Letters to the editor - Washington Times
Skip to content

Letters

Featured Articles

Obama’s dangerous-immigrant ploy

Terror has struck close to home with an attempted beheading and stabbing of a couple in Roanoke, Virginia, on Aug. 20 (“FBI probing stabbing in Virginia where suspect shouted ‘Allahu akbar,’” Web, Aug. 23). Although the FBI is aware of the perpetrator’s recent attempt to join the Islamic State in Syria and his proclamation of “Allahu Akbar” as he committed his savage attack, they apparently cannot determine a motive for his actions.

Clinton classification malfeasance

I am a former employee at the CIA, and since the topic is being so distorted by politicians I feel compelled to give the American public a better understanding of how classified material is handled in the intelligence community. Material is usually classified Confidential, Secret or Top Secret due to its content, but some material is automatically classified upon collection due to the collection method used.

Fund missile defense system now

The simple fact that North Korea is developing nuclear weapons, no matter how far along it is in the process, calls into question how secure our country really is (“Fourth North Korean nuclear test shows need for harsh, sustained sanctions — not diplomacy,” Web, Aug. 22).

Dangerous Duterte

Controversial new Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been hugely successful in combating drug dealers. Unfortunately the tactics he uses to do so are often highly illegal.

Related Articles

#NeverTrump = #DefinitelyHillary

The #NeverTrump movement should look to history to guide its rhetoric and voting behavior. In the 2012 presidential election, between three and five million Republicans abstained from voting, and their absence contributed to President Obama's victory.

Slippery DOJ slope

Although the police in Ferguson, Missouri, did nothing wrong in the Michael Brown shooting, they have been investigated by the FBI and will submit to monitoring by our less-than-pure Department of Justice. The same will happen in Baltimore and very likely in Milwaukee.

Only Trump helping

Wildfires in California have destroyed 96 homes and displaced 80,000 people. Flooding in Louisiana has damaged 40,000 homes and 86,000 people have already applied for federal disaster aid. Meanwhile the soon-to-be former president is vacationing in Martha's Vineyard, partying and playing round after round of golf.

Agents best bet for new plans

"Aetna deals latest blow to Obamacare, pulls out of most markets" reported that in 2017 Aetna, one of the nation's largest health insurers, will sell exchange plans in just four states, down from 15 states this year ("Aetna deals latest blow to Obamacare, pulls out of most markets," Web, Aug. 15).

Obama, Soros enabling enemies

I am a retired Air Force officer who on several occasions took the oath of my commission to defend the Constitution from our enemies, "both foreign and domestic." I am perplexed and frustrated that our government does not have the will to uphold and defend our Constitution from either domestic or foreign enemies.

Trump must stay on-message to win

Maybe Donald Trump can pull this election out despite the fact that at times it seems so out of control and hopeless. There is no arguing the fact that Trump has a full complement of fierce enemies, including the Hillary Clinton campaign, the media, the #nevertrump followers and some organizations that should recognize we will be voting for the Supreme Court this election, but either had their feelings hurt by Trump or can't see the big picture.

Taiwan good for U.S. economy

The U.S.-Taiwan relationship is very interlocked. For example, more than 600 Taiwanese companies have operations in the United States, which annually creates 500,000 U.S. jobs through trade and investment ("Bringing back 'stolen' jobs," Web, Aug. 15).

Bannon fitting pick for Trump

I greet the appointment of Breitbart News' Stephen K. Bannon to head the Trump presidential campaign as a positive development ("Stephen Bannon poised to do battle for Donald Trump," web, Aug. 17. Mr. Bannon has made his name as a radical, extremist bully, one who slashes and burns in an effort to drive home his distasteful ideology. Mr. Bannon's mark on the Trump campaign will be immediately evident to thoughtful, informed, intelligent voters.

Take a page from 'Mayflower'

In his book "Mayflower" Nathaniel Philbrick describes how the Pilgrims and Native Americans lived and worked together, in harmony, for 50 years after the landing at Plymouth in 1620. A generation later, however, through unfortunate isolated incidences, growing suspicions and misunderstandings, King Philip's War erupted. This horrendous period resulted in catastrophic loses to both the English settler and Indian communities. Instead of working together as Americans, they became separated based on racial divide.

No business being president

Hillary Clinton, never having run a real business, has not learned that businesses don't pay taxes. Customers of businesses pay the taxes on business ("Hillary Clinton: Nowhere girl," Web, Aug. 14). It's surprising that Mr. Moore overlooked Mrs. Clinton's ignorance of such a basic business principle.

Take a page from 'Mayflower'

The Washington Times

In his book "Mayflower" Nathaniel Philbrick describes how the Pilgrims and Native Americans lived and worked together, in harmony, for 50 years after the landing at Plymouth in 1620. A generation later, however, through unfortunate isolated incidences, growing suspicions and misunderstandings, King Philip's War erupted. This horrendous period resulted in catastrophic loses to both the English settler and Indian communities. Instead of working together as Americans, they became separated based on racial divide.

No business being president

The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton, never having run a real business, has not learned that businesses don't pay taxes. Customers of businesses pay the taxes on business ("Hillary Clinton: Nowhere girl," Web, Aug. 14). It's surprising that Mr. Moore overlooked Mrs. Clinton's ignorance of such a basic business principle.

'Experts' wrong on Trump

I certainly hope the 50 so-called security "experts" who signed a recent anti-Trump letter, as well any other Republicans who refuse to support Donald Trump for the presidency, are labeled what they are — RHINOS — and issued their marching orders from the party forthwith ("Anti-Trump letter reveals jittery band of GOP establishment power brokers," Aug. 14). I agree totally with Mr. Trump that these are the people who participated in and contributed to the total mess now existing in the Middle East.