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No longer just fascist-adjacent

Merriam-Webster defines fascism as "a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition."

Truly the people's queen

There are few individuals who are universally admired for their leadership on the world stage with grace, poise, dignity and gentility.

Orwell's prescience

George Orwell's books ("Animal Farm," "1984") satirize the excesses to which "from each according to his ability" are carried.

Treat students as individuals

As a new school year begins, Oregon students will no longer be required to demonstrate skills in reading, writing or math.

Admit Taiwan to U.N.

The 77th session of the U.N. General Assembly will taking place from September 13-26.

CO2 not the evil we think

It is time readers were reminded that carbon dioxide cannot be responsible for the demise of the planet.

Justice system isn't flawless

I, too, believe in the guilt of Canadian mass-murder suspects Damien Sanderson and Myles Sanderson ("Canada police hunt remaining suspect in stabbing attacks," Web, Sept. 6).

Government's the real leak

For all the intelligence community's predilection for information classification to guard surveillance methodology and the types of data being held, perennial leakers in the government seem unconcerned about revealing still more data to still more people than former President Trump than Trump ever did.

Time is running out

Once upon a time, a republic was created where all could worship their God without fear of reprisal.

Americans are finally fed up

When level-headed, concerned parents of kindergartners are marked as extremists, Republican voters are called evil semi-fascists, whites are condemned as deep-seated racists and MAGA supporters are branded as the main threat to "the democracy," most Americans have tuned out the noise -- but sharpened their voting pencils and intellect ("Biden uses Labor Day speech to call MAGA Republicans a threat to democracy." Web, Sept. 5).

NIL deals need revision

Based on "Alabama on top, fans in the stands, stars on the field. So why is everything different?" (Web, Sept. 1), it would seem that the the Supreme Court greatly underestimated both the number of players who would sign NIL deals and the ability of NIL deals to motivate players to transfer.

Responsible people repay debts

When it comes to student loan "forgiveness," not currently under consideration by the executive-order magic wand is the serious erosion of American character that it enables.

Vaccines worsened pandemic

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert M. Califf is a raving incompetent ("FDA clears COVID-19 boosters targeting fast-moving variants," Web, Aug. 31).

Promised unity, delivered division

Biden's so called "Soul of the Nation" speech last week is just the latest example of a corrupt career politician who desperately wants Americans to ignore the dystopian catastrophe his presidency represents.

Biden is the real danger

Joe Biden stated categorically that supporters of Donald Trump are a threat to America ("Biden ramps up attacks on 'MAGA Republicans' in fiery campaign speech," Web, Sept. 1).