Opinion

Health-care bill an impending disaster

It's amazing that there is such diverse opinion about the pending health-care “reform" being reviewed in Congress.Those who speak out the loudest in support keep making the point that America is a...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Nonworking half explains hard times

With unemployment holding at 10 percent, we're told that number represents about 15 million people. If my math iscorrect, that translates to a willing work force of 150 million in a country of more...

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

Common sense losing to partisanship

In response to state Rep. Ellen Roberts' letter (Herald, Jan. 3), I have to say that she is the exception to the ruleas far as politicians go. Ellen has done an amazing job in Colorado bringing...

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

It is good our leaders are scholars

On October 29, 1929, the stock market crashed. Over the next few weeks, more than $35 billion owned by shareholderslost its value. The entire federal budget was barely $3 billion. Banks across the...

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

Bill will limit health care and freedom

The U.S. Senate had the 60 votes needed to pass the Senate version of the health-care bill. The Democrats, with noRepublicans agreeing, will push the bill and its consequences down the throat of...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

RHA loans do not affect property value

In response to the letter from Michael Grandt (Herald, Dec. 14) concerning the Regional Housing Alliance'smortgage-assistance program, we wanted to thank him for his interest and concern and also...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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

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