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Feds destroying land, water

Maybe a better headline for “How federalism is making a difference on Western lands” (Web, Aug. 19) would be, “Federalism saves the environment, food supply, human health and endangered species, and arrests climate change.” This is yet another example of regenerative agriculture. These ranchers are just following the Allen Savory/Joel Salatin approach to land and ruminant animal management to maximize return and preserve land and water resources, not to mention animal and plant species and required habitats. For those obsessed with climate change, these western ranchers, as well as the White Mountain Apaches, have preserved and increased a natural carbon sink.

Smears are last-gasp attempt

One of the dangers facing our country today is extremism, which is showing its fangs in the direction that we as a nation are taking. Much of this extremism was developed by entities eating out of the proverbial dumpster, feeding their hatred for our legitimately elected president, who is fulfilling the promises he made to get elected. The extremists’ objective is to paralyze President Trump’s ability to put forth additional policies that run contrary to their anti-America agenda.

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Left consorted with Epstein

The New York Times and other mainstream-media outlets casually mention Prince Andrew and President Trump among those who consorted with financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. Yet by convenient omission they have failed to observe that former President Bill Clinton traveled 29 times or more on the "Lolita Express" with Epstein.

Lying the left's new strategy?

A consistent tactic of Democrats is to accuse Republicans of the very actions they themselves are committing. For two years we heard Democrats claim President Trump colluded to steal the 2016 presidential election. Meanwhile they have been working nonstop to steal the 2020 election.

'Racist' canard unraveling

I'm sick and tired of hearing that I am now being labeled as a white supremacist, white nationalist, deplorable Walmart shopper and every other stupid, slanderous, abusive term that the Democrats can spit out against anyone who supports President Trump. As a 100-percent disabled Marine Vietnam War veteran, this is intolerable.

Tolerance not just for Muslims

According to "Muslims clash with Israeli police at Jerusalem holy site" (Web, Aug. 11), "Muslim worshipers and Israeli police clashed Sunday at a major Jerusalem holy site during prayers marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha."

Humans will always divide

As white supremacists pine for a whites-only utopia, I wonder how long it would take before we Caucasians began to segregate ourselves according to subracial or ethnic identities (e.g., Western European from Eastern European heritage).

Turkey no longer a friend

Turkey is a member of NATO and for many years was both an ally and good friend of the United States. Unfortunately, that is no longer true ("Turkey criticizes US freeze on Venezuela assets," Web, Aug. 9). In the past Turkey was a victim and constantly afraid of further Russian aggression. As a result, it was a reliable ally in fighting against communist expansion. It helped us significantly during the Korean War. But it betrayed us during the Gulf War, when it reneged on a pledge and forced our military to attack Kuwait only from the south. While our victory was quick, it would have been even faster had Turkey kept its promise.

Confiscate left's guns

Let's get all registered Democrats, those who have ever given donations to the Democratic Party and all those who have ever voted for a Democrat in the past 20 years, to turn in all of their "assault weapons," handguns, shotguns and any other kind of firearm — immediately. This would include all of the armed personal guards for Democratic politicians. Then, the next time there is a mass shooting, we can be sure it was carried out by a Trump supporter (or at least a Republican). What could be fairer than that?

Wealthy athletes whine, don't give

Miami Dolphins player Kenny Stills' protest over the team owner hosting a private event reminds why I stopped buying NFL tickets and products ("Dolphins' Stills says his criticism of owner isn't political," Web, Aug. 9). We football fans are not paying for a player's politics; we're paying to watch them perform on the field. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has a right to do whatever he wants, and if Mr. Stills disagrees then he should put in a request to move to another team.

Whites don't all assume privilege

As a counseling psychologist and chief of vocational rehabilitation and counseling for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, I counseled many white, service-connected veterans for more than 33 years — and never once heard anyone from this population suggest they were entitled to anything. Granted, some white people may feel entitled by birthright, but tell that to the white majority that makes up the largest percentage, by race, on the poverty index and homeless population in California and New York.

Soccer team has free speech, too

As a longtime sports fan and former athlete, I was disappointed to read your July 14 editorial ("How not to win friends," Web). You assert that the U.S. women's national soccer team's vocal political protests are unpatriotic and damaging to the sport's reputation. In reality, the willingness of the U.S. women's national team to stand up for their political beliefs is embedded in American cultural history.

'AOC' could learn from McConnell

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez protesting a photo of some adolescent supporters wearing Mitch McConnell t-shirts while groping and pretending to choke a cardboard cutout of the constant fame seeker is about as genuine as her economic expertise ("Ocasio-Cortez rips 'Team Mitch' supporters shown choking, groping cutout of her," Web, Aug. 6). Which is to say, nil.

'Red flag' laws would kill U.S.

In the wake of the tragic shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the big answer to gun violence that is coming out of Washington is "red flag" laws, which allow government law enforcement to kick in your doors without warning or a search warrant and confiscate your guns. This will be done in the name of "public safety."