From your letters to the editor: "Instead of being a bunch of mealy mouthed wimps like the Republicans in our Congress, those in Parliament stood up to him and voted for what they thought was right, regardless of party affiliation."
Congress can learn from Parliament -- Dolores Ace
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has learned already that Parliament will not be bullied into doing his bidding if they disagree with his agenda on Brexit.
Instead of being a bunch of mealy mouthed wimps like the Republicans in our Congress, those in Parliament stood up to him and voted for what they thought was right, regardless of party affiliation.
If only we had senators and representatives with as much backbone as the members of Parliament.
Dolores Ace, Mount Horeb
Greed has spurred climate change -- Brian Berninger
The announcement that it will be possible for Madison Gas and Electric to produce zero carbon emissions by 2050 is significant. But this goal is not what scientists said is needed to prevent apocalyptic changes to the Earth by 2030.
Some influential people say climate change is not real, and everything should proceed as usual. But we are already seeing places in our nation and many throughout the world that are permanently changed by warming landscapes and rising sea levels. Humans are beginning to lose inhabitable places. Animals are losing them more so. Nature cannot evolve so quickly.
Some influential people said we cannot make adjustments to decrease carbon emissions without hurting ourselves financially. But we could have, and we will have to in the end. We used to lead when technological advancements were needed to make it a better world. We have been held back this time.
The stupidity, insane greed and self-centeredness have stopped progress on climate change, but they haven't prevented financial strain. That has increased it as weather devastates areas and lives.
Recent corporate interest in developing melting arctic regions is more insanity. Greed has ruined parts of this beautiful planet and now, if allowed, it will ruin parts unavailable to us before carbon pollution began warming the earth.
Brian Berninger, Sun Prairie
Senate must heed majority on guns -- Gerald C. Sternberg
Fifty-three of our fellow citizens lost their lives from mass shootings during just the month of August. Does that sound sane to any of us? No, it doesn't.
But in a country where 90 percent of our people want background checks and the closing of gun show loopholes, the U.S. Senate hasn't even decided to take up the bill from the House of Representatives that addresses these issues about which almost the entire country wants action.
That is deeply contrary to the representative democracy that our system depends on. Also, a majority of Americans want an assault weapons ban, and a ban on large magazines that hold bullets and make it easier to kill many people very quickly. None of these measures would infringe on an individual's Second Amendment rights.
Republicans need to start representing our country or it's time to elect genuine representatives.
Gerald C. Sternberg, Madison
Trump trashed our global reputation -- Daniel Holzman
President Donald Trump is behaving more and more like a Russian collaborator who wants to divide us and bring the country down.
He has trashed our reputation around the world and insulted our allies in favor of relationships with bloody dictators such as North Korea's Kim Jong Un, Russia's Vladimir Putin, China's Xi Jinping, Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro, and Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines.
President Trump wants the Ukrainians to be weaponless. The divider-in-chief wants children born abroad to U.S. service personnel to not automatically be U.S. citizens. Does President Trump understand how he is helping the enemies of democracy?
I was born in Kyoto, Japan. My father was a decorated World War II veteran who served for 24 years around the world. The president has not served for one day and knows nothing about the Constitution or the history of this great nation. Remove him from the White House.
As a foreign-born U.S. citizen, I will certainly not vote for Trump or any gutless Republican or gutless Democrat.
I have seen enough. It is time to impeach the real enemy of the people. He has well earned it.
Daniel Holzman, Baraboo