From Our Readers & Listeners


Thu August 9, 2012
The Two-Way

From Our Readers: Morpheus' 'Failure Is A Good Thing'

When we reported the 'total loss' of NASA's moon lander Morpheus during testing, some readers expressed disappointment.

Sandra Chapin called it a 'bummer':

"To me the sad thing is not the loss of money, but the loss of time. How long will it take to redesign and build a new one? Puts us that much further behind in gathering data."

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Wed August 8, 2012
Planet Money

'If You're Stupid Enough To Get That Tattoo, I'll Give You An A.'

Originally published on Wed August 8, 2012 12:34 pm

"Stupid like a fox."
Clayton Quarles

Planet Money listener Clayton Quarles writes:

...On my drive back today I caught up on the "putting a price tag on your descendants" show and got a kick out of it, since I have the discount rate formula tattooed on my leg. ...

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Fri August 3, 2012
The Two-Way

From Our Readers: English Only? Look To The Past

Many of our commenters look to America's rich history of immigration in order to form their opinion of the 'English-Only' debate. Interestingly enough, this approach facilitated conclusions on both sides of the issue.

"John G" believes that, "Society, not law, determines the specific language used."

He writes:

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Wed June 13, 2012
The Two-Way

From Our Readers: Keep The Heat Down When Talking Politics

This morning's post about the special election to fill the House seat left vacant by the retirement of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., has readers from both sides of the political divide warning about extremism.

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Tue June 12, 2012
The Two-Way

From Our Readers: Less Hedginess, More Neology

Our use of the term "hedginess," coined by finance criminologist Bill Black, inspired commenter "Tim Myers" to engage in some neology of his own in order to prove his point:

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