Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: LIGHT A CANDLE FOR BRIAN SICKNICK

Editor, Times-Advocate: Memorial Day is the day we all pause to reflect, honor and thank those who sacrificed their lives to protect our democracy. This Memorial Day we needed to light a special candle in honor of the most recent American to die in the line of duty defending our democracy: Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick.  Officer Sicknick was in […]

Letter to the Editor: SPACE COULD BE USED FOR SOMETHING POSITIVE

Editor, Times-Advocate: I applaud you for giving space in your publication to those with differing positions regarding the current political state of the country. However, the space taken up by Don Long’s “Leaning Left” column could be used for something positive, instead of the constantly negative tripe he puts forth.  His latest rant in the May 27 edition of the […]

Letter to the Editor: BILL WOULD GIVE PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS MORE ACCESS TO MEDICINE

Editor— Sean Pentz is a patient who lives with hemophilia who is advocating a bill that would help him, his children, and thousands of others who live with a chronic condition and are placed in a precarious situation with their insurer when the prescription order by their primary doctors is not approved. Editor, Times-Advocate When you live with a chronic […]

Letter to the Editor: HOMELESS HOUSING: WE TREAT ANIMALS BETTER

Editor, Times-Advocate: Years ago as a nursing student I visited a mental health facility that warehoused hundreds of people who could not live on their own and function in normal society. They seemed happy and comfortable. They had three meals a day, a safe place to sleep, and access to TV, games and books during the day. Their mental illnesses […]

Letter to the Editor: WRITER TRIES LEANING RIGHT

Editor, Times-Advocate: Slime indeed. How does someone get so far left that they can’t see what is right in front of them? The evidence of voter fraud is so apparent that you could almost trip over it. But Democrats only see what they want to see and hear what fits their narrative. Republicans have taken to calling it “drinking the […]

Letter to the Editor: STOP US VS. THEM ATTITUDE ON IMMIGRATION

Editor, Times-Advocate: Recently our Congressional Representative, Mr. Issa, emailed asking if I thought President Biden’s policies encouraged “the surge” in immigration. According to the Director of Trans-border Institute at USD, Professor Everard Meade, this is not a surge but rather a very normal seasonal situation. It is a humanitarian crisis, though and should be treated as such. Mr. Issa and […]

Letter to the Editor: ELKIN COLUMNS: INACCURATE REPRESENTATIONS

Editor, Times-Advocate: “Facts are stubborn things” argued a man whom many consider the Father of Modern Conservatism – Ronald Reagan. In more than one commentary, Times-Advocate columnist Rick Elkin has presented inaccurate information as if it were fact to support and advance his conservative view of our world and its tribulations. As some of these misrepresentations have in effect led […]

Letter to the Editor: TROUBLING ASPECTS OF YMCA’S DECISION TO SELL ITS ESCONDIDO CAMPUS

This letter was originally sent by Jack Anderson to the YMCA of San Diego County and is reprinted with his permission. I write this letter after reading the unsettling news in the Escondido Times-Advocate, that the YMCA of San Diego County intends to sell the Palomar Family YMCA facility. I am a 41-year resident of Escondido, and served on the […]


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