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November 8, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Midterm election: Our own system of politics is rundown

I found Nicholas Kristof’s column “America’s broken political system” [Opinion, Nov. 7] to be spot on. How disheartened do Americans have to become before we can transform this out-of-control wrecking ball? Despite approval ratings that are in the cellar, we continue to sustain this highly paid group of bullies and mud wrestlers. We have…


Comments | More in Election | Topics: Dave Humphrey, Democrats, midterm elections

August 4, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Gun control: Wrong to equate guns and cars because they serve different purposes

Nicholas Kristof’s column in The Seattle Times drew ridiculous analogies between automobile regulation and gun regulation [“Our blind spot about guns,” Opinion, Aug. 2]. Of 30,000-plus deaths each year caused by automobiles, few can be classified as intentional. Moreover, there are no features of automobiles that are intended to cause death. Conversely, discussions of cartridges…


Comments | More in Gun control | Topics: gun control, gun rights, Nicholas Kristof

June 30, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Foreign policy: Republicans need to contribute instead

Republicans seem to have one mission: to thwart President Obama, no matter the issue or his position on it. Columnist Nicholas Kristof is correct in describing foreign policy as a minefield [“Obama’s weakness, or ours?” Opinion, June 26]. Many of the positions or arguments the U.S. used in the past are no longer…


Comments | More in Foreign policy | Topics: Afghanistan, dick cheney, iraq

April 8, 2014 at 5:56 AM

Government assistance for the wealthy is against conservative ideals

In his response to Nicholas Kristof’s syndicated column “Are we a nation of takers?” [Opinion, March 29], Wayne Bartz is correct about one thing: the wealthy do need to buy things to grow the economy [“Government assistance: important role for the wealthy,” Northwest Voices, April 2]. To suggest they should only…


Comments | More in Unemployment | Topics: government subsidies, Nicholas Kristof, taxes

April 2, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Government assistance: have a heart; important role for the wealthy

What has happened to our heart?

It is my hope that every legislator, on the state and national levels, will read “Are we a nation of takers?” by Nicholas Kristof [Opinion, March 29].

Congress wouldn’t need to worry about balancing the budget if all the corporate subsidies for private planes, yachts, hedge funds, etc., were eliminated. Congress, where “the majority of members are millionaires,” only talks about cutting food stamps while ignoring the billions of tax subsidies for corporate meals and entertainment. This happens when, according to a Gallup poll, that almost one-fifth of American families struggle to buy enough food to avoid hunger.

What has happened to the “heart” of our great country?

Anne Corley, Mercer Island

Wealthy need to buy things to grow economy

I am astounded by Nicholas Kristof’s incomplete reporting in his Sunday column.

There was a reason for the tax breaks for those who can afford to purchase


Comments | More in Public assistance | Topics: Anne Corley, Congress, Nicholas Kristof