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Reader Input: Let ideas open minds

Ideas open minds. They create our history and shape the future. Consider our experiment with democracy. In his book, “Madison and The Making of America,” Kevin Gutzma ...

Reader Input: Bullet train a pipe dream

“I like trains,” says Gov. Jerry Brown. “I like to get up, walk around and shake hands.” Nice. You can shake hands on rapid transit without blowing $68 bill ...

Reader Input: Issues must be squared away

In “Brown needed more guidance,” (Reader Input, Dec. 2), Don Greer put his finger on the pulse: the issue of misbehavior resulting in the death of Michael Brown. Had ...

Reader input: We have the cart before the horse?

The president’s speech on Wednesday revealed one certainty, while leaving much in doubt. The certainty: Obama’s reassurance that combating Islamic jihadists “wi ...

Reader Input: Stop ISIS cancer from spreading

It seems our president may be dragged by the foot into Syria. Realty trumps a failed foreign policy — a policy in which bad guys flourish. Sen. (Dianne) Feinstein stated th ...

Reader Input: Watching while world crumbles

When released from U.S. custody in Camp Bucca, Iraq in 2009, future ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi warned commanding officer Lt. Col. Kenneth King: “I’ll see you guys ...

Reader Input: We may come full circle in Iraq

The mess that’s Iraq today began when the Ottoman Empire was dismantled by World War I. What was, was no more, and much of the Middle East was up for grabs. For their share o ...

Reader input: Letter writer hit nail on the head

Great letter, Mr. Paskey (“Yes, some sleek Benghazi facts,” Reader Input, May 29). You hit the nail right on the head. But getting this president to admit anything is l ...

Reader Input: USA back where it all started

It isn’t over yet. In the latest of four Supreme Court cases involving racial preferences, Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, the court upheld Michigan&rsq ...

Reader Input: A better way to learn, possibly

If the ideal exists, it may emerge in digital education, specifically, in “blended learning” programs spreading across the nation in academies, public and charter schoo ...