Letters to the Editor

Taxation without representation

Editor: Just before the Revolutionary War and largely in response to the Stamp Act imposed by the British on the colonies in America, James Otis proclaimed “Taxation without representation is tyranny.” Today, Alabama is one of...

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A disaster waiting to happen

Editor: Alabama Power’s Plant Barry is truly a disaster waiting to happen (re: “Tick, tick, ticking in the Delta,” Damn the Torpedoes, Feb. 6 issue). Rather than excavate its huge poison pond, the company now plans to leave 21...

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Veterans crisis line always staffed

Editor: Approximately 230,000 veterans live in the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System three-state catchment area (south Mississippi, south Alabama and the Florida Panhandle). Of those, 104,000 are enrolled for care at VA,...

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God saw the wine, and it was good

Rob: I loved your article dealing with health inspections (“Inspectile Dysfunction,” Jan. 23). As a civil and environmental engineer who has worked in Mobile County for many years and Alabama since 1971, you are really on to...

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Alabama the Eww-tiful

Editor: Jeff Poor wrote in the Jan. 30 Lagniappe (Beltway Beat column) “the solution isn’t necessarily to pump federal dollars into Lowndes County for a sewer system. While that might help, a more permanent solution would be to...

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You just don’t get it

Editor: Speaking as someone who lived, worked in Los Angeles and San Diego for nearly 18 years (I now live in Spanish Fort), I do not believe you understand the gravity of the situation when it comes to illegal immigration,...

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Our goal is food safety

Editor: Many thanks for your Jan. 16 article on food inspections (“Delay in health inspections affecting local businesses”). Each year 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from eating contaminated food, according to the Centers for...

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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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