No Excuse for Poor Review of Bronze Exhibit

No Excuse for Poor Review of Bronze Exhibit

To the Editor: I was extremely disappointed by Ken Johnson’s December 20 New York Times review of the Western Bronze exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Johnson did not deal with the aesthetic qualities of the individual bronzes, nor did he give attention to why the Met would expend its curatorial energy, space, and resources […]

U.S. Ridiculous to Strip Search Diplomats

U.S. Ridiculous to Strip Search Diplomats

To the Editor: The arrest and strip search of Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade demonstrates the serious consequences of U.S. insensitivity. Ms. Khobragade is accused of visa fraud and underpaying her maid. Charges of this type, whether or not they are justified, are no reason to handcuff anyone much less subject them to a strip search. […]

What’s Really Behind Obama’s Appointments

What’s Really Behind Obama’s Appointments

To the Editor: Stephanie Grace writes (“Obama Gives Landrieu a Present“, Dec. 20, 2013) that Obama’s likely appointment of Sen. Max Baucus as ambassador to China will pave the way for Sen. Landrieu to become chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, which will help her in her bid for re-election in 2014. […]

Next Up for Congress’ Broken Promises: Immigration

Next Up for Congress’ Broken Promises: Immigration

To the Editor: When Congress was debating Obamacare in 2009, we heard a lot of promises from Members of Congress about what the bill would do. Congress routinely promised us that Obamacare would provide universal health care coverage, while simultaneously creating jobs, benefitting the economy, and driving the cost of health insurance down. They further […]

Celibacy for Priests: Not for Financial Reasons

To the Editor: Responding to the article by Bill Keller, “Sex and the Single Priest”, and the letters that followed, one point was missed. Celibacy in the Latin Church did not come about because of financial considerations. Having researched this topic, it became evident to me that the rise of celibacy in the West started […]

Michigan: Where Extremists Outrank Women

Michigan: Where Extremists Outrank Women

To the Editors: What is wrong with this picture? Our Michigan legislature does not seem to care what 70% of the citizens want. Instead, they cater to the loudest extreme, the Right to Lifers. Their dollars obviously speak louder than women’s rights. By passing a law that requires women to pay more for their heath […]

Best Mandela Piece Came From Hamill

Best Mandela Piece Came From Hamill

Dear Editors, Denis Hamill’s article in the New York Daily News about the pride of FNB stadium cleaning workers in preparing the stadium for theMandela memorial is the most moving piece I have read about Mandela’s impact. The way one of his interviewees describes his work that day is especially telling: “This is housekeeping for history.” Congratulations, […]

Editors: Get the Facts Right on Ethanol

Editors: Get the Facts Right on Ethanol

To the Editor: Re: Ending the folly of corn-based ethanol that recently appeared in the Tampa Bay Times, I think there is a need for some education about the benefits of ethanol. I find a great deal of misinformation about what ethanol does and does not do. The first thing: It does no harm to gasoline-fueled motors. […]

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