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Still chance for Cruz?

We face a tough election choice. Donald Trump may be too unstable to trust with the nuclear trigger. Hillary Clinton seems to support the Iran deal that allows a 24-day waiting period before the inspection of a suspected nuclear site. Some experts say that’s not a problem, but other experts say it is.

Value-free DNC

The Democratic National Committee has offered its “deep and sincere apology” to Sen. Bernie Sanders (“DNC — but not Wasserman Schultz — offers ‘sincere apology’ to Sanders over leaked emails.” Web, July 25). Like every other habitual criminal, the committee’s feelings of remorse come right after being caught.

U.S. indeed less safe now

When you look at the statistics of the past 10 years, crime has been trending downward. Even with the increase in crime in the largely Democratic inner cities such as Chicago, Baltimore and Washington, the overall national trend of major crimes in America has been down until this year.

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Sanders' undercover communism

When it comes to slapping down a coat of whitewash, any "socialist" or "progressive" running around Washington in donkey overalls can lay it on a whole lot thicker than Tom Sawyer. Bernie Sanders is fond of telling folks he's only a harmless "social Democrat," knowing full well that his audience isn't educated enough or is too young to remember that it was Vladimir Lenin who first coined and assumed that moniker because the word "communist" rightly scared the heck out of people.

Privatization would worsen Metro

Last week, Washington Times writer Deborah Simmons wrote a baseless piece supporting the outsourcing and privatization of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) transit system ("Metro workers slam union, WMATA," Web, May 12).

Hit back on RICO suit

Kudos to The Washington Times' Valerie Richardson for her reporting on the global warming industry's misdeeds ("Exxon threatened with 'climate deceit' lawsuit in latest effort to penalize dissent," Web, May 17). As for those 17 Democratic attorneys general trying to bring suit against Exxon Mobil and applying Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statues, it seems to me the tables could quite easily be turned.

Why stop at Christians?

Mark Tushnet, that learned Harvard professor of constitutional law and theory, has certainly hit the nail on the head ("Harvard professor: Start treating Christian conservatives like Nazis," Web, May 10). His recommendation that society treat conservative Christians the way we treated Nazis rings as loud and clear as a hammer blow on a crystal night.

New terms can't whitewash truth

The Democrats are very astute in revising their political vernacular in order to suit their politically deceptive purposes. For example, a "tax-and-spend liberal" has become a "revenue-and-investment progressive." The terms "liberal" and "progressive" are used to disguise a socialist, as evidenced by the evolution of the Democratic Party since 1968.

'Sex change' science fiction

President Obama is deliberately ignoring a scientific fact that everyone should have learned in elementary school ("Obama administration orders transgender bathroom access in all public schools," Web, May 13).

Reverse anti-Taiwan policy

On May 16, 1966, Chinese dictator Mao Zedong unleashed the murderous Cultural Revolution, which ended a decade later with his death and more than 40 million victims killed. Years after an economic recovery with miraculous capitalist ideas, Chinese President Xi Jinping is pursuing a "China Dream" based on Mao's Communist plans.

Ryan, Trump should compromise

It would be beneficial for Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to choose a different venue to voice his policy disputes with Donald Trump. As speaker, Mr. Ryan can air his concerns with Mr. Trump via his control of the legislative process. Further, any dispute that Mr. Ryan has can be worked out through negotiation. Indeed, the Founding Fathers created the separation of the legislative and executive branches so that different policies and viewpoints could be discussed and adopted.

Hiroshima was joint effort

As President Obama prepares to visit Hiroshima on his trip to Japan this month, it is worth noting that most reporting about the 1945 bombing of that city omits salient facts about the bomb.

FBI at tip of iceberg Hillary

"A conservative crack-up, or Hillary's?" (Web, May 10), while an excellent piece that covers the issues, fails for understandable reasons to face the true endgame of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton. The endgame is not the response of establishment insiders.

Clinton cash cover-up?

Let's be clear about presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's obvious dodges on releasing transcripts of her speeches to Wall Street bankers. First she said she would release them when the other candidates did so. Well, it's for darn sure that Bernie Sanders didn't give any such speeches, and Republican contender Donald Trump doesn't need to do it. Mrs. Clinton is the only candidate who has given speeches to Wall Street bankers.

West Point's photo failure

The photo of 16 black female cadets with their fists raised in what is commonly known as a gesture showing solidarity with the Black Panthers should have been all the proof the leadership at West Point needed to render these women unfit for service in the United States Army ("White House proud of West Point cadets in black pride photo," Web, May 10).

'Heat' on U.S. not global warming

It is reassuring that global warming frightens President Obama — so much so, in fact, that he has taken a break from neutering the military to put dollars into vital interests such as more Solyndra-type foolishness. For a person gifted with such radiant intelligence,

FDA doing health a disservice

The Food and Drug Administration should regulate itself out of existence ("FDA to re-evaluate term 'healthy,'" Web, May 10). Or perhaps it should just become the "DA" rather than the "FDA." The ensuing decrease in food-supply-caused chronic disease would probably obviate the need for Obamacare.

Protect grizzlies

Well, that didn't take long ("Montana releases draft grizzly hunting guidelines," Web, May 5). Grizzly bears haven't even lost their Endangered Species List protection yet, and already the Walter Palmers of society are loading their guns.

Transgenderism may be mental

The Oregon Department of Education presented its policy interpretation allowing men to enter women's restrooms and lockers rooms based on current gender feelings ("Oregon lays out guidelines for transgender students," Web, May 6). This asymmetrical approach results in a random walk through reflective life.

Obama's press lackeys

Again the Washington press corps has proven that it is nothing more than a shill for the Democratic Party, and for President Obama in particular. Last week Mr. Obama held a press conference at which he took credit for a mythical growing and dynamic economy. He then took questions, and his lackeys in the media bombarded him with their dazzling display of pointed queries on his remarks.

Dislike of Trump not sour grapes

Talk about a false narrative. The Washington Times' Commentary editors would have us believe that only "elites" stand in the way of Republican unity — or, as that paragon of the "non-elite," Newt Gingrich, quoted in Monday's editorial puts it, only "these pseudo-intellectual right-wingers" ("The responsibility of the Republican elites," Web, May 8).

Fix electoral college

At least presumptively it's correct to say Donald Trump is the Republican presidential nominee, but we must remember that this is still an unpredictable year with an unconventional presumptive nominee ("The GOP has its nominee," Web, May 8).

New concerns about free speech

The Justice Department's demand that the University of New Mexico define any "unwelcome" speech about sexual matters as "sexual harassment" violates the First Amendment. ("'Harassment' under Title IX raises concern on free speech," Web, May 2). If followed, it would ban jokes, cartoons and discussions that only hypersensitive people find offensive, at a huge cost to free speech.