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 [email protected] 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 Multiple letters by different authors addressing similar topics may be omitted, and in most cases, we do not publish letters that have appeared in other publications.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: Message Sent to Senator Ron Johnson on Jan. 24

    Hey, Ron,   I know the Senate hearings are pure torture for all you guys, but I hope you can take a moment to check out a new website that popped up a couple days ago, created and funded by Republicans whom I (and hopefully you) respect. Here’s the link:   And here’s a quote from […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Who Gets Something for Free?

    From a Wyoming coal miner in the USA Today/Green Bay Press-Gazette on Jan 24, I quote, “… something wrong in their [Democrats’] heads to think you can [have] everything for free.” Where are most Democrats? New York, New Jersey, Illinois, California, Oregon, Washington (and Wisconsin). These states have the highest income, inheritance, sales and property […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Senate Republicans Must Step Up

    The Mar-a-Lago misfit has played his empty hand again. By ignoring the advice of cooler heads and bypassing Congress on his plan to assassinate a general of a country we are not at war with invites retaliation. He disregards international rules of conduct to service his ego, not his country. Because of the inflamed situation, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: We All Can Be Gretas

    Last week in the Green section, a Gibraltar senior, Solomon Lindenberg, wrote an article about environmental issues that I highly recommend everyone read. It encourages me to see more and more young people seeing a problem, whether it’s gun control or our environment; making a statement; and forcing us as adults to really think and then […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Time Is Now; the Choice Is Crucial

    Next week we may see the start of an impeachment trial in the Senate. I’m concerned by the unwillingness of Republicans in positions of authority to rein in this president – even though we have a transcript of a phone call in which he clearly asks a foreign government for a favor that is forbidden by […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Socialism: ‘Use Your Common Sense!’

    Responding to a letter stating how socialism is terrific and that Democrats aren’t promoting socialism. Really? There are many socialists in the Democratic Party. Where they used to deny it, now they openly embrace it. Now the Democratic Party has come out openly pursuing socialist policies that originally Democratic leaders tried to deny, claiming it […]

  • Letter to the Editor: ‘Both Parties Advocate for Endless Wars’

    Amid escalating tensions between the United States and Iran, Democrats are quick to call President Trump a war criminal and a threat to our national security. While the criticism is well warranted – the assassination of Iran’s top general, Qasem Soleimani, likely violated international law, and his death will undoubtedly result in retaliation – it comes off […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Stakeholders: Piercing the Heart of Democracy

    Regular people, laborers and the small-business-class electorate no longer have much of a voice in the democratic process. We have been prevented and discouraged through various diabolically engineered efforts (e.g., GOP-initiated voter suppression and GOP gerrymandering), and we are relegated to the anonymously defined “workforce,” barely qualifying as democratic stakeholders lately or even considered as […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Supporting the 2019 Red Kettle Campaign

    A big thank-you to all the volunteers and donors who supported the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign for 2019!  The stores that hosted ringers at their front doors are truly appreciated: Main Street Market, EconoFoods, Pick ’n Save, Walgreens, Walmart and several in Northern Door. Many ringers braved the weather and gave much of their […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Just Silly

    The two-year drawdown of the Forestville Millpond dam has been a contentious project. Widely opposed by local residents, but initiated nonetheless by the Door County Commission, it has generated two recall petitions, acrimonious debate at committee and commission meetings, and now baseless accusations pitting local citizens against county authority. This is just silly. A December […]

  • Letter to the Editor: War and Peace

    Standing for peace is not disrespecting anyone’s appreciation for those who serve to protect us; however, we are what we eat. Our appetite for military conflict as a tool for resolution of disagreements, the bullying threat of American military intervention, and our smart bombs delivered by smart drones overwhelm our palate for peace. Football-game pageantry […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Let’s See More Facts and No Bullying Speech

    One consistent tactic used when criticized is “whataboutism.” When people do something harmful, they point a finger at someone else to avoid responding to the concern. Is it OK to lie, cheat or steal because other people do? Whataboutism, also known as whataboutery, is not new. However, whataboutism is a word being watched by Merriam-Webster. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Northern Manure

    Door County might as well be advertising in Kewaunee County. My county has manure-spreading restrictions starting Jan. 1 through April 15. Does Door? What this means is the semi tanker trucks are heading north! Your county board is the problem. Make them enact the same restrictions as Kewaunee, or dig a deeper well!  The citizens […]

  • Letter to the Editor: ‘Brain-Damaged’?

    Regarding the letter “Fact-Checking Reader’s Letter” in your Jan. 3-10 issue, I was looking forward to some interesting insights, only to find the very first sentence referring to those with opinions different from the writer’s as being “brain-damaged.” Starting an argument by insulting everyone who disagrees with you is just not an effective way to […]

  • Letter to the Editor: High Water Requires Action Now

    Your Dec. 6 article “High Winds, Water Batter Door County Shoreline” was informative and helpful in continuing to draw attention to our changing climate and how it’s affecting where we live. I’m interested in both what we can do to adapt and what we can do to lessen our contribution to the problem. First, we […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Socialism: Fear Mongering with a Weaponized, Meaningless Label

    “Socialism” is being used as a label to further fracture our society. Rather than discussing the specifics of a candidate’s position or proposal, it gets labeled “socialism” – conjuring up images of Stalinism – which demonizes the candidate and ends further discussion. The label is commonly applied in discussions of Medicare for All. Socialism is a system […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks to the Vietnam-Era Veteran, Peace with Honor

    On Jan. 23, 1973, Richard M. Nixon, president of the United States, announced that the Paris Peace Accords were to be signed on Jan. 27, 1973, thus ending the Vietnam War. At the White House, that day was referred to as VV Day: Victory in Vietnam Day.  There are many Vietnam-era veterans who live in […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Fact-Checking Reader’s Letter

    Just in time for the holidays, some local readers write in to this forum to demonstrate just how brain-damaged they are due to Acute Trump Derangement Syndrome (ATDS).  For example, a Republican from Egg Harbor writes that Republicans used to be the party of “family values.” He said that he’s changed his mind due to […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Seeing Door County for the First Time … Again

    Yesterday I met my parents for coffee near my house in Egg Harbor. They had been driving all afternoon from Madison and were on their way to their little house in the Ephraim woods to spend Christmas and New Year’s with me and my family.  During the course of our coffee break, my mom repeated […]

  • Letter to the Editor: United Way a Vital Part of a Vibrant Community

    As we approach the beginning of a new year, I take this opportunity to remind everyone what an important role United Way of Door County plays in ensuring that vital human-service programs are available for all of us. Through the generous financial support of so many in our community, United Way is able to effectively […]