Letter to the editor: Flag displayed to honor many

We flew the American flag in front of our house for years. But, as America became increasingly partisan, we stopped flying it. We devoutly believe in the ideals represented by the flag, but have no truck with the “America, love it or leave it” attitude of many on the Right. We are not flag wavers. But I never felt right about this. What gave these people exclusive rights to our national banner? Didn’t I have an obligation to defend the very idea of America, as defined by Washington, Lincoln and Roosevelt? A … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Military, NASCAR showed leadership on flag issues

On June 5, the U.S. Marine Corps announced the removal of all public displays of the Confederate flag from their installations. On June 9, the U.S. Navy followed suit. The next day, NASCAR announced that it would ban the Confederate flag from its events a … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Don’t distract from the real issue

Small men — it’s rarely a woman — can wreak havoc on a large scale. Whip together ambition, guile, and ill-will with a little luck, and such men can do outsized damage. Great women and men leave their mark at every scale. They not only shape the lives of … (read more)