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Bill Clinton has a masterly way of making an issue clear without making it simplistic ["The Case for Optimism," Oct. 1]. I appreciated the information as well as the positive tone. Yes, we have much work to do, but it's not all gloom and doom.

Ann Johnson, OAKLAND, CALIF.

There was a great deal of talk in Bill Clinton's cover story about green energy, middle-class expansion and the empowerment of women. Nowhere was birth control mentioned. President Clinton's optimism may be unrealistic without significant advancement in third-world birth control.

Andrew Colyer, BEL AIR, MD.

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