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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb.  7, 2013, file photo, U.S. Postal Service letter carrier, Jamesa Euler, delivers mail, in Atlanta. The financially struggling Postal Service is seeking a 3-cent increase in the cost of mailing a letter, bringing the price of a first-class stamp to 49 cents. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Re “After 30 years world’s largest artificial reef near San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is thriving” (April 1):

Nice to hear that the artificial reef near the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is doing its job and marine life is returning.

Meanwhile, the extraordinarily dangerous nuclear waste remains stored at the San Onofre site. Should some event, natural or man-made, occur, the devastation to the population of Orange County, and beyond, would be incalculable. Removing this material away from any populated area should be the highest priority of the county, state and federal governments. The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has been closed for 10 years. Where is the urgency?

— Bob Long, Laguna Niguel


U.S. military assistance to Ukraine and due process

Re “Johnson outlines plan for Ukraine support; House could act within weeks” (April 2):

Let me make sure I understand this: our government can, has and will seize and spend the assets of its private citizens without due process (civil asset forfeiture).  Meanwhile, our leadership is wringing their hands over the REPO Act to seize Russian sovereign assets frozen in the U.S. and transfer them to Ukraine for its reconstruction as well as directing the president to work with other partners and allies to take similar action. So it’s OK to seize U.S. citizens’ assets without due process but not a foreign government’s assets that is conducting an illegal and brutal war on its neighbor? Where is the justice in that?


NBC News and McDaniel

A letter writer on March 31 can’t quite understand why NBC News refused to sully itself and jettisoned someone like Ronna McDaniel so quickly. Someone who isn’t even remotely close to being a journalist. And someone who repeatedly and innumerably pedaled the Big Lie at every turn. It wasn’t until NBC offered Ronna McDaniel a job that she admitted to lying, that the 2020 election wasn’t “rigged.” The subject and question ignored is why would any news organization, and Fox does not qualify, give a partisan hack a propagandist platform from which to spew her partisan lies and misinformation? It’s no coincidence that every time Fox is sued for defamation or slander their defense is “We’re not a news organization, we’re an entertainment organization.”

— Ted J. Stulz, Anaheim