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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, Jamal Khashoggi, general manager of a new Arabic news channel, speaks during a news conference in Manama, Bahrain. Saudi Arabia is paying influential lobbyists, lawyers and public relations experts nearly $6 million a year to engage U.S. officials and promote the Middle East nation, even after several firms cut ties with the kingdom following the disappearance of journalist Khashoggi. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

A murder for Halloween

Arabian justice has never been regarded in the West as a model, and it has not improved its reputation with the disappearance and likely death of Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul. The case has taken a remarkably grisly turn. Published October 16, 2018

Warren a disgrace

As it turns out, Sen. Elizabeth Warren is everything President Trump says she is and more ("Trump won't pay $1 million bet on Elizabeth Warren's DNA test," Web, Oct. 15). The facts dictate that Mrs. Warren is no more Native American than I or 325.7 million other Americans. Published October 16, 2018

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). Published October 16, 2018

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). Published October 15, 2018

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). Published October 15, 2018

Pastor Andrew Brunson, center, and U.S. Charge d'Affaires Jeffrey Hovenier, left, arrive at Adnan Menderes airport for a flight to Germany after his release following his trial in Izmir, Turkey, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, A Turkish court on Friday convicted an American pastor of terror charges but released him from house arrest and allowed him to leave Turkey, in a move that is likely to ease tensions between Turkey and the United. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)

Suppression of the saints

Andrew Brunson, the American Christian missionary imprisoned for two years in a Turkish prison, came home through the good offices of President Trump to an air of celebration shared by all Americans. But it hardly hides the reality that persecution of Christians has never been more widespread, or more severe. Published October 15, 2018

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. Published October 14, 2018

LED IN: President Trump, right and the first lady Melania Trump walk past the honor guards as they arrive to Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. President Donald Trump is back to Europe hoping to receive a friendly welcome in Poland despite lingering skepticism across the continent over his commitment to NATO, his past praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his decision to pull the U.S. out of a major climate agreement. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski) (Associated Press)

It's a new NATO

The North American Treaty Organization (NATO), considered by many historians as the most successful military alliance in history, has a new lease on reality. Published October 14, 2018

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. Published October 14, 2018

Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, of the right wing Social Liberal Party speaks during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Bolsonaro will face Workers Party presidential candidate Fernando Haddad in a presidential runoff on Oct. 28. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Opportunity for Brazil

Here's a remarkable fact: More people have been murdered in Brazil since the turn of the century than have been killed in the Syrian Civil War. That baleful reality goes a long way toward explaining the remarkable political events over the past month in the largest nation in South America over the past month. Published October 11, 2018

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. Published October 11, 2018

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. Published October 11, 2018

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. Published October 10, 2018

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." Published October 10, 2018

On the road again

Americans who can't get enough of the Clintons are in luck. Bubba and the former first lady of the United States will soon embark on a tour of 13 cities to talk about their good old days. They will interview each other, and a ticket to "An Evening with President Bill Clinton and Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton" is a steal at $432 each. Tickets are still available. Something in the cheap seats goes for a mere $59. Published October 10, 2018

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn before leaving the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Media's big debt to Trump

After the Kavanaugh frenzy, the nation's newsrooms have taken on a deathly quiet, the stillness upon the land that follows a late-summer tornado. What's an ink-stained wretch to do now that Brett Kavanaugh is sitting on the U.S. Supreme Court? The new justice is attended by the ladies of his clerk pool, and Page One is up for grabs again. Published October 9, 2018

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. Published October 9, 2018

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. Published October 9, 2018

President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, left, before a ceremonial swearing in in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Accusation is still not evidence

A great battle was won, but the struggle continues. Years will pass before the full implications of the nomination and confirmation of Brett M. Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court will play out, and perhaps more years will follow after that before the implications are clearly understood. Published October 8, 2018

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. Published October 8, 2018