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    Bruce Griset: Zane’s deception

    Regarding the Aug. 27 column “Nothing to dig about debt delusions”: J. Peder Zane works hard to deceive the reader. He writes “Don’t get me wrong. I would love to provide comprehensive health coverage – as well as a job, a car, a home and a blazing fast Internet...

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    Frank Read: Conservative liberal

    It amazes me when ultra-conservatives like Bob Luddy can criticize judges for rulings that uphold the Constitution (“Ruling denies rights,” Aug. 27 letter). A liberal ruling would have gone in Luddy’s favor, but Judge Robert Hobgood found in favor of the Rule of Law, which normally...

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    Nicholas E. Stratas: Local strength

    Your Aug. 5 editorial “Top-down rule” was welcome! While aimed at Republicans, Democrats as well as Republicans systematically used top-down rule to destroy a state mental health system of care built from the bottom up in the 1960s and 1970s. It was the model for the nation. It covered...

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    Karyn Traut: Not appealing to public

    I attended the Mining and Energy Committee public hearing Aug. 20. I was unable to speak because the time allotted ran out before my turn.

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    Tom O’Larnic: An old mantra

    Decades ago the tobacco industry brushed aside claims that their product caused lung cancer. Their mantra was, “Can’t prove it.” Smokers could have developed cancer from natural causes. Even nonsmokers developed lung cancer.

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    Eliana Tamayo: Awesome ACA

    I want to express my happiness in having health coverage through the Affordable Care Act.

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    Larry Bumgardner: Liability insurance for guns

    The time has come to do something about making gun owners more responsible. Once upon a time, we didn’t have to have liability insurance for our cars, but damages we inflicted on other people through accident or whatever went unpaid by folks who could not afford to pay out thousands of dollars...

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    Chip Williams: All about money

    Your Aug. 22 editorial “Vouchers, down” praising Judge Robert Hobgood’s decision finding private school vouchers unconstitutional missed the core of this contentious debate.

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    Charles Ritter: Sock it to ’em

    Regarding the Aug. 21 news article “Fracking opponents speak out”: Having attended the public fearing on fracking in Raleigh, I came away with the following observations: The N&O reported Vikram Rao, chairman of the Mining and Energy Commission, said “after the hearing the display...

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    Carolina Russell: Majority speaks

    Regarding the Aug. 21 news article “Fracking opponents speak out”: I know that the protesters at the McKimmon Center were not a small microcosm of North Carolinians. Mining and Energy Commission Chair Vikram Rao would meet the majority who agree with them if he spoke with our beautiful...

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