Letters and Comments


October 2008


Reader Comment of the Day

To expect the people of our country to vote for the right candidate and not just by appearance or party affiliation would overlook our culture. This is similar to why most people prefer talking about American Idol than the elections.

—Corky of Ohio

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Reader Comment of the Day

What exactly is wrong about buying time? We are a capitalistic society after all, and most of us have cable or the ability to turn off the TV. So quit whining and be thankful that you have and can do the above.

—Carolyn of NY

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The Debate of '08

So much for unbiased election coverage in "The Ultimate Voter's Guide" issue [October 27]. The headlines for the No. 2 slots, "Palin—Love Her or Hate Her" and "Biden, the Voice of Experience," and the coverage therein reek with bias. What does a putdown like "an accent somewhere north of Fargo"

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Reader Comment

If all of the American people would be honest with themselves, they would wake up and realize that whoever wins the election will raise taxes. That surely includes Senator McCain. How else would you as president solve this horrible mess of the economy?

—Darlene of Jacksonville , FL

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Letters and Comments

My partner and I flew into San Diego to get married. It was important for us to do. After being together for 18 years, it was nice to be able to do it. To be honest, I never thought I would be able to. I don't understand why this bothers people so much. People bring up God and the Bible to justify ...

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Dealing With the Downturn

"How Scared Should You Be?" [October 13-20] was right on the money, informative, and scary as hell! Most people are outraged over the bonuses and salaries that many of the CEOs of the failed institutions have received during the past decade. But remember, these obscene salaries and bonuses had to ...

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Complex Health Coverage

I was not at all surprised by Bernadine Healy's column "How Crafty Insurers Deny Care" [September 29-October 6]. All holders of health insurance policies should remember that insurers are not in the business of keeping their clients healthy; they're in the business of making money. In addition, the ...

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ISO Economic Indicators

U.S. News and other business periodicals covered the problems in the economy and provided reasonable warning ["How Do We Cover a Crisis?" October 13-20]. However, presidential administrations and Congress follow their own agendas and do not address bad news. Medicare and Social Security are also ...

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Reader Comment of the Day

This is the biggest contest for the most important job on the planet. You expect it to be nice and civil? You actually believed any of the politicians that said that this time it would be a "different campaign?" Which planet are you from?

—Michael C. of TX

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Reader Comment of the Day

John McCain needs to forcibly wrestle the keys away from a drunk Mrs. Joe Six Pack before our whole country is crippled by a car wreck (a possible Palin presidency). Powell's endorsement alone wouldn't change my vote, but he made a great case against McCain's judgment and tone of leadership!

—Jeri ...

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Got Sleep?

I was suffering from sleep disorder and now sleep with a CPAP breathing machine that enables me to sleep all night long ["10 Reasons Not to Skimp on Sleep," usnews.com October 16]. Since I have been using it, coupled with exercise, I have lost 25 pounds in about six weeks. So sleep is important. I ...

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Intimate Details

The assertion of a correlation between one's sex life and health is no surprise ["Sex, Health, and Happiness," September 15-22]. The correlation should be stronger for those in a longtime, loving relationship. Furnishing Viagra is for pleasure and not health, despite what is said by those who ...

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Facing the Facts of Life

It's sad that Bernadine Healy's caring and relevant column "Let's Teach Our Children Well," about sexually transmitted diseases in teens, received a mere two columns in the September 15-22 issue while the lament of declining sexual function in baby boomers got the fantastic cover treatment. Get ...

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A Father’s Wedding Woes

"For Richer or Poorer?" [September 15-22] certainly resonates with this father of the bride-to-be! The ceremony and celebration of a wedding have been overshadowed by pageantry and spectacle. The event is so emotionally charged that resistance is futile (I know this firsthand, times two). So we'll ...

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Profit and Loss

Regarding "A New Direction on Wall Street" [September 29-October 6]: The most important and revealing words used are "a now collapsed foundation of greed and overly optimistic economic assumptions." The government has approved billions in loans for AIG and a "$200 billion commitment" to Freddie Mac ...

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Focus on Financial Fallout

I enjoyed Mortimer B. Zuckerman's "Wall Street's Day of Reckoning" [September 29-October 6]. Although I'm an accounting major with a B.A. degree, I could not fully grasp the enormity of the financial crisis. I think the CEOs should be held criminally liable for their mismanagement.

R. H. Perlman Age ...

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Who Caused the Collapse?

I've been following the unfolding crisis in great detail utilizing all of the information available on the Internet and through the press and media regarding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the whole financial collapse and, unfortunately, can only surmise that "it's all about the money" in ...

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How to Win an Election

...and so rather than lose with dignity, the McCain campaign is resorting to the old Republican standard of fear, hatred, and bigotry to push its lies to make Obama look like the "boogeyman" while distracting voters from serious issues that are a direct result of incompetent Republican rule ["

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Voters' Means to an End

Seeking an Iraq Endgame” [September 1-8] outlined an excellent set of policy steps and conditions as recommendations for our next president to follow in Iraq. I would like to add my thoughts. Unanticipated events and consequences often follow war. Did we fully understand that Russia would take ...

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Hillary’s Path to Success

I very much enjoyed reading “An Uncertain Legacy” [September 1-8] about Hillary Clinton. Despite the fact that Hillary Clinton lost the primary election, in defeat she brought honor to the Democratic Party and to American politics. Her intellectual powers, her wisdom, uncompromising ideals, and ...

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Dissecting Best Colleges

Thank you for pointing out that the nursing program at Winston-Salem State University has a larger percentage of male nursing students than the national workforce average of 6 percent ["Take a College Road Trip," September 1-8]. I am a registered nurse who happens to be male. Before becoming an RN,

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