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Please give us intelligent, thoughtful stories that make us think and question. Raise the level of news reporting to people who are older than 12. Inform us, teach us, push us. Ask tough questions and use descriptive language after a story is reported. There are more words to describe a story than “interesting.”
We are an educated public, and we are craving depth. Challenge us with factual, research-based stories. We can handle it.
NIKKI LALIBERTE, South St. Paul
My husband’s career supports ‘perspective’
I agree totally with the Dec. 21 commentary “Military pension cut, in perspective.” My husband retired at the end of 20 years of service in the U.S. Air Force and began receiving his pension immediately. Before he reached 65, he had retired from two more careers. Of course, no one is anxious to have cuts in income, but the budget deal’s plan to reduce cost-of-living increases by 1 percentage point is small and reasonable, especially if the numbers are right as to future savings for this country’s taxpayers. Once again, politicians are using a popular group (mothers, apple pie makers) to guilt voters.
KATHLEEN ANDERSON, Minneapolis
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