How climate change could have factored more prominently It was heartening to hear the president of the United States declare forcefully that climate change is real and a pressing moral responsibility [“Obama vows to bypass gridlock,” Nation & World, Jan. 28]. It was encouraging to hear him advocate an end to oil company subsidies, greater…More
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In his State of the Union speech [“Obama vows to bypass gridlock,” Nation & World, Jan. 28], President Obama is still following the main plank in the Democratic platform: never solve a problem, just treat the symptoms. Of course he’s also following the number two plank: if something isn’t working, do more of…More
While I generally support President Obama, his position on Edward Snowden sure puts him on the wrong side of history [“2 newspapers call for clemency for Edward Snowden,” News, Jan. 3].
World opinion increasingly hails Snowden as a hero, and it’s become quite clear that this is how history will view him. The president really needs to do an about-face on this one or risk future generations putting him in the same mental folder with the likes of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
With the mass slayings by people with mental illnesses we need to endorse background checks as proposed by President Obama [“Obama proposes firearm background check changes,” News, Jan. 3]. Preventing murder, even with an insanity defense, is a high moral value notably seen in the Ten Commandments.
Your article “Obama taps experts to fix online snags in care plan” [page one, Oct. 21] is interesting to me. As a college student in my mid-20s, I am finding myself needing to sign up for my own health insurance at the same time as President Obama’s health-care reforms are taking effect. I had previously heard about…More
President must learn to negotiate President Obama is willfully prolonging the government shutdown and spitefully making middle-class Americans suffer [“Obamacare battle rife with ideological irony,” news, Oct. 15]. Just as former President Clinton negotiated with U.S. Rep. Newt Gingrich and President Reagan negotiated with U.S. Rep. Tip O’ Neill for the betterment of America, President Obama should…More
Why us? The drum is beating for the U.S. to “strike” Syria. [“Obama may go it alone against Syria,” page one, Aug. 30.] The President says he must first confer with Congress and our allies. What obliges us to punish Syria for its use of chemical weapons? Aren’t there international precedents and regulations for handling such atrocities? William…More
Governmental figures should be included in cuts Should sequestration be ratified and put into place, I would assume our U.S. senators, representatives, the president and his Cabinet members can expect to have their pay, pensions and other benefits cut in the same percentage(s) applied to other proposed cutbacks [“Not much urgency to avoid automatic spending...More