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Letters to the Editor

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Readers Write: Sept. 28

1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

Veteran thinks Trump will being U.S. downMy 94-year-old father is a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He served on an “oiler” in the North Atlantic, ferrying fuel to Army Air Force bases so American-built planes could reach Europe. He is a taciturn Midwesterner of German heritage with a Ph.D. in ...
Readers Write: Sept. 27

1:00 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

Peachtree stretch needs to be cleaned upMiracle Mile … seriously? Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta between 10th and Ponce has become a war zone. There are now nightly vehicle drag races, open drug sales and prostitution, extremely aggressive panhandlers and drug addicts harassing people. Something beyond the usual “welcome to ...
Readers Write: Sept. 26

12:00 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

Private prisons are inhumane by natureThe Department of Justice delivered a crushing but deserving blow to the Corrections Corp. of America by deciding to phase out the use of private prisons.While many advocates see this as a win, the DOJ’s decision will have no impact on the thousands of refugees ...
Readers Write: Sept. 25

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

Obesity is real threat to public healthExpanding Medicaid would have marginal impact on health outcomes of Georgians, contrary to State Senator Vincent Fort’s argument (“Expanding Medicaid would be life-saving,” Editorial, Sept. 18).A majority of negative health conditions — diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, joint conditions, etc. ...
Readers Write: Sept. 23

2:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

Amendment more about money than educationAfter being married for 30 years to one of the many thousands of incredible Georgia public school teachers, I see firsthand how hard they work. And I’ve come to realize that public schools always seem to get the short end of the stick. Public schools ...
Readers Write: Sept. 22

2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

Sports facility funds could go to better useIn Maureen Downey’s column (“College out of reach,” Metro, Sept. 12), Downey points out a condition that has been a concern of mine for years: that of disparity among schools between districts of different financial possibilities. By an interesting coincidence, the top Op-Ed ...
Readers Write: Sept. 21

2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016

Wells Fargo bought way out of punishmentWells Fargo has been given a slap on the wrist, instead of a large fine of $3 billion, which they can afford and prison time for the senior and junior management. Nothing changes.Both parties with very few exceptions, maybe 8 percent of the House ...
Readers Write: Sept. 20

2:00 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2016

Efforts to fight climate change not enoughIn (“We have a whole world of evidence on climate change,” Opinion, Sept. 13), Jay Bookman correctly points to the overwhelming evidence of the very real phenomenon of global climate change. Instead of debating the obvious existence of a warming planet, we need to ...
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