Regarding the Dec. 4 editorial “Avoiding nuclear fallout”:

I know the term has been around for a while, but here’s a cause to unite both Democrats and Republicans: Get rid of the term “nuclear option” as a reference to the filibuster reform currently being considered. We are not so far removed from Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the Cold War. The United States, Russia and several other countries still maintain nuclear weaponry, though the numbers of bombs have been reduced, and Iran is under suspicion regarding its nuclear power program in the hotbed of the Middle East.

Maybe if the parties joined creative forces to change the terminology, they will be a step closer to working together to head off economic disaster for our nation.

Suzanne Meyer, Washington