• Deficit vs. debt confusion

     Dear Editor:

    In the Jan. 6 edition of the Red Oak Express, Cherie Miner commented about the mistaken belief by a majority of the American public that “the budget deficit has grown under Obama.” She contends it has not. I believe that Ms. Miner is making the same mistake that most of the public, and the media as well, are making—confusing the terms “deficit” and “debt”.   

  • Phelps criticizes response to flag ruling

     Dear Editor:

    We’ve watched Iowa respond with unholy rage to the federal judge saying you  can’t stop Westboro Baptist Church from expressive use of the flag.

    You try to silence a dissenting message, while pretending to be a nation of  laws. Of course, you break God’s law without batting an eye. So we  aren’t surprised when you brush away your own constitution.

  • School board decision highway robbery?

    To whom it may concern, namely the “Taxpayers,”

    Just who do these people think they are, “God?”  Kathy Walker, Bill Drey and Lee Fellers.

    Then I think they should have to pay the “Bill”.

    Taxpayers, you are being used. What a bone-headed idea. They spent the money to fix the water-damaged middle school up and then decide to tear it down.

  • Board decision bypassed the taxpayers

     Dear Editor:

    It is certainly good that we have two members on the Red Oak school board that have some common sense. A sneaky way to get a new school by bypassing the public who will be the ones that will be paying for it. 

    In the Express today it is borrowing on future income, how can you borrow on something you don’t have a guarantee of receiving.

  • Holidays evoke feelings of gratitude

     Dear Editor:

    This Christmas I am especially reminded of the past year and all I have to be thankful for. 

    Through the years I have always been thankful for things like the County Fair. Our three children have enjoyed this for many years and as everyone knows, it takes a lot of work and support.

  • Brantz arrest a coincidence?

    Dear Editor:

    The thought of a viable Libertarian being on the ballot in southwest Iowa must have struck a lot of fear into the hearts and minds of the Republicrats.

    Don Branz has been around for a long time, so the timing of this incident smells of an attempted political assassination, you know, just before the election. Sex is always used to tarnish the intended candidate.

  • Support for ROCIA, belief in Red Oak urged

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  • “Dark money” donors on both sides in election

     Dear Editor:


  • Sheriff’s office response lacking

     Dear Editor,

    I feel the need to apprise the community of a situation that happened at our home recently that was very distressing and disappointing.

  • Reader: Washington won’t change, Ernst will

     The contest is over and Joni Ernst was said to have won; however, that is yet to be determined in her first term in the US Senate. Now that the oil-rich, billionaire, Koch brothers have paid her way,