Ironically, on the same day (Aug. 18) Editorial Page Editor Ben Bragdon claims that the newspaper wants to “bring all our readers in on the discussion,” you report having to remove “For Better or for Worse” from the Sunday comics in your effort to make the newspaper “even funnier.” Did you solicit opinions opinions from readers about this to determine which Sunday comics we value the most? Or did you take a page out of the playbook of Time Warner, which removed Showtime from its cable line-up without asking subscribers how we felt about it?

For what it’s worth, I for one enjoy “For Better or for Worse” much more than other Sunday comic strips you published, and I would welcome the chance to participate in a reader poll about which to keep and which to remove.

Alas, I’m afraid that opportunity has passed.

Rick Dale

Belgrade Lakes