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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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Pro-life isn't anti-woman

There's a clear trend at play when pro-life males debate pro-choice advocates: Many of the latter argue that men shouldn't be allowed to have an opinion on abortion, that it concerns only women.

Lie spreaders should pay

So special counsel Robert Meuller crawled out of the liberal slime following his report that exonerated President Trump — only to start up with half truths, innuendos and insinuations that the president should be impeached. I am sick of this.

Oust destructive 'leaders'

All U.S. citizens, from the blue-collar worker to the president of the United States, are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. This principle is a cornerstone of American liberty. However, when radicals in our government start eroding our liberties so their egos and arrogance can be satisfied, it is time to ignore the radicals instead. It is time to oust them using our vote. There is no place for them in our hallowed halls of government.

Thankful for small mercies

In these politically divisive times, I offer a potential point of bipartisan consensus: We should all be grateful that special counsel Robert Mueller did not pursue a career in medicine ("Mueller exits, won't exonerate Trump," Web, May 29). Herewith a snapshot from the hospital wards:

Anything for votes

Special counsel Robert Mueller cast many lines into deep and murky Beltway waters and, after almost two years of fishing for the big one, caught only minnows ("The impeachment pipe dream," Web, May 29). His many casts for a conspiracy to collude between the 2016 Trump campaign and the Russian government in order to deep-six the Clinton campaign were all dry, as empty as the deflated Democrats.

Happy 200th, Walt Whitman

The great "gray bard," poet Walt Whitman, would have turned 200 today. As someone who greatly admires the work of Whitman, I have had many conversations over the years with people who simply do not favor him as much as I do.

Japan's Abe right on missile test

While President Trump's visit to Japan featured a meeting with the new emperor, the most important result of the trip was his meeting with Prime Minister Abe ("Trump gets red carpet treatment as first head of state to meet Japan's new emperor," Web, May 26).

Did Lindh deserve sentence?

Cal Thomas shows a lack of understanding in his column "Once a terrorist, always a terrorist" (Web, May 27), about the terrible, unjust 20-year sentence given to American Taliban member John Walker Lindh. Mr. Thomas accuses Lindh of being a "terrorist" who should have possibly been executed for his "crimes."

No health care 'roll back'

In a single issue of The Washington Times, a book review chastises media biases for "'a self-perpetuating and reinforcing mindset'" ("How to deal with the media and its biases," Web, May 26) and an article, "2020 Democrats court LGBTQ activists for an edge in crowded primary race" (Web, May 26), tells readers that the "Trump administration moved to roll back protections for transgender people against discrimination in receiving medical care ... "

Bye-bye, Navy money pit

Once again, President Trump uses common sense and a business mindset to cut the taxpayers' loses. He's ordered the Navy to return to steam catapults instead of continuing to fund a big defense contractor with more money for the electromagnetic catapult system that will never come to fruition.

Trump within rights on wall

The one point I have not seen discussed in the border-wall controversy is that Congress consists of a Senate and a House of Representatives ("Trump to appeal court ruling blocking emergency declaration wall-building plans," Web, May 25). Previous full Congresses approved the laws used to reallocate the funds in question, and lawfully appropriated those funds. Normal reallocation practices demonstrate that those laws did not have to specify the specific future needs their scopes covered.

Poisonous globalist agenda

It is amazing to me that so many people are unable to see through the scam of "climate change." This goes right along with the bogus Islamic immigration policies being pushed on Western nations. Such policies, clear as can be, are being pushed on Western countries by the global elitists. They want to destroy Western culture and capitalism as we know it. In addition, they want to bring on a one-world religion and blend Islam into the mix.

Jew-hater or weak, result same

It seems nothing is too anti-Semitic for today's Democrats ("Democrats shoot down effort to rein in anti-Israel BDS movement," Web, May 23). The purpose of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is the elimination of Israel. BDS' founder calls for every Jew in the world to be "euthanized."

Alliance with Saudis expedient

I support an American-supplied weapons sale to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates if one is proposed by the Trump administration. However, our relationship with Saudi Arabia is both complex and important, and understanding both bilateral issues and global strategic issues are critical.

Medicine about profit, not health

Scott Atlas lays out the usual comparison of the single-payer (European) medical system and whatever you want to call the U.S. system ("The conservative case for health care," Web, May 22). When it comes to public health, both systems are an abysmal failure. In fact, the failure is so glaring that at this point it is starting to give rise to little rebellions. The vaccine issue, which should have been easy to confront and dissipate, turned out to be anything but. Most of the resisters get their information straight off the Centers for Disease Control website, and then there is that sticky liability problem that by law the drug companies just don't have.

Proof just wasn't there

After first writing that Rep. Justin Amash believes the Mueller report accuses President Trump of impeachable offenses, former Judge Napolitano goes on to say categorically that "Mr. Amash's argument is simple and essentially unassailable" ("To impeach or not to impeach," Web, May 22).

Spanberger should explain herself

I was suprised that Rep. Abigail Spanberger of Virginia voted on March 5 for an amendment by Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts to reduce the voting age in federal elections from 18 to 16 ("Rep. Ayanna Pressley pushes amendment to lower federal voting age to 16," Web, March 6). She and Don Beyer were the only members of Virginia's 11-person congressional delegation to vote for this amendment.

Pacifism in war suicidal

There is something seriously wrong with the demented Democrats who would make it seem that we are going to war with Iran. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut gave a recent TV interview demanding that President Trump give Congress all of his decisions to go to war against Iran — as though the president had made that decision. The way Mr. Blumenthal put it made it seem that he was promoting war rather than letting our president do his job to protect the people of this country.

U.S. threatened every day

How insulting to want the "best and brightest" immigrating to America. Doesn't America already have the "best and brightest" citizens living here? How about a general or presidential freeze on immigration instead of asking Congress for more billions to hasten the comfort of those crossing our borders?