Letters to the Editor

Justice picks should recuse

DEAR EDITOR: Shame on Majority Leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell for asserting that the current president’s Supreme Court Justice nominee will be voted upon this fall, with neither delay nor the generally required 60 senatorial votes. McConnell has invoked the Biden rule and will utilize the ...

Stop Mother Earth frackers

DEAR EDITOR: The recent toxic gas leak by ProFrac and resultant community evacuation in Girard should be a wake-up call for us all. Everything about fracking is inherently toxic, including the propaganda supporting this imminent and growing danger to our environment and public health. ...

Look beyond differences

DEAR EDITOR: Another weekend comes to a close on the heels of three shootings involving police, one officer is dead and three are injured, while in Chicago an officer shoots an apparently armed black man, touching off two days of riots and protests over police-involved shootings. Oddly ...

Don’t expect job creation yet

DEAR EDITOR: Any cuts to Social Security would be devastating to millions of Americans. Retired Americans are struggling to afford rising food, energy and health care costs. Congress should be working to strengthen Social Security instead of trying to cut it and privatize it. Medicare and ...

Issues raise blood pressure

DEAR EDITOR: When I read the June 24 Tribune Chronicle story “Trumbull Women Revisit Trump,” my blood pressure was elevated. What fantasy world are these women are living in? “Trump is protecting the children by keeping them with their families,” one woman said. Wake up lady ...

Plastic waste is big problem

DEAR EDITOR: I applaud Warren for beginning to address problems of plastic waste in our environment and brainstorming some possible solutions. Plastic bags were addressed, but our problems are much larger. I use my grocery bags in the waste can so as to not buy more plastic for liners. ...

Letters change nothing

DEAR EDITOR: I wrote my first Letter to the Editor in 1984. It was in response to a story this newspaper printed about the new technology the local phone company was rolling out. It was a story written by the phone company and reprinted. There was no investigation of what the new technology ...

Trumbull County Fair observations

DEAR EDITOR: It was my first time to a fair in 17 years. Loved the exhibition with all the animals. Did not enjoy anything else because of all the people smoking and the congestion. They put all the big rides into one corner of the fairgrounds — ridiculous. While the fair was smaller in ...

Fire the regional Council of Governments

DEAR EDITOR: What’s wrong with this picture? A volunteer council of governments decides they need more money. Trumbull County Regional Council of Governments has decided that they need a sales tax increase to support themselves. Wasn’t this Council created to help save us money, not ...

Illegal immigration means illegal

DEAR EDITOR: Welcome to the world of politicians giving away American jobs. Salem politicians knew the plant in Salem had illegal immigrants and did nothing to force this plant to hire legal citizens. All they were concerned about was the tax money that they received. And let’s not ...

The president lies again

DEAR EDITOR: I am among many Americans who demand a truthful accounting of facts from the White House regarding the immigrant children separated from their parents at our southern border. President Trump initially lied repeatedly about the justification for these separations in order to ...

Discipline, respect make our nation strong

DEAR EDITOR: As we celebrate the 242nd birthday of the country, let us reflect on how America came to be. Our forefathers looked at all types of governments before this one — monarchies, Hellenic, Roman — to come up with this democracy, with its checks and balances. Is it perfect? ...

Trump dividing the nation

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to an article that was in Sunday, June 24, Tribune, “Trumbull women revisit Trump.” Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but let’s talk fact vs. fiction, “fake news” as Trump says. Fact: Trump and his administration separated children from ...

Defend health coverage

DEAR EDITOR: During the entirety of 2017, the GOP Congress sought to repeal the Affordable Care Act, ACA, at every turn. Throughout, even as they introduced and voted on proposals that would spike premiums and leave millions uninsured, there has been almost universal agreement on one thing ...

Trump runs US as business

DEAR EDITOR: Former President Barack Obama took lying about the Iran deal to new heights. First he went through Congress telling them about it when he finished the deal. This is why it was never set in stone as law. He told them this so-called treaty would not allow Iran to access U.S. ...

Walkers, be aware of dogs in city

DEAR EDITOR: My husband and I walk daily for exercise, and while we were doing so early one morning last month, we noticed two stray pit bulls in the vicinity of Lincoln School on Warren’s northeast side. We turned down a side street hoping they would not follow us but, unfortunately, ...

Foreign interests take over US firms

DEAR EDITOR: U.S. trade with China has been very bad the last nine years. President Trump is changing that. The Chinese have demanded and obtained exclusive rights from U.S. companies for manufacturing and the secrets to manufacturing to do business in China. Yet, the Chinese have come ...

Candidates who will destroy their states

DEAR EDITOR: I just came across the article that names candidates who are running for Congress in different states. These kind of people don’t belong in the U.S., but they are trying to take over our democracy with their demented thinking. Here’s a few names and the state they want to ...

Cameras bad for policing

DEAR EDITOR: Traffic cameras are designed to enforce the speed limit in high-traffic areas such as state Route 46 in Howland. On the surface, these cameras seem to be a useful tool to obtain data and enforce the law while freeing up manpower. However, they may undermine an essential aspect ...

Garbage in, garbage out applies to society

DEAR EDITOR: Many of us are tired of seeing the worst in people, and seeing that display regularly in the news has struck a raw nerve. I have to agree President Donald Trump has no filter on what he says at times and some of his tweets are less than desirable. But his pro-growth for ...