Capturing the Moment

As a man, I know I'm not supposed to shed tears except for deaths in the family, but I've got to admit that reading Nancy Gibbs' article on Barack Obama in this week's commemorative issue made my eyes misty [Nov. 17]. These were tears not of sorrow but of sheer appreciation for a wonderfully expressed essay about this transcendent moment in American history. Hervie Haufler, SHELBURNE, VT.

Heartland Heartache

I am a libertarian and don't abide free government handouts, so I agree to an extent with Michael Grunwald's argument for farm-bill revision [Nov. 17]. However, I must contest...

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