Letters

Women are still a long way from wage parity

April 2 is Equal Pay Day, the date that marks how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned the year before.

Trump’s gag rule on doctors is a disastrous policy

We must reject the Trump-Pence administration’s attack on the nation’s family planning program and fight back against this new attempt to deny communities in Minnesota access to reproductive health care.

Omar’s commitment to human rights is heartening

We believe that Rep. Ilhan Omar’s knowledge of Central American and her own history as a refugee will assist the U.S. in developing a foreign policy that is more sensitive to human rights and more humane to refugees.

 

The time for transit equity is now

Let’s follow the recommendations of Metro Transit, whose service improvement plan details the investments needed to improve service quality and frequency.  

Climate change should be a bridge, rather than a wedge issue

I’m heartened that the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act was introduced in both the House and Senate during the last session, the first bipartisan climate bill in nearly a decade.

2040 Plan overlooks our environment

Increasing housing density without corresponding due attention to green space, parklands and the needs of wildlife and plants creates an unhealthy environment for people and all living things.

Flier’s attack on Dean Phillips as ‘heartless’ is false

Erik Paulsen attacks again, falsely, might I add. Recently I received a flier telling me that Dean Phillips is “heartless” because when he was “in charge,” 12,000 nurses went on strike when their health insurance was threatened. That is false. Here are the actual facts: The ad is a reference to Phillips’ time on the board […]