Letters: July 5

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Struggles and fireworks

It’s that time of year when Americans of all cultures and creeds take the day off (if they can) to barbecue, watch fireworks and maybe drink a few beers or soft drinks.

Landslide in Congress too

This is not a good year to be running for election or reelection to the U.S. House or Senate as a Republican. George W. Bush’s approval ratings are at record lows, the economy is in the tank, gasoline prices and mortgage foreclosures are skyrocketing and the Iraq war grinds on without end. The GOP has lost special House elections in three congressional districts they have held for decades in Illinois, Mississippi and Louisiana. And Democratic candidates are ahead in 35 “battleground” districts now held by Republicans.

Oil dreams

The price of oil spiking at the same time credit is falling is one of capitalism’s most musical cacophonies!