Letters and Comments


February 2010


A More Balanced Approach

I thought "The Bipartisan Dream" [February 12] displayed a degree of naiveté in regard to the differences of "all at once" versus "one step at a time" healthcare reforms proposed by the Democrats and Republicans, respectively. Any experienced engineer or project manager knows that breaking a ...

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President Obama’s GOP Meeting

You asked if President Obama’s visit to the Republican meeting should be repeated [Editor’s Note, February 5]. It should, as it provided a public rebuttal of several questionable claims from the floor. But I’d like to see another way. Washington State publishes a voters’ pamphlet with statements ...

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Obama, Barack

Rejuvenating the Presidency

After listening to President Obama's State of the Union speech and reading your commentary, I believe his focus must be on jobs (the economy) and education [Editor's Note, January 29]. People are reading and hearing how the economy is improving, yet we still have 10 percent unemployment. Main ...

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Obama administration

Palin’s ‘Retard’ Response

As a special educator, I have no tolerance for this nonsense and would hope that all three of these knuckleheads (Palin, Limbaugh, and Beck) would get off their duffs and do something meaningful in their lives other than feeding their own egos and eccentricities.

D. Shoaf, Johnstown, CO in response ...

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Limbaugh, Rush
Palin, Sarah

Obama’s Big Budget

We're spending $3.8 trillion next year ["Breaking Down Obama's Budget," usnews.com]! It seems that Obama's budget proposals are about priorities. He's shifting money away from NASA and toward education and clean energy initiatives. We need to raise taxes and cut some programs, but as soon as you ...

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How to Solve School Reform

The most important factor in academic success for the majority of students is having support and encouragement outside of the classroom [Editor's Note: "The Challenge of School Reform," January 2010] . At the high school level, each teacher only has contact with individual students for a few hours ...

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