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Voice of the people

Feb. 08, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Workable solutions needed for country

Appearing in the Feb. 2 edition of The Herald-Dispatch was a piece on "What other editors are saying" titled "Middle-of-the-road politics has its problems." Within this article is reference to Washington Post Columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. denigrating "Tea Party Republicans as having veered far, far to the right of America's mainstream, while Democrats generally take moderate stands."

It seems this argument can be substantiated only by moving the fulcrum of the pendulum toward the left. In other words, this article tends to prove its support of the progressive portion of the Democrat left by trying to make it seem to be moderate.

What we need is arrival at workable solutions to problems facing our country rather than which "side" has the "winning" strategy.

"No Labels" led by moderate Democrat Joe Manchin and liberal, née moderate, Republican Jon Huntsman just may be the foundation for workable solutions.

Let's hope so for all our sake.

James Bowen

Huntington

'Million Dollar Quartet' a hit

Congratulations to the Marshall Artists Series to make it possible for Huntington to experience an evening of fantastic entertainment.

Sunday evening, Jan. 26, it brought "The Million Dollar Quartet" to the Keith-Albee Theater. It was an evening I'll never forget. Many, many thanks.

Thanks also to Penny Watkins for her hard work to make this happen.

Jessie McClaeir

Huntington

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