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Wednesday, July 30,2014
Letters

It’s a mystery why Rep. Johnson voted no on reducing prez power

To the Editor:

Last Friday, our elected representative to the U.S. House, Bill Johnson, voted against a bill to recover his own authority to deploy troops in Iraq. Since 2001, the authority to deploy troops has been invested in the president by the law enacted at that time.
Wednesday, July 23,2014
Letters

Hate McDavis campaign? Never heard of it.

To the Editor:

In a recent letter to The Athens News published July 21, 2014, from Dr. Francine Childs, professor emerita of African-American Studies at Ohio University, I was surprised to read of a long-running "Hate Roderick McDavis" campaign.
Wednesday, July 23,2014
Letters

The reignited Israeli-Palestine conflict brings to mind some passages from a certain book’s ‘revelations’

To the Editor:

I am circumcised, so you could say I have skin in this issue and don't need to be called anti-Semite. President Obama had his once a year Ramadan dinner with Muslims, and had the audacity to invite the Israeli Ambassador to give a speech to the dinner guests who were mostly all Muslim. The speech's main theme: "Israel has the right to defend itself."

Sunday, July 20,2014
Letters

McDavis continues to shine even during HateMcDavis campaign

To the Editor:

There has been a "Hate Roderick McDavis" campaign since the Ohio University president's arrival on campus in 2004. Since my arrival 40 years ago, I have never seen such a negative campaign waged against an Ohio University president.

Wednesday, July 16,2014
Letters

Powell’s arguments would appear to work against his case

To the Editor:

I see at last what Dennis Powell is saying about climate change (Mudsock Heights, The NEWS, July 14).

Wednesday, July 16,2014
Letters

Consider a plan that would impose a fee on CO2 emissions

To the Editor:

I sympathize with advocates in your community's efforts to have the federal EPA take over oil and gas regulatory primacy from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (The NEWS, July 9).
Wednesday, July 16,2014
Letters

Headline for Humans v. Zombies story glibly mentioned Ukraine

To the Editor:

The headline on the July 14 cover story about Humans vs. Zombies last weekend that referenced the Eastern Ukraine conflict was in poor taste.
Sunday, July 13,2014
Letters

Frequent letter writer identified incorrectly in letter headline

EDITING ERROR: The original title given to Mr. Coffey's letter, ("Letter From Local Atheist Was Insulting and Just Plain Wrong," July 10, 2014) incorrectly represents me, Eliot Kalman, as being an atheist.
Sunday, July 13,2014
Letters

Good local police need to know we appreciate their work

I have always admired and respected those police officers from all agencies who risk their own safety and put their lives on the line for us everyday. There is no higher calling than to serve, protect and sometimes sacrifice yourself for your fellow man. These are the officers we look up to and depend on to look out for us.
Sunday, July 13,2014
Letters

Congratulations to the OU Heritage College

On July 9, 2014, I had the privilege of meeting the inaugural medical school class at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dublin. I look forward to meeting the remainder of the "Class of 2018" at the Heritage College White Coat ceremony later this month on the Ohio University campus in Athens
 
 
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