Liked excerpt from Du Bois

I really enjoy the (W.E.B. Du Bois) article. I wish we had more information like this … but more visible. Because I know there are positive things happening in the Black community. I really enjoy reading about Black history. And reading other people’s views.

Paul WilliamsVia e-mail

Bush’s new world order

Your streamer-banner headline, “Voters riled by war, health costs, economy,” (PWW, 1/31-2/6) really did hit the mark about Bush and his administration and may hurt him in the election in November.

Hitler, it is known, was influenced by Nietzsche. And Nietzsche said that he would not worship science if he couldn’t worship at the altar of God, hence nazism became a new religion, in itself, of nationalism and “national socialism.”

Bush is not a fascist with a new religion but he listened to the war hawks about Iraq and hence, the war.

Your little paper is of high excellence and enclosed is a donation for your trouble.

George T. Gaylord Jr. Tustin CA

Lawmakers’ special treatment

After reading your article about the job situation I wondered could this be part of the problem? Our senators and Congress members do not pay into Social Security and they do not collect from it. They feel they should have a special plan for themselves. You and I pick up the tab for this plan. It is a great plan: when they retire they continue to draw the same pay until they die, except it may increase from time to time for cost-of-living adjustments.

Social Security could be very good if only one small change were made: jerk the “golden fleece” retirement plan from under the senators and Congress members. Put them into the Social Security plan with the rest of us … then sit back and watch how fast they would fix it.

Debra A. HarperLos Angeles CA

Bulgarian blues

A few weeks ago I dropped off some Kucinich literature to the gas station attendant where I get my gas. Last week, when I was pumping, he came out and talked with me. He indicated he would vote for Kucinich, but couldn’t because he is from Bulgaria and is not eligible.

He indicated that things in Bulgaria were good before the collapse of the Soviet Union and they had universal health care as Kucinich has proposed for our country. He indicated people in Bulgaria are very dissatisfied with the U.S. domination since the collapse. He said people were unhappy with the dismantling of the social network including universal health care, and free education for all. Interesting.

P. ThomasHouston TX

Homophobes and property

The homophobes are afraid that people celebrating their love will destroy civilization. That’s obviously stupid, so it must be something else: property. The homophobes seem to have this misogynistic fantasy that the basis of marriage is male property rights. The true Christian says that love will conquer all, in spite of those who bastardize Jesus’ teachings.

Richard CurtisVia e-mail

Bush’s insider trading

George W. Bush’s four Harken stock transactions, worth more than $1 million, while on the board of directors of Harken, were months over deadline reporting to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Bush claims he had no idea Harken was in trouble when he dumped his stock in late June 1990. But he was warned twice by Harken’s CEO that Harken would run out of money before the end of the month. The stock Bush sold for $4 was selling for $3 two months later and fell to around a dollar. Bush violated federal securities laws on three other occasions during his tenure at Harken by missing the deadline for filing documents about his stock transactions with the SEC. He reaped a windfall in profits by purchasing the additional shares before they were sold on the New York Stock Exchange. An internal SEC memorandum concluded he broke the law, but no charges were filed. Everyone insists this had nothing to do with the fact that his father was president.

Peter LeaheyNew York NY