I would like to respond to Friday's story of one soldier's mother critical of the use of a symbolic casket at a recent silent vigil in Juneau marking the death of 2,000 of our U.S. military in Iraq.
WASHINGTON - Declaring the American dream under siege, President Barack Obama delivered a populist challenge Tuesday night to shrink the gap between rich and poor, promising to tax the wealthy more and help jobless Americans get work and hang onto their homes. Seeking re-election and needing results, the president invited Republicans to join him but warned, "I intend to fight."
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Ben Van Alen holds a symbol of a dead soldier at the Dimond Courthouse on Monday during a candlelight vigil marking the death of the 3,000th member of the U.S. military in Iraq. Sound off on the important issues at
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