Letters to the Editor

Too much negativity in American society today

DEAR EDITOR: The U.S. today is caught in a non-stop revolving door; this nation is drinking its own poison daily, mentally enforcing anti-establishment behavior. Look at the headlines: listen to the subjects on the radio that are broadcast daily. Watch it on television programs. The internet ...

Media continues to spread climate of fear

DEAR EDITOR: I couldn’t help but notice the contrast of the only two articles on a page of Sunday’s edition. One was about the riots and demonstrations in France; the other was about quirky events signaling climate change. The one did have at least a small bit of truth about the French ...

Why regular exercise is important for health

DEAR EDITOR: Exercise is an important contributor to keeping the body healthy. Some people have exercise regimens that they follow to ensure they are staying fit and in good health, and some people never work out whatsoever. There are no negative results from working out properly and according ...

Don’t tell people how to live their lives

DEAR EDITOR: When the U.S. Constitution was signed, our founders certainly did not create a nanny state. Personal freedoms and personal property rights were paramount. The medical profession seems to believe that health and safety can be used to supersede the Constitution. They have created a ...

Following golden rule makes America best

DEAR EDITOR: There is a mental problem with people who believe in the “America First” and “Making America Great Again” slogans. Belief in these slogans shows a disregard for others. It shows that a person believes only in winning and losing. It shows selfishness and arrogance. A ...

Truth about haves and have nots

DEAR EDITOR: For some time now, I have been watching the world’s perception of wealth and riches. In the eyes of many people, money is the gauge by which we determine whether one is considered to be a have or a have not. I have often written about truth, or the lack of it. What we see ...

Mahoning Valley is open for business

DEAR EDITOR: We received devastating news Monday. It’s not that we didn’t see it coming — with over 3,000 layoffs in the last two years, small car sales dropping and analysts calling for closure of at least two General Motors’ American car plants. But Monday we got news that we ...

It’s time to re-explore shale play drilling

DEAR EDITOR: Can it be true that Black Monday has hit the Mahoning Valley again? How many times can we be knocked down? Maybe from this tragedy a Phoenix will rise from the ashes. Maybe it’s time for local and state leaders to rally together to promote a very large asset that is right ...

Electric vehicle could save local GM plant

DEAR EDITOR: The GM Cruze (2010-2019) was never allowed to reach puberty, but its successor in name, GM Cruise, promises to live and thrive for decades to come. The future clearly is with zero emissions autonomous vehicle, GM Cruise, and by 2023 GM intends to have at least 20 all-electric ...

Wake up and buy American products

DEAR EDITOR: We can thank all the stupid Americans first for buying foreign automobiles. They’re just hurting themselves, their neighbors and families who work for General Motors. If these people who wanted to buy a small car would have purchased a Chevy Cruze, they might have helped ...

Forgotten dates doesn’t mean it’s a lie

DEAR EDITOR: This is in regards to a previous letter. The writer doesn’t know all women and about being abused. I was in Ford’s position 52 years ago. At 18, I was forced down in the front seat of a car. I was in the Air Force living at the Barracks on a base in the south. When I went ...

All Americans should support movements

DEAR EDITOR: You recently published a letter titled “Democrats reap what they sow from election” that I found to be inaccurate. I would like to dispute several points made by the author. The #MeToo movement was created 10 years ago by Tarana Burke of Harlem in response to a young girl ...

Sound off!

So 70 percent of respondents to a Tribune Chronicle poll credit Trump for the current gas prices? I’d guess when the prices were at $3, the same respondents were blaming him? Of course not! And when gas climbs again next year, Trump will not be blamed by these folks. Credit for only the good ...

Report solutions, not just complaints

DEAR EDITOR: Early in life I was taught if you point out a problem, be prepared to suggest a solution. Otherwise keep it to yourself. I’ve also heard it said, “Be part of the solution, not part of the problem.” These are wise words that are relevant today in many ways. Other quotes ...

Support veterans with peace, not war

DEAR EDITOR: The best way to honor our veterans is to stop sending our young men and women into constitutionally congressionally undeclared wars — see article 1 88 (11). The last war authorized by congress was against Hitler and Tojo. These undeclared wars and the resulting carnage are ...

Why no health care coverage for all?

DEAR EDITOR: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness ... let those words sink in. We argue about health care in this country like it is some sort of extra, some sort of commodity that is an exception, only for those that have earned it. Life is one of the “unalienable rights” set ...

Letter showed hatred of non-Democrats

DEAR EDITOR: In the Nov. 18 edition of the Tribune Chronicle, there were a few statements made in one of the Letters to the Editor that I should like to comment on and refute as well. In the 1940s and 1950s, my parents were staunch Democrats; my late wife and I were mostly Democratic ...

Which side of bench will you stand?

DEAR EDITOR: Thank goodness the telephone solicitation for politicians has stopped. How they choose people for a party is questionable to me. I do not vote a party line. I vote for individual people I feel will serve us best. I believe there are good people in both parties. I do regret ...

Representing us or just themselves?

DEAR EDITOR: U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan blames the president for the loss of a shift at GM Lordstown. The price of gasoline went so low that people went to bigger cars and trucks. Ryan and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown ignored President Trump when he made a stop at the Vienna airport. They claim to ...

Sound off!

Does Ohio need a “stand your ground” law? Sure! Weekly we read about innocent Ohioans being indicted and sent off to prison for defending themselves — not! Ohio’s prosecutors have warned us: This law (used by thugs like Zimmerman) is more likely to be used by drug dealers to “off” ...