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Feinstein must leave the Senate

It is time for Sen. Dianne Feinstein to go (“Feinstein says she’d back new Kavanaugh probe if Democrats take Senate,” Web, Oct. 17). Her pathetic display of behavior prior to and during the Kavanaugh hearings was indicative of her poor judgment and inherent bias against Brett Kavanaugh. She, along with a number of her Democratic cohorts, is a total embarrassment to public service. The cards she played with Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford were emblematic of manipulative and strategic maneuvers that ultimately tarnished the validity of genuine victims and the bona fide meaning and relevancy of the #MeToo movement.

Ellison a hypocrite

It seems that when the shoe is on the other foot, Rep. Keith Ellison, Minnesota Democrat, becomes the victim. But, when someone else is accused, especially a Republican or a Christian, he will lead the charge that an accusation is proof enough — even though it is difficult to fathom that someone as seemingly calm, level-headed and naturally likable as Mr. Ellison would ever be abused. However, what goes around comes around, and now he is in the proverbial barrel. Enjoy the ride.

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Honduras migrants stand on the bridge that stretches over the Suchiate River, connecting Guatemala and Mexico, as they wait to be attended by Mexican migration authorities in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, about 5,000 Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border early Sunday in southern Mexico. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)

Consequences of the caravan

In love as in politics, timing is everything. Hardball politics is hastening a caravan of immigrants rumbling north toward the United States, on course to arrive sometime around Election Day, Nov. 6. The sight of thousands of illegals from Central America crashing the border could haunt voters as they step into the voting booth. Rather than propel the media-predicted flood of Democratic Party victories, it could have the opposite effect, reinforcing the growing feeling among Americans that they're on the verge of losing their nation. Will Americans decide who crosses the border, or enable prospective immigrants to do it for them.

U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, left, and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, right, take part in a debate for the Texas U.S. Senate, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in San Antonio. (Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News via AP, Pool)

In hot pursuit of Texas

The Democrats just can't quit counting on Texas. Election after election, they've surveyed the Giant and its growing Hispanic population and imagined electoral manna. America's second most populous state remains stubbornly, implacably Republican.

Different rules for Bill Clinton

In her rationalization of his behavior, Hillary Clinton would still have us believe that President Bill Clinton should "absolutely not" have stepped down over the White House affair ("Hillary Clinton: #MeToo doesn't apply to Bill, Lewinsky was 'adult,'" Web, Oct 14).

Portland mayor violating oath

The action or lack thereof of the mayor of the "City of Roses" with respect to the riotous behavior of Antifa — a fascist group if there ever were one — reminds one of that of former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who in 2015 allowed rioters their space to destroy property and endanger the citizenry ("Portland mayor stands by decision to allow antifa to block traffic, hassle motorists," Web, Oct. 14).

Christine Ford is a fibber

Justice Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford blatantly lied in answers to routine questions from the prosecutor, and these lies cast serious doubt about her truthfulness on any of the issues at hand ("'Speaking truth to power': Christine Blasey Ford nominated for UNC Distinguished Alumna Award," Web, Oct. 9).

No end in sight

Two recent op-eds "'Where do we go from here?'" and "Replacing facts with hysteria" (Web, Oct. 9) illustrate the sharp division within American society regarding the way the two major political parties are viewed.

Stop needless health spending

President Trump is right to emphasize the importance of protecting patients with pre-existing conditions in any health care reform effort ("Trump on campaign trail emphasizes protections for pre-existing conditions," Web, Oct.3). Millions of Americans have pre-existing conditions.

Voters like the bounty Trump brought

I liken President Trump to a huge apple tree that grew big, beautiful, delicious apples (the economy and respect for our country). One day a farmer (the Trump administration) came to the tree to pick a basket of apples to make a pie (a better America). He saw a couple of discolored apples on the ground, and not thinking threw them in with the fresh apples he had picked from the tree. A few days later, when the farmer went to make a pie, he saw that the discolored apples (the Democrats) were rotten and had caused some apples that had been under them (gullible people) to rot.

Why the silence in Maryland?

I find it very interesting that no Democrat running for state office or any of our Democratic senators or representatives has called for an investigation into the sexual-abuse allegations made against our Maryland state senators and legislators.

Kavanaugh a hero

There are two kinds of heroes: The ones who run toward the storm, and the ones defined by the storm. Nether is diminished by the other. But those defined by the storm, those unassuming, nameless, faceless people who seem ill-prepared to face the rising tide, have a special place in the fabric of our nation. As Brett Kavanagh and his family prepared for the highlight of his career, little did he know he would soon be in a fight — not only to uphold the very foundation of our judicial system, the presumption of innocence, but also to slay the #MeToo dragon.

Hillary now grasping at straws

Hillary Clinton is a joke who's transcending into a truly historic Shakespearean tragedy right before our eyes ("Hillary Clinton: 'Civility can start again' when Democrats retake Congress," Web, Oct. 2). In her most recent statement, she claims that her wonderful and compassionate Democratic Party "cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about" and that "only the Democrats winning back the House and/or Senate that civility can start again."

History will be kind to Kavanaugh

Justice Clarence Thomas called the sexual harassment accusations against him "a high-tech lynching" designed to keep a conservative black judge off the U.S. Supreme Court. After considerable deliberation, the Senate approved his appointment. Many people said his reputation was ruined. I disagree completely. In my opinion, Justice Thomas is among the greatest African-Americans of the 20th century.

McCarthy parallels not accurate

In your recent editorial "Accusation is still not evidence" (Web, Oct. 8) you casually toss out the standard references to the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy, drawing a comparison between McCarthy's tactics and those of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh's accusers. Such references to McCarthy are easy to make given the conventional wisdom on his activities, but they are also mistaken.