Letters to the Editor

Letters: Where are the ethical reporters, members of Congress?

President Donald Trump gives the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., on Wednesday. One letter writer says, “The election of Trump was the result of a furious electorate wanting government to function.”
President Donald Trump gives the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., on Wednesday. One letter writer says, “The election of Trump was the result of a furious electorate wanting government to function.” AP

Deal with Trump, but then what?

Re “Comey memo says Trump asked to end Flynn inquiry” (Page 1A, May 17): I describe President Donald Trump as pompous, thin-skinned, undignified and repugnant. I voted for him.

The last 16 years in Washington have produced legislators and media both pouring daily cups of chaos, with no effective action on Veterans Affairs, jobs, infrastructure, immigration reform, Social Security or Medicare. I miss the Newt Gingrich/Bill Clinton years of effective balanced governance and compromise.

The election of Trump was the result of a furious electorate wanting government to function and willing to risk a faulty president to get the attention of Congress. The media could report this phenomena instead of every Trump idiocy. If he needs to be impeached, let the systems in place deal with the evidence, not leaked innuendo. This republic can withstand this assault, but we need some ethical congressmen and reporters to step up.

Pat Whittington,

Citrus Heights

An insightful way toward weight loss

Re “Body-positive trend is striking a pose for yoga” (Page 6C, May 16): Obesity is still seen as one of the worst epidemics in America. We’re still having discussions every day about what women and men “need” to look like, as opposed to what they want to look like.

The reality is everyone lives life under different circumstances. Losing weight might be easier said than done. Yoga icon Jessamyn Stanley’s take on this method of weight loss is insightful, as I’m a strong believer in physical and emotional fitness. But are people really going to lose weight with a couple of classes of yoga?

Camille J Milliner, Chico

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