It is the policy of The Telegram to accept and publish Letters to the Editor and Opinion / Editorial pieces if they are timely and space allows. After all, the foundation of journalism and newspapers is freedom of speech.

However, it needs to be said that although everyone has a right to be heard, the views expressed in those submissions do not reflect the views of The Telegram staff. 

All Op/Ed submissions should be viewed as opinion only and readers should research the topics in question through multiple reputable sources and then draw their own conclusions. 

--AMANDA CRABTREE, GENERAL MANAGER, TOTAL MEDIA