In response to Suspicions fueled by FBIs lengthy silence (Nov. 13 Editorial) and related articles:
I suspect president knew before election about Petraeus affair
I was struck by the fact that both the attorney general and FBI director were aware of the Petraeus affair this summer but did not inform the president. That is hard to believe.
Both should be asked to resign for not informing the president. Or, did they tell the president and he chose to not to say anything until after the election?
This whole thing does not pass the smell test.
Fort Mill, S.C.
In response to Senators propose big changes in immigration law (Nov. 12):
Talk across the aisle on immigration a hopeful sign
It pleases me greatly that two senators from different parties are working together on legislation to change immigration laws.
Perhaps this is an indication of successful peace negotiations between Democrats and Republicans. A bipartisan approach is the element that has been missing for several years. Perhaps members of Congress have finally decided to place the interests of voters above partisan politics and do some good for a change.
In response to Obama won, but reluctant businesses still wont invest (Nov. 11 Forum):
Pump those trillions on the sidelines back into economy
If businesses have trillions of dollars on the sidelines, then taxes and regulations havent damaged them. If they would invest this cash in research and development and hiring, they could turn the economy around without government stimulus.
Then, everyone would benefit.
Katrina and Sandy both demonstrated a need for oil refineries in more locations. And we know that Exxon/Mobil has lots of money. They lose money when people cant get gasoline, so I dont understand their reluctance to improve the situation.
Wheres the entrepreneurship I keep hearing about?
Elizabeth M. Kerman
Feel like Im watching society crumble, and it grieves me
My first husband worked for US Steel in the 50s, 60s and 70s. I witnessed the unraveling of a giant company from poor, shortsighted decisions. They survived as a diminished company.
Election night I watched the unraveling of a unique and great nation due to poor, short-sighted decisions. We will survive as a diminished nation.
Today, I am frustrated and deeply grieved. My husband and I will have less income and reduced health care in our later years. Our children and grandchildren will be saddled with increased debt and taxes.
We forfeited the American spirit of personal responsibility to become a government controlled society. How sad.
My long list of changes GOP must make to win back voters
If the GOP wishes to be credible again, theyll have to:
Never again allow Karl Rove to have any involvement in any campaign; purge their ranks of the tea party, evangelical Christians, birthers, bigots, homophobes, racists and child of rape defenders; become pro-choice; bring back all the moderates who were chased away; end all illegal immigration talk; embrace Obamacare; understand and acknowledge climate change; and, I hope, promise themselves theyll never again come across as the extremists they painted themselves to be.
Maybe then they may win an election.
In response to Burden of education loans extends past students to parents (Nov. 12):
Change laws to ease burden on students, parents buried in debt
While there is never enough money for competing needs, we are continually advised that our state constitution demands we spend it. The article about bankrupt students and bereft parent co-signers shows the results.
Change the laws to allow students to discharge their crushing debt through bankruptcy filings.
Only then will meaningful, career-worthy courses and degrees be offered.
In response to Election convinced me were now an entitlement society (Nov. 9 Forum):
Diverse set of voices in U.S. and all of them deserve to be heard
The attitude expressed by Forum writer Angela Stegall and others on the right is ugly and un-American.
In this country there are people who live in cities, people who live in swamps, straight people and curly people, white people and brown people. Theres even a blue guy out in California.
Theyre all Americans and all have a voice that deserves to be heard. Apparently some people believe we should change the words to Woody Guthries song to This land is my land, this land is my land.
In response to Gordon fined $100,000 for wreck (Nov. 13 Sports):
NASCAR dying a slow death, turning into a vanilla sport
The fine on Jeff Gordon is excessive, and these fines are killing the sport.
Stuff like this has always been a part of NASCAR, but now theyve made the sport so vanilla there is nothing exciting about it anymore.
The loudest cheer of the race was when the pit crews were beating the heck out of each other, but I guess NASCAR wants to keep the sport boring and uninteresting.
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