It’s endorsement time
Relating to “Here’s why we still endorse candidates,” (A14, Sept. 17): You described our scenario precisely. “For many busy people, researching each candidate isn’t possible. Rather than turn to partisan slates, some with pay-to-play motivations, we offer an alternative: Informed candidate recommendations from nonpartisan journalists informed by facts.”
For years my spouse and I’ve printed out your suggestions and marked up our pattern ballots to take to the polling place with us. We admire your suggestions.
Dan and Arlene Fox, Houston
Thanks. Thanks. Thanks for giving us your conclusions about the very best candidates for varied positions up for election. I prefer to be an knowledgeable voter, voting for the particular person, not the celebration. Nonetheless, as you identified, it’s exhausting to know who the candidates are within the much less seen campaigns. I used to go to the library to get the League of Girls Voters studies, however COVID-19 dominated out that possibility this yr. This can be a essential group service this yr.
Kathryn Haueisen, Houston
Empty flights, misplaced jobs
I’m an American Airways flight attendant based mostly in Texas, and I’ve been flying for over 13 years. This pandemic has been the worst disaster to hit the aviation trade within the historical past of business aviation. I’ve by no means seen flights so empty. Earlier this yr Congress handed the Payroll Help Program, and it has been a lifeline to our trade. I don’t assume anybody anticipated this disaster to final so long as it has, and the PSP has helped to stabilize our trade and has given the airways the power to maintain transporting mail and important personnel the place they’re most wanted. On Oct. 1, the PSP runs out, and 1000’s of aviation employees will lose each jobs and well being care. I’m a kind of employees. My colleagues and I’ve proven as much as work every single day, even on the peak of the pandemic and whilst our associates and coworkers received ailing, to guarantee that first responders received to the place they had been most wanted. We proceed to do this right now. Aviation is crucial to a powerful financial system, together with our native economies right here in Texas. This is the reason Congress overwhelmingly helps an extension of the PSP. Congress and the White Home should negotiate and go a stimulus invoice. Washington, do your job in order that I can do mine! Individuals will probably be able to journey quickly, however for this to occur aviation employees should be prepared too.
Christina Maximova, Grapevine