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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lies becoming the new political norm

I've just learned that I will not be allowed to keep either the health care plan or the doctor I had and liked. My new network is smaller, my co-pay is much higher and my premium has gone up more than 200 percent. Published October 30, 2014

The candidates shake hands before the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce hosts Virginia's U.S. Senate Debate between Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, right, and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 in McLean, Va. (AP Photo/The Washington Post, Bill O'Leary, Pool)

EDITORIAL: Mark Warner's Halloween mask of moderation

Mark R. Warner is going door to door on Halloween with a nifty disguise. The freshman Democratic senator is wearing the mask of a moderate. It's a trick to get his liberal voting record past Virginians amid the wave of anti-Democratic sentiment sweeping the nation. Published October 30, 2014

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez gives a speech to supporters from a balcony at an inside patio of Casa Rosada Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, July 31, 2014. The collapse of talks with U.S. creditors sent Argentina into its second debt default in 13 years and raised questions about what comes next for financial markets and the South American nation's staggering economy.(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

EDITORIAL: Obama isn't to blame for Argentina's economic woes

President Obama is usually blamed for everything bad that happens to the economy. He's rightly blamed for stifling growth with new taxes and regulations, but only in the United States. It's a bit nutty to think Mr. Obama has time to torpedo the economies of other nations. Published October 30, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why should U.S. bear the brunt of Ebola?

Why does the United States always have to take responsibility for every major health crisis ("State Department plans to bring foreign Ebola patients to U.S.," Web, Oct. 28)? Why does the United States have to be the world's medical "backstop"? Published October 29, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No winners in a post-diplomacy world

With the kinds of uncivil, immature and undiplomatic comments coming from our "leaders" who should know better, it is no wonder that America is losing more and more friends daily and gaining enemies by leaps and bounds ("John Boehner jabs Obama: Bush 'would have punched [Putin] in the nose,'" Web, Oct. 28). Published October 29, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: End of Christianity in Middle East?

While humanitarian help for the beleaguered Christian communities in the Middle East should be high on our list of immediate concerns, the recent history of the region indicates that in a few years most of the nations in it will be Christian-free ("Help desperately needed for Middle East Christians," Web, Oct. 27). Published October 29, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Cabs are anachronisms in face of Uber

"Have Uber app, will travel" is essentially how I look at the Uber concept at this point. My experience with the car service in Chicago, San Francisco and Northern Virginia has been so positive I wonder why cab companies are still around ("D.C. Council approves rideshare regulations as taxi drivers protest," Web, Oct. 28). Published October 29, 2014

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Gilead Sciences shows the hepatitis C medication Sovaldi. Gilead Sciences says it has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce cheaper versions of its popular, expensive hepatitis C drug Sovaldi for use in developing countries. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Gilead Sciences, File)

EDITORIAL: The spreading Obamacare virus

Socialized health care in the United States comes by incrementalism. Obamacare and its exchanges preserve the illusion of a free market for insurance coverage, but we're inching ever closer to the left's dream of "single-payer," a system of one-size-fits-all medical treatment organized by the government. Published October 29, 2014

EDITORIAL: The Ebola czar goes AWOL

Czars are not usually retiring fellows. They travel with many hangers-on, accompanied by big men with machetes, or at least clubs, to clear the way. Czars are no-nonsense guys who walk with heavy tread. Published October 29, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reject Warner's 'bipartisan' charade

"Mark Warner a reliable Obama foot soldier despite bipartisanship claims" (Web, Oct. 24) notes that Sen. Mark R. Warner, Virginia Democrat, showed some independence during his Senate term by supporting gun rights, which happens to be one of the few areas in which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tolerates deviations from the party line. Published October 28, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Is it treason or just incompetence?

President Obama's bizarre anti-American decisions are not only indifferent to, but hostile to, our founding principles and our identity as Americans. Are these actions deliberate and treasonous or merely ignorant and incompetent? Published October 28, 2014

EDITORIAL: Two 'flakey' senators bring reality TV to Congress

If there's anything America doesn't need, it's another reality-TV show. "Dance Moms" and "Teen Moms" just wrapped up their season, but now viewers can tune to "Rival Survival" to watch two U.S. senators pretend to rough it on an island in the South Pacific. Published October 28, 2014

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., talks about winning his re-election, at his office in Annandale, Va., on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

EDITORIAL: Scholte for Congress

Four years ago, President Obama urged Hispanics to vote to "punish our enemies." The strategy didn't work, and the Democrats lost 63 House seats. Rep. Gerald "Gerry" Connolly of Virginia, a Democrat, nearly became No. 64. Published October 28, 2014

EDITORIAL: Aborting the 'doc fix'

Whether it's the Republicans or Democrats holding their heads high after the election results are tallied late Tuesday night, there will be important work to do when Congress returns from the battlefields at home. At a minimum, Congress must renew the government funding resolution that runs out Dec. 11. Published October 28, 2014