Two tones

There are significant differences in the quality of the editorials presented in the Sun-Gazette. And that difference is directly tied to the topics addressed in the editorials.

For example, the editorials that focus on local issues are thoughtful and “set the table” for an intelligent discussion of the issue at hand. A recent editorial entitled, “Codes proposal for war on heroin worth considering” (Sept. 22) is an excellent example of such fine thinking and writing.

But, when the editorials focus on national issues, they are simplistic diatribes that reveal anger and little else. “If climate change causes severe weather, explain this year” (Sept. 21) is a good example of such editorials.

David Bross

Cogan Station

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