Opinion

Civil discourse essential for democracy

There are two vital ingredients necessary for democracy to succeed. One is an educated populace. The second is civildiscourse. The importance of this second requirement was ironically demonstrated...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Simple rules for dealing with liberals

I read letters to the editor from our liberal and right-wing readers and am amused by the dislike exhibited by eachgroup for the other. I don't like to be around liberals, but I don't mention them...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Wolves not to blame for ranchers' woes

On Dec. 7, the Herald published an Associated Press article headlined “S.W. Wolf project at crossroads." The storypointed out the project hasn't worked out well, to date, for the wolves, for...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Cookie sales help girls and community

Girl Scout cookie time is here again, and many of us look forward to stocking our pantries with our yearly supply ofThin Mints. Girl Scout Cookies certainly are tasty, but they also are so much...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Democrats voted to support corruption

A vote for the health-care bill was a vote for the methods used to obtain passage of the bill.Not one Democratic senator had the courage to stand up and say he or she would not vote for a bill that...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Facts refute accusations of socialism

Two letters published in the Herald (Dec. 28) equate health-care reform with communism and socialism. Both claim we'reheaded to social and financial ruin if a bill is passed, and doomed to a Third...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Alarmists deny health-care problems

I am writing in response to let­ters from Randy Feuilly and Kathy Westbrook ( "abody">Herald, Dec. 28) and Chuck Snyder (Dec. 29), as all are outlandishlyalarmist and hold misinformed...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Immigrants welcome via proper steps

Thanks to Hank Young for the encouragement of respect. His letter to the editor ( Herald, Dec. 30) could not have been stated better. I, too, welcome others to this great country; just...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Corrupt bill belongs to the Democrats

Regarding the editorial “Wasted opportunity; GOP could have improved health-care reform," (Herald, Dec. 30): Youobviously missed the point. Because the Democrats had 60 votes from the get-go, they...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The United States has been sold out

Welcome to your new United States of America. We are now a nation of communism and socialization; our rights asAmerican citizens are no longer our rights. The choices made in our children's future...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

GOP not the 'party of no' on health care

To blame the Republicans for the U.S. Senate's health-care bill, as the Herald editorial did (Dec. 30), is absurd. ThatRepublican ideas were not incorporated into the bill is solely the work of the...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Durango can be proud of its schools

Having served as interim human resources director for Durango School District 9-R from February through June 2009, andhaving earned my living as an organizational facilitator for almost 40 years, I...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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