I think one of the more insidious things Donald Trump did was to declare to the public that the pandemic was a Democratic hoax. That statement had nothing to do with promoting calm and allaying panic and everything to do with politics.
The irony is that the people most likely to take his statement at face value, thus endangering themselves and their families by ignoring the warnings, were his own supporters. He knew the pandemic was not a hoax, but he chose to mislead people that trusted him.
Susan Roden, White Bear Lake
My thanks to the NFL, owners and players union for emancipating me from Sunday afternoons/evenings, Monday nights and Thursday evenings. You have freed me from the meaningless bondage of football.
Perhaps the choice to take a knee during the Anthem or link arms while being entertained by a “black anthem” will serve you as well as it has served me.
I believed long before “Black Lives Matter” that police practices needed fine tuning. I have had, and…