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Urge Salazar to back single-payer plan

I'm writing because of Rep. John Salazar's connection with the Blue Dog Democrats standing in the way of affordable health insurance for all of us.As things stand, America is in trouble because of...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Add 'animal overpasses' to highways

This is in response to the news article ("U.S. 550 barrier a problem for wildlife," Herald, July 30) which quotes the "need to make the highway safe for people." In our river town, we continually...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Mounting crises will dwarf health care

The crisis in health care is not here yet, but if the current bill is passed, it will be.In order to pay for what would become a vast, new federal entitlement, taxes will be raised. Few care now...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Political 'aristocracy' lacks humility

Is there a common denominator between (1) the officer Crowley, Professor Gates and President Obama situation, (2) Justice Sotoamayor, and (3) the likes of Sen. Tom Daschle, Secretary of the...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Do not let fear drive health-care debate

I can understand the anxiety that all Americans have concerning health-care reform. We need common sense, not the smoke screen and scare tactics that are being used to turn voters against...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Too many religions put God in a box

Science teaches by measurement, then replication and repetition of measurement to reinforce or deny theoretical results. Who can measure God?Most major religions have confined their belief in God...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Riddle refuses to learn fracing danger

I teach international water law and international environmental law overseas. When I come home to Colorado, I come home to a state that has more than 20 active Superfund sites, nine of which...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Bicyclists should improve their attitude

I was not surprised to read the story (Herald, July 27) about the difficulty of finding volunteers for the bicycle race. I had the misfortune to be at Santa Rita Park on July 26 when many of the...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

America is waking up to Obama's plans

The president's approval rating now has fallen below 50 percent. Also, Rasmussen polls now show more people strongly disapprove of Obama's policies than strongly approve. When the public knew...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Rope swing hubbub is a sad shame

I suppose there are more serious issues to concern myself with, but the recent Herald article (July 25) concerning the rope swing really struck a chord with me. It's a shame that our society has...

DATE: July 31, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Insurance: Health-care problem, not solution

The big buzz today is health-care reform. Everyone needs health insurance. This is an incorrect direction. We all need health care at some point in our lives but not health insurance. The problem...

DATE: July 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Health plan needs to address some issues

Here are a few things Obama health-care proponents don't want you to know. Members of Congress will be exempt from being forced into the public-plan option they want for us. If it's so good, why...

DATE: July 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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