You are the owner of this article.
Letter to the Editor

A changed GOP

To the editor: How did the Republican Party go from being the principled patriotic progressive party of Lincoln and Roosevelt to the corrupt conservative nationalistic party puppeteered by Putin into polarizing the country?

Was it Nixon’s Southern strategy of using race as a wedge issue, with more and more Republicans following suit?

Was it the hardball, no compromise stance taken with the rise of Newt Gingrich in the party as exemplified by McConnell’s announced first priority of making sure that Obama wouldn’t be reelected instead of having the good of the nation first?

Or was it the tail wagging the dog of foreign-influenced right-wing media encouraging polarizing polemic?

In any case, the solution is simple. Folks should choose to get their news from reliable sources that speak truth rather than opinion, remember to be principled rather than tribal and to vote accordingly. If enough do so, the Republican Party can regain its luster as a shining example for freedom. 

Guidelines

The Daily News-Miner encourages residents to make themselves heard through the Opinion pages. Readers' letters and columns also appear online at newsminer.com. Contact the editor with questions at letters@newsminer.com or call 459-7574.

Community Perspective

Send Community Perspective submissions by mail (P.O. Box 70710, Fairbanks AK 99707) or via email (letters@newsminer.com). Submissions must be 500 to 750 words. Columns are welcome on a wide range of issues and should be well-written and well-researched with attribution of sources. Include a full name, email address, daytime telephone number and headshot photograph suitable for publication (email jpg or tiff files at 150 dpi.) You may also schedule a photo to be taken at the News-Miner office. The News-Miner reserves the right to edit submissions or to reject those of poor quality or taste without consulting the writer.

Letters to the editor

Send letters to the editor by mail (P.O. Box 70710, Fairbanks AK 99707), by fax (907-452-7917) or via email (letters@newsminer.com). Writers are limited to one letter every two weeks (14 days.) All letters must contain no more than 350 words and include a full name (no abbreviation), daytime and evening phone numbers and physical address. (If no phone, then provide a mailing address or email address.) The Daily News-Miner reserves the right to edit or reject letters without consulting the writer.

Submit your news & photos

Let us know what you're seeing and hearing around the community.