The third-world poor Raramuri may have more to teach us, than us them. Destroying our land, air and water to grow GMO crops to feed animals that suffer before making us sick is regression. How can progress be regression?
True progress might happen when GDH (Gross Domestic Happiness) is at least as important as GDP (Gross Domestic Product, a measure of the dollar value of goods and services). Technology that helps lead us to better health and happiness is a form of sustainable progress.
Evolution, not Revolution. RANDY KREILL, BEAVERCREEK
Pitts wrong about ‘fake news’
Re “Want to avoid fake news? Then open a newspaper,” Nov. 27: Leonard Pitts claims opening a newspaper will help you avoid fake news. While he freely admits there may be bias, he skims over the fake news on shows like “Saturday Night Live” as merely humor, conveniently forgetting how a skit on SNL portrayed Sarah Palin as a dimwit was often quoted by newspaper and broadcast journalists as things Palin actually said.
Then we have the news that is suppressed. Untold stories about foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation, and how they led to action by the State Department. Then we had the polls put out by many newspapers who over-sampled Democrats to make it look like Hillary was leading in spite of her unpopularity in most states.
However, lies of omission are just as bad as lies told, and Pitts would have to admit that newspapers are guilty of doing a lot of that. TOM FENNER, PIQUA
Trump should take on Congress
Re “Federal workers brace for changes,” Nov. 28: The first thing President-elect Trump should propose to save a lot of money is to tie pay to performance for members of Congress and to prohibit them from making Congress a career and being eligible to receive a pension after being a member of Congress for only a few years. For the past eight years we wouldn’t have paid any of them anything for their complete incompetence.
Federal employees are hard-working professionals who dedicate their lives and careers to serving the public rather than chasing higher incomes in the private sector. We need to be careful we don't repeat history and decimate our federal workforce again. DENNIS LOVEJOY, FAIRBORN