Letters

Silencing the voices of our democracy

To the editor: Recently there has been a growing pressure to silence voices on a local, state, and national level. I am deeply concerned that Minnesota GOP Representatives including Rep. Torkelson, voted to continue allowing the Speaker to use a mute button to silence the voices of fellow ...

Can we unite to save the oceans?

To the editor: The world’s oceans are under severe stress from plastic pollution, over-fishing, and climate change. In Indonesia, businesses give away 10 million plastic bags a year which ultimately end up in rivers and the ocean. Most countries do not have any recycling operations (China, ...

Denying reporters access – what is gov’t hiding?

To the editor: Thank you for your level-headed and balanced editorial about “fake news” in the Thursday edition of The Journal. Finding the real facts in all of the misdirection and outright lying has been difficult since campaign time. And I honestly believe that more needs to be done to ...

Informing journalists vs. persuading journalists

To the editor: After reading Joan Krikava’s letter to the editor in Saturday’s Journal, I had to respond. I agree 100 percent with her comment “Thanks to all journalists that daily keep us informed.” The issue I have is with journalists that try to “persuade” us. If you want me to ...

Importance of a free press

To the editor: I was inspired by the editorial in Thursday’s journal regarding the importance of the free press. Kevin Sweeney expressed so well the importance of the press in keeping our country free. Dedicated journalists risk much to keep us informed. They are the heroes of the American ...

Thanks for views on fake news, media

To the editor: Mr. Sweeney, thank you for providing our community today (Feb. 23) with your views on fake news, the mainstream media, journalistic integrity, and, most importantly, the First Amendment to the US Constitution. I was very glad to read that you hold values that are a most ...

AP is wrong, Trump is right

To the editor: I’ve come to the conclusion that the Associated Press isn’t worth looking at anymore because their information often is not correct and their journalists add in their own little tidbits of bias. Their anti-Trump fact checking needs to be fact-checked as their whole ...

Reason to be afraid

To the editor: After having watched the entire one hour plus President Trump news conference on 2-16-17 I have come to the conclusion that Mr. Trump is a mental case. I fear for our nation and the world. Archie Pearson LaSalle

Mainstream media ignore important issues

To the editor: President Trump appeared to enjoy Thursday’s press conference. As the Liberal/progressive media seethed over its inability to control the narrative I recalled Al Capp and his comic strip. He derided student protestors in the 60s by attaching the acronym SWINE to them: ...

Looking for answers

To the editor: Over twelve years ago my sump pump started running every 15 to 20 minutes both day and night and all year long. Of course we had called the City Utility for them to look for a leak. They tested the water from the sump and said it was ground water. We thought it was then coming ...

What can we believe?

To the editor: We can’t have our cake and eat it to. (I Corinthians 10:21) What part of God’s word is right and what part is wrong? Is the part that says there is life in the womb wrong? (Luke 1:44) (Genesis 25:22) There are people today that would have you believe that life does not ...

Gender issues

To the editor: I read through the January issue of National Geographic which was devoted to the exploration of gender. Some people are now telling us there are over 50 genders. They use terms like ‘gender fluidity’ where your gender waffles back and forth between male and female; ...

Time for cooler heads to prevail in Washington

To the editor: For over 60 years, since the Truman Administration, this writer has been a student of American political affairs. This period has included wars, civil rights protests throughout America, the 1968 Democratic Party Convention in Chicago which was seriously marred by violence in ...

School choice

To the editor: I found the School Choice editorial in The Journal puzzling. It seems the message was that since New Ulm has both public and private choices in education, the rest of the nation should have no problem with DeVos’ agenda. This is a misconception. The system works in New ...

Commenting on comments

To the editor: A couple of comments on Letters To The Editor 1.) Bad behavior all around: In a letter to the editor on Friday, Feb. 10, a woman from Springfield starts out, “Recent letters and comments have described liberals and democrats as without a moral core.” “We march today ...

Consider who benefits from legislative and executive actions

To the editor: Thank you to Journal publisher Greg Orear, for his thoughtful commentary on the proposed repeal of the Johnson Amendment, which prevents tax exempt organizations, whether a church or a civic organization, from endorsing political candidates or donating to their campaigns. In ...

Women’s march critics missed message

To the editor: One phrase from a recent letter about the Jan. 21 Women’s March stands out to me: “Although all people have a right to demonstrate, it turned out to be more a Pro-abortion rally than anything else. It was a rally in favor of being allowed to kill and murder unborn ...

Prayer will be needed over next four years

To the editor: I agree with a recent letter to the editor that the next four years will be very difficult. It will be difficult to get things done considering the obstruction politics of the Democrats. It will be difficult to read and watch the biased coverage from newspaper and television ...

Thank you to New Ulm Steel

To the editor: Thank you to the NU Steel for sponsoring Faith Night on Wednesday, Feb.  8 and making it possible for local church youth groups to attend. I attended with the youth from my church. We saw an exciting, competitive game and heard some inspiring comments from Dean Bowyer. Thank ...

Bad behavior all around

To the editor: Recent letters and columns have described liberals and Democrats as without a moral core, uncivilized, having low standards, and fallen brethren. Proof of this mass depravity was the language and behavior of a few among millions at rallies and marches. Besides the unfairness of ...

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