Opinion

Seniors already face health-care mandate

The recently passed federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – ObamaCare – requires that all Americans obtain health insurance. Many citizens and voters, however, dislike this...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Obama should not apologize for the U.S.

I tried to watch Obama’s speech Nov. 3. The lies and pandering were sickening.He said,“Maybe I didn’t explain my policies well enough.” We understand them all too well. All Americans are not as...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Still searching for the source of turbidity

In regards to Buck Skillen’s article about Lightner Creek runoff (Opinion, Herald, Oct. 24), I myself have checked into the murky water entering the Animas River. I am a fisherman and enjoy this...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Current ‘free trade’ system not free or fair

Considering that in the U.S. we now live in a plutocracy, I think Garth Buchanan (“Both Dems, GOP campaigned against free trade,” Herald, Nov. 7) shouldn’t worry too much about Congress passing...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

This page the proper forum for responses

My letter to the editor (Herald, Sept. 7) was written with the acknowledgement of who I am and the community in which I live, edited and printed in a proper forum of expression.I received a poorly...

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

Colgan too enthusiastic about taxation

How many city and county positions can one person serve on at the same time before it’s considered a conflict of interest or illegal? Joe Colgan, presently serving on three other boards – Durango...

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

Letter not grounded in sound fact

Mr. Nate Herbst’s letter to the Herald (Oct. 20) titled “Abortion causes cancer and kills women” appears grounded more in hyperbole and fear-mongering than sound medical science and fact. Mr....

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

Elections are really auctions

By the time this commentary is printed, the mid-term election will have passed; and America will have elected another group of politicians. What we end up with will not make most of us happy nor...

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

FLC’s decision disappointing

I was disappointed to read about the decision of Fort Lewis College administrators to not approve Professor Tina Evans’ application for an appointment within the Environmental Studies program. As...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Coroner’s column excellent commentary

I thoroughly enjoy reading the columns of La Plata County Coroner Dr. Carol J. Huser. She provides great knowledge and sometimes excellent humor. Her recent column about the sometimes lack of...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Evans’ dedication is invaluable to FLC

I was saddened and disappointed to hear of the dismissal of Tina Evans from Fort Lewis College (Herald, Oct. 28). She is an invaluable faculty member as well as an adviser and mentor to many...

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

Teach students to accept discrimination

The school board needs to discriminate against the teachers behind the anti-discrimination conformity team and fire them (“Hate’s fate,” Herald, Oct. 29). Our kids need to be taught to accept...

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

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