Letters to the Editor
Regarding Kevin Northrup's letter on July 24: The Democratic leader of the Senate has passed many jobs bills that in fact have been sent to the Republican-controlled House, only to be voted against every time without even trying to add or make revisions!
Neither house of Congress has worked together on anything since the election, so don't put the blame on just one party!
The News-Gazette front page picture on July 26 of an alleged Palestinian child holding a protest sign obviously written by an adult proves only that a picture of one cynically manipulated child is worth a thousand ideological lies.
Where are the non-staged pictures of Palestinian children with bombs strapped to their bodies or those used as human shields for propaganda purposes?
Residents should have some choice in the health care they receive and not be forced to just use Carle or Health Alliance in this region.
Carle needs some competition. Many people aren't happy with health care in this area, I found out after I moved here.
I agree with Andrew Wilk's July 20 commentary that we need to address academic deficiencies as early as possible so students can master the requisite skills to be successful in and beyond the classroom. However, Wilk's view about educators' resistance to raising standards makes me wonder how recently he has been in a classroom or talked to teachers.
When a politician says that his or her policy is working, I want to know, "What is the policy?" and "What is the cause-and-effect reasoning leading to a conclusion that the policy is working?"
Of course, I never get answers to these questions.
Such is the case with the claim, "Obamacare is already working."