THE A.R. MAILBOX

Vol. 22, No. 5,514 - The American Reporter - September 7, 2016

To The Editor
McCAIN SKIPPED ALL 15 KEY ENVIRONMENTAL VOTES

by Carl Pope

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Two weeks ago John McCain was the only Senator to duck a crucial vote on the future of clean energy in America - dooming to failure the measure that would have helped make renewable energy more affordable and accessible. Now it turns out this missed vote is part of a pattern.

To The Editor
'POOH LADY' LIVED A LIFE OF SERVICE

Rev. Carmine Vairo

ROSEMEAD, Calif. -- Unfortunately, Shirley Slesinger Lasswell (July 10, 2007, "The $15-Billion Woman," by Joe Shea) has become synonymous with ongoing litigation with the Disney empire, but Shirley, also known as "the Pooh Lady," spent her lifework and money on behalf of children's' causes.

To The Editor
THAT'S ZINN, NOT JEFFERSON

by Thomas McMahon

DENVER -- You carried a compelling quote in an article on July 4 ("This Independence Day, Live It Like You Mean it," by Ed Tubbs) that you attributed to Thomas Jefferson.

To The Editor
JOHNNY COCHRAN REMEMBERED KINDLY

by Patricia Slesinger

BEVERLY HILLS -- Today one of the great gentlemen of the legal system passed away. He was my lawyer and the only lawyer I ever had who cared for me and my issues.

To The Editor
BERSIN HAS NEVER KOWTOWED

by Jim Trageser

SAN DIEGO -- While Jill Stewart's commentary, "The Left's Deficit Plan for Latinos," made some good points about the way California's public schools address educating immigrant students, it was undermined by a glaring factual error.

To The Editor
KENNER'S A BEST AMONG THE BEST

by Edith Fellows

Ron Kenner's article, (AR, No. 2000, "Domestic Axis Of Evil") was just brilliant. You have the best reporters, including yourself.

To The Editor
NOW BURNING AT YOUR FAVORITE PARK

by Mark Percel

SAN FRANCISCO -- The war in Iraq will be a two-front war. One against Iraq - and one against the American people. This war is nothing but a cover-up to distract attention from the fact that Bush and his corporate buddies are looting the American people. It is also a ploy to take away our freedoms and liberties and turn America into a Communist-like country. Our allies fear us, as well they should. We are a nation gone mad. We are now the bad guys. This war is so dishonest that it shocks the mind. I cannot live this lie.

To The Editor
WRONG ABOUT BECHTEL?

by Jonathan Marshall

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 8, 2001 -- Your recent article by Randolph Holhut, "The War Racket Lives On," (AR, No. 2011) cited Bechtel among 24 U.S. companies that (in his words) "illegally aided Iraq's nation's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs in the 1980s," according to a German newspaper report.

To The Editor
ANOTHER CONFUSD REPUBLICAN

by Karyn Powell

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 8, 2001 -- I am very confused. How can any American in their right mind not want a tax cut? And when did the Democrats care more about "their party" over We The People?

To The Editor
MAMA SHAQ'S $65,000 DRESS

by Cheryl Suliteanu

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 8, 2003 -- I make a difference in the lives of children. I teach kindergarten, for most children the first experience of school. I build the foundation for all future learning my students will experience. Everyday I get at least twenty hugs from little people who depend on me to provide a safe, caring, and stimulating environment for them to learn to read, to count, and to be a caring, compassionate person. I have wanted to be a teacher since I was a child, and knowing that my students love me and can't wait to come to school everyday to be with me, to sing with me, to talk to me, and to play with me is a dream come true.

To The Editor
SEPT. 11 TRAGEDY LAUNCHED SELF-PROMOTING FUNDRAISERS

by Lisa Parr

LOS ANGELES -- None of us ever knows when Death is coming. September 11th told us that. Act as if today is your last day. This idea is registering in our collective psyches more than before. I walk the streets of LA, seeing extensions of kindness where once there were none. Has our sense of ethics, lying rusty and dormant, been reawakened?

To The Editor
A MEMORIAL FOR HEROES OF FLIGHT 93

by Mark Decker, M.D.

WEST BEND, Wisc. -- I believe we should establish a national monument at the 9/11 crash site of United Airlines Flight 93, Somerset County, Pa., to honor all the victims of terrorism in America.

To The Editor
A NEW WEBSITE FOR PROGRESSIVE CUBAN-AMERICANS

by Edgar Veytia

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- I am writing to draw your attention to our Web site, Cubanos.org.

To The Editor
SIKHS ASK UNDERSTANDING AFTER ATTACKS

by Bikramjit Singh

ELK GROVE, Calif. -- I would like to express my anguish at the devilish attacks on the civilian American targets. Please accept my sympathy for the families of the victims.

To The Editor
STREAMING AND GOVERNMENT

by Arun Mehta

NEW DELHI -- Thanks, Joe, that ("The Future is Streaming," by Joe Shea, AR, No. 1615) is a great article, and I share your enthusiasm for streaming, particularly its ability to evade government control - very important in the developing world.

To The Editor
BIG OIL IS KILLING US

by Robert Barrett

SULPHUR, Okla. -- I have been so shocked and very angry at seeing how the price of gas has been shooting up for no more reason than just to make a profit. The profit margins are so fat this year - over 44% more than last year. They use the excuse that the demand is greater than the supply. But OPEC is still selling the same amount of oil as they have been for several months and at the same prices, too.

To The Editor
TIME TO STOP LYING ABOUT UFOs?

by Lance Cassino

CONIFER, Colo.-- The following letter is being sent to all members of Congress.

To The Editor
BIG BUTT SEEKS BUSS

by Jim Watts

DALLAS, Texas -- I just read Mr. Brown's intellectual musings ("Ichiro, Kazu and I," by Clarence Brown, AR No. 1568) in which he dismissed Arlington, Texas. I suppose that is because it is a blue-collar town in which working people live. Too bad they are not all a bunch of ivory-tower drones sitting around discussing Chaucer.

To The Editor
KERREY & KERRY: 'HARDLY UNBIASED REPORTING'

by W.J. Wildman

LOS ANGELES -- Well, young man, one could hardly hold up your article ("Kerrey & Kerry: Two Faces of Vietnam," by Joe Shea, AR No. 1576W) as a model of unbiased reporting. And it certainly illustrates unmitigated gall to call a Medal of Honor winner a "shameless coward."

To The Editor
CONSCIENCE AND COURAGE

by Kevin Sarian

LOS ANGELES -- I appreciate your conscience and courage for reporting on the Armenian Genocide ("Curing the Chechen Madness," by Joe Shea, AR No. 1572).

To The Editor
ARMENIAN GENOCIDE 'LEFT ASIDE'

by Mariana Babayan

LOS ANGELES -- Thank you very much for taking the time and effort to write this beautiful article ("Curing the Chechen Madness," by Joe Shea, AR No. 1572). It is truly very painful to see the United States looking at a conflict like this with negligent views.

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