Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.
When George F. Will [op-ed, May 6] dismissed Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio) as "the only presidential candidate to have presided over the bankruptcy of a major American city," he not only was factually wrong -- Cleveland defaulted on bank loans but was not bankrupt -- he dismissed 25 years of history and much scrutiny of that event.
Cleveland-area voters keep reelecting Rep. Kucinich to Congress because they know that by defending the city-owned power company, their former mayor saved them millions on their electric bills.
Rep. Kucinich was elected Cleveland's mayor on a pledge not to sell Muny Light to a private utility. He held to that pledge. His campaign symbol in five winning elections since 1994 has been a light bulb. Further, in 1998 the Cleveland City Council commended Rep. Kucinich for "having the courage and foresight to refuse to sell the city's municipal electric system."
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