Commentary on today’s news and opinion, from readers and newsmakers.
Over the next three months federal and state lawmakers will answer the public’s concerns about the replacement for the Tappan Zee Bridge. What readers are saying on LoHud.com and Facebook:
It’s high time they got on with building this bridge. This process has gone on far too long already. Attempt to please everyone, and you inevitably end up by pleasing no one.”
— Klaatu Boradanicto
Don’t even think about raising the tolls or my taxes!”
— Lawrence Stone
What’s this I hear about turning the existing bridge into a park? Yeah, great idea, so as people are all hanging out enjoying a nice day with their kids on Tappan Zee Park, a strong current will come by, finally shred the rotted pilings of the old bridge, and wash them all into the cold waters of the Hudson.”
— Andrew A. Cinque Cpo
Cardinal Timothy Dolan in an interview refuted John F. Kennedy’s 1960 speech on the separation of church by saying religion has a role to play in politics and public life. These readers think differently:
“Once again Cardinal Dolan is trying to reverse what our only Catholic president said. Once again the church wants to be involved in everything that is sacred to non-Christians, non-Catholics, and even atheists. If they only concentrated on getting back the millions of parishioners they lost in the past 15 years they could be a better organization. Today hypocrisy is defined as the Catholic Church. Shame on Mr. Dolan.”
— Kim Karl Keuroghlian
I think what we have is a gross intrusion by the Catholic Church into the lives of families who are not members of its Church. The insurance law mandates that when the Church runs a business that serves Catholics and non-Catholics and employs Catholics and non-Catholics it must offer contraception coverage if its policy covers other prescription drugs.”
— Daphne Phillipson
Do you think Westchester County was right to raise the cost of child care programs? We’re seeking opinions on the topic this week. Email email@example.com, tweet @LoHudOpinion or leave your answer in the comments below. We’ll publish the most thoughtful in The Journal News and on LoHud.com.
Most popular story on LoHud.com: Platinum Mile may see zoning changes.
Trending on Twitter:
Mike Wallace. The former CBS newsman died Saturday night in New Canaan, Conn., so this story has legs longer than most trending topics on Twitter.
Remembering Mike Wallace (1918-2012), who transformed tragedy of seeing son die into a long CBS News career. cbsn.ws/HpyQLP— Alex Philippidis (@AlexWestchester) April 8, 2012
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