Donna Christianson

To the Editor: America’s on a drug trip but is in denial. While America has 5 percent of the world’s population, it uses 50 percent of prescription drugs and pays the most for them — at massive taxpayer expense. Seventy percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug — antidepressants, opioid painkillers and antibiotics [...]

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To the Editor: Will debate over raising the federal minimum wage reveal low-paying jobs are America’s future? It’s certain that today workers need a minimum-wage increase even above the proposed $10.10/hour to sustain America’s economy and our society. Congress hasn’t legislated a federal minimum-wage increase in seven years, now $7.25. Elevating the “wage floor” would [...]

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To the Editor: The 2014 elections will highlight “the battle of the titans,” the wealthy backers of the Republican Party’s probusiness/establishment wing versus the wealthy backers of the party’s bullheaded Tea Party faction. While Tea Party Republicans paralyze government, alarmed establishment-Republican backers, like corporate contractors, understand their prosperity depends on strong, functional government. Money raising/funneling, [...]

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To the Editor: In 1933, the year Hitler began ruling Germany, a plot was hatched to install a fascist dictatorship in America. A cabal of millionaire bankers and industrialists conspired to install a fascist “secretary of general affairs” in the White House to hijack Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidency. Their basic mistake was approaching popular war [...]

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