Everybody was making fun of Putin as an idiot pictured without his shirt.
Now he is demonstrating that Russia is strong and determined and could care less what the world thinks.
Russia is reverting back to the Cold War, and in the coming years will be more aggressive and take more countries with or without approval of the rest of the world, especially the U.S.
In 1963, the U.S. panicked and almost went to war because Russia was going to put missiles in Cuba.
Never miss a local story.
For years, the U.S. strategy has been to bring countries near Russia into NATO and deploy missiles around the Russia border.
I don’t understand our representatives trying to encroach on Russia, and then expecting Russia to sit idly by while the U.S. surrounds that country, and now being shocked and surprised.
The blunder of encroaching on Russia is as bad as invading Iraq with false information about weapons of mass destruction.
— Gaetano Mezza, Fort Worth
Power of PACs
Citizens United is one of the most egregious decisions ever made by our Supreme Court. It allows an already powerful entity to further destroy the ability of ordinary citizens to be heard.
The disparity of wealth keeps growing and with it, so does the dominating access to influence the outcome of elections all across the country.
When PACS and special interest groups outnumber and overpower those vehicles available to the citizenry at large, the law of the jungle prevails.
However, today’s example of “survival of the fittest” is wealth-driven and actually rewards those with the most “fiscal dominance”!
When powerful billionaires can buy the outcomes of once-free elections with only a small fraction of their considerable wealth, it is most definitely the death knell of majority rule.
We must drive these spoils of corporate personhood and paid-for politics from the fabric of our democracy before they destroy the America we all had a part in nourishing, building and protecting.
— Leo Wadley, Fort Worth
Tea Party found
Regarding the plea of “Where is the Tea Party when we need them?” (Letters, March 20):
They’re busy fighting so-called communist bicycle lanes.
— Lori De La Cruz, North Richland Hills
Insult to Israel
Rather than being irate, the U.S. administration and in particular President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry need to recognize that the truth hurts.
Israeli’s Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon was speaking the truth. It is the U.S. position that is the real insult to Israel.
How can our U.S. administration be blind to the history of these so-called peace negotiations where Israel’s concessions have been totally ignored by the Palestinians? Most importantly, where the Palestinian position continues to be to (1) not recognize Israel’s right to be a nation and (2) emphasize its plans to destroy Israel as a nation?
We need to urge our U.S. administration to wake up to this situation and to all of the other failures of its foreign relations decisions. (Putin is laughing at the U.S. and its “slap on the wrist.”)
— Arthur McIlwain, North Richland Hills
More on marriage
Marriage was defined years before America was ever founded, before a constitution ever dreamed of, always being the uniting of a man (groom) and a woman (bride) to become husband and wife. Only recent history has conjured otherwise.
What authority does any court have to redefine a word?
Only complete intellectual dishonesty dares consider two women or two men to be the same in their union. Automatically, there is no fit. Sexual relations are unnaturally different and can never be the same.
Simply, any homosexual relationship is just that. There is no physical capacity for anything different.
Gay marriage is an oxymoron. Only a severely propagandized decadent people would accept such a ludicrously preposterous presumption.
— Sandra Reber, Fort Worth
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