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Ford a perfect tool for left

First it was a demand for an FBI investigation of Christine Blasey Ford’s claim of sexual abuse by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Then it was Ms. Ford’s insistence that she testify first. Then Ms. Ford insisted that she and Judge Kavanaugh testify separately. Then she received death threats. Then Ms. Ford said she was willing to tell her story, but only if agreement could be reached on “terms that are fair and which ensure her safety” and that of her family.

Just another delay tactic

There is no Republican “rush” to push the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation to its completion (“Sen. Tim Kaine: No reason to ‘rush’ Supreme Court nominee through,” Web, Sept. 20).

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At last, justice for Hillary?

The real investigations concerning Hillary Rodham Clinton and her boss have finally begun ("Trump 'takes charge' of deep state influence," Web, May 20). Stay tuned. The supposed investigation of Russian collusion will be found only to apply to Mrs. Clinton and those high up at the FBI, Justice Department and more. Special Counsel Robert Mueller was only there to postpone the inevitable after the shocking election result.

Trump's federal disclosure

"Trump met federal disclosure requirement by reimbursing Cohen for Stormy Daniels payment: Government" (Web, May 16) is generally factual. However, the piece implies that controversy remains about whether the disclosure under the 1978 Ethics In Government Act was timely.

Who wants that award, anyway?

Your 17 May editorial, "A bad week for Democrats," says President Trump is not likely to win the Nobel Peace Prize. That's a no-brainer, because he's even less likely to accept it. He wouldn't want his name sullied by association with the likes of Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter and Yasser Arafat. Knowing this, the Nobel Committee wouldn't embarrass themselves by doing the right thing.

U.S. losing people, jobs, revenue

It is expected that a U.S. president address the major concerns of citizens during his term in office. In 2016 more than 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, including from illicit and prescription opioids. About 17,000 deaths, including more than 15,000 from heroin, were from all illicit drugs. More than 99 percent of illegal drugs are shipped from Mexico.

Abbas still full of lies

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' so-called apology for his recent anti-Semitic speech was really no apology at all ("Palestinian president apologizes over anti-Semitic remarks," Web, May 4). In his speech, Mr. Abbas blamed Jews for bringing the Holocaust on themselves with their "social behavior," and denied the Jewish people's ancestral presence in what is today Israel. After being widely rebuked, he said he apologized "if people were offended" (yes, he actually said "if"). What he pointedly did not do was acknowledge that his statements were false.

Maryland not home of lacrosse

Is it really true that "Marylanders think of their state as the spiritual homeland of lacrosse"? ("The Mohawks who made Maryland's lacrosse sticks," Web, May 13). While I certainly would not wish to take away from the fine tradition of high-level lacrosse played in Maryland since around the turn of the 20th century, anyone who thinks the state is the "spiritual homeland" of the game really knows absolutely nothing about lacrosse.

Violence on border no 'protest'

The media has a strange characterization of recent events on the Israeli border. Even an article in The Washington Times uses the word "protest" and the phrase "in Gaza" ("Israel faces diplomatic fallout after dozens killed in Gaza," Web, May 15). These are glaring errors.

Prosecute Hillary now

The Washington Times reported recently that "Reynaldo Regis, 53, of Fort Washington, Maryland, searched classified databases without authorization during the time he worked as a CIA contractor He then copied the classified data into his personal notebooks he stored at his home."

Liberation-free women's lib

Upon reflection, the sexual liberation movement of the 1960s was more like "open season on women." According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among sexually active teens between the ages of 15 and 24, one in four has a venereal disease. Many of these individuals will suffer serious life-long consequences. Do you think they feel liberated?

Left's history of sabotage

Former Secretary of State John Kerry's secret meetings with Iranian officials and the connection of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton to the creation of a phony dossier may have shocked some people, but not those who know history. The progressive left has a long record of trying to undermine and sabotage the policies with which it disagrees.

Graham should pipe down

Sen. Lindsey Graham's mock indignation over an innocuous observation by White House communications aide Kelly Sadler is worth a chuckle ("Lindsey Graham wants White House apology for Kelly Sadler's 'disgusting' John McCain remark," Web, May 13). We're a nation that is being riven by the hyper-emotional, and it's not just by a traumatized teen-ager or the usual suspects who intentionally misconstrue their opponents' remarks for a perceived advantage in the polls.

Nicholson must answer on climate

So, Wisconsin Republican Senate candidate and former Marine Kevin Nicholson "questions the "cognitive thought process" of veterans who are Democrats" ("Bipartisan veterans backlash against GOP Senate candidate," Web May 3). Mr. Nicholson recently said, of his challenger in the race: "I disagree with a thought process that leads you to vote for a Democrat like Tammy Baldwin, who doesn't take any of these issues on national security seriously."

Left trying to block good

I don't get the Democrats — or the news media that support every dirty tactic the Democrats use to block President Trump from doing his job on behalf of the American people. Networks such as CNN and MSNBC have taken their bias to an all-time low, making up stories and giving their opinions rather than reporting the news.

Sputnik wasn't spying

"'Possibly the greatest achievement of any intelligence service'" (Web, May 8), the book review by Joseph Goulden of Monte Reel's "Brotherhood of Spies: The U-2 and the CIA's Secret War," contained an extremely inaccurate criticism. Mr. Goulden writes that the book was "marred somewhat" because in condemning the U-2 overflights of Soviet airspace the author fails to mention the Sputnik satellite flights that began in 1957, three years before Francis Gary Powers' ill-fated U-2 mission.

Maker of our own woes

That the U.S. has been subsidizing most, if not all, of its major problems is becoming more and more evident. Since the Department of Energy was created, we pay per month what we used to pay per year to heat our homes. Since the Department of Education was created, the government has spent a great fortune subsidizing ignorance and the brainwashing of students in favor of socialism. Add to this what has been paid to Iran to support global terrorism. This is either insanity or treason.

A diminished 'legacy'

With President Trump's withdrawal of the United States from the deeply flawed Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, another significant piece of former President Obama's legacy has been removed. This follows earlier withdrawals from the Trans Pacific Partnership and the Paris Climate Accords. Other significant moves include removal of the "individual mandate" from Obamacare, part of the tax-reform package, approval of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, and reduction in the size of several national monuments.

Schneiderman gets just desserts

So the wheel of fate has turned on New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Trump hater and supposed paragon of virtue ("Eric Schneiderman's stunning fall puts aggressive anti-Trump legal agenda in jeopardy," Web, May 8). It is poetic justice that Mr. Schneiderman's resignation under dubious circumstances is playing out in the national media.

Make German seat permanent

Richard Grenell, the new U.S. ambassador to Germany, has said Germany should have joined the military strike of the "P3" group in Syria. P3 stands for "Permanent 3," the three permanent Western members of the U.N. Security Council: The U.S., the U.K. and France.

Trump's excellent Iran move

There is nothing historic about the lunacy of President Obama's appeasement of a terrorist state ("Trump makes good on Iran threat," Web, May 8). It was a "deal" formulated in the purple haze of mullah madness by a kindred spirit who sold out American resolve. As for the limp-wristed Europe, which raised a white flag once again, they will now have to show some backbone for once in their sorry lives.

No common sense in gun rhetoric

In recent months when young people were leaving school to protest guns in America, there was a local girl who was given show time to say that the biggest lie perpetrated about guns was that they do not kill. This is sad on many levels. With some common sense, this girl and those who brainwashed her would see the wrong of what she was parroting.