Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor

Taxpayers’ money

I believe it was a mistake for the U.S. to give billions of dollars to Europe following WWII (The Marshall Plan) as an outright gift instead of a loan to be repaid with interest when those war-ravaged countries became prosperous.  Now that the U.S. economy needs a huge transfusion of taxpayers money, it’s to be hoped that Washington doesn’t make the same mistake again. 

By News on the Net - Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - Full Story

An Adult Maturity Test?

The current debate on whether 16–year–olds should be considered mature enough to vote, while at the same time urging the government to lift their drivers licenses if they refuse to stay in school until they are eighteen, is causing us, once more, to ponder the definition of adulthood and the appropriateness of treating juveniles as adults, especially in the law courts.

By William Bedford - Monday, March 24, 2008 - Full Story

Dirty Talking

The two teenage girls in the seat behind me on the bus were discussing the shortcomings of their supervisor at the burger joint. “The bottom line is,” said one of them, without even trying to lower her voice, ” he’s a &%##@ son-of-a-#.”

By William Bedford - Thursday, October 18, 2007 - Full Story