Author: Letters to the editor

War in Ukraine: What you need to knowThe latest: Grain shipments from Ukraine are gathering pace under the agreement hammered out by Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and the United Nations in July. Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian Black Sea ports had sent food prices soaring and raised fears of more hunger in the Middle East and Africa. At least 18 ships, including loads of wheat, corn and sunflower oil, have departed.The fight: The conflict on the ground grinds on as Russia uses its advantage in heavy artillery to pummel Ukrainian forces, which have sometimes been able to put up stiff resistance. In…

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Regarding the July 28 news article “Gunmakers used ‘manipulative marketing’ to sell rifles, House report says”:For many years, I did not have a gun. I did not hunt or target shoot. Where did all this manipulative marketing come from? I never saw it. I consider myself an average male who reads magazines and newspapers, yet I never once saw marketing material for me to go out and buy a gun. House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) indicated five companies made $1 billion over 10 years by selling civilians “military-style assault weapons.” What exactly is military-style? Is that like…

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Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Vote for Democratsfor needed changes How are the Republicans in Congress holding up progress? They are the minority. True, but just barely, and too many things require a super majority to get passed. Plus, they are working for the top 2%. Though the super-rich are a minority, they have the financial power to make changes … or not. Doing things to stall or reverse global climate change is not in their favor. Nor are social issues like living wages, affordable health care or equal rights.…

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Mandatory readingRe: “From muskets to madness — Retired police officer reflects on his family roots and how weapons have evolved,” by Daniel Carlson, Sunday Opinion.Dallas Morning News, please thank Carlson for me. I wish all Americans would read his reflection. We and the politicians we vote into office need to do something now about the proliferation and use of military-style weapons and the resulting deaths.Linda Fielder, Carrollton5 reasons for a semi-automaticCarlson states “there is no rational reason for assault weapons to be in the hands of civilians.”Here are five rational reasons to own a semi-automatic rifle with a standard magazine…

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Low density, open space is the attraction of Marin In her recently published Marin Voice commentary (“When median price hits $2M, only homeowners can celebrate,” July 9), Jennifer Silva did a good job of showing some of the pros and cons of Marin’s limited housing growth. However, I have a problem with the ending. Silva wrote that Marin must make itself “a truly inclusive community by providing housing for all who work in Marin.” There will never be enough housing for “all.” The attraction of Marin is that it has a low density of housing with lots of open space.…

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