- Judge strikes down Arkansas abortion law — nation’s toughest — as unconstitutional
- Court: Tenn. must recognize 3 same-sex marriages
- Russia claims to have downed U.S. drone over Crimea region
- John Daly shoots 90 at PGA Tour event: ‘I’m falling apart’
- Police: Man arrested in West Virginia may be linked to Alexandria killings
- Smile: Equipping cops with body-mounted cameras gains steam in Calif., N.Y.
- Obama to sign bill cutting taxpayer money for party conventions
- Half of Americans worried about second Cold War: poll
- Kermit Gosnell clinic aide who heard aborted baby scream gets 5 to 10 years in prison
- Iraq mulls law to let men marry 8-year-old girls
By David A. Clarke Jr.
Planning for the last attack doesn't make Americans safer
Topic - Gordon E. Finley
One of psychiatrist Sigmund Freud's seminal contributions was the principle of "reality testing" ("Five unanswered questions about Benghazi attack," Commentary, Thursday). The Fourth Estate's seminal contribution to "reality testing" was the Washington Post's investigative reporting that resulted in Watergate and the resignation of President Nixon in the face of certain impeachment.
In light of the commemoration of Father's Day Sunday, I would like to thank Edward Kruk for his op-ed column on Friday and The Washington Times for publishing it ("Dads needed on Father's Day").
Ted Nugent is, of course, right, in "No more child-abuse excuses" (Commentary, Friday) but he covered only half the story.
The research literature is unambiguously clear that children who grow up in intact, married families have the best shot at a good life ("Divorce-prevention plan advises time, talk," Web, Sunday). Unfortunately, divorces can and will occur, nonetheless.
If you believed President Obama's words before a joint session of Congress last week, then you will embrace his American Jobs Act ("Obama to Congress: Act now on jobs," Page 1, Friday).
The "progressives" and all branches of President Obama's administration like to use the word "fair" as a justification for giving more of anything and everything to their political bases ("Men need not apply," Commentary, Wednesday). This ploy is intended to make their political bases superior to and richer than whatever is left of the general population - especially the male part of it.
Given that most Americans believe children should have a relationship with both their mother and their father, one has to wonder why state legislators and family court judges think children need only a mother and a check following divorce ("Dad, mom in home is essential, Americans say," Nation, Friday).
Your Wednesday Web article "Census: Solo households continue to expand" reports that there are "fewer households made of a married couple with minor children (21 percent, down from 24 percent in 2000)." What makes this statistic particularly important are the companion statistics released recently showing that the overall U.S. nonmarital birth rate is around 41 percent while most strikingly, it is 72 percent among blacks. Given the worldwide trends to cut public expenditures (including health, education and welfare) and also the recently released preliminary report by President Obama's deficit-reduction commission, it is undeniably clear that these demographic trends are inherently nonsustainable.
I think I missed something In "Portis apologizes after making comments about female reporters" (Web, Sept. 15).
Although it is widely purported that women are paid less than men for equal work, the reality is otherwise ("Poll shows mixed feelings about feminism," Nation, Tuesday).
Just two short weeks after Men's Health Week and less than three weeks after Father's Day, we learn more men are getting screened for colon cancer ( "Colon cancer screenings up, breast rate stalled," Web, Culture, Tuesday). That's great news, but what about screenings for prostate cancer?