I read the Portland Press Herald from cover to cover daily, and will continue to do so.

I’m politically moderate, supporting health and religious choice, the right to bear arms, and the environment without jeopardizing our economy and welfare reform. Sometimes, the PPH makes my blood boil.

On June 27, buried against the crease on Page A3, was a story about the Supreme Court ruling that President Obama’s “recess appointments” were unconstitutional.

Our president violating the Constitution is more important than that day’s front-page story (“LePage says welfare doesn’t include Social Security, Medicare”) about Gov. LePage attempting to clarify the definition of “Personal Current Transfer Receipts” – apparently U.S. government-speak for money the feds pay to citizens and calculate as a part of personal income growth.

My advice: When reading the PPH, employ the following:

Beware of conjecture, opinion and misleading headlines. “This could cause . . .,” “She feels that . . .” and “For Clinton, bottom line may be wealth” are hints that the author is trying to instill fear, convey an opinion or simply get your attention.

 Remember that Bill Nemitz is 90 percent opinion and 10 percent facts, blended with an apparent personal vendetta against Gov. LePage.

 If you are a conservative with any stress issues, don’t even bother trying to read the paper without medical personnel standing by.

 Moderates: Employ the rules above – as long you have no stress issues. You’ll be able to safely read, and the aggravation will really get your blood pumping.

 Liberals: Read away! There isn’t much you will find disagreeable. Why not pay triple for your subscriptions, allowing the PPH to redistribute that wealth – maybe by buying up some parkland?

With these tips, a daily dose of the PPH can be a real kick-start to your day.

Tracy Scheckel

Gray