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September 29, 2013 at 7:56 AM

The fight over Obamacare continues

What is the alternative? For those who believe that defunding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare”) justifies the shutdown of the federal government and/or America’s default on its financial obligations by not raising the debt ceiling, please do one thing. [“Obamacare foe presses fight,” News, Sept. 25.] Explain to the rest of…

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0 Comments | More in Health care, Politics | Topics: Affordable Care Act, budget, health

September 28, 2013 at 6:53 AM

Chemicals weapons in Syria

U.S. should stay out Although I agree with the unethical nature of the use of chemical weapons, I do not agree with taking quick action with Syria. [“Diplomats reach deal on Syria’s chemical weapons,” page one, Sept. 27.] Despite much evidence indicating that President Bashar Assad was indeed behind the attacks, news coverage has also shown…

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0 Comments | More in Foreign policy, Middle East | Topics: bashar assad, chemical weapons, Human rights

September 17, 2013 at 4:41 PM

U.S. involvement in Syria

Not the responsibility of the U.S. I am writing regarding Syria. This is a problem for NATO. [“U.N. probe shows link to Syrian government,” News, Sept. 17.] Rather than lob bombs at another country with unknown consequences and no clear idea of who the rebels are, how about a worldwide embargo and economic sanctions instead? All deaths…

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0 Comments | More in Foreign policy, Middle East, military | Topics: bashar assad, rebels, russia

September 13, 2013 at 11:36 AM

U.S. involvement in Syria

Change begins at home “This is not a world we should accept,” exclaims President Obama from the front-page headline. [“‘This is not a world we should accept,’” page one, Sept. 11.] Yes, we should not accept chemical warfare. By the same token, we also should not accept diplomacy through destruction and death. We should not accept blasting…

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0 Comments | More in Foreign policy, Middle East, military, Politics | Topics: bombs, chemical weapons, Drones

September 9, 2013 at 7:22 AM

U.S. involvement in Syria

U.N. and NATO: Step up Am I wrong in wondering why the United Nations and NATO haven’t been more vociferous and outspoken on the current use of chemical weapons in Syria? [“U.S. may set up training Syrian rebels,” page one, Sept. 6.] It seems to me that they, and other international groups, should be heading up,…

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0 Comments | More in Foreign policy, Middle East, military, Politics | Topics: Barack Obama, bashar assad, chemical weapons

September 8, 2013 at 8:01 AM

U.S. involvement in Syria

Step by step The history of U.S. foreign policy is often of a very shortsighted view, resulting in decades of blowback and unintended consequences. [“U.S. may set up training Syrian rebels,” page one, Sept. 6.] Given this, what should be done in Syria? We should bring in U.N. peacekeepers to enforce an immediate cease-fire. Draw the lines…

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0 Comments | More in Foreign policy, Middle East, military, Politics | Topics: bashar assad, chemical weapons, syria

September 7, 2013 at 7:56 AM

U.S. involvement in Syria

Speak out I write as one US citizen of many who stands strong against U.S. strikes in Syria. [“U.S. may set up training Syrian rebels,” page one, Sept. 6.] President Obama, give me my hope back. I do not stand with your decision to destroy the lives of Syrians. I am speechless as I remember when we…

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0 Comments | More in Foreign policy, Middle East, military, Politics | Topics: Barack Obama, bashar assad, chemical weapons

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