Letters to the Editor from the weekly print issue of February 13, 2012: In response to the cover story 'Time to play,' one reader emphasizes the importance of children having unstructured time for creative play (especially in nature), not overstimulated by fancy toys. Another reader takes issue with the concern that requiring voters to have ID will deter minority and young voters.
Letters to the Editor from the weekly print edition of February 6, 2012: One reader says reducing prison populations won't come from releasing criminals, but rehabilitating them and preventing crime. Others praise the recent cover story on the importance of free playtime for children. Another argues the US shouldn't stay in Afghanistan for access to resources or influence in the region.
Letters to the Editor for the weekly issue of December 26, 2011: One reader says that the EPA may or may not be a jobs killer, but its failure to crack down on pesticide use is killing the vital honeybee population. Another affirms the upsides to unemployment and a circuitous career path.
Letters to the Editor for the weekly issue of December 19, 2011: The GOP can win the Hispanic vote – look at the stats – and not by dropping its strict immigration enforcement stance. My own tale of divorcing...my bank.
Letters to the Editor for the weekly issue of December 12, 2011: One reader asks, how long until America's enemies acquire drone technology and attack the US? Another: Didn't the US abandon Hungarians to a Soviet crackdown after Voice of America broadcasts encouraged rebellion? A third reader explains: Real presidential leaders seek out people who don't agree with them.
Letters to the Editor for the weekly issue of December 5, 2011: One reader takes down Herman Cain's and Rick Perry's flat-tax plans, arguing that a progressive tax is the only fair, functioning policy. Another reader says that Europe's debt crisis is forcing a generation to rethink 'real value.'
Letters to the Editor for the weekly issue of November 28, 2011: One reader argues that Americans need to have a conversation about the role of federal government before they argue over taxes. Another decries loopholes in corporate taxation and the widening income gap.
Letters to the Editor for the weekly issue of November 21, 2011: Readers respond to the cover story "Tussle over taxes." One says American antitax advocate Grover Norquist's extemist views don't merit coverage. Another says federal spending isn't the answer and proposes a new tax plan.
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.