2-17 Letter to the Editor

Your Jan. 13 editorial “Americans see failing economy,” is composed of conservative and libertarian talking points, half truths and outright propaganda. It states “Americans have awakened to the fact government doesn’t drive the economy and improve their lives.” Officials don’t make touchdowns but they sure improve the fairness of the game. Our government is supposed […]

12-30 Letter to the Editor

Laws regulate society Regarding your Dec. 9 editorial “Private sector holds key to more jobs:” The writer says government does not have a clue of how the economy works and its policies keeps small business from creating jobs. This ideology says markets are always right and need no controls. The article’s final paragraph reads, “reduce […]

Single payer system would be cheaper

By Leon Logan The June 13 editorial headlined “Health plan may be harder to fund than thought,” portrayed a single-payer system as too expensive and the Democrats wanting to fund it on the backs of the rich. I don’t agree. A 2000 World Health Organization report ranked the United States No. 1 in per capita […]

Opinion column should use scientific backing

Regarding the May 3 editorial “Listing polar bears as endangered is bad for business:” Polar Bears are the canaries in the mine. Basically the column ridicules science and belittles any ideas to control greenhouse gases in the supposition it will hurt development. It will create jobs. The writer presents science as an “iffy” proposition. He […]

9/10 Letters to the editor

Dear Editor: We were recently robbed. The thief took an old lawnmower and the gasoline that would power it. The lawnmower was left resting in the back yard while we ran a quick errand, between the time we had cut the back lawn and before we could address the front. It was early afternoon and […]

Our commitment to our heritage and to our readers

Cathy Taylor and Allan Bock Each year Freedom Communications Inc., owner of the Quay County Sun, celebrates Founder’s Day, the birthday of Raymond Cyrus Hoiles (1878-1970). “R.C.,” as he was known, founded the media company in 1935 with the purchase of the then-Santa Ana Register, and his heirs still control it. R.C. Hoiles had a […]

Freedom safe in family control

We’ve heard from a number of readers over the past few months who expressed anxiety and concern about what might happen to the views on these pages if our parent company, Freedom Communications, were sold. We hope they are as pleased as we are at the news Tuesday that Freedom will remain in family control. […]