First, I am sorry for your financial woes, the bane of all alternative newspapers. I for one would pay for your paper, if only for the brilliancy of This Modern World.

Second, the throw-the-bums-out mentality of those legitimately disgusted with our representatives only works if there are alternatives! We’d all be far better off if we elected people who see office as a temporary public service rather than a career.

Mark Stitham Kailua HI