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Boeing put cost savings before lives

“FAA clears Boeing 737 Max after flight-control system fixed” (Web, Nov. 18) provides an excellent overview of Boeing’s problem with the 737 Max, but missing from the article are the lack of qualifications of the pilots involved in the two fatal crashes and the high probability (not possibility) that if the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System failures had occurred in the United States the aircraft would not have crashed.

Resist ‘useful idiots’

As a libertarian, I admire personal freedom within our raucous and free-wheeling society more than anything else, while respecting that we must observe the rules of the American road. But those rules represent the rub, for my ideal of as much freedom within a strong and coherent society as possible is very different from the top-down autocracy the progressive wing of the Democratic Party — the very loud cohort of liberals gaining traction as Joe Biden gets his footing — wants to impose on the rest of us.

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Left's anti-racism moves misguided

Many self-serving people who think of themselves as being liberal might consider me a racist because I treat Blacks as equals. There are exceptions, people to whom I don't measure up, such as Thomas Sowell, Condoleezza Rice and Candace Owens, because their credentials far exceed mine.

Harris' Israel agenda disastrous

While Sen. Kamala Harris was unwilling to talk about President Trump in the run-up to the election, she was eager to speak about the future of the Israeli-Arab conflict under a Biden presidency. For all those interested in the security of Israel, her words should have chilling effect.

Boy Scouts doing right thing

The Boy Scouts of America has agreed to set up a victim compensation fund for children victimized by Boy Scouts staff and management. I think this is a wonderful acknowledgement from a once-esteemed organization. From 2017 to 2019 Boys Scouts of America paid more than $150 million to make right the past wrongs committed against children. Abused in Scouting is a group 8,000 men strong, and they are united against this abuse and are advocates for children.

Democrats' Pavlovian ways

Ivan Pavlov was a physiologist who, while experimenting with dogs, food and the ringing of a bell, discovered classical conditioning. His dogs were conditioned to salivate at the sound of a bell.

Quality vs. quantity

At this point, it ought to be obvious that the novel coronavirus is 120 nanometers in diameter and is highly transmissible. The lockdowns did not do much of anything to contain the virus, and they did absolutely nothing to eradicate it. Kudos were plentiful for the European lockdown champions six months ago, but look at Europe now.

Trump does more for minorities than left

It escapes me to try to understand two major factors in this election. One is why social media giants and others who became billionaires are now doing everything they can to defeat the one person in this presidential race striving to keep America the land of opportunity. Why do people like Mark Zuckenberg, Bill Gates and Mike Bloomberg — who became so wealthy under our capitalist system — use their wealth and position to undermine our great system?

DC leaf-service cuts harm seniors

How much will the D.C. government save by ordering us 70- and and 80-year-old retirees to use meager Social Security income to buy paper bags to use with our walkers while we perform needed leaf sweeping and bagging? And who will carry these heavy bags from the street to the curb?

Trump a modern JFK

The good news: Voters this year have a chance to elect a presidential candidate who represents the best traditions of the once-proud Democratic Party. The shocking news, at least for some, is that it's not Joe Biden. Not even close.

When Big Brother turns on you

Former Labor Department secretary Robert Reich tweeted recently: "When this nightmare is over, we need a Truth & Reconciliation Commission. It would erase Trump's lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness, and name every official, politician, executive, and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this catastrophe."

Lying with ease

What I don't understand about politicians in general and Joe Biden in particular is how effortlessly easy it is for them to look straight into a TV camera and lie with a straight face.

The choice is clear

In less than one week, Americans will make a choice between two presidential candidates who couldn't be more starkly different ("Donald Trump for reelection," Editorial, Oct. 26). One supports an 'America-first' agenda to fortify our borders and stop illegal immigration; to stop bleeding American jobs, as well as technology and money to China (by addressing the massive trade deficit with this communist nation); and to maintain law and order. As a bonus, this candidate hasn't started any bogus, illegal and expensive foreign wars during his term in office, unlike many of his predecessors.

We know Joe

Presidential candidate Joe Biden said in closing at the last debate, "You know who I am." And now many of us certainly do.

Who would survive Biden presidency?

So Joe Biden plans to grant citizenship to more than "11 million undocumented people" if elected — as though the Reagan amnesty legislation hadn't already make the United States a target for more illegal entries, resulting in a doubling of the illegal-alien population in the country.

Trump record speaks for itself

It should be obvious by now that the remaining Obama supporters in the Justice Department, CIA, FBI, State Department, Pentagon and U.S. armed forces are still using their positions to have President Trump defeated in the 2020 election. Their stonewalling on releasing emails and documents has been effective in keeping the public uninformed on critical issues.

Biden belongs behind bars

During the last presidential debate, the real Joe Biden came out and showed what a pathological liar he is. Througout the event, when challenged he shook his head from side to side and denied what most of the public has seen in the news.

Left, right must come together

Demented Democrats, anyone? The woods are full of them. The more common one is the basement dweller, as seen on television debating Donald Trump. This particular specimen is a great metaphor for how deep and dark Democrats are taking the world.

Expose social-media censorship

The use of social media has spread like kudzu, an invasive vine that smothers and silences native species right here in the land of the free and the home of the brave ("A big censorship test run," Web, Oct. 19). Some traditional sources of news and advertising have been rendered impotent by the ease and attraction of social media, the influence of which has occasioned interest from antitrust authorities.