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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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After taxes, procreation a luxury

The high overt and covert rates of taxation easily account for lowered American birth rates, since taxpayers can no longer finance large families for themselves when they are financing other peoples' children and welfare through their taxes ("U.S. births hit a 30-year low, despite good economy," Web, May 30). More children for welfare families and third-world immigrants who have their shelter, food, medicine, education, clothing, goods, etc., provided at the expense of the taxpayer whose children are never born. Call it the cowbird phenomenon. The cowbird pushes another bird's eggs out of the nest and replaces them with her own eggs so the victim bird ends up raising another bird's children while her own children lie as broken eggs under the nest.

Mars finding could reveal life

A car-sized, nuclear-powered, robotic science lab has been exploring the planet Mars for the past five years. It is looking for signs that Mars once could have supported life. That journey itself started in 1976 with a previous Mars mission called Viking, which was inconclusive. Earlier this month NASA announced significant findings regarding this elusive search for life beyond Earth ("New Mars discoveries advance case for possible life," Web, June 7).

Jews not allowed on own holy site

I appreciate that L. Todd Wood recognizes that the Jews are the only group in the Middle East to allow access to people of all faiths to pray in every holy place in Israel, and that President Trump is acknowledging the ancient bonds of the Jewish people and their ancestral land, Israel ("How and why Trump got it so right about Jerusalem," Web, June 14).

Trump right on tariffs

It is amazing how poorly informed U.S. citizens are when it comes to our institutionalized, supply-side trade and economic policy. The primary function of this system is to supplant domestic productivity with foreign imports and services, not to secure export markets. Disparaging comments about proposed tariffs causing possible trade wars are misleading and inappropriate ("Trump tariffs hit $50 billion of Chinese goods," Web, June 15).

'Separation law' already on books

When I tuned in to last Friday's Washington press briefing, I thought White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had fallen into a shark tank during a feeding frenzy. Playboy reporter and CNN contributor Brian Karem followed the usual bias of CNN's Jim Acosta and went ballistic over Ms. Sanders' response about following the law when it comes to the separation of children from the adults who accompanied them at the border (illegal intruders).

North Korea accord a 'duck'

In the forming of President George H.W. Bush's administration, budget director nominee Richard Darman indicated in a response during a Senate confirmation how he would know if there was a tax increase: "[I]f it looks like a duck, it's a duck." The recent Trump agreement made with North Korea in Singapore passes the 'duck test.' It is a terrible agreement that sacrifices key Asian allies and brings nothing to the safety of the world.

Trump running U.S. like business

The political left and its supporting media spend all their time bashing President Trump, who just shrugs it all off with a well-timed tweet, always spot-on and right between the eyes. While these professional do-nothings maintain their perpetual malfeasance, we have a president who is exceeding his goals. How is that possible?

Politics touches all

Charles Krauthammer is gifted with profound insight. In the introduction to his book, "Things That Matter," he explains that everything truly important (i.e., friends, family, happiness in general) is affected by and dependent on politics. To paraphrase: When the politics are right, the people prosper and flourish. When they are wrong, there is an ever-widening circle of destruction.

All hail Trump

The North Korea-United States deal is a great start for total denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, the opening of North Korea for development of trade and the improvement of life for North Koreans ("Trump promises new era of peace after 'complete denuclearization' pledge," Web, June 12). The North Korean press hails President Trump as a great leader and praised Kim Jong-un for signing the agreement, which is described as a victory.

No morality without religion

Commentators have noted that in the late 1940s and 1950s, guns were ubiquitous in U.S. society — from rifle teams to gun clubs to hunting before and after school. Students brought their guns to school and turned them in to their coaches. People could simply walk into a hardware store and buy a rifle. Yet there were no school shootings. What happened between then and now?

Let all claimants challenge China

A series of Chinese missile systems have reappeared on a disputed island in the South China Sea, days after satellite imagery appeared to show they had been removed ("China pulls missiles from South China Sea island in possible nod to Trump," Web, June 10). China's ambitions to become Asia's undisputed regional hegemon is perhaps most evident in the South China Sea, as Beijing creates military bases along remote reefs and islands in a 1.5-million-square-mile expanse.

Wallace belongs at MSNBC

"MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace says GOP left her: 'This Republican Party is unrecognizable to me'" (Web, June 10) takes us back 10 years to when Ms. Wallace was a communications aide on Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. The vitriol she now spews about President Trump is like the hostility she showed to Mr. McCain's running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Krauthammer leaves too soon

It was with sadness that I read the announcement by Charles Krauthammer of his imminent death ("Krauthammer a classic, classy neoconservative intellectual — whether you agreed with him or not," Web, June 10). He is a man of conscience and a fighter for what he considers to be a worthy cause. With devastating logic, he has demolished the views of his opponents concerning both national and international affairs.

Zero tolerance for filth

It is truly a national disgrace when tastelessness and moral depravity can pass for humor and the overriding residual focus is only on the reaction and response by two television networks.

Colorado owes baker

Incredibly, the U.S. Supreme Court found in favor of a Christian baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for two gay men. What would the original court ruling have been if these gay men had tried to force a Muslim bakery to bake a wedding cake for their marriage? What would the Colorado court have done? I am sure they wouldn't have touched this issue.

Only climate cause up for debate

As is the case with all major media sources worldwide, your article regarding Department of Defense programs addressing readiness for the predicted consequences of climate change confuses the issue ("Despite sea change at White House, Pentagon steps up climate change," Web, June 3).

Thank you, Mr. Trump

For eight years the rights of Americans were subjugated to the politically correct, ever-changing morals of the Obama administration. Absurd changes occurred, including permitting men to use women's restrooms if they were undecided about their gender on a given day. Even basic freedoms, once accorded to people of faith, were challenged. Who could forget the battle incurred on the Catholic charity Little Sisters of the Poor, as they fought President Obama's mandate to provide birth control to employees?

Cancel Miss America

Enough already. I am a staunch conservative, loyal supporter of and even ambassador for The Washington Times. But why is it necessary to waste editorial space to take a swipe at women ("The new Miss America," Web, June 5)?

Civil War over, move on

More than 100 Confederate monuments have been moved or destroyed in recent years, all due to outraged juveniles who have no understanding of why, how or even when the Civil War was fought. Yet the men who actually fought those battles, survived horrific wounds and lost dear friends, the men who should have good reason to resent monuments erected in memory of their foes, respected the soldiers of the vanquished South and even saluted them as they laid down their arms and marched home from Appomattox. It was a uniquely American end to a tragic conflict. Seventy-five years later, in July 1938, almost 2,000 surviving soldiers from both sides met as friends at Gettysburg, where President Roosevelt lit the Eternal Light Peace Monument.

Can we force civility?

The Supreme Court should be most concerned about encouraging civility ("Colorado baker who won Supreme Court case says he's 'thrilled' with outcome," Web, June 5). For people of faith, weddings are inherently loaded with religious significance. Thus the issue of artists using their craft to create celebratory symbols for weddings inherently involves freedom of speech and religion issues.