The Upside of Danger

I truly appreciate the nonpartisan tone Kurt Andersen took in his essay "The End of Excess" [April 6]. I say this not because I think America should become nonpartisan but because being a partisan nation has and will continue to make us the greatest nation on the planet. At the end of the day, we need to realize that the only thing we are entitled to is a chance. Ryan Hanson, RHINELANDER, WIS.

There have been many words said recently about the state of America, but I have not read anything as concise and as truthful as...

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