This letter is in reference to Clay Bennett, the cartoonist for The Chattanooga Times editorial page. My husband and I have taken the paper for 32 years and are appalled by his so-called political cartoons. He has become the most biased person in recent years. It's very apparent that he hates Trump. I would think he has other topics to concentrate on. We are seriously thinking of stopping the paper if his cartoons do not change.

Mrs. Ann Boyd


Will GOP put country first?

America is going through a period in our history that will be studied for generations to come. A question will be answered: Does our democracy work when we have someone at the top that wants to be a dictator?

A two-party system has served our country well. When America has gone through similar periods, we have always had statesmen in the majority party in Congress who stood up and placed country above party.

I have been a Republican all of my voting life, since 1948.

The Republican Party in the U.S. Senate will be forced in the next six months to answer the question: Does country come above party?

We have a president in the White House who admits he contacted Ukraine and asked for a favor to investigate someone he thinks will be his opponent in the 2020 election.

If the Republican Party in the Senate allows such a president to remain in office, where will this lead our country and the Republican Party?

I personally feel we have a two-thirds majority in the Senate that will place country above party when required to do so, but we do not know at this time.

Russell Polston

Signal Mountain


Trump's deeds prove he's made of Teflon

I thought Trump was exaggerating when he said he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and his supporters would still back him. After talking to Republican friends, he's made a believer out of me. I've known people made of Teflon, but this is ridiculous. Nothing sticks to this man. (Maybe that explains the orange glow.)

Nothing sticks. Not having to pay students at Trump U. to keep from going to trial for fraud; not having to pay women to keep quiet about affairs; not adding more than $2 trillion to our deficit and giving individuals and corporations huge tax cuts; not pulling troops from Syria, leaving our allies, the Kurds, wide open for Turkish attacks. The Kurds were on the front lines fighting ISIS. Now, to Trump, they are expendable. What happens when we become expendable?

Tony Borders