Letters to the Editor for the weekly issue of November 14, 2011: One reader takes issue with an OpEd that argues US jobless benefits shouldn't be extended. Another explains why the US has shown it can never be an honest broker in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Readers respond to the Monitor's recent cover story on "taking back girlhood."
Readers write in with ideas on job creation.
Readers write in with their take on the obstacles to US job creation.
Readers write in with context for a Monitor story on Wisconsin teachers retiring en masse, a suggestion for political commentary, and a protest against the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.
Readers write in to debate the individual mandate in the new health-care law and share thanks for 'gifted and talented' programs in schools.
Readers write in with responses to the Monitor's recent cover-story profile of pro-life advocate Charmaine Yoest.
Readers write in with responses to an Opinion piece advocating that Americans should teach the Bible – in school.
Readers write in to defend Head Start as a good use of federal funds and to praise the 'People Making a Difference' profile of a public servant.
Readers write about the flaws of old-fashioned political labels ('left' and 'right') and demand a new pledge from lawmakers: No more pledges.
Readers write in with 'truths' on Social Security and praise for the real value of a liberal arts education.
Readers write in with praise for a US Department of Peace and ire at US support for Pakistan in spite of its poor record on women.
Readers write in with words on the 'Write stuff' and tastes on 'America's new culinary renaissance.'
Reader's write in with thoughtful and heated responses to Andrew Hoffman's commentary "Don't ignore climate skeptics – talk to them differently."
Readers write in with responses to columnist Walter Rodgers's piece, "Israel and Evangelicals: Genesis isn't a policy guide."
Readers write in to join the dialogue on whether the US military still has a clear purpose.
Readers write in response to Timothy Rieger's June 20 commentary, "Senate's lopsided power of big states, small states."
Readers write in about the advantages of women's style of leadership vs. a history of masculine bravado in the workplace and post-communist Russia's resurgence of faith.
Readers write in on the wolf wars, women's career equality, and techno-gadget overload.
Readers write on America's health-care reform fantasies and question the focus on elite vacations in a recent Monitor cover story.