Re "GOP liberal arose in a bygone era" (Dan Morain, July 7): Thank you for the civics lesson. I had never heard Sen. Thomas Kuchel's name before and believe I should have. Though the troubles in Congress are certainly not my doing, I believe if we all had stronger backgrounds in the history of our nation and its workings, the lack of cooperation within the House might not be what it is today.
It's true that, at least politically, those were simpler times.
-- Kathleen Stricklin, Sacramento