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Letter: Forcing children to wear masks is unnecessary

Letter: Forcing children to wear masks is unnecessary

“Forcing children to wear masks is unnecessary, unconscionable and abusive. Haven’t we inflicted enough damage on our children already? These draconian measures must stop. The children have no voice and no choice. But you and I do! The health and safety of our children is at stake. Please speak out to your local school boards and demand an end to this perverse and useless form of child abuse,” writes Eli Kassirer of New Paltz.

The two universes

The two universes

The Andromeda galaxy, just 2 1/2 million light-years away, is so nearby that the expansion of space isn’t powerful enough to make it recede from us. We’ll keep each other company forever.

Hot issues in a Tucson hot tub

Hot issues in a Tucson hot tub

Because mingling our sweat, half naked, in a small space reeking of warm bleach is societally acceptable, sharing intimacies with a stranger seemed alright. My curiosity, which I often blame on this column, led me to interview the gentleman who was sheltering his child from the sun with his hand as she leaned tenderly on his shoulder.