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Celebrate global warmth

Just 13,000 years ago Earth was in the grip of a deathly ice age. Sea levels were indeed much lower than they are now, but much of the land surface was covered by thick sheets of ice. Life struggled to survive and many species were extinguished by the sterile, suffocating ice.

Corizon can serve DC jail well

Your recent article, “DC Jail medical contract sparks city council criticism” (Web, March 18), may leave readers with a faulty impression of our company and what’s at stake in the pending D.C. City Council vote to approve our award.

Bongino for Senate

I know it is still early, but so far only Maryland Democratic representatives Chris Van Hollen, District 8, and Donna Edwards, District 4, have announced plans to run for retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s open Senate seat. This does not give Maryland voters any good choices or hope for making things better in Maryland.

Looks can be deceiving

It doesn’t surprise me that millionaire Robert Durst has been linked to the 1971 disappearance of a female Vermont college student and is the prime suspect in the murders of a neighbor and friend and in the disappearance and likely murder of his wife, Kathleen Durst (“Robert Durst, Houston millionaire, returning to court in New Orleans,” Web, March 23).

GOP must be the anti-Obama

President Obama’s policies have failed, he ignores the Constitution and has the Department of Justice ensure that his will becomes de facto law. He will allow Iran to produce nuclear weapons and is willing to abandon Israel. Knowing that, it would be important not to have another Obama-like Democratic president in 2017, one who would complete the transformation of the United States into a government in total control of all aspects of citizens’ lives.

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Wage raise hurts workers

Much of America, especially the black community, is being hurt by our nation's dire economic situation. This follows the very high hopes this community had during the beginning of 2009 when President Obama took office. Black wealth has declined since 2009 while the black poverty rate has risen. Overall black unemployment is tragically high and youth unemployment is an astronomical 36.8 percent. This 36.8 percent does not count the many who have given up hope and left the labor market altogether.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Remembering Barry's contributions

In recalling the long and storied political career of late D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, nearly every obituary and news account has noted that he owed his political fortunes to the District's poorest constituents. The implication is that he was the beneficiary of blind loyalty from those too unsophisticated to grasp the gravity of his personal troubles.

Brown’s bad choices led to death

As a black mother of three young adult sons, I am appalled by the violence, looting and angry behavior of those rioting in Ferguson, Missouri. I sympathize with the family of Michael Brown and am saddened that a mother and father have lost their son.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No federal marriage amendment

In advocating Sen. Ted Cruz's proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution to defend traditional marriage, Gary Bauer notes that amending the Constitution is difficult. ("Considering the thorny question of a marriage amendment," Web, Nov. 20). It is also totally the wrong approach.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In Israel, time for talk is past

Armed with guns, knives and a meat cleaver, our 'partners in peace' shot, slashed and stabbed their victims, leaving pools of blood and horror in their wake before being eliminated by the police. It is difficult to conceive of a more despicable deed ("Israel military starts wrecking terrorists' family homes to send 'sharp message,'" Web, Nov. 19).

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Abbas, PA threaten Temple Mount

"Palestinian claims that Israel wants to change the status quo" at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem are a sham ("Israeli forces disperse West Bank demonstration," Web, Nov. 21). The Temple Mount has been the Jewish people's most sacred religious, historical and archaeological site for three millennia — since the 10th century B.C.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No justice for the unborn?

I am utterly amazed by the protests and violence perpetrated by some people over the recent grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. ("Legal scholars praise Ferguson grand jury for fairness beyond the norm," Web, Nov. 25).

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Executive order will make real reform harder

Crazy as it may seem, none of the debate about immigration reform focuses on the real issue ("Sen. Jeff Flake says executive action will make further immigration reform difficult," Web, Nov. 23). The primary division between Democrats and Republicans is not whether we treat illegal aliens humanely, but whether we should open our borders to anyone who wants access.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Drug-free or land of free?

Thank you for making the case for civil forfeiture reform in your recent editorial ("Time for civil-forfeiture reform," Web, Nov. 17). Right now, police can confiscate cars, cash and homes without charging owners with a crime. Vague allegations of drug trafficking don't justify turning protectors of the peace into financial predators. The drug war threatens the integrity of a country founded on the concept of limited government.

Stop talking, start deporting

Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, doesn't get it. Now that the anti-Obama wave has put congressional Republicans front and center, his weak blather of "securing the borders" isn't enough.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No immigration amnesty for criminals

President Obama needs to secure our borders. He needs to stop releasing into our country illegals who have committed crimes. It doesn't matter what kind of crimes; many of these illegals have already been deported a couple of times only to sneak back into America and commit deadly acts. Are these the people Mr. Obama wants to give amnesty to?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Impeach, don't preach

Leave it to the Republicans to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. President Obama is treating Congress like his subordinate. If he issues that executive order on amnesty and gets away with it, Congress will have been stripped of its power. Mr. Obama will veto every law passed and continue to 'rule' by executive order.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Middle East peace pipe dream

Another nail has been driven into the coffin of the notion of 'peace in the Middle East,' a goal which has been shown up as ludicrous ("Israel to ease gun-control laws following synagogue attack," Web, Nov. 18). The savage attack on a Jerusalem synagogue by two Palestinian terrorists will of course cry out for retaliation and result in even worse relations between Israelis and Arabs. The flames were fanned as we see disgusting images of Gazans dancing in the streets to demonstrate their elation over the bloodshed inflicted on the Jewish worshippers.