TERRE HAUTE —
will not work
The president’s scare tactics on the sequestration will not work. I believe the American people are smart enough to figure out that releasing illegal immigrants from jail and not sending military ships to the Middle East when needed are just scare tactics to get the public on his side.
President Obama pushed for the sequestration and now he has it. He is cutting back in areas that are needed instead of cutting unneeded programs and waste. Examples of waste are the $115 billion in improper payments to those not qualified for benefits, 47 job training programs that could be consolidated, 183 conferences which has included in 2010 the General Services Administration debacle and EPA grants to foreign countries that have amounted to $100 million in the last 10 years. These are a few examples of many where money can be saved.
We avoided the so-called fiscal cliff when the House and Senate voted to increase taxes, now it is time for President Obama to live up to his agreement and meet with the House and Senate leaders to wisely make cuts to cover the $85 billion needed for the sequestration.
If $85 billion cannot be cut wisely from a $3.8 trillion budget, the American people are doomed to a never-ending deficit, which is now over $16 trillion.
Fifty-one percent of the American people got the president they voted for, some several times. Now it is time for him to lead.
— Dennis Wilkey
A look behind
the thin blue line
We want to express a heartfelt thank you to Chief Plasse, Lt. Hugh Crawford and the members of the Terre Haute Police Department who opened our eyes to the world of law enforcement.
As members of the second Terre Haute Civilian Police Academy, we can honestly say that the opportunity afforded us allowed us to view the Terre Haute Police Department in a different light. Each week of the Academy, we were exposed to the different departments, their roles and responsibilities. It was an opportunity that we looked forward to each week.
What we were most impressed with was seeing the dedication and professionalism that was displayed by all the law enforcement officers. The Terre Haute police fulfill the obligation to protect and serve the citizens of Terre Haute. Their training, equipment and dedication is equal to any in the state of Indiana, and we are indeed fortunate to have these officers. Every day they help to keep Terre Haute a safer city in which to live and raise a family. I know that when the call goes out, one of Terre Haute’s finest will be there to help in any situation at any cost. We highly recommend this experience to anyone who has an interest.
Again the Terre Haute Police Department is accepting applications for the third Terre Haute Civilian Police Academy. This Academy will last for 11 weeks. If a person ever wanted a chance to look inside the police department, this is a unique opportunity.
— Mr. and Mrs. David Roads
TERRE HAUTE —
READERS' FORUM: May 19, 2013
• Flawed reasoning on gun checks
• A hint of things yet to come?
• Are the ‘makers’ doing the ‘taking’?
• The ‘Obamination’ is finally revealed
• Pondering effects of Obamacare
• Fantasizing on the ‘Apocalypse’
• Another view of Hinduism
• Great experience for HCMS students
FLASHPOINT: A legislative session of missed opportunities
Given the nature of politicians, grand claims of accomplishments and overblown rhetoric about “historic” efforts are to be expected at the close of any legislative session.
READERS' FORUM: May 17, 2013
Hinduism doesn’t deserve ridicule — Shefali Purohit, Terre Haute
Readers' Forum: May 16, 2013
Moving Deming folks sounds ‘nuts’
Readers' Forum: May 15, 2013
Participants rise to the challenge: I would like to write a letter congratulating all the Wabash Valley Roadrunners that competed in the One America Indianapolis Mini Marathon.
READERS' FORUM: May 14, 2013
ISTEP failure exposes flaws
Community hasn’t changed its spirit
Egregious threat to nation’s defense
READERS' FORUM: May 13, 2013
• Women’s group criticizes Bucshon
• Let’s hope this doesn’t come true
• Many get thanks for fest success
READERS' FORUM: May 12, 2013
Vigo Youth Football, entering 45th year, seeks new support
Media ignoring important case on abortions
Proud to be old-fashioned
Guns in school? What’s next?
Promoting hate not a ‘brave’ act
FLASHPOINT: Again in 2013 General Assembly, middle class generally ignored
Last year, the people of Indiana entrusted the Republican Party with some of their most precious possessions.
Readers’ Forum: May 11, 2013
I just wanted to express my disappointment at the lack of response shown by President Obama after the Boston Marathon bombings.
Readers' Forum: May 10, 2013
CANDLES event plants new seed: On April 26, CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center hosted an event called “Sowing Seeds of Peace: A Celebration of Spring” at the Apple House. Our purpose was to introduce people to our concept of forgiveness as a seed for peace.
READERS’ FORUM: May 6, 2013
• Money drives our newfound ‘needs’
• Guns not the only dangerous objects
Readers’ Forum; May 5, 2013
Thankful for Pyle museum: I was happy to see the announcement of the Ernie Pyle Museum’s summer season opening, and I was reminded of how fortunate we all are to have such a museum close by.
FLASHPOINT: Lessons from the legacy media — get it right, first
Enough mistakes and maybe we’ll learn: When in doubt, leave it out.
FLASHPOINT: Hoosiers got steady hand in recent session
As the General Assembly began its work last November, as Speaker of the House, I pledged a renewed spirit of bipartisanship with legislators working together to solve our state’s most pressing challenges. As this year’s legislative session concludes, representatives from throughout the state — Republican and Democrat — have joined together to address those issues at the forefront of Hoosier minds: maintaining our state’s fiscal integrity, spurring job creation and expanding education opportunities for every Hoosier family.
READERS' FORUM: May 3, 2013
Deep gratitude during tragic time
READERS’ FORUM: May 2, 2013
• Terre Haute takes care of their own
• Postal contract causes concern
• Food price rise not appreciated
READERS' FORUM: May 1, 2013
Great support for Clay Habitat
READERS’ FORUM: April 30, 2013
• Gujarat attack was provoked
• Proud honor for THN student
READERS’ FORUM: April 29, 2013
• Avoid language of extremism
Readers' Forum: April 28, 2013
Another debacle for landowners: The integrity of our city and county officials continues to erode with an Issue that has come up on the east side of the city behind the Sycamore Terrace apartments.
FLASHPOINT: Time has arrived for overhaul of TV news
Former FCC Chairman Alfred Sikes gave an address in 1992 in which he claimed television news was too superficial and too focused on visuals.
Readers’ Forum: April 25, 2013
• Common Core: A simple choice
• Club again launches St. Ann’s fundraiser
READERS’ FORUM: April 24, 2013
• Good service was noticed
READERS’ FORUM: April 23, 2013
• Another great season at THN
• We’ve discarded our own privacy
READERS’ FORUM: April 22, 2013
Chickens should not be banned from residences
A challenge to Islamist dogma
FLASHPOINT: Fiscal cliff, Obamacare have already raised taxes enough
Our history is rich with stories of people who have immigrated to the United States for a chance at the American Dream. The American Dream, in its truest form, is the opportunity to achieve success by working hard and playing by the rules; to make it on your own and to say, “I earned this.”
Readers’ Forum: April 21, 2013
Vouchers need continued support: Indiana’s school voucher program is working and we hope area legislators will continue to support improvements to this important initiative. Here’s why.
READERS’ FORUM: April 20, 2013
• Harrop column lacked research, requires response
• Perplexed by gas price fluctuations
Readers' Forum: April 19, 2013
Why won’t our pols talk to us?
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