‘Whitewashing’ of Twain an affront to American values
NewSouth Books’ “whitewashing” of Huckleberry Finn is an affront to integrity, and substantially harms the work of art as created by Samuel Clemens by scrubbing away his indictments of racism. What NewSouth Books is doing is morally and ethically wrong, and should be regarded as criminal.
There is a mental health crisis in this country, but politics isn’t going to address it. No system of financial management, be it insurance, single payer, Medicare or Medicaid, by itself, will make Americans cognitively healthier.
The tenor and tone of the beginning of the administration of Gov. John Hickenlooper and the first session of the 68th Colorado General Assembly have been decidedly positive and should give Colorado citizens a good feeling about how business will be conducted over the next couple of years.
Election influence a key problem
In reply to Hannah Hayes’ column “Wealthiest 5% must come to the rescue,” I agree with the comments on election influence. This external funding essentially kept the real national and state issues off-point.
I don’t always see eye to eye with U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, but I’ve never doubted his sincerity. Last week, he floated a simple but potentially revolutionary idea to change the partisan tenor of the annual State of the Union address. Rather than have Republicans and Democrats separated by party affiliation, Udall suggested, why not mix things up and let political adversaries sit next to one another?
Senator Udall, that’s a terrific idea.
The demands on our eyes changed dramatically in the previous decade. Stress came from reading with backlighting online as opposed to reading books where light is reflected off the page. Talking with Dr. Marisa Kruger of Evergreen, I learned a lot about Vision Transformation, her behavioral optometry practice.
Your Colorado legislature convenes today for the first regular session of the 68th General Assembly. Legislators will join new Gov. John Hickenlooper to do the public’s business and must complete their work by May 11 to comply with the 120 days voters have provided them to do their work.