Letters to the Editor

Lagniappe, weekend edition

Editor: I am an old-fashioned morning, daily-newspaper-in-my-hands, coffee-by-my-side, blankie-and-kitty-in-my-lap, SportsCenter-on-the-tube reader. So when the Mobile Press-Register went to three days, I subscribed to USA Today...

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A few things better than a wall

Editor: Forty-two years ago, a local department store ran a full-page newspaper ad announcing their annual fur sale. You could get a $10,000 fur coat for $5,000! I was in my early 20s with three small children and the idea of...

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Keep on keeping on

Editor: Judging from the illogical, emotional and hate-filled reactions of a few of your readers, Jeff Poor must have had an excellent idea in his Dec. 26 column (“Scorched Earth”). Otherwise, why would leftists feel so...

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All hail the mighty goober!

Editor: Mobile, our home of sweet lunacy, has turned over a new leaf. Or a new nut, that is. Y’all remember that local denizen, The Peanut Man, who lurked underneath the shade of the Government Street oaks for so many years...

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Who is the real Effin’ Moron?

Editor: Scorched earth option? That’s what sensible members of Congress and the majority of voters began in the midterms to rid this nation of the criminal scum in the Washington swamp. The GOP has been complicit with “Effin’...

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Not a fan

Editor: As a paid subscriber, I’m at a loss how you justify keeping Jeff Poor on your staff. His form of journalism is manipulative, leading the reader to think he’s being reasonable about both sides when in fact it appears our...

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In defense of AAA repeal

Editor: I recently read Rachel Bryars’ criticism of the Baldwin County School Board’s resolution calling for a repeal of the Alabama Accountability Act (AAA). Having been a member of the board at that time, I felt the need to...

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Shining the light on the Beacon

Editor: I was pleased and saddened to read Gabriel Tynes’ profile summarizing the history and apparent closing of the Mobile Beacon (Lagniappe, Dec. 12, 2018). During my first residency in Mobile I read the Beacon frequently, as...

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All things, great and small

Editor: Established in 1973, the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) allows for both public and scientific scrutiny of the petitioning process that determines which species are added to the national list of protected species....

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