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Medication ‘motive’ for shootings?

“The making of the Las Vegas murderer” (Web, Oct. 12) examines the possibility that the shooter was “radicalized.” Yet earlier, the FBI, lacking any perceived motive, was asking citizens for tips that might help them find a motive. I say anyone whose mind is deranged by certain drugs doesn’t need a motive. The shooter allegedly had a doctor who prescribed him Valium.

Most crushing D.C. sports loss

In his column “Meltdown all-too-familiar for Washington fans” (Web, Oct. 13) Thom Loverro ponders where the Washington Nationals’ playoff loss last Thursday to the Chicago Cubs will rank “among the D.C. Sports Hall of Failures. It’s hard to judge one over the other.”

Stop ignoring founding principles

Fred Eckert’s review of Charles J. Sykes’ book, “How The Right Lost Its Mind” (“Conservatism betrayed,” web, Oct. 9), stresses that Republicans abandoned their conservative “principles” and “truth” for “a new tribalism that valued neither.” I’d say the Democrats did the same. And both parties have ignored the fundamental principles that our Declaration of Independence highlighted as “self-evident” truths 240 years ago.

Buy your own contraception

As it rejiggers Obamacare, the Trump administration has visited anew the idea that employers opposed to contraception for recreational sex as a matter of religious belief should not be forced to pay for it. Until Obamacare was forced upon an unwelcoming public by a strict party-line vote, men and the women we dated took it upon ourselves to provide the prerequisites for such recreation, including contraception.

Taking a knee no hero’s move

I enjoyed reading Judge Andrew P. Napolitano’s recent op-ed on the NFL and protected speech (“Taking a knee and protected speech,” Web, Oct. 11). I agree with the old Beatrice Evelyn Hall quote, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” However, I feel that the taking of a knee is really just egotistical grandstanding by players who make far more money than the average citizen of any skin color.

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State sentenced baby to death

The Charlie Gard case has exposed forever hereafter the ideological hypocrisy of "experts" for "the state" ("Charlie Gard's fate was at mercy of British government, not parents," Web, July 24). The state affirms a woman's right to choose to kill her unborn child but simultaneously denies the right of two loving parents to choose to save the life of their born son.

Let market decide insurance fate

The man-made disaster we call Obamacare needs to be repealed -- and not replaced with anything. Millions of people were forced to give up health-insurance policies with which they were perfectly happy, so claims that "millions will lose their coverage" when Obamacare hits the dumpster ring hollow. Millions of Americans have signed up kicking and screaming because they want medical insurance, while millions more signed up on the miserable exchange website only because the IRS would levy fines on them if they didn't.

Current bill worse than status quo

The Better Care Reconciliation Act is a cruel proposal. It guts Medicaid, an insurance program on which 74 million Americans -- including many seniors living in nursing homes -- rely. Millions of others covered under the Affordable Care Act will be subject to new, skyrocketing premiums, higher co-pays and reduced coverage, if they can afford insurance at all.

Jail Abbas for incitement

With the recent murder of three Israelis, a father and two children, in their home, the toll from Palestinian terrorist attacks in the past few days has reached five. Instead of accepting responsibility, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas acts yet again as the aggrieved party after inciting his Palestinian-Arab terrorists to commit murder.

Oregon abortion push beyond pale

Of all the life-threatening medical maladies a government could mandate others pay for, Oregon dictated that procured abortions be provided for all ("Oregon House Democrats pass bill providing free abortions for all, including illegal aliens," Web, July 2). The desperation and insecurity of those who propose that abortion is a choice couldn't be any clearer.

Trudeau is the terrorists' useful idiot

The West is in a worldwide war with terrorism and has been for many years ("The travesty of rewarding a terrorist," Web, July 23). A global battle such as this is not just a "domestic squabble," as stated by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Guns for defense only

Like civilians, law-enforcement officers possess deadly weapons only to defend themselves or others ("Timeline of Justine Damond shooting," Web, July 21). Questionable killings by police officers, such as the Damond shooting earlier this month in Minneapolis, require that police academies and any implicit "warrior" culture to be examined. Only combatants under the laws of war may legally initiate killing, and even then they may only kill armed enemy combatants, never civilians.

Selling out Americans for profit

It is incredible that Congress can pass legislation and quietly chip away at our privacy protection while the public sits unaware. Of course, the mainstream media doesn't report on such matters; it is too obsessed with President Trump and Obamacare.

Something sinister afoot?

I've been adding things up. Our government is unmanned at the highest levels in many crucial areas, most worrisomely in the State Department, the head of which is in deep for Russian oil. So many of President Trump's cabinet members have ties to Russia. Mr. Trump has given Russia status by meeting one-on-one with Vladimir Putin. Disturbingly, many Christians on the right now are enthralled with Mr. Putin. Departments are being dismantled, as many of our individual protections are being voted away by Congress.

Don't give police license to kill

I wonder how it is that people who have called 911 get shot by the responding police officers. In Minneapolis last weekend an Australian woman, Justine Damond, called 911 to report an assault ("Questions remain surrounding fatal Minnesota police shooting," Web, July 18).

Undoing U.K. mess no cakewalk

It is probably correct that Brexit will not be easy for the Brits ("Brexit won't be painless for U.K., say experts," Web, July 18). However, it provides a valuable learning experience for those who steered Great Britain into that nest of European socialism many years ago.

Greens should repay costs

The article "Colorado recall erupts into proxy battle on fracking between green groups, industry" (Web, July 18) was an interesting read. National green groups have been pushing for local fracking bans and recalls of local elected officials for years with little regard for the impact it will have on their finances. This has been on display in Youngstown, Ohio, where anti-fracking groups have unsuccessfully sought six times to ban fracking.

No unbiased news available

I have searched for an honest, nonbiased media source and found none. CNN, MSNBC, ABCnews, CBS News, NBC News, Fox News, Breitbart, etc. all have biases. Studies have shown that during the 2016 election there was an overwhelming liberal bias, and Wikileaks exposed numerous liberal reporters for unethical contact with the Clinton campaign.

Trump won. Get over it.

Nary a moment goes by without a breathless tale of "collusion" by President Trump and the Russians. Did the Russians "spike" our water supply or alter vote totals to cause the election of Donald Trump? Grassy knolls notwithstanding, how was the nefarious deed achieved?

Return government to the people

We the American voters must work together if we are to see some of our more serious problems resolved. Those we have sent to Washington will not work together in our interest, so we must work together in our own interest. With an ever-growing debt of $20 trillion, we know spending is out of control. Yet our representatives just want to raise the debt limit. Before another budget is passed, we need a balanced budget law.

Who's mentally ill?

You hear more and more people claiming that President Trump is mentally ill and unfit for his office. But if we consider the sources, very often the case can be made that the accusers themselves are the mentally ill ones.

Make states pay for illegal voting

To their everlasting shame, California and other liberal states have refused to release data on voters to President Trump's voter fraud commission. This is understandable considering that the number of illegal aliens voting in our elections was recently estimated at 5.7 million. Illegal-alien voter fraud is undoubtedly the only way that Democrats can win with the country so evenly divided. That's why they pander to illegals with welfare entitlements, sanctuary cities and open borders.

'Green' power land, cash greedy

"Why the Greens hate nuclear power" (Web, July 9) paints a grim picture of a United States without full-time electric power from coal, natural gas and nuclear generation. Unfortunately, the situation at hand is even worse than that.

McCain should prove motives

Sen. John McCain's explanation of his role in obtaining and providing to the FBI copies of the so-called "Trump Dossier" smells very fishy — and without a full explanation, it will fail the smell test.

No more negativity

My husband and I have been long-time subscribers to The Washington Post, but we have finally had enough of its negativity and liberal bias. We recently decided to try The Washington Times, since the website promises to simply report the news without slant.