Letters: Society moves forward, if slowly

The trickle-down effects promised by Reaganomics, expanded by Clinton, and voodoo’d by Bush 43 are now starting to trickle down. Just as the Social Security Act gave people hope, and my parents dignity before death, America is leaving behind its reputation as the only industrialized nation in the world that doesn’t take care of its work force.

Howard Zinn wrote in “A People’s History of the United States,” “It is a race in which we can all choose to participate or just to watch. But we should know that our choice will help determine the outcome.” 


Rise like lions after slumber

In unvanquishable number!

Shake your chains to earth, like dew

Which in sleep had fallen on you

Ye are many; they are few!

— the poet Shelley


It’s pretty hard to argue against Jesus and the new guy in Rome for a bunch of billionaire burger tycoons and a Wal-Mart work force on food stamps.

— Pat Knowles