Letters to the Editor
from A.X. Perez, Eric Pavao, and Rich Goldman
Time for a Purge?
by L. Neil Smith
In an official press release dated April 25, 2008,
two "spokesmen" for the national Libertarian Party -- which in this case
means hired hands, un-elected by anybody -- surrealistically called for
"increased coordination and communication between federal and state law
enforcement agencies" in the matter of child pornography. The document
heavily quoted Robert Mueller, current head of the Federal Bureau of
I Like Reverend Jeremiah Wright
by James Glaser
No, it isn't because the Reverend Wright is a former Marine,
and it sure isn't because I think he is such a great speaker. I believe what
makes me like the Jeremiah Wright is that he speaks the truth, he helps the
homeless, and he feeds the poor. Reverend Wright started his church, Trinity
United Church of Christ, in Chicago almost four decades ago, and has devoted
his life to that ministry.
Sometimes One Size Does Fit All
by A.X. Perez
Teenage couples have a tendency to make out between classes.
Teachers are expected to be sensitive to kids' feelings while making sure their
displays of affection don't trigger a fire alarm. I generally handle this by
loudly announcing that true love is beautiful but not an excuse for being tardy
to class. Youngsters break it up, the legitimacy of their feelings is validated
while they are prevented from exceeding the "limits of decency," and everyone
makes it to class on time.