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Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Letter to the Editor
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, 8:52 p.m.

In the recent election, we squandered our opportunity for real change and opted instead for another four years of Barack Obama. His vow to work with Congress is just another empty promise that he will never keep.

We saw how he worked with Republicans while crafting ObamaCare. Who would expect him to change now?

Scoundrel Bill Clinton was impeached for lying to a grand jury under oath.

Contrast that with the numerous times President Obama has bypassed Congress, trashed our Constitution, ruled by “executive order” and refused to enforce our laws. In addition, he has the gun-running “Fast and Furious” and Benghazi cover-ups to explain.

Why does Clinton get impeached and Obama gets a pass?

My guess is politicians are afraid of the “race card.” They pretend not to notice and just overlook Obama's misdeeds.

Obama will never resign, but if he were impeached and removed from office, Joe Biden would become president. Gasp! Just the thought is blood curdling.

Another winner in this election was Bob Casey, a man who spent six years in Washington and accomplished nothing. Bob says he needs six more years to finish the job.

As in the past, the big loser was the military. Some servicemen and women who voted by absentee ballot did not have their votes counted because the ballots arrived late.

This is disgraceful. If anyone has a right to vote and have that vote counted, it's those who risk their lives to defend our country.

If the Postal Service can't deliver these ballots on time, let's find someone who can.

Rudy Gagliardi


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