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Losing exceptionalism means losing freedoms

When the United States of America loses the idea of our “exceptionalism” and joins the world of nations, as suggested by Joe Green (Letters, Herald, March 4), you can kiss what’s left of our...

DATE: March 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Don’t let Daniel’s death become a cold case

Wow, Alesha Daniel, what a way to get on the front page of the newspaper (Herald, March 3). We will miss her and hope and pray she won’t be a cold case.Carol JacksonDurango

DATE: March 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

All sides must be held accountable for nasty remarks

The Herald’s March 6 editorial asking why personal insults are accepted in a polite society uses two illustrations as its premise. GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum recently called President...

DATE: March 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

People can move from fighting fear and anger to adulthood

An intelligent person has a well working brain. Every child automatically reacts with love in a loving environment. In an non-loving environment, the gentle-natured child automatically reacts with...

DATE: March 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

LPEA franchise agreement includes a nasty surprise

Have you ever taken a bite of a seemingly bland dish of food and the spicy pepper unsuspectingly hits the back of your throat? So it is with the city of Durango’s franchise agreement with LPEA, on...

DATE: March 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Drug turned flu episode into surreal experience

This article on the effects of amantadine on the brain triggered my own experience with this drug in early 2006 (Herald, March 5). I was diagnosed with flu in January of that year. I was visiting...

DATE: March 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Financial crisis inquiry conclusions worth reading

Larry Crawford (Letters, Herald, Feb. 29) referred to The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report, which was submitted to Congress and the president by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission in January...

DATE: March 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Standardized tests measure correct choices, not understanding

Year after year, our children take district, state and national tests. Each year their individual scores are combined with others in their class. The scores are sent home to parents, analyzed by...

DATE: March 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Parking laws apply to everyday churchgoers, not just Sunday Christians

Arriving at St. Mark’s on Third Avenue for the Ash Wednesday noon vigil, I parked next to the median, as did many others, in accordance with the sign posted allowing such parking for church...

DATE: March 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

God forbid Obama has four more years

Some may have heard President Obama’s State of the Union speech. We can sum it up as the pits. He has been in the office three years and during that time he has pitted the blacks against the...

DATE: March 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

KKK article was slap in community’s face

In journalism, there are several questions a writer must ask. There are the usual: Who? What? Where? When? Why? But there’s the lesser known question, which happens to be the most important: so...

DATE: March 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Rep. Brown was poorly prepared to discuss PERA at forum

I was in attendance at the League of Women Voters Legislative Forum on Feb. 25 at the Durango Public Library. My perspective and the things I observed at the meeting were different than the Herald...

DATE: March 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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