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Where is the Democrat with views similar to Paul on civil liberties, foreign policy and monetary policy, yet is also "good" on gay rights and abortion? ("Ron Paul's Common Sense," April.)There used to be lots of Democrats with such views. Where have they gone? Why is it now "neocon in favor of abortion and gay rights" versus "neocon against abortion and gay rights"? How did this become our choice?Ron Paul gets one thing right: the need to stop endless war and reduce our bloated military budget ("Ron Paul's Common Sense," April). But I was disappointed that what I consider a progressive and trustworthy magazine did not mention that Paul has been persuasively accused of anti-Semitism and possibly racism, and advocates a flat tax, which would "flatten" the 99%, particularly the poorest among us.
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