Letters to the Editor

Wren leaves the Dem nest, becomes unaffiliated

Dear Editor,

“Sooner or later, there comes a point in a man’s life when he’s gotta face some facts, and one fact I gotta face is that whatever it is that women like, I ain’t got it.” — “Marty” by Paddy Chayefsky

For me, women and political parties: Over the last four decades, I’ve really tried with a couple of each, and whatever it is that they like, I ain’t got it.

It’s abortion; don’t call it 'reproductive rights'

Dear Editor,

I was interested in Gail Schoettler’s letter to the editor on Dec. 11 concerning support for Sen. Michael Bennet’s support for women’s reproductive rights being included in the current health bill.

Hawkins doesn’t deserve preferential treatment

Bruce Benson
President’s Office
University of Colorado

Dear Bruce,

As you probably know, state Sen. Peter Groff asked, and was publicly asking, CU-Boulder’s virtually all-Anglo power structure to hold up hiring a replacement for Coach Barnett, when CU hired Dan Hawkins as coach.

Health care advocates like Sen. Reid are slavery boosters

An Open Letter to Sen. Reid:

Opponents of health care reform are not supporters of slavery. You have it backwards. A statement more accurate to the truth would have been to say that proponents of health care reform are supporters of slavery.

Join Sen. Bennet in support of a woman’s right to choose

Dear Friend,

When I heard that the Senate was considering an amendment to the health care reform bill that would take away access to critical medical procedures for millions of American women — in effect undermining the reproductive rights we’ve fought so hard to get — I was truly shocked. I thought we were beyond this point.

Kudos to Bennet on being part of the "new" politics

Dear Editor,

Looks like the politics of “Yes” beats the politics of “No.”

Strain of multiple deployments justifies new facility

The Honorable Eric Shinseki
Secretary, Department of Veterans’ Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420

Dear Secretary Shinseki,

Thank you for playing an instrumental role in bringing a new, state-of-the-art VA medical center to Aurora, Colorado. This long overdue facility will provide critical medical services to veterans in Colorado and throughout the western United States.

Jacobs led New York out of the urban wasteland

Dear Editor,

“Wrestling with Moses,” Anthony Flint’s book, does not discuss the Israelites crossing the desert from Egypt.

“Wrestling with Moses” tells the gripping story of how Jane Jacobs took on New York’s Robert Moses and changed the American city forever. It is more the story of David fighting Goliath, the humble and lowly neighbors locked in combat against their own arrogant politicians and city planners. Jacobs got her start by leading the fight against the Lower Manhattan Expressway expansion into her neighborhood, Washington Square and Greenwich Village.

Clear the Bench clears up inaccuracy

Dear Editor,

I enjoyed reading the article on last week’s Lincoln Club luncheon in the most recent Colorado Statesman. It’s always interesting to read a journalist’s perspective on events that one has witnessed in person — sometimes there is even a significant degree of overlap between published accounts and personal recollections.

Bennet scores against CNN with one simple word

Dear Editor,

Yes. Imagine that. A simple answer to a reporter’s “gotcha” question. When John King of CNN asked Michael Bennet if he’d support health care reform even if it meant he’d lose next year’s election, the response was “Yes.”