Young leader not as dumb as portrayed
The media depicts North Korea as a stupid nation with a young nut-case as its leader (Sack cartoon, April 2). That may be far from the truth. In fact, North Korea may be showing its brilliance. Kim Jong Un might have his military shoot a rocket in the air and declare war on the United States. In retaliation, we would quickly invade his country, rescue its defunct economy and build the successful nation that its people long for. All the young leader has to do is look at Japan and Germany as examples.
RON HARRIS, Minnetonka
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Many sacrificed without complaint
One of the ancillary benefits of the military draft was that it kept the rich and their media shills from whining that they were sacrificing too much and that different rules for citizens is unfair. We have graveyards filled with patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice. We have veterans who went to war and will never be the same. Don’t worry, rich people: We’ll tell you when you’re sacrificing too much.
BRUCE BOLTON, Hopkins
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Kudos for cultivating student journalists
It’s nice to see that the University of Minnesota is producing good journalists these days, if student Brian Arola’s recent article on the Megabus is any indication (“Megabus steers into parking lot dispute in Minneapolis,” March 30). It was unbiased, to the point, did not waste words and appeared quite accurate. It laid the groundwork for discussion and potential change. Congratulate him on a job well done.
PAUL WAYTZ, Minneapolis
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It wouldn’t harm this reader’s marriage
Marriage equality does not threaten my 33-year marriage. If it threatens your marriage, then I suspect you have more issues than you are willing to admit.
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