Letters and Comments


February 2009


No Spending Stimulus

Peter Schiff will bring about real change to Washington ["Peter Schiff: How He Would Fix America," usnews.com]. He is the kind of change we need. We must let the toxic assets return to their free market value of, well, zero if that is what the free market determines. By propping up housing prices,

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Reader Comment of the Day

Barack Obama has the unbelievable ability to incite hope and move people with his words.

Jeri Slavin of MA in response to Mary Kate Cary:

Obama's Speech to Congress Was Good, If Long.

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Reader Comment of the Day

I personally don't think that talking about racism is a problem in this country. Our problem lies in listening.

Ethan of ID in response to Mary Kate Cary:

"Holder Was Right, Except About Cowards"

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Reader Comment of the Day

As a fellow Virginian who grew up in a burg even littler, in size and in minds I'd wager, than Goochland, I feel pride and camaraderie with Ryan [as George Mason University's homecoming queen]. I'm even prouder of his fellow students who voted for and support him.

Jessica of VA in response to John ...

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Bristol Palin's Plight

Bristol Palin is more adult than your average woman; she has class. Any woman who says she should have waited 10 years is saying the right thing, Bristol has got guts. I salute you Bristol; please say what's on your mind. You had the child and now you are owning up to your mistake, but having a ...

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Reader Comment of the Day

It is no coincidence that the 2012 Republican frontrunners are the same governors who oppose the stimulus plan. Palin et. al are certainly acting with their future ambitions in mind. Abandoning the Republican hardliners at this point would be political suicide for anyone hoping for a nomination in ...

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Reader Comment of the Day

The selection of these individuals, who have similar problems that interfered with appointment, only reinforces the "change" principle of the president's campaign. This process is proving that it's hard to find good people to fill your cabinet.

Chris John of WI in response to Bonnie Erbe: Gregg ...

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Reader Comment of the Day

District of Columbia residents are just as much citizens of the U.S. as the rest of us living in one of our 50 states. As taxpayers, they should have the same rights and their voices should be heard through proper representation.

R. Cindkern of TN in response to Public Opinion: Should D.C. Have ...

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Reader Comment of the Day

Helen Thomas's legacy as a White House correspondent and as a journalist is far more respectable than what Bill O'Reilly will ever accomplish.

Brandy K. of DC in response to Bonnie Erbe:

Bill O'Reilly Needs a Good Psychotherapist

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Reader Comment of the Day

Obama never suggested that "change" entails increasing or curtailing presidential power, but rather the use of its powers.

Miles of NJ in response to Robert Schlesinger:

Obama Lawyer Makes Bush Case on Secrecy

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Reader Comment of the Day

The [stimulus] bill is one big mess and the problem turns out that Obama is as deaf as Bush. I guess it comes with the job.

Arthur Gittleman of AR in response to Robert Schlesinger:

A President Can Talk Too Much

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Reader Comment of the Day

What was considered "not presidential" during different presidencies does not have to roll over into Obama's term. He is attempting to be open and honest with the public, and by signing this op-ed he is not hiding behind what he believes in.

Jackie S. of CO in response to Mary Kate Cary:

Obama ...

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