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President Joe Biden announces from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 29, 2021, that millions of federal workers must show proof they've received a coronavirus vaccine or submit to regular testing and stringent social distancing, masking and travel restrictions in an order to combat the spread of the coronavirus. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds 6 in 10 Democrats say they’re optimistic about their party’s future. And Democrats nearly universally approve of the way President Joe Biden is handling his job. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Democrats raid Medicare

While Democrats love to claim sole credit for Medicare’s enactment, they also love to raid it to pay for other programs they are fond of promoting.

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Not much 'relief' to celebrate

'Bolshevik Bernie' was responsible for the CARES Act that Trump signed in 2020. So people are getting paid not to work. That's the good news. The bad news? They're being paid with phony money.

Religious observance can aid excellence

Elie Kligman and Jacob Steinmetz should stand proud atop the pitcher's mound and the history books ("Two Orthodox Jewish pitching prospects juggle baseball, religion,"Web, July 19). As their stories underscore, commitment to personal faith and professional pursuits ought never be considered mutually exclusive propositions. What's more, Steinmetz's father traces the discipline responsible for his son's success on the baseball diamond to the young man's relationship with religion. Kligman's versatility as a pitcher-catcher, meanwhile, is rooted in his observance of Shabbat "as catchers are generally given a day off due to the demands of the position."

ID already frequently required

I recently located a chart online listing over 60 places/times when a valid personal ID is required. Examples include renting a car, purchasing a car, making bank transactions, obtaining a passport, visiting a doctor or hospital, getting a prescription, securing a job, applying for welfare and applying for unemployment.

Women wearing face masks shop at an American fashion boutique in Beijing on Sunday, July 11, 2021. China on Tuesday, July 13, denounced an appeal by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen for a U.S.-European "unified front" against Chinese "unfair economic practices" and human rights abuses. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Face masks will never go away until Americans say no

- The Washington Times

Well, memo to all who are on the fence about face masks: They aren't going to go away until the people of the United States make them go away. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is not the enemy here. Politicized, weaponized science is the real threat.