The Dec. 18 editorial, "Don't toke and drive," about the potential dangers of driving after imbibing in pot and alcohol, felt too focused on the substances when the focus should be on enforcement of the law.
In response to K. Juergen von Husen's Dec. 17 letter, "In war, inhumane methods are used," about Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., releasing the report on CIA interrogation techniques and inhumane methods being used during war, it is true that the cities of Hamburg and Dresden in Germany were bombed despite their lack of military importance and being art and cultural centers.
As a former elected official, I know how important it is to hear from constituents and to work with broad coalitions to tackle the greatest challenges of our time. That's why I'm excited to take action on climate.
Normally, I write only about serious stuff, but Kay and Jim Postma's Dec. 13 letter "Choose words wisely to not offend" rang loudly the bell at the top of my personal barfometer. Is it really necessary to conjure up new things to be offended by?
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