September 8, 2001
Both Don Shirley's Aug. 14 review of Mark Wolf's "Another American: Asking and Telling" and Phil Cooke's Counterpunch ("As Plays Get Preachy, the Story Sometimes Gets Lost," Aug. 20) miss the point. Each year the U.S. military fires more than 1,000 people because of their sexual orientation. Having interviewed 200 victims of military discrimination, Wolf humanizes their stories and explains how a government institution has destroyed their lives. If such storytelling does not move the debate forward, then what will?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1987
I enjoyed your article on wolves (Part I, Nov. 2). You presented a well-researched and informative piece. The issue of reintroduction of the wolf touches upon our commitment to a real natural preserve, not sanitized to serve particular economic or recreational interests. Management of the wolves, cattle and indemnification can resolve the problems for the ranchers. Predators are often convenient targets in instances of range and stock mismanagement. Certainly, there is ample evidence that the deer and elk populations will benefit from the return of their most skillful manager, the wolf.