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Opinion

Letter to the Editor: DOD IG report to Congress

Dear Editor, On May 18th this AM Representative Mike Gallager (R) Wisconsin speaking on Fox News reported testimony from the Department of Defense Inspector General to the Foreign Services Committee that:1.        5,000 prisoners located at Bagram Air Base were released in the summer of 2020 and later more were released that fall.  Note Joe Biden was President; this release happened on his “Watch”.

Letter to the Editor: In support of Colman Silbernagel

Dear Editor, This spring, Benton County and rural Linn County Republicans face a situation again that we faced just two years ago: a contested senate primary. Due to redistricting, Benton County and some areas of Linn County now fall within newly drawn Senate District 42, leaving us with a new open seat. In the words of Michael Scott, ‘the dictionary defines superlative as of the highest kind, quality, or order; surpassing all else or others; supreme’.
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Letter to the Editor: Abortion Law

Dear Editor:Here are some of the facts about this pro-abortion bill that failed in the United States Senate:This bill would have legalized abortion up to the moment of birth.It does not protect religious institutions, like Catholic hospitals, from having to perform abortions.This bill goes FAR beyond Roe v. Wade.It would take away states' rights to legislate on abortion.

Reading my mind: Neighbors

Saturday morning I woke up to see that some idiot, and I say that kindly, set fire to Riverside Park and did thousands of dollars of other damage in the area. As I drove to the park with my granddaughter, we walked around the structure as I took pictures. "Who is the bad people that burned my green park up so I can't play?" As the day wore on she had more questions.

Letter to the Editor: Dr. Bernard Nathanson

Dear Editor, Have you ever heard of a man named Dr. Bernard Nathanson? Here are some things that you might want to know about him:*He was a professionally well-recognized and successful New York obstetrician and gynecologist. * He was the cofounder of NARAL who trained Planned Parenthood’s doctors how to perform abortions in the early 1970’s.
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Letter to the Editor: Voting Ease or Difficulty

Dear Editor: On this day May 2, a letter appeared in the CR Gazette attempting to indicate how difficult it would be for the disabled or those without transportation to get to the polls to vote.  I suggest a call to the Benton County Auditor – 319-472-2365.  If one is unable to personally attend a polling place to vote a request for a ballot should be asked for.

Letter to the Editor: Rebuttal

Editor: RE: Ms. GouldYou say I only know half of the story, so what is the other half I seem to have missed?  What do you glean from the misinformation media?  So then you are an expert on military tactics and strategy?  So where did you go to “boot camp” and where did you go to Officer Candidate School? Where did you go to Squadron Officer School, Command and Staff School and finally Air War College?  O.

Letter to the Editor: 84 billion -- some say 85

Dear Editor, Thanks to all for their comments.  What was not considered by the naysayers was how much equipment given to the Afghani armed forces was given up when they dropped their weapons and deserted their army in the face of the Taliban - when U.S. forces left Bagram in the middle of the night without informing Afghani leaders - to me that was disgraceful.
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Reading my mind: Words

I figure that Elon doesn't need a last name. We all know it's the gabillionaire that is driving the world nuts. How? The guy is attempting to buy Twitter and it's suspected that he believes in free speech. Not bad for a guy from South Africa, Canada, and holding citizenship in the United States as well. He said in a Ted Talk, "A good sign as to whether there is free speech, is someone you don't like, allowed to say something you don't like? And if that is the case, then we have free speech.

Letter to the Editor: Living in the present, remembering the past 4

Editor:Living in the present, remembering the past 4This is the Monday after Easter, why did this memory come to me?  No way to explain- perhaps it's my age 80, but I was drawn back to my time in Undergraduate Pilot Training Webb AFB, Big Spring Texas, 1964.  Primary training – Cessna built T-37 twin-engine with Continental Centrifugal flow jet engines – louder than anything on Earth, likely why my high-frequency hearing is affected.
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