I think it is time for President Biden to visit the southern border, especially the border of Texas. Last year almost 2 million immigrants crossed illegally and were caught or turned themselves in, but how many escaped being captured? Now it is over 200,000 per month crossing and where do these migrants live? Who supports them for their housing and medical care? We allow into this country each year a million legal immigrants who filed the proper papers, have sponsors and waited their turn. That is how the system should work. We should allow a certain number of refugees into the country because of tragedies like Ukraine is having or when Haiti had that terrible earthquake years ago. The so-called border czar Vice President Harris has done nothing and that goes for Biden also.
President Biden must face what is going on in our southern border instead of begging for oil from Saudi Arabia.
— Dotty Fahey, Milton
Observers of modern politics will notice a not so subtle shift in Democrat politics over the last two of their presidencies. We notice that no longer do the president, his cabinet secretaries or even their press secretaries and other flacks answer questions as asked. Rather they chastise the asker(s) and rearrange the answer to be what the narrative should be.
To wit, questions about Joe Biden having COVID are contorted until the answer becomes about what we should be talking about, which of course is how Joe Biden single-handedly contained COVID to its current manageable state. Pete Buttigieg takes a question about the cost to taxpayers introduced by subsidizing electric cars that are not economically viable on their own and turns the answer into how the economy simply needs to be force-fed enough of these cars until people have to buy them.
Never forget, these people work for us, and they have to answer our questions. This is why large swaths of the media allowing their political biases to cloud them into accepting this bullying from the pulpit so offends most of us Americans. Push back, media, stop letting the politicians tell you the questions they are willing to answer.
— Nick McNulty, Windham, N.H.
Your editorial on electric vehicles states that the climate crisis is a clear and present danger and then goes on to argue against measures supporting EVs because not all Americans can buy one right now. There are many things that low-income households cannot afford, but prices will fall with the correct policies in place.
If Joe Manchin and 50 Republican senators hadn’t torpedoed the measures in the reconciliation bill that would have made EVs more affordable, we’d be in a better place. No matter. The automakers are moving forward on their own with cars and SUVs that will come in below $30,000.
The Herald is fretting over the resale value of old cars while the world is literally burning.
— Frederick Hewett, Cambridge