- Friday’s Letters to the Editor
- Close to Home: It’s about living, even at life’s end
- Over 70 years, fluoridation has proven its value
- Herdt: A fatal flaw in state tax reform
- McManus: Suddenly, the Democrats have ideas too
Never have I been asked by anyone nearing the end of life to help hasten their death. The focus is always on quality of life, even in the face of serious illness and/or life winding down.
Extremism abounds these days. It has become what defines our politics in Washington, determines our TV programming and rules our public discourse. It’s not enough to just disagree. We must castigate, demean and punish.
From its earliest days, fluoridation faced pockets of opposition, and contemporary critics have an efficient vehicle for circulating myths and allegations: the Internet. They’re using new technology but old arguments.
In just a few short months, Americans must file tax returns. If they need help completing their forms, they might be out of luck.
Driving around California last year, we saw how our state has been changed. The beauty, diversity and promise of the place remain, but now people are less sure state leaders know how to put things right again.
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