David’s Dersh diss
Lefty Larry David’s rejection of Alan Dershowitz for defending the constitutional rights of former President Donald Trump and his administration is disappointing but no surprise (“Dershowitz kicked to the curb,” Aug. 19).
In one episode of the semi-autobiographical “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” a desperately lonely fictional Larry instantly drops an attractive possible partner after learning she’s a George Bush supporter.
Otherwise brilliant liberals are utterly blinded by their politics. Consider my enthusiasm for David’s groundbreaking series undiminished, but my respect for its creator curbed.
Give vets answers
While I certainly agree with Don Bentley’s point (“Vets Deserved Better,” PostOpinion, Aug. 17) that Afghan War veterans deserved a better resolution of our nation’s very expensive military adventure, there’s another thing they, and the too-many Gold Star families, deserve.
Namely, after 20 years of war and eventual failure there, they, and the legions of our wounded and dead, deserve an honest explanation.
They do not deserve a president who reads a statement authored by his regime’s spin doctors, then turns his back and walks off stage. The American nation deserves answers for this debacle.
We do not deserve a president who will not or cannot field questions about what happened. We do not deserve a president who makes statements about COVID masks to change the topic in the news.
The citizens of this nation deserve to hold this president and/or his hacks, flunkies and buffoons to account.
Murder & mayhem
I read The Post’s Sunday front page about the murder in a Bronx deli and couldn’t get myself to read the other pages with the full information (“In cold blood,” Aug. 15). My rage cannot be measured. When is enough enough?
We are paying these politicians to work for us and help us, yet no one has the courage to put an end to these assaults and murders, and they are in a position to do so.
How can we continue to elect them? Where are they when they’re needed? How do they sleep at night?
School aid coming
As State Education Commissioner, I take exception to Michael Deegan’s op-ed (“Pencil Pushers vs. Kids,” PostOpinion, Aug. 17).
Unlike other federal programs for nonpublic schools, CRRSA funding required the state to implement a $250 million program in six months. The department has worked tirelessly to engage religious and independent school groups, including Deegan, on how best to design the program so it is most beneficial to schools and students.
The department has reviewed and approved hundreds of nonpublic school applications — a required and important safeguard before spending millions of dollars in taxpayer funds. Schools are being paid now, and SED is contracting with vendors.
The US Education Department has since extended the timeframe for states to release funding, recognizing the monumental task of designing and implementing the program. No funding is in jeopardy.
Deegan knows very well what we have done to work with him, and others, to award these public funds in a responsible manner. How disappointing that he would so blatantly misrepresent our efforts. Our number one priority is always to do what is best for kids.
Betty A. Rosa
NYS Education Commissioner
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