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Letters : Opinion : Students should question the Establishment

The recent exposure of intolerance and politically correct speech involving an anti-abortion group and a professor at UCSB underscores a much deeper systemic problem at universities nationwide. For years now, students have been indoctrinated in a liberal ideology and received virtually zero information concerning the conservative viewpoint. There is even a special group at UCSB, Campus Republicans, like they are a endangered species! I wonder where is George Will in the future schedule for UCSB Arts and Lectures? Can one imagine the screams of indignation if, God forbid, Sarah Palin were invited to speak at UCSB? More»

Letters : Contempt for Congress?

I read with some amusement the acrid diatribe headlined "Contempt for Congress" in the April 18 letters. Just as a broken clock tells the right time twice a day, the writer has stumbled on to something. The writer noted that recent polls show that only 12 percent of our citizens approve of Congress. Even in the best of times this figure seldom exceeds 25 percent. More»


A Friday letter to the editor praised "angry patriots" because they took up arms to defend Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy for standing up to his "right" too not pay his bills - a million dollars owed Uncle Sam (that's you and me) in overdue grazing fees for the use of 96,000 acres of our public lands. This phony event has brought out the worst of the gun-waving far right, More»


If you're looking for a phrase that captures a pointless effort in the face of an impending disaster, it is "rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic." That metaphor was used in a recent letter to the editor (April 18) to refute some minor problems like pot legalization, and missing airplane searches. The writer wished to point what he thought to be our big national problems: our bloated military, our fear-based society, our consumer-based culture, inequality, More»



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