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Letters

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:

    Brad Hicks’ recent column in the Express caused me to think about Internet data collection.

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:

    A federal judge recently ordered the Trump administration to reunify children under age 5 with their parents who were separated at the border, by July 14 and all other children by July 26.

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:

    Humpty Trumpty promised a wall.

    Humpty Trumpty had a great fall.

    All of his money and all of his men

    Couldn’t put Humpty Trumpty together again.

    So then he lied and he lied

    While the poor children cried.

    And slowly, quietly ... democracy died.

    Moral of the story: Democracy cannot be taken for granted. Vigilance is paramount. We must never be lulled (or tricked) into complacency by an autocratic plutocrat.

    Carolyn Gildseth

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:

    Brad Hicks’ recent column in the Express caused me to think about the minimum wage a bit.

    Most people have no idea why there is a federal “minimum wage.” It has nothing to do with the workers, or “fairness,” or “a living wage.” The federal minimum wage was enacted specifically to stop companies from moving jobs out of the northern states to the less expensive southern states, where wages – and the cost of living – were much lower.

    From the Washington Times, May 28, 1998:

  • Letters to | the Editor

    Hog factory makes home a prison

    To the Editor:

    I have lived in Hardy since 1999. I moved to the country with the great outdoors in mind - but boy, was I wrong!

    In the fall of 2014, I learned that two 2,500-head hog factories were being built just 2,559 feet east of my acreage. I was never asked or told anything about it - just that Hawker Farms II (one of Iowa Select’s many LLCs) was moving in next door.

  • Letters to | the Editor

    We couldn’t do it without you

    To the Editor:

    The members of the Court of Honor appreciate each and every one who came to Evergreen Cemetery in Red Oak Memorial Day morning and helped raise the dedicated burial flags. A record number of people helped us put up a record number of flags.

    We also appreciate the hardy folk who came out at 4:00 that afternoon and helped us take the flags and poles down, another monumental task.

  • Letters to | the Editor

    No one should go hungry 

    To the Editor:

    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps over 40 million low-income Americans put food on the table. SNAP is the first line of defense against hunger for working families earning low wages, seniors, children, people with disabilities, veterans, and people who are between jobs or do not have steady employment, often for reasons outside of their control.

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    To the Editor:

    It’s amusing to watch the gun control advocates work. When the Brady Bill was being considered, the gun control advocates said that was all they wanted, but the ink wasn’t even dry on the bill and they were back demanding more controls. Now they’re demanding still more controls.

  • Letter to | the Editor

    To the Editor:

    What will happen if Mueller is fired?

    As the nation watches to see if President Trump fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller, activists across the country are gearing up for a nationwide response. Thousands of people have signed up to rally in more than 700 locations if the president fires Mueller. Iowa is no different. We are already making contingency plans for a peaceful protest in Red Oak.