Can we post them here in their entirety? By their very nature they are intended for public consumption and public comment, so it seems to me that it is fair comment to post them here for the same purpose, but I don't know the law.
is obviously inhibited by the rules that say we can't post entire works. But the letters concerned are mostly less than 200 words, as requested by the newspaper, and if we "paraphrase" them, we're virtually posting them in their entire form anyway, but not letting the authors have their own say in their own words. We have to change what the writers say in order to post what they say. It seems strange to me.