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What are we doing about Russia?
In response to “Russia might meddle again in elections, intel leaders say” (Feb. 14):
This week, our directors of the various intelligence agencies testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee that Russia influenced our 2016 election, sows seeds of discord driving Americans apart and will influence our 2018 elections. Yet, our president does not want to talk about this ongoing “attack on our country” and decided against Congress-approved sanctions on Russia two weeks ago. I want to know why we are failing to act.
Keith Wilson, Charlotte
Trump’s lawyers have good reason
The lawyers for President Trump are now scared for the president to testify before the special counsel because they are afraid he will get caught lying! Imagine that...
Phil Summerville, Maiden
A good first step on gun control
In response to “Our neighbor takes lead on gun control” (Feb. 7 Opinion):
The Observer’s editorial board was right in stating that we must muster the courage to do something about gun control. In 2015-2016, 12 of North Carolina’s congressmen received $36,000 from the NRA. Republicans Sen. Richard Burr with $9,900, Rep. Richard Hudson with $4,950 and Rep. Patrick McHenry with $4,000 were the highest among them. What we can do is vote them out of office in the next elections.
Lincoln Conaway, Denver
Stop comparing Trump to Hitler
In response to “Military deserves better than a parade” (Feb. 14 Forum):
The “opinion” expressed in Wednesday’s paper regarding how President Trump is like Adolf Hitler for wanting a military parade indicates how deep down the political abyss our country has sunk!
To compare Trump to Hitler is reprehensible. He is the president of the United States. First Amendment rights be damned, this is pure hatred.
This is not an opinion but hate-mongering at its worst, and shame on the Observer for printing it that way.
Murray Coulter, Charlotte
Democrats don’t have to play along
In response to “Dems, cooperate for good of the country” (Feb. 7 Forum):
It is the Democrats’ right to express their constituents’ opinions by not applauding a verbally wandering, insulting, off-message speech by our paper-doll president. It certainly doesn’t meet the level of disrespect of that Republican screaming “You lie!” at a sitting president, as happened in 2009.
A man filling the highest office in the land, who arranges America’s business around his golf schedule, is no true president. I also recall the repeated statement from the Republicans that under no circumstances would they allow any, yes anyof President Obama’s legislation to be passed.
Donna Bernard, Statesville
I hate to see Philadelphia Deli go
In response to “Philadelphia Deli closing after bitter legal fight” (Feb. 7):
I can’t believe another Charlotte institution goes down due to greed and corporations who can afford expensive so-called attorneys.
Greencastle will never get this Charlottean’s business.
Andrea J. Jones, Charlotte
Let’s make healthier food donations
In response to “Awful food for the hungry? We should do better” (Feb. 9 For the Record):
Thank you, Jean Blish Siers, for your article on the quality, or lack thereof, pertaining to items donated to food banks and pantries. I have worked at a soup kitchen in Mooresville, and also am dismayed at many of the items donated.
Don’t get me wrong, donating is a most appreciated and wonderful way to give to the community, but on the other hand, I would like to see healthier choices in these donations. Even if it means less items but better quality of food. Let’s all do a little better at looking at labels.
Anne Monrad, Mooresville
Hospital ad lacks medical accuracy
In response to “Atrium name a waste of time and money” (Feb. 9 Forum):
I am writing to add to Brent Davids’s letter. Atrium’s full-page ad in Thursday’s paper states that “Atrium, a place ... where each and every heartbeat begins...” Just so they know, heartbeats begin in the womb. I don’t think there are very many heartbeats beginning at the hospital.
Liz Kodzai, Charlotte