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Good editorial diversity, but stop Tea Partyism

As a semi-regular visitor to the Bemidji area, I was heartened by this local paper's (and it's great that there still is a local paper here!) presentation of opposing views on subjects ranging from local artwork to national defense.

However, the use of material by the Heritage Foundation, even as cleverly disguised as James Carafano's attempt to make Tea Partyism sound fact-based and intelligent, is like printing Nazi dribble just for the sake of balance. Your paper, and the community you serve, would be much better off without your perpetuation of idiotic, semi-disguised Tea Partyism.

Bernie Schlafke

Madison, Wis.