The op-ed originally headlined “Democrats sputter lies like they have Tourette’s syndrome” (Web, Sept. 13), written by Cheryl K. Chumley, was offensive and rude to those with Tourette’s syndrome. Would The Washington Times be OK with publishing articles poking fun at neurological disorders, such as epilepsy, ALS or Parkinson’s disease? How would readers feel about something like “Politicians must have Alzheimer’s because they can’t remember the promises they made” or “That politician squirmed in their seat like she was having an epileptic seizure”? I have a feeling The Times would never publish such sentences because they are absolutely inappropriate and offensive to large groups of people living with conditions that affect them physically, mentally and emotionally.
After reading more and more about the investigation into President Trump's supposed collusion with Russia, Robert Mueller sounds more and more like Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria, Joseph Stalin's hit man. Under Beria, over 500 NKVD agents and 30,000 Red Army officers were executed. In addition, the NKVD was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of ordinary Soviet citizens convicted of high treason by false, sometimes even absurd, accusations.