My high school English teacher, Mr Caravello, once insisted that we all write letters to the editor. Somehow it stuck and I've become one of those cranks whose name frequently appears on the letters to the editor page of the Chicago Tribune. In case you can't tell from the summaries, I'm an inveterate liberal.
I make no claim that this is a complete list. In fact I think that there are a couple-three letters left out.
- Chicago Tribune, January 1999: An account of the post-blizzard CTA melt down and a pledge to support Bobby Rush in the upcoming mayoral election
- Chicago Tribune, Spring 2001: I may know better how to spend my money than the government does, but the money's already spent. Forget tax cuts, let's pay off the debt first
- Chicago Tribune, July 2001: A bit of a history lesson: On at least two occasions, FDR displayed his handicap to the public to be an inspiration to others
- Chicago Tribune, 13 September 2001: Wrong responses
What I fear more than terrorist attacks are the inevitable responses by Americans.
How many people of Middle Eastern descent were attacked Tuesday and Wednesday? We must remember: We should respond with justice, not vengeance.