Stories by Lawrence Devoe

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

Letter: GOP must compromise

As one of a large number of concerned Americans, I hope the process to amend the Affordable Care Act will begin in earnest.
By Lawrence Devoe

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Letter: Prepare for outbreaks

Should we not ensure that they and the vulnerable groups they treat get the preventive care that is so sorely needed?
By Lawrence Devoe

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

Letter: Stop attacks on women

It is fitting that the NFL chose to suspend this player indefinitely but this decision is a very small step toward the solution.
By Lawrence Devoe

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Letter: Don't keep killers alive

Once upon a time, there was the right to due process, and after the verdict was rendered, it was followed by the timely delivery of justice.
By Lawrence Devoe

Friday, June 6, 2014

Letter: Fixing the VA starts now

I would suggest that the very first step in changing the VA culture should be wholesale punishment of all staff involved in these unthinkable acts.
By Lawrence Devoe

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

Letter: Web site isn't the big issue

Fixing the web site without solving the ACA's more pressing problems will fall far short of meeting the basic needs and concerns of many Americans.
By Lawrence Devoe

Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

Column: There's a difference between benefits and entitlements

A major problem with the blanket use of the term entitlement is that it conveys the impression of similiarity between government programs.
By Lawrence Devoe

Monday, Sept. 30, 2013

Letter: We need a compromise

Perhaps it is time to exhume the late Henry Clay, "the Great Compromiser," and have his conciliatory skills broker the deal that would best serve our country.
By Lawrence Devoe

Monday, Sept. 2, 2013

Letter: Put Congress on Obamacare

If they cannot or will not do this, then sentient Americans can do them a big favor: Return these legislators to private life to live it like the rest of us.
By Lawrence Devoe

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Letter: Know data on home births

What readers should not take away from this article is an unqualified advocacy for home births.
By Lawrence Devoe

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Letter: Obamacare still has issues

Americans who currently pay for their own health insurance will bear the brunt of inevitable additional health-care costs to a degree that remains to be determined.
By Lawrence Devoe

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Letter: Can we truly be safer?

We cannot assume that we, or our loved ones, will be absolutely safe at such large public gatherings.
By Lawrence Devoe

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Letter: Get bipartisan, cut spending

This scenario should be a wake-up call to rein in federal spending, a call that should have been made some time ago.
By Lawrence Devoe

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013

Letter: Partisan politics ruinous

Considering the delicate condition of our nation's economy, it is worrisome to watch the course that the current federal budgetary process is taking.
By Lawrence Devoe

Friday, Dec. 14, 2012

Letter: Don't sour American dream

Who will even want to dream the American dream in the future?
By Lawrence Devoe

Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

Letter: Elections now reality show

Really, America, did you want Kirstie Alley dancing you and your loved ones into the future?
By Lawrence Devoe

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012

Letter: Make that important choice

Ultimately, the decisions concerning the next four years are not subtle.
By Lawrence Devoe

Friday, June 29, 2012

Letter: Decision seriously flawed

Many Americans will become the dubious "beneficiaries" of an act that most of us did not want in the first place.
By Lawrence Devoe

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011

Letter: Look at deficit problem practically

There should be a long, hard look at federally funded programs that have either outlived their usefulness or continue to encourage an entitlement rather than work-oriented ethos.
By Lawrence Devoe

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