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Letters

  • Letters to the Editor: Sex Ed linked to high pregnancy ranking?

     

    Dear Editor:

  • Letter to the editor: This voter is feeling the Bern

     Dear Editor:

    I think life is not measured by the breaths you take ... but by the moments that take your breath away, and “ I’m Feeling the Bern.”

    Louis Brandis said it best: “We can have Democracy in this great country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.”

    Bernie Sanders has always fought for the common good.

  • Senate, be independent thinkers; do your job

    Dear Editor:
    Do you realize that both of our Iowa Senators have stated that filling the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court should or will wait until the next President is in office? I had hoped that they would be independent thinkers, but no, they are in lock-step with their party.

  • Corndog Checkoff for fairgrounds upkeep

    Dear Editor:
    Every August, the Iowa State Fair has the honor of hosting more than one million people at the historic 450-acre Iowa State Fairgrounds. The Iowa State Fair continues to attract people from all over the world, and truly showcases Iowa’s best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. The Iowa State Fair is an American tradition that every Iowan can be proud of and for which I am humbled to serve on the governing board.

  • 1961 cold war pamphlet offers advice

    Dear Editor:
    A June 2015 Time Capsule on cold war history reminded me of the USDA Farmers Bulletin #2107, “Defense Against Radioactive Fallout on the Farm”, revised, April 1961, which I discovered in my father’s desk 10 years ago. While I am not normally one to bash the federal government, this pamphlet should give anyone pause.
    Its premise was that we could, as a nation, survive the effects of nuclear war and that farmers “would be counted on to supply the food and fiber needed to keep the economy going.” This is certainly the big lie.

  • The right to drive, WOTUS and FEMA

    Dear Editor:

  • Clinton server snafu a "big deal" for security

    Dear Editor:
    I graduated from Atlantic and moved to Red Oak in 1957. My wife is from Red Oak and her father was a police officer and fireman. We married as I went into the Navy in 1960. I served 30 years and then retired.  
    My last tour was as the NATO Security Officer for the Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic, the equivalent to SHAPE. The Supreme Allied Commander is the head of all Allied forces in the Western Hemisphere, Mediterranean Sea and English Channel.

  • Ackley's statements false, confusing

    Dear Editor:
    There are several false and confusing statements in Bob Ackley’s letter published in the Feb. 2 edition.
    First, the tactic of using “creeping legislation” (as in incremental steps) to accomplish an agenda is employed by both parties, as it is a legitimate (even common and maybe necessary) legislative tool.  

  • Creeping legislation and gun control laws

    Dear Editor:
    I see that Ms. Miner and the rest of the gun grabbers are still pushing their failed agenda.
    She must not realize most people have caught on to the left wing/socialist/communist tactic of employing creeping legislation to accomplish their agendas; after all, they’ve been dong it for at least half a

  • Square additions should be big news

    Dear Editor:
    I was recently in Red Oak to celebrate my sister’s (Nan Tebrinke’s) 75th birthday. The family had a great dinner at the new restaurant in town, Sauced, on the southeast corner of the square. We had excellent food and service.
    I asked  the owner what was the construction next to the Grand  Theatre. She stated the Grand was expanding, adding another theater next to the  existing one.  These two items are big news in Red Oak and should be headline news items in the Express.   
    John Stilwell