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Pro-lifers gain ground

The article "Obamacare mandate eyed as a cause for record decline in abortions" (Web, Sept. 18) suggests several reasons for the decline of abortion. One very likely cause is that pro-abortion women are aborting their children who, if allowed to be born, would probably have grown up to be pro-abortion as well. Pro-life women are giving birth to their children and raising them to be pro-life. Therefore, most of the children born in the U.S. since January 1973 are the result of mothers who chose life. Published September 22, 2019

A voter marks a ballot for the New Hampshire primary inside a voting booth at a polling place Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman) ** FILE **

Keeping elections free of fraud

Americans accustomed to the feel of a rock-solid republic may be vexed by tremors in the body politic. Some of the bad vibrations are clearly the repercussions of the two predominant political parties arrayed in thunderous battle against each other. Building in intensity, though, is a throbbing sense that the nation is losing its ability for holding fair elections to public office. On the threshold of the 2020 presidential campaign, voters must hold to account any faction scheming to fiddle with voting machines or with voters' heads. Published September 19, 2019

Boy's blindness parent's fault

The mother of a British teen who went legally blind after eating a junk-food diet of only potato chips, french fries and the like for over a decade (resulting in a vitamin A deficiency) blames the British government and its health care system for her son's illness ("U.K. boy blinded by bad eating is product of bad parenting," Web, Sept. 3). The boy ate virtually no fruits or vegetables. Published September 19, 2019

U.S. must avoid Iran attack

As a longtime admirer of Clifford May and John Bolton, I was disappointed to read Mr. May's recent piece, "If John Bolton still had the president's ear, he'd counsel against appeasing Iran" (Web, Sept. 17). Published September 19, 2019

Let Taiwan into U.N. now

Kudos for writing and presenting a thoughtful and reasoned editorial that calls on President Trump to support Taiwan joining the U.N. ("Advancing Taiwan's status at the U.N.," Web, Sept. 16). Published September 18, 2019

Why silence on drug deaths?

Unnecessary loss of human life is tragic irrespective of the cause. Thus, it seems beyond strange to learn that drug deaths occur six times more frequently than gun homicides — but are dismissed with scarcely a note of concern. Indeed, we are told these fatalities (70,000 per year) are "non-violent." Does that mean they should be ignored and drug use should be more broadly legalized and accepted as a societal norm? Published September 18, 2019

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, center, walks to the grand concourse during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Weld, Sanford and Walsh miss the forest for the trees

One of the questions in Philosophy 101 that leaves collegians scratching their chins asks: "If a tree falls in the woods, and there's no one there to hear it, did it make a sound?" Published September 18, 2019

Talk about the economy, stupid

Surely the America public is being well entertained by the bizarre antics on display in the Democratic presidential debates. One has to step back occasionally and ponder: Do adults of normal intelligence really believe this stuff? Published September 17, 2019

Trying to win at all costs

When is it going to end? Democrats, led by Rep. Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and his band of idiots, are trying to stage their own "March to the Sea," laying down a wide swath of destructive innuendos and accusations, and threatening to impeach anyone backing President Trump. Published September 17, 2019

As the District's nonvoting member of Congress, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton can propose legislation but not vote on it, which she is pressing to change. (Associated Press) **FILE**

The bias of hate crimes

Washington, D.C.'s congressional delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton, is perturbed by what she claims is a lack of interest in, and insufficient prosecutions of, so-called "hate crimes" on the part of the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia. Published September 17, 2019

A Taiwan Coast Guard officer stands guard under a Taiwanese flag during Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou's visit to Pengjia Islet in the East China Sea, north of Taiwan, Saturday, April 9, 2016. Ma visited the small island to reassert Taiwan's sovereignty and its role in the contested region, one of the key issues of his administration that ends next month. Ma's visit to Pengjia, roughly 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of Taiwan proper, was his administration's second propaganda trip to an island in three weeks. It came four years after Ma last visited Pengjia to propose a plan to address territorial disputes between China, Taiwan and Japan over the nearby chain known as Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyutai in Chinese. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

Advancing Taiwan's status at the U.N.

New York, get ready for some traffic snarls. The 74th United Nations General Assembly opens this this week, with leaders of many of the world's nations jetting into Midtown Manhattan for meetings, speeches and debate on issues ranging from the Kashmir crisis to climate to development financing. Global leaders from Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to U.S. President Donald Trump are expected to join the festivities. The latter two are, in fact, widely rumored to be planning to meet on the sidelines. Published September 16, 2019

Vote to preserve due process

As the primaries approach, there are a couple of critical issues voters should keep foremost in their minds ("Trump urges Brett Kavanaugh libel lawsuits after new allegations surface," Web, Sept. 15). Published September 16, 2019

Harris has no business in law

If there weren't yet enough reason to nullify all the convictions of the marijuana-smoking district attorney from San Francisco, Kamala Harris, after her appearance on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" her license to practice law mut be in jeopardy ("Kamala Harris: I wouldn't say there's no evidence of new Kavanaugh allegations," Web, Sept. 16). Published September 16, 2019

In this Sept. 28, 2018, file photo, House Judiciary Committee ranking member Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., talks to media during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press/File)

Counting on impeachment

Thomas Jefferson said, "When angry, count to ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred." The nation could have benefited from such simple wisdom in 2016 when Donald Trump was elected president rather than Hillary Clinton. Her dumbfounded supporters numbering many millions flew into a rage and have yet to return to Earth. Instead of counting to 10 or a hundred, the always-angry are counting on copious investigations to knock President Trump out of the White House. Published September 15, 2019

Justice coming for shady left

Andrew McCabe's upcoming indictment is just the beginning of a long-overdue justice parade ("Andrew McCabe, ex-FBI No. 2 official, faces prospect of criminal charges," Web, Sept. 12). The hammer must also come down hard on the likes of Hillary Clinton and former "alphabet agency" bigwigs James Clapper, John Brennan, Susan Rice and James Comey, to name just a few. It is likely that indictments are in store for all of these people and should be. Published September 15, 2019

Disappointing Democratic lineup

My take from last week's Democratic presidential debate is that it was a stage of hatred. Not only were the opponents angry at each other, they were openly racist haters of America. They showed hatred for most of our values, such as hard work and taking responsibility for one's own life and the state of the nation. Published September 15, 2019

Singleton made an impact

Famed Hollywood director John Singleton died this year on April 28 in Los Angeles from a stroke. Earlier that month he had come back from a trip to Costa Rica and felt pain in his legs. On April 25 news outlets reported that Singleton was in a coma. On April 28 he was removed from life support, and died at age 51. He was a very talented and influential director. Published September 12, 2019

Iran, another name for stubborn

The world turns, but Iran won't budge. Stuck on stubborn, the Islamic republic remains unmoved amid the currents of human affairs, affixed upon a singular goal: acquiring nuclear weapons. Now that the regime is hastening its deadly day of triumph, there is only one rational response: Resist until the moment when that terror-wielding nation desists. Published September 12, 2019

Try to educate the left

Thank goodness for The Washington Times. President Trump and this newspaper have opened the eyes of countless Americans to how biased the rest of the news media really is and the uphill fight we wage every day against fake news. I especially enjoy reading the opinion section and the book reviews, because they do a great job of countering the other op-eds we are faced with on a daily basis. I also enjoy reading the letters to the editor and have found that I agree with the writers almost 100 percent of the time. As comforting as that may be, however, that is the problem. Published September 12, 2019

In this Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, national security adviser John Bolton unveils the Trump administration's Africa Strategy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Beyond John Bolton's exit

Nobody ever said the Trump White House offered much in the way of job security. President Trump has just let go of his third National Security Adviser, John Bolton, joining prior White House casualties H.R. McMaster and Michael Flynn. Mr. Bolton had been in the post since April of last year. Published September 11, 2019