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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

Obama imposing 'trickle-up' economics

We cannot legislate or subsidize climate change any more than you can talk a bear out of attacking you. It is quixotic at best, and just stupidity at worst.My neighbor makes somewhere in the...

DATE: July 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Costly or not, health-care reform is needed

I find it so ironic that while the Republicans were in power, there was very little said by the right about running up record deficits. Part of this was the boondoggle of a Medicare revision during...

DATE: July 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Letters show direction America must go

I find little to agree with the Herald on, but I have to commend you for your willingness to print letters to the editor that obviously are in opposition to your liberal positions. I refer to two...

DATE: July 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Get involved in county planning process

La Plata County has embarked on what we hope will be a successful process to produce a comprehensive land-use plan and subsequent land-use code in the coming months. For those who have sat through...

DATE: July 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Intelligent design simply does not add up

When I'm confronted by the creationism/intelligent design polemic, I can't help asking for an explanation of the following constant in our history: warfare. Really, if we were designed...

DATE: July 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

'Theory' of Christianity is pretty weak

I applaud Michael Stith's letter (Herald, July 20) regarding the Christians' wedge strategy to replace the science of evolution with the mythology of religion. Science is not a democracy, so even...

DATE: July 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Attacks ignore neuroscience advances

It's no surprise that Greg Lauver's rambling and baseless assault on the practice of psychiatry originates from WelcomeWorld.org (Letters, Herald, July 13). Those of us who have endured years of...

DATE: July 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Wally White acted in tradition of T.R.

Thanks to the Herald for its timely coverage of health issues related to the use of hydraulic fracturing compounds in gas wells, and a special thanks to county Commissioner Wally White for...

DATE: July 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Obama agenda fundamentally a con

Pig-in-the-poke con artists now rule our country. This middle age idiom describes an offering or deal that foolishly is accepted without being examined first. Once the con is discovered, we say the...

DATE: July 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Meet Thursday to help with Bike Week

While the sagging economy has caused the cancellation of several big, national motorcycle rallies, it is noteworthy that the town of Ignacio will host motorcyclists from all around the country for...

DATE: July 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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