Letter to the Editor

My favorite section

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Letters to the Editor is my favorite section of any newspaper I receive. Unlike the so called op-ed columnists, it gives a snapshot of what some real people are thinking. Of course, it is somewhat misleading, as the letters most often come from the same people, so perhaps the letters section provides a better perspective of the extreme poles of public opinion rather than any accurate rifle shot indicator of the public mood.

I note that the Reporter's letters section is favored by some regular contributors who do represent a wide range of political viewpoint. I always enjoy the contributions of Jerry Crew, Robert Sneitzer and others. Their opinions surely are not a guide to anything other than an illustration of the wide range of opinion that exists in our nation. I believe that contribution is certainly worthwhile.

Alan Oppendal, Ruthven