Letters to the Editor

We’re all on the same team

Editor: It is abundantly clear that columnist Jeff Poor adheres to the political philosophy of the Republican Party. In commenting on the declaration of Sen. Richard Shelby that he would not endorse Roy Moore in the Senate race...

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The moral high ground

Editor: Regarding Jeff Poor’s column in the Dec. 20 issue, (“The shameless antics of Richard Shelby”), I refer specifically to Rep. Bradley Byrne’s comments in which he states: “I think I signed a pledge to vote for Republican...

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New year, new you

Rob: My wife, Marianne, left the fake fireplace on the fake TV channel for me to watch while she is baking a ham. But she was thoughtful enough to get your column, “Fables of the U.S. Senate race” (Dec. 20) on the computer for...

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Council presidency should revolve

Editor: I think the president of the Mobile City Council should rotate on an annual basis, much as the leadership of the Mobile County Commission currently does. The people of each district would have equal representation over...

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Something stinks

Editor: The old shell game is alive and being worked on seniors. Social Security benefit letters went out this month showing a 2 percent raise, which was immediately taken back through a $25 raise in Medicare insurance premiums....

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Humility makes us real

Dear Ashley and Rob, On Dec. 9, I wrote y’all a rather rude and snarky letter regarding the upcoming Alabama Senate race, Roy Moore versus Doug Jones, based on your published opinions in the Lagniappe Dec. 6, 2017, edition. As...

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You are appreciated

Editor: Wow. Spent last weekend in Mobile at an Airbnb in the Oakleigh Garden District, just off George Street. The host had a copy of your newspaper on the coffee table. Print journalism is not dead. Your commentary, “Counting...

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All I want for Christmas

Editor: What I want most for Christmas is to finally see every child in Alabama be given a chance at the quality education they deserve. And believe it or not, that is a gift that we could actually make happen. Last week, the...

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Don’t forget the true meaning of Christmas

Editor: I’m an elderly man now, and although Christmas is no longer the enchanting, carefree day it was when I was young, I still manage to get caught up in the spirit of Christmas, and think that of all our holidays, Christmas...

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Crickets

Editor: In response to “Why Alabama’s ‘major’ newspapers don’t speak for Alabama” (Nov. 29), I would like to share my own personal experience with the Press-Register. I wrote four editorials on topics ranging from the...

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