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Bad attitudes key to divisiveness

Editor: I regard to Diane Daiute's comment about the “corrupt majority of Republicans” (Feb. 17), I wonder how she thinks this attitude will ever bring the people back together instead of being so totally divided. The difference of opinion is...

 

'Rigged' letter had 'very little truth'

Editor: The letter in the Feb. 17 edition about the so-called rigged impeachment was nothing but an uninformed diatribe which had very little truth at all in it. Apparently, the writer doesn’t listen to ALL the news out there. That includes Fox...

 

Whose interest is furthered here?

Editor: Government, Inc.: Let’s start with the CDC. Example 1: Counting. A new study reports that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been massively inflating its COVID-19 “case” and death counts to make the “pandemic...

 

Impeachment trial rigged by GOP

Editor: Donald Trump said, “I could stand in the  middle of 5th Avenue and shoot someone and I wouldn’t lose any voters.” Well, that’s what he did on Jan. 6, 2021. Killed seven people, in fact, and got 140 officers injured, including brain...

 

Just ignore the political uproar

Editor: The simplest way to ease the turmoil over the “political uproar” is to ignore it. Most of the uproar is by people who are trying to influence others with their own thinking. Just keeping in mind that not all “politics” is reasonable....

 

Senior Center needs support

Editor: It is certainly unfortunate that the Sweet Home Center has had to close its doors to our community’s seniors this past year due to the pandemic. However, perhaps some encouragement can be derived from past history of the Senior Center. A...

 

It's time to mend political fences

Editor: In 2016 I, along with many were shocked and disappointed when Trump won, especially after the Access Hollywood tapes were released. Women all over the country peacefully protested, wearing pink beanies, and marched against abuse of power and...

 

Repairing America starts right here

Editor: I am a Linn County resident, living halfway between Sweet Home and Lebanon I am a senior citizen, an independent voter and I enjoy riding bicycles with a bike club. When you ride a bike for 30 to 40 miles there is plenty of time to think. I... Full story

 

Trump's outsider, so he's disliked

Editor: I’m thinking back a decade or two to the time when there were no “Tweets.” Presidents did what they all do – swear, cheat and otherwise do what men in power tend to do (just my humble observation). But, even when the public knew about...

 

American culture war's long history

Editor: America’s current culture wars originate from the values conflict found between two revolutions: America’s in 1776, and France’s (1789-94). In the American colonies, the Great Awakening Christian revival (1720-60) changed the life...

 

Writer appreciates 'accurate' reports

Editor: I would like to thank the staff at The New Era for the lengths they go to in order to report accurate and complete information on articles printed in the paper. There are those in the community of Sweet Home who do not access the internet...

 

Letter's conclusions may be unfounded

Editor: While I understand Chuck Thompson’s concerns raised in his Letter to the Editor (Jan. 13), I am surprised by his suggestion that our incoming councilwoman, Angelita Sanchez, may have had the intention of going to the DC rally to subject...

 

Saddened by division in U.S.

Editor: When I returned from Vietnam in 1969 (U.S. Marines Infantry), many in my generation opposed the war and protested sometimes peacefully and other times not. Some were shot by National Guard; remember four dead In Ohio, (Neil Young Lyrics...

 

Humility might be answer to strife

Editor: I, like many others, am struggling and stressed trying to make sense of the turmoil that is happening in our country. Why people are so angry, politicians arguing, rioting in our streets and most recently the trespassing and tearing up of our...

 

Former legislator speaks on COVID

Editor: Greetings in this new year of 2021. I sent this letter to Governor Kate Brown this week. Dear Governor Brown, I feel compelled to communicate to you about the present situation in Oregon and a major decision you have recently made.  Yes,...

 

We easily succumb to manipulation

Editor: The events on Wednesday, Jan. 6, just show how primitive our brain remains (in some, anyway) and how susceptible we are to manipulation (Qanon, Trump, religions). I’m sure every Republican/Libertarian is proud of what went down Wednesday....

 

Questions about riot in capital

Editor: First of all, I want to thank Angelita Sanchez for her willingness to volunteer her time as a city councilwoman and the support she gives to help those individuals who have little or no voice. I recently viewed a comment reported by The...

 

Wrestling history missing vital piece

Editor: After reading the three pages, on the Husky wrestlers putting Sweet Home on the map, in the Dec. 23 edition of The New Era, I was stunned, disappointed and disgusted with the writer who put the wrestling history together. In 67 years Sweet...

 

COVID restraints population control

Editor: As I re-read the letter by Debbie Woody and Linda Cutright in last week’s The New Era, I am so impressed at the research that they went to the trouble to unearth for us. The points that they brought up are so right on. We all know it...

 

Trump's COVID leadership faulty

Editor: In the Dec. 30, 2020 edition of The New Era, Ms. Woody and Ms. Cutright express their frustration with the measures that Gov. Brown is implementing to stem the rising death toll here in Oregon. I believe we are all frustrated with where we...

 

COVID numbers don't add up to rules

Editor: Regarding Kelly Kenoyer’s opinion piece, published in the Dec. 16 edition: We understand the strain that everyone is under due to the current situation, but we personally are having a hard time understanding why we are here. As we write thi...

 

Help for homeless worthy of support

Editor: These are very trying times for all types of humanity. Unfortunately, not everyone is living in the most comfortable of housing situations. It is sad and perplexing to listen to some complain of “eyesores”, when there are families caught...

 

Manipulation of language a danger

Editor: “Political Correctness (PC) is language fascism pretending to be manners.”  (George Carlin) People use words to express thoughts. Language fascism (tyranny) controls the words people can say. When PC’ers cut back the words we can say,...

 

COVID presents genuine perils

Editor: Kudos to Ms. Kenoyer for her very timely op-ed piece on the serious perils that COVID presents us with. I, too, have seen news footage of people suffering from this horrible disease, and hence, choose to follow best scientific guidance to...

 

Library furloughs deserve scrutiny

Editor: The issuance of layoff notices to Sweet Home library staff, and subsequent withdrawal of those notices deserves careful scrutiny, as the background could spell repeats of this action. It is important to understand the history leading up to...

 

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