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Climate misinformation harms all

In my op-ed “The overblown and misleading issue of global warming” (Web, Jan. 2), I made a reference to “ignorant people abusing the freedom of the Internet.” Following the publication in The Washington Times, somebody alerted me about a commentary published Jan. 12 on joannenova.com.au with the made-up title “Professor Retires and Becomes a Climae Sceptic.” This is so inaccurate and misleading I cannot imagine how they even thought of it. Or if they thought at all before they posted it. As a result, the site attracted reader comments, some of which are simply idiotic.

Scrub Washington of Clintons

Why is Hillary Clinton traveling the globe to “#Resist,” obstruct, Twitter troll and work so hard via her mainstream media partners to relentlessly posture the failure or impeachment of President Trump? Although pundits have hinted she is not interested in a long presdential campaign, she still teases that she’d like to be president. Why?

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Different rules for Bill Clinton

In her rationalization of his behavior, Hillary Clinton would still have us believe that President Bill Clinton should "absolutely not" have stepped down over the White House affair ("Hillary Clinton: #MeToo doesn't apply to Bill, Lewinsky was 'adult,'" Web, Oct 14).

Portland mayor violating oath

The action or lack thereof of the mayor of the "City of Roses" with respect to the riotous behavior of Antifa — a fascist group if there ever were one — reminds one of that of former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who in 2015 allowed rioters their space to destroy property and endanger the citizenry ("Portland mayor stands by decision to allow antifa to block traffic, hassle motorists," Web, Oct. 14).

Christine Ford is a fibber

Justice Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford blatantly lied in answers to routine questions from the prosecutor, and these lies cast serious doubt about her truthfulness on any of the issues at hand ("'Speaking truth to power': Christine Blasey Ford nominated for UNC Distinguished Alumna Award," Web, Oct. 9).

No end in sight

Two recent op-eds "'Where do we go from here?'" and "Replacing facts with hysteria" (Web, Oct. 9) illustrate the sharp division within American society regarding the way the two major political parties are viewed.

Stop needless health spending

President Trump is right to emphasize the importance of protecting patients with pre-existing conditions in any health care reform effort ("Trump on campaign trail emphasizes protections for pre-existing conditions," Web, Oct.3). Millions of Americans have pre-existing conditions.

Voters like the bounty Trump brought

I liken President Trump to a huge apple tree that grew big, beautiful, delicious apples (the economy and respect for our country). One day a farmer (the Trump administration) came to the tree to pick a basket of apples to make a pie (a better America). He saw a couple of discolored apples on the ground, and not thinking threw them in with the fresh apples he had picked from the tree. A few days later, when the farmer went to make a pie, he saw that the discolored apples (the Democrats) were rotten and had caused some apples that had been under them (gullible people) to rot.

Why the silence in Maryland?

I find it very interesting that no Democrat running for state office or any of our Democratic senators or representatives has called for an investigation into the sexual-abuse allegations made against our Maryland state senators and legislators.

Kavanaugh a hero

There are two kinds of heroes: The ones who run toward the storm, and the ones defined by the storm. Nether is diminished by the other. But those defined by the storm, those unassuming, nameless, faceless people who seem ill-prepared to face the rising tide, have a special place in the fabric of our nation. As Brett Kavanagh and his family prepared for the highlight of his career, little did he know he would soon be in a fight — not only to uphold the very foundation of our judicial system, the presumption of innocence, but also to slay the #MeToo dragon.

Hillary now grasping at straws

Hillary Clinton is a joke who's transcending into a truly historic Shakespearean tragedy right before our eyes ("Hillary Clinton: 'Civility can start again' when Democrats retake Congress," Web, Oct. 2). In her most recent statement, she claims that her wonderful and compassionate Democratic Party "cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about" and that "only the Democrats winning back the House and/or Senate that civility can start again."

History will be kind to Kavanaugh

Justice Clarence Thomas called the sexual harassment accusations against him "a high-tech lynching" designed to keep a conservative black judge off the U.S. Supreme Court. After considerable deliberation, the Senate approved his appointment. Many people said his reputation was ruined. I disagree completely. In my opinion, Justice Thomas is among the greatest African-Americans of the 20th century.

McCarthy parallels not accurate

In your recent editorial "Accusation is still not evidence" (Web, Oct. 8) you casually toss out the standard references to the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy, drawing a comparison between McCarthy's tactics and those of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh's accusers. Such references to McCarthy are easy to make given the conventional wisdom on his activities, but they are also mistaken.

Fields op-ed spot-on

I am an avid reader of op-eds and editorials, especially those found in the Drudge Report and The Wall Street Journal. Recently I read Suzanne Fields' op-ed drawing parallels between today's circus and the Arthur Miller play "The Crucible" ("Kavanaugh in the crucible," Web, Oct. 3). It was one of the finest and most perceptive writings I have read in a long time. I congratulate Suzanne Fields on her excellent writing. In a sense, the mob thinking that was the theme of "The Crucible" has invaded American university and college campuses as well. Mob thinking wasn't present when I attended college half a century ago.

Will GOP hold on in November?

Only three times in the history of American politics has an incumbent president's party won at the midterm elections: In 1934, 1998 and 2002. And on those three occasions something big always happened.

Legal doesn't mean moral

The left has been attacking President Trump as a Nazi because he wants to deport illegal aliens, especially violent criminals like MS-13 gang members, back to their country of origin. But who are the real Nazis? It's the Democrats, who have extinguished 60 million lives via abortion.

Constitution targeted

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is not the real issue. The liberals and "progressives" are really attacking the U.S. Constitution, the rule of law (including the presumption of innocence and due process) and civil society.

Leftists are true fascists

We often hear how the right is fascist. Maybe that is backward. The left clearly considers Judge Brett Kavanaugh guilty based solely on the allegations against him. "Guilty until proven innocent" sounds more like the legal proceedings of Fascist Germany or Italy than a democratic republic.

Teen antics pale in comparison

Beer drinking at 17 — that's the final low bar set by the Democrats in their judgment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Set that charge next to any in the hall of fame of mature heroes from the Democratic Party: Joseph Biden's 1988 plagiarism of the British Labor Party politician Neil Kinnock's speech, the 1991 finding by Boston University of Martin Luther King Jr.'s plagiarized dissertation, Richard Blumenthal's lie about having served in Vietnam, Bill Clinton's longtime randy conduct, and to end this dismal list of Democrat hypocrites for now, Ted Kennedy's drunken swim sprint away from a drowning woman.

More holes in Ford's story

Gabriella Munoz's article today concerning Judge Brett Kavanaugh's letter that describes his group as "loud, obnoxious drunks" in fair warning to neighbors during beach week kind of blows up Christine Blasey Ford's version of events at the intimate get-together she says she attended ("1983 letter from Kavanaugh: Warn the neighbors that we're 'loud, obnoxious drunks,'" Web, Oct. 3).

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool) ** FILE **

Where fair play vanishes

Compromise can be a great idea, the averaging of demands and agreeing in good faith to make a half-measure work. Like many theories, it doesn't always work in practice. The man with one foot in a fire and the other in a bucket of ice water is, on average, warm. But he's usually not very comfortable.