Readers respond to the psychological impact of the pandemic on children; column about Biden's obstacles to defeat Trump

click to enlarge Garfield Elementary Teacher Lonna Gately, right, hands out meals to a student in March. - YOUNG KWAK PHOTO
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Garfield Elementary Teacher Lonna Gately, right, hands out meals to a student in March.

Readers respond to an article about the psychological impact of the pandemic on children ("What's the Matter With Kids Today?" 8/27/20):

Shane Mabrey: As a school psych, trying to sort out trauma from disability and learning disabilities from lack of instruction I can tell you this year is going to be a hot mess.

Isaac Jack Jr.: Definitely a changed environment, attitude and place in society. Learned helplessness is a detriment to sovereignty.

Cynthia Hill: Worse than anything is if a friend or relative dies. Ultimate feeling of loss and helplessness. ♦


click to enlarge Challenging a sitting president, Joe Biden faces an uphill climb. - GAGE SKIDMORE PHOTO
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Challenging a sitting president, Joe Biden faces an uphill climb.

Readers respond to an opinion column by Robert Herold about the obstacles that Joe Biden faces in defeating President Trump in November ("The Sprint to Election Day," 8/27/20):

Shane Mabrey: The power of the DNC to ignore the writing on the wall and push Biden and Harris is staggering. Rolling the dice on mediocrity and catering to moderates when we need to energize the party and attract young voters. If 45 wins and replaces RBG, [we] might as well forget life as we knew it.

Deborah Joyner: Everyone needs to vote as early as possible.

Chuck Tingstad: Neither Idaho or Washington are in play. The decision is made by less than a million true swing voters spread out among the swing states.

Louis Morningstar: 180,000 dead, 6,000,000 infections, 50,000,000 unemployed, racist Nazis openly supported by Trump, and a Depression-era economy. Yeah, give us four more years of this! ♦

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