Improving education in a major way is a lot easier than you might think (“Advancing American education,” Web, Nov. 27).
Monica Crowley does a fine job of noting how President Obama went about his promised “fundamental transformation of the nation” (“The party of Obama and its bitter reckoning,” Web, Nov. 30).
President-elect Trump and the GOP should be cheerful warriors regarding the Democratic recounts. In fact, they should join them by asking for recounts in Virginia, Colorado and New Hampshire, as well as any other state in which a Democratic win was remotely close.
Of all the reportage of the presidential brawl, none was more egregiously biased than that of The New York Times. The celebrated “Gray Lady” of newspapers was widely acclaimed as journalism’s preeminently recognized standard bearer. But in the clash between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the paper surrendered all pretentiousness of journalistic truthfulness and impartiality, as it went to extremes to not simply present the Democrats’ position in the most admiring light but to actually become Mrs. Clinton’s clarion mouthpiece.
In addition to rebuilding America’s military, President-elect Donald Trump and Congress should abolish our military’s up-or-out promotion system, and reform the all-or-nothing retirement system. Currently, rank and pay grade in the military are synonymous.