To the editor: I have been to Alaska only once, but after visiting, I am anxious to see more and in greater depth. It is extraordinary and awe inspiring; there is nothing like it, and unless we take the steps President
The question is simple: Do we want to protect this wilderness or develop it? I have yet to see how we can do both, protecting our environment while harmlessly exploiting its resources.
The president's proposal will not fly in a Republican-controlled
Richard Woolsey, Westlake Village
To the editor: I found an interesting parallel in the two front-page sidebars in Monday's paper.
I started on the left side, reading about the "Harsh rule of Islamic State." I reflected on this primitive and harsh approach to governing people in the Middle East. Sad, to put it mildly.
Then I skipped over to the right side, reading about Obama's action on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Again, I reflected on an authoritarian method of governing. How much can be taken from our populace before there is nothing left?
I wonder if others similarly noticed this parallel — the first we discuss over a cup of coffee, the second we just shrug our shoulders and move on.
Bill Elliott, Solana Beach