Category: Letters

Peninsula Pulse Letters Policy

As of 03/15/2019

Do you have an opinion you’d like to share? Please email it (preferred) to [email protected]; submit it online at; or mail it to Peninsula Pulse, 8142 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202. Email letters@ppulse or call 920.839.2121 if you have questions.

  • Letters must be sent to [email protected]. Letters are limited to 350 words. Letters must include the author’s name, daytime phone number, mailing address and email address, but only the author’s name and town/state of residence will appear in the paper.
  • We will publish only one letter  by a given author within a 30-day period. Multiple letters by different authors addressing similar topics may be omitted, and in most cases, we do not publish letters that have appeared in other publications.
  • The Peninsula Pulse reserves the right to edit and refuse letters, to add titles to or retitle them, and to print them at the time of our discretion.
  • All opinions expressed in letters are those of their authors and not those of the Peninsula Pulse, its owner or staff.
  • Letter to the Editor: Better Than Most

    Exactly what is better than ‘most’?  Best! Best is better than most!  Not as in ‘be best’ (a competitive attitude), or being told something is best when it obviously isn’t, but as in ‘be your best,’ not only for yourself, but be your best for others! Why don’t we, for example, provide best Customer Service? […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Playing Fair is a Basic Principle

    Playing fair is a basic principle of our free and independent American nation. I believe that all of us, whatever our politics or religion, know that playing fair is the right thing to do.   It is not honorable or acceptable to put your thumb on the scale, or to stack the card deck, or to […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thank Goodness for Elections

    Did northeast Wisconsin voters really elect Mike Gallagher for his vote to shut down the federal government, and to keep crooked George Santos in office? Was he elected to vote against funding Wisconsin infrastructure improvements, to write lengthy articles on China, and investigate President Biden without producing any shred of evidence? Or, was he elected […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Elect Moderates, Not Extremists

    In America, most of us lived well this past Christmas. We are not hungry, we have running water, we have a warm place to lie down, we are safe. It all feels good, until we read the news. The political season is painfully everywhere – we hear fascist comments about our blood being poisoned by […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Problem with AI in the Arts

    As an artist I appreciate the Peninsula Pulse article on artificial intelligence in the creative arts [“Local Artists Weigh In on AI Art,” Dec. 29]. While the responses of the artists and gallery owners was mostly approval or benign acceptance, a major objection was never mentioned.  The reporter, Sam Watson, shared that it only took […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Let Freedom Ring

    I have always revered President Roosevelt’s freedom speech of Jan. 6, 1941 where he identified the Four Freedoms – freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Recent declarations by candidates running for elected office threaten to take away our freedoms. •Freedom to vote and have it count (ie no […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Racism in Wisconsin

    In the 2023 ranking of the most racist states in the U.S., Wisconsin once again came in first. It wasn’t close. Wisconsin scored 11 points lower than the second worst state (only the District of Columbia had a lower score than Wisconsin).  In another analysis, states were ranked on a state’s progress on delivering […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Control the Spread of Invasives

    I’d like to thank the Door County Highway Department and the employees that cut the brush along Highway 57 between Baileys Harbor and Sister Bay. Traveling that section of highway weekly for almost 40 years, I have watched the saplings, bushes and brush multiply, obstructing views when pulling out at intersections, limiting the visibility, and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: War and Anti-Semitism

    Due to his efforts to permanently rid Israel of the terrorist organization Hamas, Benjamin Netanyahu may have unwittingly and ironically become the largest cause in the recent swell of anti-semitism. If the premise upon which this surge is based is that most Jews support the war efforts of the Prime Minister, I am confident that […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Passionate Attachment

    In his Farewell Address, George Washington admonished his fellow citizens to steer clear of a “passionate attachment” to another nation, as such could create “the illusion of common interest…where no common interest exists.” George and Douglas Balls’ The Passionate Attachment (1992) traces the events that brought the US into a relationship unique in its history, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Policy Choices

    During the holiday season many of us tend to spend more time thinking about our neighbors, community and people living all around the world; that’s a good thing. Apparently though, it is difficult to sustain such a level of concern, and passion throughout the year. Poverty and its bedfellows – hunger, disease – as well […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Fair Maps and New Congressional Leader Needed

    Important votes by our Congressman, Mike Gallagher, highlight how gerrymandered congressional districts are those in which the incumbent has no fear of losing re-election. Gerrymandering strips voters of their role in holding elected officials accountable. Instead of being accountable to the voters, Rep. Gallagher and others in safe, gerrymandered seats are accountable only to their […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Congressional Grinches Take Christmas from American Families

    In this special season of the year, many of us think with pleasure of the holidays and delight in our children and grandchildren. We love baking cookies, hanging stockings by the chimney with care. The excitement of Santa visiting every house in the world on Christmas Eve to bring joy to the hearts of children […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Love Thy Neighbor Has No “Except” After It

    In this most holy season as we gather with family and friends, we have much to be thankful for because of where we live. Along with wars raging on different continents we have different types of conflicts here at home. There are people that are trying to divide us, to teach us how to hate […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Tammy Baldwin is Wisconsin’s Bipartisan US Senator

    In this season of good tidings and cheer, Tammy Baldwin comes to my mind. We Wisconsinites are so fortunate to have her as our U.S. Senator. She is currently supporting a bipartisan Senate bill that will reduce the high cost of insulin. More than 37 million Americans live with diabetes, including over 400,000 Wisconsinites. This […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Open Letter to U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher

    I am so, so sorry that you were offended by the National Railroad Museum’s acceptance of the Satanic Temple’s entry in their Festival of Trees. It is heartening, however, that we have public officials like yourself to alert us of these un-Christian groups, spreading their message, “to encourage benevolence and empathy, reject tyrannical authority, advocate […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Open Letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife

    We don’t think you get it! You are messing with our livelihood on these Lake Michigan islands and Door County. Our economy thrives because of the tourists and vacationers. They come to fish, swim, snorkel, dive, kayak, boat, paddleboard and enjoy the unpolluted waters of Lake Michigan. They come for the beauty of our natural […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Public Should Not Be Forced to Pay for Private Education

    The story by Craig Sterret in the Nov. 24-Dec. 1 issue of the Peninsula Pulse [“Private-School Voucher Program Keeps Growing”] only begins to illustrate the harmful effects of the out-of-control Wisconsin Private School Choice Program. The trend is alarming. The $299,284 the Sturgeon Bay school district has lost to private schools, including the neighborhood Catholic […]

  • Letter to the Editor: An Incitement to Violence

    Only 30 years ago, in July 1993, a new radio station began broadcasting to the citizens of Rwanda. Called Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines (RTLM), it was ostensibly aimed at the younger population, and decidedly opposed to the non-partisan stance of government-run Radio Rwanda. In particular, it devoted an inordinate amount of time talking […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Excellence Witnessed

    After near a now intolerable decade of the “Whatever we can get away with” era, led by the “Whatever we can get away with” Chief; witnessing support of lawlessness by those who should know better; being told something was when it clearly wasn’t – I had pretty much given up on the ideal of excellence […]