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Letters to the Editor

Trump vote ‘a rare opportunity’

EDITOR: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer — and many Republicans, too — have one huge thing in common; they’ve done very well off the corruption in Washington, D.C. Actually, two things — they’ve never run a business or risked ...

Expecting less, deserving more

I have always tended toward an interest in history. I have an interest in current events. I am an American military veteran. Vietnam, combat, 100% disabled. I am also no longer young, so since March I have been staying near the home fires to avoid the current pandemic. Now while some get ...

Election about the destiny of America

Let’s set the facts straight. First, going back many years, it was the white Southern gentlemen, Democrats, who invented slavery. They worked in the white plantations and made them rich. They were the first “racists”! Then it took the Civil War and a Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, ...

We need to unite, not be divided

In northern Wisconsin, folks traditionally identified either Republican or Democrat, choosing candidates based on strengths, character, actions and trustworthiness. Years ago, partisanship did not destroy relationships, mutual respect, need for safety, security and the spirit of ...

Troubling votes by Bergman

U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman wants to make sure pregnant women don’t get treated fairly. How do we know that? Bergman voted against the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act on Sept. 17. Asians don’t get off any better. On the same day, Bergman voted against a resolution (H. Res 908) that condemned ...

UP less safe due to GOP’s efforts

EDITOR: An open letter to the Michigan GOP — State Rep. Beau Matthew LaFave, state Sen. Ed McBroom, state Rep. Lee Chatfield, U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman and state Sen. Mike Shirkey — Sixty percent of the Upper Peninsula’s ICU beds are full as of Sunday. You worked hard to strip Gov. ...

Two different views on Trump and what’s at stake in election

EDITOR: We’ve recently been treated to fawning letters of praise for the current White House occupant. Pardon me if I don’t get it. This man has mocked and humiliated a disabled person, reportedly wanted disabled vets excluded from his parades because “nobody wants to see that.” He ...

Photos in Daily News set poor example on masks, social distancing

EDITOR: It continually saddens me to see group pictures with no masks or social distancing being published in the Daily News. This would include golf outings, businesses and social organizations. Many of these are with participants in close contact of each other, without masks. I feel that ...

Liked letter praising Trump

EDITOR: I love the letter Daniel Granquist wrote Sept. 30 on our president. Finally, someone gets what a great president we have in Donald Trump. No president has done so much for our country in such a short time, all the while being constantly harassed. Thank you, Daniel Granquist, for a ...

Don’t be passive this election year

EDITOR: We are one month away from the election and this brings a couple things to mind. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.” — this idea has been cited by many back as far as the 1860s. Don’t be passive. Speak your mind. Engage with ...

Mail-in voting the safest way

EDITOR: Right now, we are living in scary times. We have a once-in-a-100-years epidemic. Instead of cases going down, they are on the rise yet again. We have hit a grim milestone of more than 200,000 dying of this illness. Whether you think it is a hoax or if it is real, we as a country need ...

A letter to my president

EDITOR: A letter to my president — Dear President Trump, My wife, Diane, and I want you to know how much we appreciate your dedication to our fundamental Christian values. We pray for you daily that God will continue to strengthen you and your family in the upcoming days. Our hats are ...

Office for benefits help needed

What if there was a place in Dickinson and Iron counties where people could get health care benefits assistance at no cost? Fortunately, there is — the Medical Care Access Coalition has been providing these services since 2004 in both counties. Specific services include helping people choose ...

LaFave should debate opponent

Regardless of which political side one is on, there is always room for civil debate before an election. When an elected official refuses to debate his political opponent, it shows a lack of respect for our Democratic process and those he represents. Public debate between a state ...

A Republican who backs Biden

We are living in challenging times. Who can lead us through? Consider the debate on how to deal with a virus that is impacting our health, economy, and way of life. How big of a role should governments have with public health? What measures become government overreach? What constitutes good ...

Favors Metsa for 110th District

It has been my pleasure to meet and talk with Janet Metsa on several occasions, and I am truly impressed with her knowledge and desire to serve the people of the U.P. Janet Metsa is not an ideologue; she is a problem solver who wants to work with all the citizens when she is elected to ...

State of country no surprise to him

Quite honestly, what is transpiring in this country, pandemic aside — the chaos, uncertainty, etc. — does not surprise me at all. Approximately 10 years ago, I watched a news segment that showed how companies were having seminars for their managers on how to treat the new workforce ...

By mail-in or otherwise, vote

Here is today’s thought. Mail-in voting is the exact same thing as absentee voting. Both are safe and neither is prone to any kind of widespread fraud. If you do not believe me, try to get a ballot for a dead person or your dog. I have heard both of these thoughts coming from on high in a ...

Country needs strong foundation

President Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you …” and everybody listened. Why? Because they were scared to death of a nuclear confrontation with Russia, and Russia was building an arsenal in Cuba. What’s more, John F. Kennedy was right, and his statement was ...

The nation is at a crossroads

Can this nation survive as a people united in a brotherhood of humanity? I believe we are at a crossroads. We have had almost four years of leadership focused on blind loyalty to President Donald Trump, the enrichment of the wealthy at the cost of the less well-off, stoking the divisions of ...