Stories by Tunk Martin

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

Letter: Hillary is our best chance

We do not seek the impossible. We only expect what is possible.
By Tunk Martin

Friday, Aug 19, 2016

Letter: Case doggedly unfair

Poor judgment - a doggone shame!
By Tunk Martin

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Letter: Both candidates flawed

The survival of our union does not hinge on who's in the White House but that the White House is in us.
By Tunk Martin

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Letter: Champ recalled fondly

It was amazing, and I'll always remember him saying, "Be the best at what you're doing."
By Tunk Martin

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

Letter: Race drives disparities

We will work things out, though it may take another 100 years or so.
By Tunk Martin

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

Letter: America great? When?

For most blacks, America never has been great.
By Tunk Martin

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015

Letter: The system is unfair

Police killings of unarmed, non-aggressive and fleeing blacks are the sparks that light the dark reality of unfairness, degradation and injustice.
By Tunk Martin

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

Letter: Discipline crossed the line

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott was correct in firing the officer. The officer's actions were disgraceful, distasteful and disgusting.
By Tunk Martin

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

Letter: Distrust of police is real

A disconnect the size of the Grand Canyon lies between us.
By Tunk Martin

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

Letter: Enact new gun laws

How can we satisfy advocates and opponents without trashing rights or compromising safety?
By Tunk Martin

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015

Letter: Do black lives matter?

Our entire system needs revamping, reorganizing or retiring.
By Tunk Martin

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Letter: A new day has arrived

This land is our land - rich and poor; black and white; and everyone in between.
By Tunk Martin

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Letter: Remember our fallen

I am against killing - unless the alternative is death - but soldiers, preparedness and awful weaponry is necessary for a civilized society.
By Tunk Martin

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Letter: Need a change of pace?

For a significant change of venue or a break from the crowd, Edgefield County in South Carolina is the place to be.
By Tunk Martin

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Letter: Government is too fat

Beware - every great society in history imploded before it exploded.
By Tunk Martin

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Letter: King's words resonate

It is time to stop pointing fingers, and join hands and pull together.
By Tunk Martin

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014

Letter: CIA torture was wrong

Inhumanity anywhere threatens humanity everywhere, and inhumanity does not deserve immunity.
By Tunk Martin

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Letter: Learn about Edgefield

Blacks and whites here work together and often play together, yet during many social events we segregate ourselves.
By Tunk Martin

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Letter: Bigotry needs to die off

To totally eradicate this stupidity, it will take Father Time and the course of nature - the death of immutable old fools.
By Tunk Martin

Monday, July 14, 2014

Letter: Congrats and watch out

I would like to extend congratulations to Hardie Davis on his successful bid to become the next mayor of Augusta.
By Tunk Martin
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