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Clinton's compromised emails

The news about the hacking of the Office of Personnel Management computer systems reminds me of Hillary Clinton's email server 'problems.' More than one cybersecurity expert has mentioned that it is 99.99-percent certain that Mrs. Clinton's email server was hacked. Published July 13, 2015

Don't use 'Nazi' lightly

"Hungary's Viktor Orban antagonizes European Union with border fence, Russia embrace" (Web, July 2) unfortunately presents a narrative of Hungary that is as compact and simple as it is false. Everyone has a right to his or her own opinion, however misinformed, but the article contains a very grave statement from Princeton Prof. Kim Lane Scheppele, who is quoted as saying, "Orban is always in danger of losing support to the Nazi Party, so he is out-Nazi-ing the Nazis." Published July 13, 2015

President Barack Obama talks with the Joint Chiefs of Staff following a meeting in the Situation Room of the White House, Oct. 28, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Obama and his generals

Secretary of State John Kerry is exactly the mandarin that George Wallace was talking about when he warned about bureaucrats "who can't park a bicycle straight." Mr. Kerry can't ride one, either, and has the bruises to prove it. He's in Lausanne now, polishing the last concessions President Obama is determined to make to enable the Iranians to protect their path to the Islamic bomb. Mr. Obama wants the deal to be the foreign-policy legacy of his eight years in the White House. He need not fear. Published July 13, 2015

Hillary's practiced deceptions

The idea that telling a lie in Washington is somehow shameful was probably born with the fabricated tale of little George, his hatchet and his father's favorite cherry tree at Mount Vernon. Lies are to Washington what cars once were to Detroit. In our own time Bonnie and Clod have made deceivers fashionable, demonstrating that speaking in fable is no dishonor. Published July 13, 2015

Nickname nonsense

A federal judge has canceled the Washington Redskins' trademark registrations ("Judge orders cancellation of Redskins trademark registration," Web, July 8). Published July 12, 2015

Voters inured to Clinton's lying?

Well, there she goes again. In an interview with CNN, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton denied ever having received a subpoena related to her use of a private email server. It's not true, but there's nothing new there ("Hillary Clinton caught in lie: Benghazi committee contradicts claim of no subpoena," Web, July 8). Published July 12, 2015

Oren right about Obama on Israel

Martin Rubin's review of the latest book by former U.S. Ambassador Michael Oren, in contrast to reviews by sycophants of President Obama, presents an accurate picture of the abandonment of Israel by the current administration ("BOOK REVIEW: 'Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide,'" Web, July 7). Certainly the other critics do not consider the gravity of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon and thus obtaining the means of eliminating Israel from the map. This is a threat continually made by the leadership of that Muslim nation. Published July 12, 2015

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, June 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The watchman on the wall

Barack Obama is an intelligent fellow. Smart, sometimes. But for a smart, intelligent man, clever enough to get himself elected president of the United States not once but twice, he has a fifth-grader's understanding of the evil men out there determined to kill us. Published July 12, 2015

In this Friday, June 26, 2015 photo, different varieties of marijuana flowers are displayed at medical marijuana dispensary Kaya Shack in Portland, Ore. On July 1, recreational marijuana in Oregon is legal, but it's likely customers won't be able to buy the pot at medical dispensaries until October 1. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)

A bust for medical marijuana

Celebrating the medical benefits, if any, of marijuana has been an effective ruse to win social acceptance for getting high. This was thoroughly predictable, and now it's clear that the organized pot heads have been blowing smoke at us. Published July 12, 2015

Following a federal judge's decision Wednesday to cancel a half-dozen of the Washington Redskins' federal trademark registrations, public focus has returned to the team moniker and emblems. (Associated Press)

'Hail to the Redskins'

Why a few Indians, obviously envious of other ethnic minorities who get their names in the paper so often, are so dead to the celebration of courage and valor escapes us, but dead they are. The cheers roll down from the stands at FedEx Field, the martial strains of "Hail to the Redskins" float on the autumn air, and dead souls do not hear. The Washington Redskins unite a contentious city, a city riven with partisan anger and something close to hate, and dead ears cannot hear, dead eyes cannot see. Published July 9, 2015

For Ike's sake, replace Gehry

I don't doubt architect Frank Gehry's intention to do right by the life and legacy of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Published July 9, 2015

Government no longer 'of the people'

I have observed President Obama's actions and dictatorial power for seven long, long years. Now it seems we also have a Supreme Court that no longer decides cases based on constitutionality, but rather on the Justices' personal ideologies. Published July 9, 2015

With potentially-explosive shipments increasing 40-fold in recent years as North American crude production booms, the railroad industry, at the urging of the Obama administration and safety officials in the U.S. and Canada, is considering a closer look at the risks posed by trains that now carry hazardous liquids through every region of the country. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

Liberate American oil

Forty years ago America was in a panic. The world was running out of oil. Cars lined up around the block at every gasoline station in town. President Nixon took a commercial flight to California, riding (first class) with the semi-ordinary folk, and leaving Air Force One in the hangar. Congress enacted a law prohibiting selling American oil abroad. Cheap oil was gone for good and America was resigned to kowtowing to the shieks of Arabia forever. Published July 9, 2015

bailout: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (left) hopes to work out a rescue deal with European leaders to save his country's economy.

The impossible common currency

When the euro was first proposed and for some time after it became the currency, certain economists had pertinent questions (which some of the hosanna shouters thought impertinent): Could a common currency be possible for a group of countries which insisted on keeping their own individual economic, monetary and fiscal policies intact? Published July 8, 2015

This photo provided by Discovery Channel shows a Great Hammerhead, one of the largest sharks in the world, during an episode of "Shark Week." The Hammerhead's strangely shaped head is part of an electrosensory system, helping it locate its prey. "Shark Week" returns Sunday, July 5, 2015, with 19 hours of prime-time programming including "Shark Island" with shark specialist Craig O'Connell, airing 8 p.m. EDT Sunday, July 12.  (Discovery Channel via AP)

No snacking in the surf

The water has never been the same since "Jaws," the 1975 movie starring a hungry great white shark snacking on beachgoers at the fictitious New England resort of Amity Island. The unexpected sight of a shadow in the surf -- real or imagined -- sets off a panicked flight atop the whitecaps to the safety of dry sand. Published July 8, 2015

EPA regs kill longevity

When he died recently at age 97, Art Linkletter left a book explaining the key to the longevity of the people of Tibet. Linkletter had sent scientists to Tibet, and there these scientists discovered that the wood ashes the Tibetans used to grow their vegetables were full of virtually every mineral known to humanity. Published July 8, 2015

New cookie no silver bullet

Oreo's creation of "Oreo Thins" is about as effective as putting bricks in your toilet tank to save water and then flushing three times to get the job done ("Oreo slims cookies to shrink waistlines," Page I, July 7). Of course, before you jump on the Oreo people, maybe it is way past time to look at the food-pyramid-obesity-Type-2-diabetes correlation. Published July 8, 2015

Needed: 'Pins' to Clinton balloon

After the Republican and Democratic conventions, will we be looking at a Romney-versus-Biden race? In fact, such a competition is not as far-fetched as it may seem. Published July 7, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, in La Crosse, Wis., Thursday, July 2, 2015, about the economy and to promote a proposed Labor Department rule that would make more workers eligible for overtime. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

No 'whack-a-mole' with ISIS

There was flash and bang aplenty from coast to coast over the Fourth of July, but nothing was fired in anger or with malice. A threatened terrorist attack on the homeland that gave the authorities such concern last week did not happen. The lone wolves stayed at rest in their sordid dens of iniquity. Targets of terror elsewhere, though, were not so fortunate. Published July 7, 2015

Take Iran at its word

This morning I read in a alert that "Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz lamented that under Obama, the U.S. will open an embassy not in Jerusalem, but in the capital of a Communist country whose leader 'hates America.'" This same website also recently reported that an Iranian military commander has said the United States will stay Iran's enemy despite the nuclear deal. Published July 7, 2015