Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor


Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor


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Time for Congress to act on tobacco, quit playing politics

Regarding your Feb. 25 editorial "Smoking Out Tobacco Bills": The Monitor is correct in its call for Congress to enact comprehensive tobacco legislation - legislation that will provide the Food and Drug Administration with fair and effective oversight over tobacco and ensure the short-term and long-term prosperity of tobacco producing communities.

For the past 10 years, tobacco producers and the public-health community have worked together to find solutions to the problems associated with the use of tobacco. And we have done just that.

The bills before Congress are the work of many individuals from the public-health community and the tobacco-producing communities. The hard work has been done and it is time for Congress to stop playing politics with the tobacco issue and do the right thing. Scott D. Ballin WashingtonSteering Committee Member, Alliance for Health Economic and Agriculture Development

Hypocrisy of US nuclear policy

Regarding Erin English's Feb. 26 Opinion piece "Make nuclear proliferation a punishable crime": While I agree there should be more international policing and criminalization to stop the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and nuclear weapons, the US must set a better, if not the best, example for other countries in this endeavor. It looks hypocritical when we develop the most advanced and devastating WMD, but other countries can't develop even one because it could be a "threat to peace." Steven Byrd Round Rock, Texas

Irony of NASCAR dads' politics

As I read Dante Chinni's Feb. 25 Opinion piece "NASCAR dads - now you see them, now you don't," I was struck by the irony of their assumed support not only for the Republican Party but for the Bush administration in particular. President Bush and the GOP court huge political donations from wealthy NASCAR sponsors - the people who know their jobs are not in jeopardy and whose children are probably not in harm's way in the military.

It's the NASCAR dads facing layoffs at home while their sons and daughters suffer and die in Iraq. …

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