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Recall Soviet help to Nazis

Mr. Lakhonin is absolutely correct: The heroic deeds of the Soviet people must not be forgotten (“Why the heroic deeds of the Soviet people must not be forgotten,” Web, Aug. 21). But we must also remember the less-than-heroic deeds of the Soviet government. Some of what Mr. Lakhonin writes is factual, but some of it is incomplete or simply untrue.

U.S. citizenship not right of all

A number of extraordinary ideas have been launched by presidential contenders in both major political parties, and some are finding traction. One such idea focuses on birthright citizenship, established by the 14th Amendment (“Trump says ending birthright citizenship back on agenda,” Web, Aug. 21). Many of those who believe birthright citizenship should be retained offer as arguments that it is enshrined in the Constitution and is a fundamental American value. But which comes first? Is it a fundamental American value because it is in our Constitution, or is it in the Constitution because it is an immutable fundamental value?

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Hold online abusers accountable

Shannan Watts was a smart, ambitious mother of two little girls, Bella and Celeste, and was 15 weeks pregnant with a son, whom she planned to name Nico, when she was strangled to death by her husband on Aug. 13, 2018 in Frederick, Colorado. Chris Watts also smothered his daughters and dumped their bodies in oil tanks at an oil field, and placed his wife's body in a shallow makeshift grave nearby. Not long after the murders, Chris Watts confessed and accepted a plea deal, which resulted in the life sentence he is currently serving in Wisconsin.

Protect U.S.-airline jobs

Dennis Lennox's July 23 persecution of U.S. airlines and their employees ("The hypocrisy of U.S. airlines") is completely unfounded and laced with untruths. To equate more than $52 billion dollars in subsidies that the governments of Qatar and the UAE have funneled into their state-owned airlines to that of U.S. airlines is absurd.

Fake charges must come to light

Yesterday morning's Mueller hearing demonstrated a flaw in the legal system that is perplexing to the average citizen. The Mueller report was divided into two sections: Did the president collude with the Russians to sway the 2016 election? And did the president obstruct the investigation?

Mueller show embarrassing

Oh, my. A paladin of probity has been laid low by his own weak effort ("Mueller befuddled by own report, not 'sharp' as he faces Congress," Web, July 24). Emulating Democratic presidential pretender Joe Biden, who failed bigly at the first debate, Robert Mueller, another gray-haired Beltway biggie who headed the investigation of Russian influence in the last presidential election, failed to deliver what flailing Democrats desperately wanted — namely, an orange scalp nailed to the Oval Office door.

'Narratives' aren't science

Of the many tragedies that have befallen our society in recent decades, in my view the one that most imperils our future is the replacement of society's reverence for science and the scientific method with the progressives' reverence for their own self-generated narratives — which are but words ungrounded in reality ("In defiance of science," Web, July 19).

'Squad' et al allowed to be uncouth

Much of the rest of the country looks upon typical metropolitan New Yorkers as crass, uncouth, rough and vulgar. President Trump is a New Yorker, and when he acts or sounds like the stereotypical New Yorker, it is laughable how he is treated in the media. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, representing residents from the Bronx and Queens, is also a New Yorker, and when she and the president sound the same, only the president is singled out and criticized for his demeanor.

Left's rejection of past a mistake

Like any nation, America has its problems. Yet it remains arguably the greatest nation ever, a nation founded on a set of values and ideals that continue to attract immigrants from all over the world. And while not all of the Founders were Christian, many were devout believers who embraced Christian values and a biblical understanding of human nature. They understood the seductive danger of concentrating too much power in too few hands. Through their sacrifice and wisdom, they left us a nation known for its liberty and its guarantee of freedom.

Trip to Israel won't unwash brains

With a trip to Israel already approved by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for Reps. Tlaib and Omar, the two anti-Israel members of the House of Representatives, it would be edifying if and when the itinerary is made public. Certainly the American taxpayer will be confronted by the trip cost to the tune of thousands, if not hundred of thousands, of dollars for luxurious accommodations, costly security and miscellaneous gratuities.

Left the real race-obsessed ones

The radical left Congresswomen who trash America almost daily were challenged by President Trump to return wherever they may have originated, fix the problems there, and then return to the U.S. to report how they did it.

Pruden irreplaceable

What devastating news to read that Wesley Pruden passed away this week ("Washington Times editor, columnist Wesley Pruden dies at 83 after remarkable six-decade career," Web, July 18). Mr. Pruden may have been a "newspaperman," but he was also an extraordinary wordsmith. I read all of his columns beginning in 1982 and ending on Tuesday with his marvelous "The four noisy horseladies of the Apocalypse." There was never a Pruden column that didn't make me laugh, introduce me to a new word or explain an issue without politically weaponizing it!

'Squad' should get to work

There is a saying in the African-American community: "Don't start none, won't be none" ("The four noisy horseladies of the Apocalypse," Web, July 15). These four congresswomen — Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, Pressley and Omar — have been accusing everyone of racism ever since they were sworn in, even calling Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi a racist.

Condemn, remove anti-U.S. reps

Make no mistake: Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib and Pressley are indeed anti-American, pro-Islamist cheerleaders of those who wish us and our allies death and destruction. Ms. Omar's televised gushing praise and pride in al Qaeda cannot be written off as anything but what it was: A show of hate to America, an undisguised wink of thanks to terrorists and spit in the eye of those lost on Sept 11, 2001.

Squad's selective reading skills

The country has been lied to yet again by the Trump-hating Democrats regarding what the president tweeted about the four congresswomen, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts (now known as "The Squad," or better yet "The Hit Squad Against Democracy").

GOP, stop undermining Trump

In 2016, President Trump helped Republicans get House and Senate majorities. In 2018, he helped them keep the Senate majority. Yet the splinter groups of Republicans did not keep their promises to repeal and replace Obamacare. They have not fully supported Mr. Trump's appropriate withdrawals from the flawed Paris climate agreement and the Iran nuclear deal, neither of which was passed by the Senate.

Who are real white supremacists?

"Abortion activists connect pro-life efforts, white supremacists to fuel anger at Netroots convention" (Web, July 14) is the stupidest, most ridiculous, radical liberal canard yet! As mentioned in the article, abortion rates are many times higher for black women (and other minority women) than they are for whites. Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, an avowed eugenicist who frequently spoke at KKK rallies, believed that African-Americans were "human weeds" who needed to be culled from the gene pool of civilized human beings. Planned Parenthood clinics are concentrated in minority districts. So who are the real white supremacists?

Trump at a crossroads

One must feel for former special counsel Robert Mueller. He appointed all partisans (who had conflicts of interest) to take over. And to think — he was just a step away from running the FBI. That is evidence of how our top national agencies can become corrupt.

Time for Mueller probe justice

I can't wait for Robert Mueller to sit down in front of the House Judiciary Committee and its Republican members ("Democrats fear loss of momentum with delay of Mueller testimony," Web, July 14). No matter what happens, there will be a huge story to tell. If Mr. Mueller "takes the Fifth," it will show that he is indeed hiding something or protecting someone specific, like Hillary Clinton. If Mr. Mueller decides to answer the questions posed truthfully and completely, then politically Democratic heads will roll. If he knew there was no case to pursue against President Trump early on but he did it anyway to help the leaders of the coup, he himself becomes a target for legal action.

Antifa must be brought down

Antifa, a loosely organized group of communists, have taken their political violence one step further. Recently, the ignorance of one of them, a singer-songwriter who couldn't put down the weed from Woodstock, led him to throw a Molotov cocktail at an ICE facility in Washington state. He was shot for his foolishness.

Biden helped make own monster

There is a type of political cannibalism going on in the Democratic Party: The "progressive" wing is starting to destroy the stalwarts of that political persuasion, people such as Joe Biden.