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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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Abortion condemns

In Roe v. Wade the Supreme Court made an immoral procedure legal — but it cannot make that procedure moral. Nor can anyone rightly say that abortion isn't murder, since Jesus in the Didache taught His followers that abortion is murder and the way of death for anyone involved in supporting it.

Remember lives lost later, too

Tomorrow the bell at Ground Zero will once again toll and the roll call of the 2,996 human beings murdered in Osama bin Laden's heinous attack on Spet. 11, 2001, will once again be read. Their names are etched in the perpetuity of stone. When will America begin tolling a bell, reading the litany of names, and on what wall or monument will we put that ever-growing, longer list of the thousands who continue to die as a result of bin Laden's attacks?

McCain was no saint

Let's provide an accurate portrayal of the late Arizona Sen. John McCain — the good, the bad and the ugly, and not create a myth. Yes, he was a war hero, tortured beyond belief; he became a senator, but he had faults, including adultery, accepting questionable donations/gifts (see the Keating scandal), advocating war and having an explosive personality.

Say no to more Kerry

The good news about John Kerry is that he is no longer secretary of State ("John Kerry says Trump 'doesn't know what he's talking about' on Iran deal," Web, Sept. 2). The bad news is that he has again become involved in politics, supporting what many consider to be his poorest decisions while in office.

Youth need 'social intervention'

As a youth counselor, I agree with the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. ("Aretha Franklin funeral eulogy slammed; pastor stands firm," Web, Sept. 2). Maybe he could have selected another time to say what he did, but his words are true. I urge anybody that disagrees with him to visit a juvenile court and see the lack of male presence among represented parental support. Or how about on any given late night in any inner-city neighborhood? You can see a large number or youth wandering the streets. Why is this, and where are their parents?

Confirmation protests childish

The pathetic, embarrassing behavior of the Democrats and their outlandish, unhinged minions who screamed their heads off at the conformation hearing to make Judge Brett Kavanaugh a Supreme Court justice crossed the line of common decency and decorum ("Kavanaugh withstands Democrats' coordinated attack: 'I am a pro-law judge,'" Web, Sept. 4).

Government won't fix factories

What Stephen Moore and his fellow economists — most of whom have never worked on or managed a factory production line — don't understand is that filling empty U.S. factories with idled U.S. factory workers will raise prices for products made in the United States ("The threat of tariffs may work," Web, Sept. 2).

Kavanaugh much needed now

No one should be living under the delusion that Brett Kavanaugh will not become a justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Kavanaugh will sit on the court before the midterm elections and will help decide all of the election cases that the progressive left will attempt to alter, modify, disrupt or pervert in some way.

Sessions should back Trump

Saying that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is "missing in action" is on-target, not vitriolic ("Trump turns up heat against Sessions, his strongest ally in the Cabinet," Web, Sept. 2).

CNN lacks all credibility

So Michael Cohen's attorney is now saying Mr. Cohen lied about President Trump knowing there was a meeting supposedly concerning illegal actions. CNN, which shoved this all down peoples' throats, will not take the story back. This is "the swamp" in all its lying nature. CNN's license to be on the air in any way should be taken away. Its lack of investigation into these lies is the way of Washington and much of the press.

Kaepernick not worth trouble

Football player Colin Kaepernick alleges a collusion among the teams of the NFL to keep him off the field, and all should welcome his attempt to prove such a conspiracy exists. Mr. Kaepernick is to football what the Fiat 124 Sport Coupe is to vehicles: An exhilarating car to drive, but a sentence of woes to own. Fiats ("Fix It Again Tony"s) simply weren't worth the trouble of owning. They're not, after all, Lamborghinis.

Trump was right on flag

Donald Lambro is wrong when he writes that " when a member of Congress dies, flags are flown at half-staff until interment" ("Paying respect, even to adversaries," Web, Aug. 30). In fact, the U.S. Code states that the flag should be lowered to half-staff "on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress."

Cohen charges total nonsense

The special counsel's offshoot crew in the Justice Department's Manhattan office managed to leverage President Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, into pleading guilty to a campaign violation non-crime ("Trump: Cohen's campaign finance violations 'not a crime,'" Web, Aug. 22).

With left, truth first to die

Reporter Carl Bernstein has no problem going after Republicans while remaining silent about Democratic transgressions ("CNN fires back at Trump: 'Many fools in this story but Carl Bernstein is not one of them,'" Web, Aug. 29). Mr. Bernstein was so worried about President Nixon, Nixon's staff and the subversion of justice during Watergate, but amazingly that concern has not carried over to President Obama or that administration.

Segregation by another name?

It seems that racism will not die. The latest demand from the political left is that teachers look like their students. And, as we as a population become browner and blacker, the leftists say there are not enough brown and black teachers. But think about that: If a classroom has 35 students and 20 of them are brown or black, the leftists would demand that the class have a brown or black teacher. But what about the remaining 15 white kids? Do they not deserve a teacher who looks like them, too?

Don't bring back Democrats

Just how naive and easily manipulated by the pathos of political correctness and the liberal media is the American electorate that we may actually be on the cusp of repopulating Congress with the same political party that brought us the Obama agenda?

Trash deadly junk science

What happened to Maryland football player Jordan McNair is an example of incompetence on the part of the coach, and also apparently abuse ("Forced eating, vomiting set Maryland scandal apart," Web, Aug. 26). It won't be the first time that this has happened and it might be the rule for many athletic teams. One notorious example in the past 40 years was forced hydration — 'Drink before you are thirsty' was the forced regimen. This actually did not come from any sound, honest scientific trials, but the sports-beverage industry. The result was hyponatremic encephalopathy, which leads to death. Long-distance runners were dying of these conditions, and one of the most notorious was a young woman, Dr. Cynthia Lucera, during the 2002 Boston Marathon.

Trump followed law with flag

I read with interest "Trump pays tribute to McCain, orders flags back to half-staff after complaints" (Web, Aug. 27). While the organizations mentioned in your article recognized that the president was following the law ordering U.S. flags to remain at half-mast for two days, they insisted Sen. John McCain deserved an extended period of recognition. Their opinion has prevailed and President Trump has re-lowered the flag until the time of Mr. McCain's burial.

Trump keeping promises

The American people are slowly but surely realizing that President Trump is not part of yesterday's Republican Party. First of all, he is a fighter. That's new for Republicans. Second, he really is for the middle class. His tax plan lowered taxes on the middle class and raised taxes on the rich, as evidenced by the outcry from states with high state and property taxes.

McCain will be missed

The late Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican and former presidential candidate, was always a breath of fresh air. What you saw was what you got with the "Straight Talk Express." Mr. McCain could work across the aisle with Democratic Senate colleagues, including Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman and others, on a regular basis. His across-the-aisle partners also included Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy on comprehensive immigration reform and Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold on campaign finance reform. Mr. McCain's history in the Senate harkens back to an age of collegiality no longer seen today. Like New York's late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Mr. McCain was an intellectual giant standing head and shoulders above today's newer generation of senators.