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Bleeding-heart liberals, please

...Democrats believe Bush will win election," could we please have an occasional column by Molly Ivins, Ellen Goodman or some other bleeding- heart liberal just to get us through the next year until the national election? Barbara Belknap Juneau
Of rats and moms

...were quicker to recover from stress, even in adulthood." The headline reads, "Stressed out? It could be your mother's fault." Might I suggest on behalf of all mothers everywhere, "Resilient? Thank your mother." Barbara Belknap Juneau
Doll supports the Clean Water Act

...Water Act. Andrea understands that the protection of our environment and our quality of life is what will best create and maintain good-paying jobs with a future. That is just too important a distinction to remain unsaid. Barbara Belknap Juneau
A leader with courage

...utmost admiration for her. Fran has my vote because she supports the issues that are important to me, but also because Fran Ulmer is a natural born leader with the intelligence, the courage, and the heart Alaska needs. Barbara Belknap Juneau
How big does funding outcry have to be?

...If the Alaska Legislature has an ideological reason for not creating the best school and university system in the world for our children, they need to explain it to all of us because it certainly isn't about the money. Barbara Belknap Juneau
Comic relief

...the job you're in if there was national health insurance?" The question raised by Toe's cartoon regarding the advisability of picking a mate based on lifetime health care benefits is best left to more discrete venues. Barbara Belknap Juneau
Intercept drugs

...least make it challenging. If millions can be spent to intercept terrorists infiltrating Southeast, I vote we spend some money on choking off an honest-to-God threat to our citizens. The next addict could be your child. Barbara Belknap Juneau
Helping Afghanistan

...individuals, schools, or civic groups are interested in collecting donations, please send checks to Solace International at P.O. Box 202636, Anchorage, AK 99520. This is a great opportunity to make a real difference. Barbara Belknap Juneau
Treat bus riders with respect

...downtown for the cruise industry's buses, we must also demonstrate in real ways that we care about our neighbors and elders by ensuring that they have a reliable, affordable and respectful public transportation system. Barbara Belknap Juneau
Board of Game's black bear decision the right one

...the, especially the older biologists, are going to look at this young girl and say, 'yeah, we're following her.'" Good luck, Commissioner Campbell, and good luck, Alaska wildlife. You are all going to need it. Barbara Belknap Juneau


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