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Zimbabwe demonstrates need to bear arms

I have just one thing to say to Ron Lowe ("Attack impossible without guns," Letters, Herald, Nov. 11). He should stayin California where he belongs with the rest of the people who would take away...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Anti-gay letters may reflect confusion

A 1996 study at the University of Georgia found a link between homophobia and homosexual arousal. Often, extremelyhomophobic people are fighting internal homophobia related to their own sexual...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Keep pressing for health-care reform

With the insurance companies acting like bullies, and the Republicans behaving like 2-year-olds, you free-thinkers inLa Plata County who know we need universal health-care coverage must keep...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Visitors learned opposite of hunter ethics

A couple of weeks ago, four ol' country boys from the foothills of South Carolina, we'll call them the Carolina Boys,came to the Durango area with visions of taking home a big bull elk. Their...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Hyphenated names are progress?

Paul Johnson and Wanda Smith are fashionably progressive. They marry and hyphenate names. Wanda and Paul Smith-Johnsonhave a daughter - Nancy. Nancy marries Steve Davis-Brown. Nancy and Steve...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Fort Hood letter blaming guns disappointing

I am terribly disappointed in your decision to print the letter by Ron Lowe of Nevada City, Calif., blaming the gunsfor the actions of Maj. Nadal Hasan at Fort Hood, Texas. During this time of...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Constitutional test of Islam looms

Of Fort Hood, Islam, jihad, sharia and the Constitution: For some time I have wondered when and if there would be acase that would test the constitutional conflicts when Islam faces that...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

School district steadily improving

Thank you to the more than 3,000 voters who showed their confidence by voting for me in the Durango 9-R School Boardelection.We have a good school district, one that is steadily improving, and has...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Taking away weapons not the answer

 I think it has been established by the proper investigative authorities that Maj. Hassan is a practicing Muslim.It also sounds to me like the man himself was quite open regarding his faith and...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Military just at DHS to proctor exam

I just finished reading the article regarding the Army recruiter proctoring the Armed  Services VocationalAptitude Battery test given to Durango High School students. While I do not condone what...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Attack impossible without guns

Muslim smuzlim! Muslim is the first word out of the mouth of the hatemonger at the coffee shop. He said, “Did you hearthat a Muslim killed 13 soldiers at Fort Hood?” The soldier who did the killing...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Measure is a giant step in right direction

I want to publicly thank Rep. John Salazar for standing firm against tremendous pressure from the insurance lobbies andvoting for the Affordable Health Care for America Act.  I know too many...

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

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