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Promoting Character Without Promoting Religion PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 25 April 2007 02:14

I was appalled to read your article lauding The Seven Project. (See "The Seven Project Means Hope for Teens," River Cities' Reader Issue 627, April 4-10, 2007.)

This is a church-sponsored program, an evangelical effort of the Assemblies of God church. However, your article (and the resource you quoted) made no mention of that fact.

 
Preschool Bill Has Problems PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 04 April 2007 02:19

Within the next two weeks, the Iowa Senate will be debating early-childhood-education legislation (HF877) to create new programs that will provide voluntary preschool education for four-year-olds. The concept is a good one, but the current proposal has some problems.

 
No Need for Jobs Without People PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 07 March 2007 02:38

Although I have not been a dedicated reader of the Reader, I have never seen criticism of it as "anti-business." (See "Defining Pro-Business News," River Cities' Reader Issue 622, February 28-March 6, 2007.) What people need to understand is that criticism is often a great way for businesses to understand their weaknesses and improve on them. Since a business can never objectively look at itself, it should rely on the feedback of clients and the community to identify and solve problems or expand and grow.

 
Standing Committees Are Critical for Dialogue PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 28 February 2007 02:17

Davenport has a glorious history of birthing newspapers - 150 in 171 years. Yet even the mud-caked, hand-cranked press of the old Daily Gazette, which fell off the gangplank into the river, could have printed a clearer picture than the Quad-City Times as to what Davenport citizens will lose if their council eliminates all four standing committees.

 
The Legal Basis for Abortion PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Letters to the Editor
Wednesday, 07 February 2007 02:36

It was the Gisswold v. Connecticut case in 1965 that struck down state laws prohibiting married couples from using birth control; the law was ruled unconstitutional because it violated marital privacy, a right protected by the Constitution.

 
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