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August 26, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Guns at town halls: Are protesters acting within their rights?

Civilized debates come without guns David Sirota echoes [“First Amendment trumps Second Amendment,” Opinion, syndicated columnist, Aug. 23] my personal alarm concerning the guns appearing at public meetings. His Thomas Jefferson quote about watering the tree of liberty with the blood of tyrants — that makes my blood run cold. This madness has got to stop. There are…

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August 26, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Health-care debate: Group Health, accepting change and Nazi argument

Group Health innovative, but maybe not affordable I enjoyed the article about Group Health Cooperative [“Does Group Health hold answers in health-care debate?” page one, Aug. 23] and certainly have been satisfied with the quality of care I’ve received from it during the years when I was working. However, as a model for affordable health-care reform, it…

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August 25, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Health-care reform: Is personal responsibility argument just another scare tactic?

Herbold’s and Powell’s economics don’t make sense The guest column in The Times from Robert J. Herbold and Scott S. Powell [“Government-dominated reform will not improve health care,” Opinion, Aug. 23] only left me confused. But when I saw that both individuals were associated with the Hoover Institution, a conservative think tank, I realized sewing confusion…

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August 24, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Health-care reform: Is all that is needed just some personal responsibility?

Some required reading for health-care debaters Kudos to The Seattle Times for printing an excellent guest column by Robert J. Herbold and Scott S. Powell [“Government-dominated reform will not improve health care,” Opinion, Aug. 23]. These two guys really nailed it. It should be required reading by anyone interested in the current debate on whether or…

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Comments | More in Business, Congress, Economic stimulus bills, Economy, Federal bailouts, Federal government, Health care, Politics, Recession, Reform, Republicans

August 21, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Health-care debate: Krauthammer is wrong about preventive care

A doctor is exaggerating the cost of preventive care It is disappointing that a former physician such as Charles Krauthammer would put forth such a misleading analysis [“Preventive care is no panacea,” Opinion, syndicated column, Aug. 15] of the cost of preventive care, using an expensive $500 hypothetical test for mystery disease X. His example assumes that…

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August 9, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Town-hall protests: exercising freedom or hurting discourse?

Not just conservatives protesting ‘Obamacare’ It’s interesting to note there’s not a word of concern heard from the Democratic leadership when Conservative speakers are shouted down by organized liberal students and those allegedly from unions and minority groups or when conservative guest speakers are uninvited by colleges and universities for fear their words might lead…

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August 7, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Town-hall protests: legitimate free speech or dirty tactics?

Deceit has frightened people protesting at forums The people who are confronting elected officials at health-care forums are angry and frightened at the thought of reform. Of course they are. Very clever liars have told them that if health-care reform passes, they will no longer be able to visit their doctor and that illegal immigrants will…

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August 2, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Health-care reform: blue dogs, bad habits and high costs

Blue dogs? I’ve got a better name for them Thank you for publishing “Who’s feeding the Blue Dogs” [CloseUp, July 31]. Now that it’s been established these representatives and senators are all bought and paid for by the health-insurance industry, I believe the term “fiscally conservative” can no longer be used to describe them. There’s a more…

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July 30, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Palin steps down: Was it the right move?

Running with Palin 2012 for shot at presidency Editor, The Times: If I were a Republican interested in becoming president, I’d hitch my star to Sarah Palin’s wagon. She will run for president in 2012. I’d stay so close that after her nomination for president by the Republican Party, she’d have to choose me as her running…

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July 22, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Religion: the religious right and a camp for nonbelievers

Only leadership needed is from God I have to disagree with the article on the religious right [“State’s religious right: ‘a leaderless army,’” page one, July 21]. Jesus’ and God’s teachings are all the leadership we need. I believe churches should focus less on same-sex marriage and instead focus their energy on the sanctity of life. The…

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