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Empire prints tripe

...anti-war" treatises, which is fine, but rarely if ever is that countered with expressions based more on historical perspective, sober assessment, and dealing with the hard reality faced by our nation's leadership. Rick Kaufman Juneau
Borders are an arbitrary basis for defining opinion

On May 2, Rick Kaufman replied to a letter I had written on April 13, regarding aerial wolf hunting in Alaska. My letter was replying to two letters...
Rec center is waste of city tax dollars

...airport first. I'd also put in a pitch for tax issues being specific to individual projects rather than the grab-bag form they've come to resemble. Let's see if this gold-plated albatross can fly on its own. Rick Kaufman Juneau
Blaming it all on Reagan being "wiped from our memory." Somehow I feel he wanted to make the connection with the Reagan presidency and its obvious blame for the Lakers' meltdown in this year's NBA finals but held himself back somehow. Rick Kaufman Juneau
Counterpoints to a well-written article

...They will roam and feed and breed to the extent their habitat allows, just like their prey. The insistence of some to eulogize them as emblems of wilderness is, just as off base as those who want them killed off. Rick Kaufman Juneau
Raw human sewage is first priority

...included, are willing to tax ourselves beyond our personal wants as long the goals are reasonable and not extravagant. As long as raw human sewage is running in North Douglas ditches, I'll consider this an extravagance. Rick Kaufman Juneau
Sanctions didn't work

...containment" and "imminent threat" rather than admitting that stronger measures were necessary to insure Iraq indeed didn't have weapons of mass destruction, and wouldn't develop the capability of having them. Rick Kaufman Juneau
Get real on Iraq

...your opinion. Just get real about the circumstances so the next time a Saddam comes along the world doesn't offer up tepid, ultimately ineffective, feel-good solutions like we did with Iraq between 1991 and 2003. Rick Kaufman Juneau
Blame starts in New Orleans

...stop relying on the feds to solve everything or blame them if they aren't there to save the day all the time. They clearly aren't capable of it, and the press and politicians should stop pushing that notion, too. Rick Kaufman Juneau
U.S. not responsible

...than they were 60 years ago. They need to accept the fact of Israel's existence and stop sanctifying their children as human bombs. Egypt found a way, and there has been peace between them and Israel for 31 years. Rick Kaufman Juneau


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