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Letters: Tell senators to preserve checks, balances

What’s next, a monarchy? All hail the dictator for life?! For over two centuries, the system of checks and balances enshrined in the Constitution has protected us from falling through that trap...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Take back corporate-run health care!

Robert Goodrich’s letter, “Democrats will steal your health care ” (Jan. 21), voiced some common concerns about Medicare for All. Canada has long wait times to see a doctor: The U.S. has longer...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Like a bridge over smoky water

When you’re weary, feeling broke When typos are in your eyes, I’ll defy them all. I’m on your side of the railroad tracks And when crossovers can’t be found Like a bridge over smoky waters, I will...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Build that bridge and we’ll all be sorry!

After reading articles and seeing pictures of the bridge at 32nd Street, I have yet to ascertain one compelling reason to waste taxpayers’ money on something so unnecessary and unattractive. There...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: The Snowdown Sneer was simply superb

This year’s Snowdown Sneer had our family rolling on the floor laughing out loud so hard (ROTFLOLSH). From the headlines to the page numbers, every detail was laugh-worthy. We have been keeping it...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Medicare for All is good for what ails us

Many politicians and pundits oppose Medicare for All because they say Americans are happy with their employer-provided private insurance. Recent surveys have shown that a large portion of those...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Joe Matthews was a great, private man

A recent Herald contained Joe Matthews’ obituary. The article summarized his remarkable life and philanthropies. However, there was no mention of his most significant local philanthropy. Joe was a...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: We should be afraid of wolves

As Gov. Jared Polis welcomes wolves into Colorado, it doesn’t matter that they likely (but unconfirmed) killed a rancher’s cow. That cow is a big deal to the livelihood of that farmer. Wolves...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Impeachment trial shows we live in discouraging times

It would take every Democratic senator and 20 Republican senators to satisfy the constitutional requirement of a two-thirds vote to convict President Trump and remove him from office. Everyone...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Americans want universal health care

It’s tiring to see the same hollow claims against universal health care trotted out, when American citizens are making justified calls for health care reform. Is fearing long wait times the best...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bill to end puppy mills is long overdue

By now, you may have heard about the state legislation that has been introduced that will ban the sale of kittens and puppies at pet stores and other public places and regulate how animals are...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters: Don’t let writer call Warren ‘Pocahontas’

Racial and ethnic slurs should have no place in The Durango Herald, not even on the editorial page. I found the reference to Sen. Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” in a letter to the editor to be...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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