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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ebola 'czar' is a lawyer for a reason

When I use the term "Ebola crisis," I am not suggesting Ebola is a health crisis within U.S. borders. Rather, I am referring to the current administration's apparent lying, incompetence and outright disregard for American lives and well-being. Published October 23, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don't repeat the mistakes of 2012

Every day, individuals, groups and organizations provide information on President Obama's destructive policies and the determination of Republicans to win control of the Senate and maintain control of the House. Published October 23, 2014

People protest in front of the Whole Women's Health clinic Saturday, Oct/ 4, 2014 in McAllen, Texas.  Abortion-rights lawyers are predicting "a showdown" at the U.S. Supreme Court after federal appellate judges allowed full implementation of a law that has closed more than 80 percent of Texas' abortion clinics. (AP Photo/The Monitor, Joel Martinez)  MAGS OUT; TV OUT

EDITORIAL: Unholy coercion on abortion funding in California

California has been liberalism's bellwether for decades. Democrats in the Golden State have used their lock on the legislature to create social experiments. Now the left-coast liberals think Obamacare doesn't go far enough. Published October 23, 2014

EDITORIAL: Bongino for Congress

Democrats in Washington work hard to stoke the flames of resentment against "the rich." Rep. John Delaney is the richest Democrat in Congress, and he's locked in a surprisingly tight race in Maryland's 6th District against Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent, the Republican challenger. Published October 23, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ebola response shows Obama's true feelings

It is time to state the obvious. President Obama does not want to ban flights from West Africa, likely because he wants anyone who is infected with Ebola or thinks he might be infected to be able to come here for treatment. Published October 22, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Book's author owes readers an explanation

In my review of Rick Perlstein's book "The Invisible Bridge," I criticized the author's heavy use of secondary sources for his research and his failure to interview any Ronald Reagan insiders ('The Invisible Bridge,' Web, Oct. 21). Published October 22, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: American Legion's contributions innumerable

I have to wonder why the growing footprint of American Legion posts on college campuses throughout the country --- chartered and operated by the newest generation of war veterans --- was not examined more thoroughly in "Younger veterans bypass VFW, American Legion for service, fitness groups" (Web, Oct. 19). Published October 22, 2014

EDITORIAL: Parking-meter beaters on trial in New Hampshire

Parking tickets are an irritating fact of life for city dwellers. But a parking-tickets case before the New Hampshire Supreme Court last week turned on the right of free speech and the proper role of government. Published October 22, 2014

D.C. Council members Muriel Bowser (left) and David A. Catania, and former council member Carol Schwartz, candidates for mayor of the District, took swipes at each other during a debate Wednesday. The three, each hoping to succeed Mayor Vincent C. Gray, will debate again Thursday, in advance of Saturday's start of early voting. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

EDITORIAL: For D.C. mayor, none of the above

Sitting out an election is not always an act of apathy or civic disengagement. Sometimes it can be the right choice, when the options are as unappetizing, as they are in the nation's capital this year for voters charged with choosing a successor to Mayor Vincent C. Gray. Published October 22, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Surgeons general aren't always 'nannies'

The Washington Times' recent editorial "Ebola crisis needs more than a bureaucrat czar" (Web, Oct. 19) missed the mark in several ways, though the criticism of the appointment of a Democratic political operative as this country's "Ebola czar" is on target. Published October 21, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Life quality is best mental-health gauge

Mental health problems are very burdensome for individuals, society and the health care system. The prevailing idea in psychiatry to date has been that the disability associated with certain conditions would disappear after symptoms are gone, and therefore, the goal of treatment is usually symptom resolution. Published October 21, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: GOP response lacking to green-card giveaway

Ebola, the Internal Revenue Service, Benghazi, unfettered illegal immigration — the list goes on and on. While Rome burns, the politicians see no evil, hear no evil and speak not a word against the evil being foisted on the citizens of the United States by an ideologically bankrupt president and his corrupt Democratic Party ("Green cards on the table," Web, Oct. 20). Published October 21, 2014

Workers set up a giant advertisement for Apple's iPhone 6 which goes on sale in China, Friday, Oct 17 2014 in Beijing. China is one of Apple's largest and growing market where enthusiasts of the company's latest iPhone are willing to pay thousands of dollars to get their hands on the latest version. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

EDITORIAL: Apple and Google restrain the snoops

Obama administration officials seem to think the Constitution gives the government a license to snoop on whomever it pleases, whenever it pleases. The founding document does no such thing, of course, but Congress cannot summon the courage to restrain the executive branch. Published October 21, 2014

EDITORIAL: Barbara Comstock for Congress

Perhaps nowhere else has the Democrats' phony "Republican war on women" narrative boomeranged, and in such force, as in the race for the House seat being vacated by Rep. Frank R. Wolf, the Virginia Republican incumbent. Published October 21, 2014

Health workers wear protective gears before entering the house of a person suspected to have died of Ebola virus in Port loko Community situated on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. After emerging months ago in eastern Sierra Leone, Ebola is now hitting the western edges of the country where the capital is located with dozens of people falling sick each day, the government said Tuesday. So many people are dying that removing bodies is reportedly a problem. (AP Photo/Michael Duff)

EDITORIAL: A respite from Ebola

The Ebola threat seems to have subsided, and that's cause for cautious relief. The operative word is "seems," but three weeks have passed since an unemployed Liberian man flew into the United States and infected two health care workers with the deadly virus. Published October 21, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop political nepotism in military

In May 2013, Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, was given a direct commission as an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserves. Hunter Biden was 43 at the time and needed two waivers to do this — one because of his age and another because of a prior illegal-drug-related incident. Published October 20, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Public health is a security issue, too

In the editorial "Ebola politics" (Web, Oct. 14), The Washington Times laments the government not devoting enough resources to working on an Ebola vaccine. However, that spending seems to be consistent with what the American people have desired. Published October 20, 2014