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Burchell left out an important element: an unreturned phone call

To The Daily Sun,

Mr. Burchell's letter regarding Brian Gallagher's candidacy, and the comments of The Daily Sun reporter, is both incomplete and highly misleading. What Mr. Burchell chose to omit from the reporter's comments was the statement that Mr. Gallagher had not returned the reporter's call for an interview regarding his intended state Senate run. In other words, if he wants to ignore us, we will return the favor.

And how do I know this? I was there.

Hunter Taylor
Alton

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Bill Maher & Roseanne Barr have broken with liberal orthodoxy

To The Daily Sun,

I'm asking the left just how wrong can I be when two of the pre-eminent liberal celebrities of the past 30-40 years agree with me.

I know the name Bill Maher is no stranger to the ears of liberal progressives. He has been at the forefront of liberal philosophy for decades; he drives conservatives like myself crazy most of the time, yet it is he who has been taking other liberals out behind the shed for their stands on Muslims. Maher, on one of his programs, recently called them to account when he told them that he was the liberal here and that their support of Muslims issues was not right. He reminded them that the Muslim religion stands diametrically opposite to every liberal value they say they stand for. Not easy words for the left to swallow but so true, so very true.

Now we have Roseanne Barr, the lady Donald Trump loves to insult, all of you on the left have cheered her for years. Well bad news, Roseanne has sworn off the Kool-Aid it seems. Recently in Israel, she gave a speech saying some shocking things. She was talking about the (BDS) Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions crowd. A few of her comments: "I had to admit that many of those I considered comrades were naked bigots who had absolutely no interest in peace talks between Israel and Palestinian Arabs at all as I did." Also: "Everything I'd ever believed about the left was severely shaken and the scales began to fall from my eyes in many ways. Then too: it was shocking to realize that what I considered criticism of Israel many times gave way to garden variety antisemitism."

She has come to recognize that our collages and universities have become BDS factories whose members have no interest in peace or even peace negotiations. She calls them "Brown Shirts" who try to shout down opposition voices.

Now any of those on the left who are busy typing out their letters deriding my previous letters and calling me names may now start eating those words.

Steve Earle

Hill

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