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September 1, 2014

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Letters to the Editor

Understanding what ‘natural’ is
Sept. 1, 2014
Thanks for the meaningful Aug. 25 article “What does ‘natural’ really mean?”
No excuses if the U.S. is attacked
Sept. 1, 2014
If, in the future, America sees another catastrophe perpetrated by terrorists and commentators in the media start saying “how could this happen?” think back to what I’m about to say.
United States must exterminate ISIS
Sept. 1, 2014
Today the civilized world as we know it is threatened by the ignorance of left-wing extremism blinded by its ideological resistance to an all-out eradication of the savagery of radical Islam.
Different views on the U.S. wealth gap
Aug. 31, 2014
An analysis by the rating agency Standard & Poor’s says the wealth gap is slowing the United States’ economic growth. We the nonrich already knew that.
Something missing at casinos today
Aug. 31, 2014
I’ve just returned home from Santa Fe Station, where I gave the staff one last chance to show how much they love me, as per Station Casinos’ familiar tagline “We Love Locals.”
Wealthy Bieber escapes justice
Aug. 29, 2014
I guess money does talk. Justin Bieber cut a plea deal in a Miami DUI case if he takes a 12-hour anger-management course and donates $50,000 to charity.
Don’t get involved in the ISIS mess
Aug. 29, 2014
It’s time to address the hysterical overreaction to the ISIS threat. It does not have an air force or a navy, and it is much more of a threat to its fellow Muslims than it is to us.
Not all vehicles must be registered
Aug. 29, 2014
In the Sunday letter “Will NRA back this plan?” the writer tried to draw an analogy between automobiles and firearms. He wrote: “Auto owners must register their autos when purchased and relicense and pay taxes every year. A person must be at least 16, in most if not all states, and have a license to operate the auto.” He concluded that firearms should have similar registration and licensing conditions.
Idle minds in Ferguson
Aug. 28, 2014
Some say an idle mind is the devil’s workshop. Are the residents of Ferguson, Mo., at the workshop’s epicenter?
Added sanctions may backfire
Aug. 28, 2014
I had a tremendous opportunity at the end of July, as a member of a peace delegation, to visit my senators’ and representative’s offices in Washington, D.C. Berim.org and the Win Without War coalition sponsored the delegation.
Ignoring Qatar’s role in ISIS threat
Aug. 27, 2014
Isn’t it strange with all the discussion about what to do about the threat from ISIS — should we bomb the group in Syria, perhaps reconsider “boots on the ground,” etc. — I haven’t seen a single word about doing something about stopping ISIS’ major sponsor, Qatar.
How Obama can appease the GOP
Aug. 27, 2014
I recently read Republicans are angered by President Barack Obama having the audacity to take a vacation and play some golf. I think I’ve come up with a plan that will help the president relax and will meet with the approval of Republicans (especially Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain) in the hard-working, never-take-a-break Congress.
Columnist off-base about disease
Aug. 27, 2014
Michael Hiltzik, columnist for the Los Angeles Times, obviously has not had a loved one die of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. His Saturday column about the ice bucket challenge is a travesty. He implies that since ALS is a rare disease, far outstripped by many other conditions, it does not warrant so much attention and money.
Reason behind teacher shortages
Aug. 26, 2014
What other profession offers raises for the first 12 years of employment and then expects those employees to work for 18 more years without a raise? No cost-of-living raises for going on six years means most …
Tax-paying secularist objects
Aug. 26, 2014
Tax the churches (and temples, mosques, etc.). It needs to be said. And while we’re at it, let’s stop pretending that religious institutions aren’t in the business of …

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