JOHN T. NIGHTINGALE

Reader input: Give thanks for living in a free country

We celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, parades and barbecues. Many do not know the Fourth of July marks an important date in U.S. history. In 1776, the Declaration of Inde ...

Reader Input: A personal take on Americans

In response to Reader Input: “‘War’ won’t fix social problems,” Thursday, May 28: Cherie (Holm) tells us, “The key meanings policy makers mean ...

Reader Input: Mental health woes common

In response to Carol Wallgren, “Once stigmatized, mentally ill now aided,” (Reader Input, April 28), Carol tells us “Everyone has a mental as well as a physical h ...

Reader Input: Water before high-speed rail

To add to the letter by John W. Little, Newcastle (“Of pie, rye and a dearth of water,” Reader Input, April 10): The Sorek Desalination Project in Israel was built in ...

Reader Input: Not sold on drought cause

In science, “fact” can only mean “confirmed to such a degree that further disagreement is a waste of time.” Fact: From weed-whackers and chainsaws to gene ...

Reader Input: Extend tests to the ignorant

Here we go again. A new law takes effect that requires you to pay a fee and take a test to enjoy a right granted by the Bill of Rights. The new law states “Among other fact ...

Reader Input: ‘Star Wars’ title a bad omen?

Here we go again. “The Party of Blame,” also known as “Big Losers Always Make Excuses,” is at it again. Not many Democrats will admit any degree of loss o ...

Reader Input: Beware three big bad wolves

The current world situation reminds me of the fairy tale, “The Three Little Pigs,” with a different set of characters. Instead of three little pigs we have three big ba ...

Reader Input: Writer needs reality check

Re: “Politicians say we’re tanking,” (Reader Input, Sept. 7). When I read Reader Input letters, I never look to see who has written the letter in advance. It is ...

Reader Input: Unaware he’s living in Utopia

In response to Ron Lowe’s letter of Sept. 7, “Politicians say we’re tanking”: Sigmund Freud’s theory of dreams suggested that dreams were a represen ...