Why I read the Wall Street Journal letters first....
Chicago AM Monday 13 February 2012
Editors, The Wall Street Journal
The the Wall Street Journal's 19 letters of Monday 13 February "Mandates, Womens' Rights and Religious Freedom" is the finest set of letters I've seen anywhere on a top subject of the day, and the finest letters page of the Journal I've seen in 20 years of reading The Wall Street Journal (and having two of my own letters printed in that time.)
And I'm sure the lopsided 16-3 count favoring one position of the controversy over the other accurately reflects your readership, independent of whatever your editorial board's cumulative position on the subject. To top off all of that, you include one letter each self-identified as ostensibly from one side of the argument, but supporting the other side. Great Job!
I've lived in Detroit, St Louis, Kansas City, Pittsburgh PA, Marblehead MA. Worked as tech rep in Southern CA, Bay area, NYC, I've been to Europe a dozen times (Ireland, UK, Scotland, Sweden, Finland, Belgium.
Favorite restaurants are Gene & Georgetti's in Chicago, Roma Cafe in Detroit, Frankie and Johnie's in NYC, Rigazzi's on the hill in St. Louis (Also Charlie Gitto's, was Angelo's when I went there.)
For about a year I had small offices in Clayton MO, in the Country Club Plaza in KC. I rode a ten-speed bike around Lake Michigan (The bottom half in one week in June 1978, another week for the top half in 1980, used the Badger both times.
Don't get to travel much anymore, but still try to rent a car and go around the Lake in March every year. Sure, there's still snow, and it's not warm, OTOH there are no bugs and no toursts. Greatest little tavern in the world is Sherry's Port Bar in Garden UP MI