Lest we forget, the Mail Tribune leaves a legacy of partisanship, deceit even on the last day of President Bush's presidency by utilizing an article in an edition of Vanity Fair, a very partisan magazine.

Lest we forget, the Mail Tribune leaves a legacy of partisanship, deceit even on the last day of President Bush's presidency by utilizing an article in an edition of Vanity Fair, a very partisan magazine.

Also, on this last day, the Mail Tribune printed an anti-Bush opinion by Leonard Pitts Jr., a writer divorced from reality.

Unlike the Mail Tribune and Leonard Pitts, history will be fair to President Bush. He demonstrated superior leadership. — Bill Hartley, Medford

As a mentally ill citizen, I'd like to discuss some things that are going on in our community, like how local TV played up the story about "criminals" being released from the Oregon State Hospital and going on with their lives.

These people (who weren't convicted of crimes) have received extensive treatment and counseling, and have had a recidivism rate of under 3 percent! If they weren't mentally ill, neighbors would still have zero legal right to know, and the press wouldn't dare make it sound as if ferocious monsters were moving onto Sesame Street.

A real local story is that without help, RVMC's "unprofitable" psych ward might have to close. This would be terrible for the mentally ill community, and honestly a little dangerous for the community at large.

I beg those who can to give generously to this cause as well as to Jackson County Mental Health, and Studio Sfumato. I urge everyone involved to believe that we're all full humans and citizens — and that many "crazies" can profit society exponentially if they're truly helped and empowered. — Sean Lawlor Nelson, Medford

The quote from the president of Panel Products on Jan. 14 said it all. There is too much production of things in this country!

Taxpayer money has to bail out the automobile companies when (that is if your paper were honest) they can't sell the automobiles they have produced. Who has money to buy them?

This is only a ploy to put money into the UAW pension fund. Why should a buyer have to pay for someone else's pension? No one paid for mine! — James A Robinson, Grants Pass

You would think with all the millions spent at the new airport they could have more than one monitor to announce arrivals and departures.

The small one in the middle of the terminal is almost useless. You have to be standing right in front of it to read it.

There should be several large ones in strategic places, like at the ticket counters and at the arrival and departure doors. Or at least a very large one in a triangular shape in the middle of the terminal so it can be seen from both sides of the lobby and where you enter the staging area for passengers and above from the restaurant and overlook. — Brad Martin, Medford

Jim Ross (Jan. 11) has missed the point about whether this country is defined as a Christian nation.

The U.S.A. is not a theocracy. We are not governed by a church. We are governed by secular laws (the Constitution and the Bill of Rights) that protect all citizens, regardless of religious affiliation.

This includes those such as Mr. Ross who do not choose a religion. As a consequence of our system of government, the U.S.A. does not have a state-sponsored or -mandated religion. Religion is an individual choice.

It is immaterial what percentage of the population chooses a particular religion. What defines this country is the freedom to make that choice. — Jay Therien, Phoenix