Why would Daniels hire a coal lobbyist (Hoppe, "Daniels on a Tear," May 27-June 3)? Because during the campaign, Obama has promised to bankrupt the coal industry. An industry that provides 95 percent of Indiana's electricity. That should concern you, because all of these clean fuels are not likely to provide that much of Indiana's electricity needs for a very long time ... unless we have a depression that makes the 1930s look like a party. Maybe someday we can get to 95 percent renewable, but that will take decades. But we have a couple hundred years worth of coal, trillions (yes trillions) of barrels of oil, a millennium's worth of nuclear but for some reason we MUSTN'T use them. Meanwhile we pay through the nose and nozzle to nations whose religion has declared war on all those who live in Dar-al-Harb. China and India are using whatever they can. And they will continue to use them, ESPECIALLY if we enact cap and trade. Atmospheric models aside, China and India are No. 1 and No. 4 in GHG emissions, so it is pointless to subject ourselves to that restriction, and that horrific tax.
posted by steview
I think your review is horrible (Music, "Concert review: New Kids on the Block," July 1-8). The concert was great and the eight of us that went in my group had a wonderful time. Everyone that I know that attended the concert loved it and were very entertained. Making a comeback does not make any of them sell-outs by any means. I believe they did it because it was what the fans wanted and they love what they do. Obviously you went into this review biased from the start.
Posted by Krista Keene
Who'd want his legacy
The Vietnam conflict came to claim most of McNamara's time and energy (O'Rourke's View From the Couch, "Thanks for Your Service," www.nuvo.net, July 6). He waved off a question asking him to compare the Vietnam and Iraq wars. Recently, a sad news regarding Robert McNamara came up. He has died at the age of 93. He used the remainder of his life trying to rectify mistakes of the past, but nothing can make up for the millions of dead, regardless of unsecured loans Robert McNamara made to poor people through the World Bank -- who'd want his legacy? One of the instigators of the Vietnam War, and known also for his roles in the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Bay of Pigs. He was selected as secretary of defense under President Kennedy, and again under LBJ. You couldn't wash that legacy away, no matter how much money you threw at it.
posted by Lesley V