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Bureaucrats will destroy nuclear Navy

In 2009 the “reset policy” of the current U.S. presidential administration unleashed the Russian terror in the world by giving Vladimir Putin the green light to pursue his KGB/FSB profession not only as former FSB chief, but as president of Russia. Mr. Putin knew that America would not confront him if he continued to kill more than 50,000 Chechens, 6,000 Ukrainians, 36 journalists, 293 Russian apartment dwellers (in order to frame Chechnya) and opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

Altitude not necessarily SIDS culprit

Your recent article on sudden infant death syndrome cites a study that places blame for these deaths on the high altitude in Colorado (“Study: High altitude may boost babies’ risks for SIDS deaths,” Web, May 25).

CNN, the sinking ship

I just watched an hourlong special on CNN, “35 Years of CNN,” primarily because nothing else was on. This program amounted to 60 minutes of news personalities boasting about the network being the “only news organization” present at major historical events, such as the beginning of the Iraq war. I found all this in-house hype entertaining. CNN has, in fact, been on the air 35 years. But what has it accomplished in three-and-a-half decades? Not much, if anything.

Tax reform headed in wrong direction

As a small-business owner, I am concerned by what I’ve read and heard regarding Congress’ efforts to overhaul our overly burdensome tax system. I support reforming the tax system to make it simpler and easier for all businesses to understand, but I worry that what Congress is proposing will be a tax-reform system geared toward large corporations, and that it will leave small businesses holding the bag and without any relief.

Don’t transform America; perfect it

President Obama and others who think like him want to “fundamentally transform” the United States. Yet in order to become successful, many of these people took advantage of opportunities provided them by the United States — before any transformation had taken place.

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Don't elect based on labels

For a period of many decades, the political class and the mainstream press has pushed onto the public the theory of identity politics, the belief that a person's race, ethnicity, gender, creed, sexual orientation and ideology qualifies him or her to be an effective leader, politician or political candidate. This theory, with some exceptions, has proved at times not to comport with reality. Examples are legion, even in the present time. However, entities continue to push this theory to the detriment of what is real.

Anti-fracking crowd's last gasp

The article "Fracking boom creates jobs for women — but only as prostitutes and maids, activist claims" (Web, April 20) was well-written and demonstrates how out of touch anti-fracking activists have become.

Iran, Obama real threats to U.S.

According to President Obama, enabling Iran to continue to enrich uranium and thus progress toward a nuclear warhead is fine, because the greatest threat facing life on our planet is unchecked climate change ("Obama: U.S. must secure global climate-change deal 'before it's too late,'" Web, April 18). This does not represent logical thinking, but is an extension of an earlier claim by Mr. Obama that climate change is no longer a theory; it is established scientific fact.

Obama befriending communists

President Obama is getting quite chummy with Raul Castro, the president of Cuba. Cuba is the only communist country in this hemisphere. Apparently Mr. Obama needs to be told that Raul Castro is the brother of Fidel Castro, the man who allied himself with the Russians to nuke the United States.

Reconsider 'Lives Matter' slogans

It's time to praise the police and stop the mindless, politically correct protests and their Al Sharpton-style slogans, such as "Hands Up Don't Shoot," "Black Lives Matter" and more recently "All Lives Matter."

Don't let killers mar memories

April 15 marked the second anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings in Massachusetts. Two desperate men with a horrific plan killed three people and injured more than 260. I can personally remember sitting rigid in my high school classroom watching as the live newscast explained the events earlier that day. I waited with bated breath while the search for the perpetrators began and breathed a sigh of relief when those responsible for the carnage were apprehended. However, the dread I felt in the immediate aftermath was different from that of my classmates. A combination of dread and resignation that has never felt routine surrounded me and I, along with the rest of America, heard the religious background of the culprits: Muslim. Again.

Rethink jobs, tax-cut link

In "To win the White House, talk jobs" (Web, April 11) Donald Lambro writes, "Go to the Gallup website that lists the issues that trouble Americans most and you'll find the economy and jobs are far and away the 'most important problems' they face ... . Republicans should be relentlessly pounding this issue with all they've got." If a Republican is elected president in 2016, he will discover what Barack Obama discovered in 2009: It is easier to run against a bad economy than it to fix it.

Peace through perseverance

In order to foster regional peace and stability, economic prosperity and sustainable transit by commercial container ships, as well as to seek out a path to coexistence and mutual prosperity, Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has proposed a peace initiative that provides a viable empirical model for peaceful resolution of territorial disputes in the South China Sea ("Carter chides China over approach to territorial disputes," Web, April 10).

Refuse 'game show' presidency

Those who will vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton for president in 2016 are the same who voted twice for the current White House resident. That Mrs. Clinton is even on the political scene for consideration of the top position in our federal government says much of the present condition of politics and the electorate. If we are to succeed in righting the ship it will come down to us, the American people.

Iran deal bad all around

There is much to be concerned about when a tentative agreement reached by the P5+1 powers, at the urging of President Obama, allows retention of the most potent weapons Iran has. First, there is no limit on the terrorist actions of Iran, nor are there limits on its support of its involved allies, including Hezbollah, Hamas, Syria and the rebels in Yemen and Bahrain.

Menendez corruption only problem now?

Why has The Washington Times not covered in more detail the recent charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat (New Jersey Sen. Menendez to face federal corruption charges: report," Web, March 6)? The Department of Justice has accused Mr. Menendez of corruption (i.e., accepting free airplane rides and other gifts from an old friend who needed help in securing some federal contracts).

Contained fighting could up U.S. security

Due to indecision by the Obama White House to support moderate Sunni rebels in Syria, Islamic terrorists in Syria (the so-called Islamic State) were able to reposition forces and attack the Iraqi army, which folded and abandoned its U.S. equipment, including many Humvees and 155-millimeter guns.

Hold Clinton accountable

As an independent voter, I voted for Bill Clinton the second time around. Back then I spoke out against the Republicans for unmercifully going after him for his sexual involvement with a White House intern. From my perspective the attacks were a detriment to the seat of the presidency and made the entire country look like a soap opera in the eyes of the world. That brings me to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Tsarnaev deserves death

That Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty on all 30 counts was a foregone conclusion, about as much of a surprise as a harsh northeastern winter ("Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty on all 30 counts in marathon bombing, faces death penalty," Web, April 8).

What about Krajina Serbs?

It's all very well for Pope Francis to recognize the Ottoman genocide of Armenians, but what about Pius XII's silence regarding events across the Adriatic in wartime greater Croatia ("Pope recalls slaughter of Armenians in 'first genocide of the 20th century,'" Web, April 12)? Hundreds of thousands of civilian Serbs in Croatia and Bosnia were slaughtered by the Croatian Ustasha regime. Their only political ambition was to lie low given that Serbia proper was under brutal German occupation and their only crime was their national and religious identity.

Say no to 'Big Sister' Clinton

Maybe it's just the conservative in me, but when I heard Hillary Rodham Clinton say that "Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion so you can do more than just get by — you can get ahead and stay ahead," my first thought was "Big government" ("Hillary Clinton announces 2016 bid, says she's running for 'everyday Americans,' April 12).

Still a 'community organizer' at heart

We elected President Obama as a statesman and leader. We didn't expect him to be a psychoanalyst and a mock priest. But on April 5 he told Thomas Friedman of The New York Times, "I think the biggest threats that they face may not be coming from Iran invading ... . It's going to be from dissatisfaction inside their own countries." So maniacs are driving themselves to decapitations and crucifixions?

Base Russia policy on current reality

I read with interest the piece reminiscing over the meeting of American and Soviet forces on the Elbe in 1945 ("When Americans and Soviets were comrades-in-arms," Web, April 2). Instead of looking at that meeting of our forces as a discrete, static event, some historical context may be useful. Perhaps if the Soviets had not invaded Poland with Germany and proceeded to provide material support to the Nazi war machine, assisting Hitler in avoiding the British naval blockade, such a historic meeting may never have been necessary.