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Letter To The Editor

Teddy is laughing over this letter printed in the Times Daily today: Fascinating. Seven years after quoting Theodore Roosevelt here in my vain attempt to alert readers to an abomination of tyranny (i.e. the Bush administration), someone uses the same … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor

This ran today. I fully expect to receive condemnation in the editorial pages as a result. To the Editor: I just read the AP story about Conservapedia.com, the Bible rewriting project proposing to erase the effects of “liberal academics” who … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor

This is the letter the Times Daily fact-checked. It finally ran yesterday. A lot of ink has been wasted on this page regarding the pros and cons of Canadian and British health care systems. The hoopla is irrelevant to our … Continue reading

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Getting Fact-Checked

I had just finished berating the LA Times for not source-checking its story when I decided to check my email for the first time since Thursday. Wonder of wonders, for the first time in my long history of writing letters … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor

From yesterday’s Times Daily: In his forthcoming posthumous memoir, Ted Kennedy describes his actions in the 1969 Chappaquiddick accident as “inexcusable” and says that at the time he was afraid, overwhelmed “and made terrible decisions.” Writing that he lived with … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor

This ran yesterday in the Times Daily. Obama held no moment of silence for Michael Jackson on the floor of Congress. To say that he did is a flat-out lie. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. initiated the moment of silence. Obama … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor

Printed in the Times Daily today: There’s a lot of tinfoil-hat nonsense going around about health care reform. Under “gummint” control, they say, bureaucrats will decide when it is too expensive to save your life. But here’s the reality: that … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor

The lead story in the Times Daily today? Apparently, free market conditions are killing local health care: White and others in the health care profession locally say they are concerned about mounting debt, an unfair Medicare reimbursement formula that pays … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Any scheme of political control requires an enduring fear. The end of the world need not occur; the point is to continue expecting it, no matter how many centuries pass in expectation, to maintain fear of “the … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor

I’m not sure this one will run, so I’m running it now. To the Editor: On Monday, Mrs. Jean White asked why someone in Alabama Shores would fly the American flag upside-down alongside a Confederate Flag. As a lifetime student … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor

This ran today. To the Editor: Recently, the Department of Homeland Security warned that right-wing domestic terrorists are a renewed threat. History would suggest we heed the warning. Timothy McVeigh set off a truckload of explosives outside a day care … Continue reading

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