Calendar is an affront to women
As a professional journalist and photographer during my career of 86 years, I cherish the memories and opportunities I was given to perform my craft with four news organizations.
As a representative of this profession, I have met with hundreds of young people of all ages, including men and women of great accomplishment, wealth, fame and distinctive careers,
The fundamental purpose of journalism is to characterize someone or something, and the 2018 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Calendar cover photo in the Life & Arts section unveiling their swimsuit calendar, is an affront to the chastity and sanctity of women, portraying them publicly as objects of obsessive lust.
F. Weldon Clark, Saginaw
Sports investors get richer
“The government-funded perk has long been a sore spot for policymakers, given that tax dollars end up boosting sports teams already awash in riches. The Brookings Institution, for instance, found that such financing cost taxpayers at least $3.2 billion from 2000 to 2014.” (The Dallas Morning News, Nov. 16)
It’s fascinating to watch some of those who helped push this questionable sweetheart ballpark giveaway deal along and then see them rush to get in line to buy these sure-fire investments, since they are backed by the full faith and credit of taxpayers. Now they squeal like stuck pigs and rush cry-babying to their congressman to protect their investment playpen. My, my, my. Stay tuned.
Roger Summers, Arlington
Jerry Jones, please grow up
I have some simple advice for the owner of the Dallas Cowboys. Jerry Jones, stop. Enough of your showmanship and antics that are silly, immature and embarrassing.
Jerry already had an ego the size of his net worth, but his Hall of Fame induction has only inflated his head to the point he feels he now has more power than the commissioner of the NFL. Jerry needs to accept the punishment for Ezekiel Elliott, regardless whether he agrees with it or not.
My other advice to Jerry Jones if he sees a problem with any of his players being suspended is to do a better job in vetting them before the draft or signing them as free agents. Players with a checkered past usually don’t help build championship teams.
Brian Rosson, Fort Worth
Stability needed for insurance markets
The recent announcement of bipartisan legislation to help stabilize the health insurance markets, while also providing protection for pre-existing conditions, is an important step forward in the health care debate. We applaud Sens. Alexander and Murray for their leadership on the issue and strongly encourage Sen. Cruz to co-sponsor this bill.
It is imperative that the health insurance markets are stabilized while also ensuring quality health insurance is affordable and available to all. Additionally, as the proposal makes its way through the legislative process, we call on Cruz to protect the hundreds of thousands Texans suffering from lung disease by protecting pre-existing condition coverage.
The American Lung Association supports this effort and look forward to working with Cruz to ensure that all Texans have affordable, quality health insurance.
Holly Motteram, Dallas
American Lung Association in Texas