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President Obama’s State of the Union this week was an entirely appropriate speech for a country on the brink of collapse (“The state of the president,” Comment & Analysis, Jan. 21). It was once again a diversion for short-term political gain.

Obama no threat to terrorists

Aside from the occasional lone-wolf attack here at home, I am not convinced that a coordinated terrorist assault is imminent inside the United States. While terror cells are no doubt inside our country, why activate them now and provoke a nation with a president who is weak and sympathetic to their cause? By skipping out on the recent Paris rally, President Obama has sent our enemies the message that should they unleash mayhem throughout Europe the response from the United States will be as anemic as it has been elsewhere.

Move on out, Terry McAuliffe

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe brings his form of leftist tripe to Virginia (“Gun control advocates, opponents square off in Richmond,” Web, Jan. 19). The commonwealth’s residents know history, particularly Mr. McAuliffe’s.

‘Islamophobic’ loaded, inaccurate term

The term “Islamophobia” may be the most misused term in the contemporary lexicon. Standard dictionary definition of the word “phobic” is an exaggerated or an irrational fear of something. Given the horrific savagery that has been so prominently in evidence throughout the world over the past 20 years in the name of Islam, it is not possible for any thoughtful human being to have an “exaggerated” or an “irrational” fear of Islam.

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