Smart shows help elevate the debate
Then I realized that I -- and all of us -- need to be exposed to opinions opposite to our own. It was especially revealing to me to see your newspaper characterized as "left-leaning" since I have generally felt it was just the opposite.
These letters made clear why it is such a loss to have "Upfront" and "Connects" ending. The primary problems with our current political system seem to me to be lack of accurate information and suspicion of the "other side." Even a political junky like me sometimes has trouble keeping up with who is doing what and why. We need more balanced, informative programs, not fewer.