LARRY SMITH

Reader Input: Media should drop the stereotyping

I wish the media would let go of this portrayal of (Barack) Obama as the representative of women and minorities and of (Mitt) Romney and Republicans as speaking for white males. I ...

FDR policies rescued USA

Willard Schmehl is entitled to his opinions (“Spending creates deficits,” Reader Input, Aug. 8). However, it would be nice if he ever bothered to do some basic reality testing ...

Schools not bargain basement item

A letter by Ellen Stephens (“Ingenuity will help schools,” Reader Input, Nov. 24) portrays the mindset of many in this area who demand a high quality of life but seem to be unw ...

We didn’t fight for such ideals

The spiteful letter by Ann Laman (Reader Input, Sept. 7) displays the distortions, the bias and the anger that characterizes the worst of the tea party-ites. By what distorted log ...

Republicans lost their way

Re: “Government hungry for more,” (Reader Input, Dec. 24). It is difficult, Jon (Errek), to always make a distinction between “good” government programs and “bad” one ...

Congressman plays on fears

The recent town meeting with Tom McClintock was just another government-bashing rally with our congressman leading the attack. While lauding one of his staff originally from the ...