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Nation must do more for its ex-warriors

Military pay scales for enlisted members continues to be pathetic for new recruits with families.

Policy toward Cuba was long inconsistent

A few thoughts to add to the wonderful comments on Cuba by Gov. Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. The so-called ban on travel to Cuba was a wink and a nod. Simply a bus trip to Montreal, and from there a direct flight to Havana. \n

Break for Rowland? Forget about it!

John Rowland is asking for leniency! John Rowland was given leniency when he was convicted in a federal court and then given nearly 3 months to further enjoy before sentencing.

Taxes, regulations hurting middle class

Re: “Plight of Middle Class is About More than Recession,” Jim Tankersley, The Washington Post.\nThe article by Mr. Tankersley was an interesting and heart-rending human interest story, but never answered the question he raised: “Why did the economy...

Engage NL community, don't arm to fight it

I am white; I live and work in NL. Police Chief Peter Reichard’s request for funds to purchase riot gear illustrates an unfounded lack of faith in the NL community and a leap in the wrong direction.

Violent acts followed the dangerous rhetoric

he mayor of New York City sells his police department down the river. Al Sharpton organizes a peace rally where the participants chant, “kill the cops.” Michael Browns father screams, “Burn this town down.” all in the name of free speech. Well guess...

Nothing happy about Jordan sneaker sales

What is wrong with this picture?\nMichael Jordan makes sneakers that very few can really afford but they are cults to kids so parents and guardians go out of their way to find $200 for the sneakers.

Facts in letter were used to mislead

In the letter, “Affordable Care Act doesn’t go far enough,” (Dec. 19), the following flawed statement was made: “The United States ranks 25th in the world in infant mortality rate, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 26th...

Should have complied with police orders

Amid all of the finger-pointing, accusations and heated conversation over the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and nameless others at the hands of police, there is a common thread of fact which runs through each of the cases which nobody seems...

Racial healing better than more riot gear

This is in response to the Police Chief Peter Reichard’s request for riot gear, “New London police gearing up for unrest with request for riot gear,” (Dec. 20). I have an alternative proposal.

Bloodied hands

Attorney General Eric Holder may extend his token sympathy, and Reverend Al Sharpton can tone down his hate filled rhetoric, and Mayor Bill de Blasio can eulogize “two of New York’s finest,” but none can cleanse their hands of the blood of Officers...

Stick to the topic: Injustice for black men

Martin Crane’s letter, “Focus on curtailing black-on-black crime,” (Dec. 20), gets its subject matter cross threaded, and tries to get us to change the subject.

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