lines. However, the statement from Rep. Richard Hudson stuck out.

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Glenn Conway: NCAA, ACC made rational decisions

Regarding the Sept. 16 news article “McCrory blames politics for the HB2 fallout”: Now that the NCAA and ACC have removed sporting events from North Carolina, Gov. Pat McCrory and the state GOP have taken to mudslinging and responsibility deflection yet again. Everyone else is at fault for the House Bill 2 situation, certainly not the governor. Presumably all of the consequences of HB2 are being driven by liberal elites and PC-types who want to socially engineer what happens in the state.

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Peter Aitken: HB2 brings injustice

Many people, including our benighted governor, have tried to use the label “hypocrite” to tar organizations, such as the NCAA, that are boycotting North Carolina over House Bill 2. Why? Because they are not also boycotting other countries or states with similar laws. This argument is pure nonsense; it tells us, in effect, that we are not allowed to protest one injustice unless we protest them all. Really?

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David S. Scott: McCrory’s unpleasantries

The opening sentence of your Sept. 11 news article “Pat McCrory fights perceptions that he’s changed” on the candidacy of Gov. Pat McCrory referred to “a growing economy, rising teacher pay and falling taxes.” It makes me wonder where you have been for the past four years.

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Steve Troxler: Ag center plans

Regarding the Sept. 13 letter “Development dismay,” the Agricultural Sciences Center planned for Reedy Creek and Edwards Mill roads in Raleigh is necessary for the state’s continued service to North Carolina residents, farmers and businesses.

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