Duke Energy should face further scrutiny
In response to Our View “Duke cozy with ‘independent’ profs” (Nov. 16 Editorial):
Forget about Russian collusion in the D.C. swamp, it seems Duke Energy is engulfed in its own collusion with its not-so-independent coal ash investigators.
When official documents are altered to fit the company’s agenda, further scrutiny is needed. Yet, Duke wants a rate hike and to charge customers for coal ash clean-up, a cost it should bear.
Note the cricket sounds out of Raleigh.
Floyd Prophet, Kannapolis
Bill Clinton got a pass for his behavior
While we are condemning everybody, why was President Bill Clinton given a pass? I know! I know! He was impeached mostly by those dastardly Republicans, but he did ooze charm and that makes it easy to forgive.
I would bet my last nickel that most of the senators and congressmen on Capitol Hill who are standing in judgment of these men have hanky-panked with underlings at some time in their careers.
Elizabeth R. Warren, Charlotte
Two wrongs don’t make a right
This week I heard a woman say “I do not care if he (Roy Moore) did it, we had a sexual predator in the White House for eight years in Bill Clinton, what difference does it make?”
While there are most certainly questions concerning Clinton’s moral character, or lack thereof, one person’s infidelities do not justify the approbation of another’s.
To suggest that it would be acceptable to have an accused pedophile in the Senate is an indication to me of a vast tear in the social fabric of this great country. The phrase “hell in a handbasket” seems somewhat of a glass-half-full perspective.
Curt Dansby, Charlotte
I admire Trump’s energy; cut him slack
In response to “Lyles delivers final dagger to GOP’s hopes” (Nov. 8 Editorial):
It’s interesting that the Editorial Board now believes the value of diversity of opinion, yet day after day the Observer pounds on Donald Trump and Republicans and political cartoons mock him.
You believe that nothing Trump does is worthwhile, but I don’t think anyone can deny his energy. In my opinion he has tried to solve more problems in his first year than Barack Obama did in eight.
Try backing off your constant criticism for a while. Whether you like it or not, he is our president.
F. Donald Collins, Charlotte
I have to agree with Don Reid this time
In response to “Agenda-driven activists now run city” (Nov. 12 Forum):
I don’t always agree with Don Reid, but he hit the nail on the head with his Nov. 12 Forum letter.
I am very concerned that within 20 years Charlotte will be in the same financial shape as are most of the cities in this country run and controlled by Democrats and liberal activists. A good example: Chicago.
William Unferth, Charlotte
Too early to judge City Council newbies
How unfortunate that Don Reid has such a distorted view of Mecklenburg County voters.
It appears he has judged the newly elected City Council members as incompetent and a “disaster in the making.” He has no evidence that indicates these new City Council members can’t deliver good governance.
Yet, we currently have Republican “agenda-driven activist” state legislators whose policies have been incompetent, misguided and disastrous governance. Simply stunning!
Shirley Kniffley, Charlotte
Might want to rethink that crown logo
Might want to rethink that crown logo
In response to “Charlotte’s new marketing campaign gets a crowning touch” (Nov. 15):
The City of Charlotte has proposed a crown as a cutting-edge symbol “the world will recognize.”
Most of the world, Charlotte apparently excluded, knows that a crown represents monarchism, which we discarded in the American Revolution well over two centuries ago.
Back to the drawing board, city leaders.
Philip Van Hoy, Charlotte
Kara Olsen got short shrift in headline
What a great photograph of Kara and Greg Olsen on the cover of the newspaper Wednesday. Pity you had to spoil it with the headline “A project close to his heart.”
How about “their hearts”? If there was ever a photograph that needed to recognize the couple, this was it.
Gaurav Pant, Charlotte