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Letters to the editor, April 6

Empathy for transgender teen The recent article about the transgender teen was so sad, and chances are the future will be even sadder for this confused young woman. No matter how much she may believe that she is a male, she will never know what …

Your View: GOP for traditional values

Every time I read or hear another distorted attack on the Republican Party, I recall my introduction to conservatism. I wondered why was anyone who disagreed with the supposedly tolerant liberals branded a “hater” until I learned that this is a specific leftist tactic, designed …

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Support extension  of South Shore Line I don’t understand the general attitude toward the South Shore commuter line extension. It seems like, “if it doesn’t benefit me directly, I don’t want it.” The extension may not benefit you directly but it will indirectly. Basically, the …

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Expanding definition of immigrant I can sense by the tone of Grace Turner’s March 13 letter that she has nothing but good intentions regarding immigration reform. However, when anyone tries to back up their view by saying, “except for the Indians, all of us were …

True believers I swear, if Pete Visclosky told the people of Northwest Indiana our future depended on raising unicorns, you’d have folks lined up, begging him to let them invest their last nickel just to prove they believed their esteemed Prophet of Da’ Region! Dan …

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Too much in common with Common Core This year started with great optimism for thousands of concerned parents, grandparents and many educators from around the state. The governor spoke of his support for “Uncommonly high standards written by Hoosiers for Hoosiers.” The General Assembly was …

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Vegan diet plants seeds of good health This week’s Time Magazine cites several reasons for vegetarians living longer. The article was prompted by a report in American Medical Association’s Internal Medicine that a vegetarian diet lowers blood pressure, a key factor in risk of heart …

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Keep your religion out of marriage (Pastor Joseph R. Schlawin’s letter on same-sex marriage, published Feb. 28, which was his commentary on a recent Fred Niedner column, elicited this response.) Dear Pastor Schlawin: Your letter regarding gay marriage was ludicrous in every respect. God is …

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Workers’ rights are part  of Dr. King’s dream Now that we have witnessed the 2014 round of commemorations proclaiming America and Northwest Indiana firmly on the road to Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream, those who want to make the dream real must pursue his true …

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Party finds its niche — and stays there The Republican-Tea Party-Conservative-Religious Right are great at quoting our Founding Fathers. Sometimes they even quote them correctly. Ronald Reagan is viewed by these people as ten clicks above an icon. This group “stands for something so it …

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Call it anything else, but not marriage The recent Fred Niedner column invoking God’s love in the gay marriage debate truly missed the mark. In stressing the message that God is love, he forgot that throughout all of scripture God is first and foremost a …

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Care for troops, don’t just ‘salute’ We salute the troops. We love the national anthem, especially when it is sung before major events. “God Bless America” is really special. The flyovers ... the huge American flags waving, the wonderful parades ... celebrities giving speeches about …

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Cut military, invest in people to create jobs I have lived through WWII, Korea, and the Cold War with the Soviet Union, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan; war and enemies have always been everywhere. As an adult, I saw the folly of this during college in …

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See the  connection? I have found something more important than the war on terror, the war on drugs, the war on poverty, climate change, death and taxes — our lack of mental health care. The U.S. ranks first in mental illness, first in death by …

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EdisonLearning is  wasting our money (Editor’s note: Gary Community School Corp. has said it spent $8 million on the heating system at Roosevelt College & Career Academy in 2008.) Has anyone calculated what $8 million can buy in terms of in-school faculty and staff? We …

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Bill would harm environment The Great Lakes are one of the greatest treasures in our country, not to mention that they provide 84 percent of the United States’ fresh water. For many years, Indiana has worked with other states to improve the water quality in …