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Who led a D.C. Council member to believe an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory?
I appreciate that The Post continues to bring D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr.’s (D-Ward 8) anti-Semitic foibles to the fore, as in the April 16 Metro article “A D.C. lawmaker’s inbox fills up.”...


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I voted for Clinton. But it’s her fault she lost, not Comey’s.
The April 18 news article “Forgive and forget? No, say Clinton backers who blame Comey for 2016 loss.”: Gimme a break! Instead of blaming former FBI director James B. Comey for Democratic presidenti...


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The GOP ‘renaissance’ is a joke
Upon reading Christopher Buskirk’s April 18 Wednesday Opinion essay, “The GOP’s political renaissance,” I had to check my pulse. Was I alive? Seriously. I thought I was reading a draft of a “Saturda...


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Why many American women aren’t in the workforce
Warren Gorlick’s April 16 letter, “Why many Americans aren’t working,” blamed the “marriage tax” and Social Security for the low rate of women in the U.S. workforce, compared with the rate in other a...


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Uncollected sales tax is choking local businesses and governments
In his April 15 op-ed, “South Dakota wants in on the tax action,” George F. Will neglected to mention how the current inequitable state of play has created a system of widespread tax evasion with...


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We need a new Bretton Woods, on global health
In his April 16 op-ed, “The global loss of U.S. leadership,” Jackson Diehl covered much of the losses but not all. The United States is in danger of forfeiting its unquestioned leadership in global...


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Yes, hiring ‘yet another white male’ can be a problem
In his April 17 Tuesday Opinion essay, “Hire people, not members of a sex or race,” Richard Cohen explicitly recognized the advantages that the qualifications of being white and being male have trad...


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Cases of environmental injustice abound, but Bladensburg isn’t one of them
Courtland Milloy rightly underscored the need for informed citizen involvement in health issues that deeply affect their communities in the pursuit of environmental justice [“Citizen scientists ar...


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Happy to support dog rescuers
Regarding the April 15 front-page article “Rescue donations funding purchases from dog breeders”: Why is The Post trashing dog rescue groups? The article painted a false picture of what’s happening i...


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Who’s watching whom?
Regarding the April 13 front-page article “Comey’s memoir fires back at Trump”: Don’t say the quality of public discourse in the United States can’t go any lower. It can, and James B. Comey’s new book...


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What’s the ‘right’ percentage of black students to expel?
Joe Davidson’s April 13 Federal Insider column, “A fight is brewing over ‘rethink’ of school discipline” [PowerPost], quoted a Government Accountability Office report noting black student...


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Confirming Pompeo could help lead to war
I was glad to see senators questioning secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo on whether the United States should withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, a.k.a. the Iran nuclear deal [...


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Until the police protect us, LGBTQ people must take care of each other
Regarding the April 16 Metro article “Police look into attack as possible hate crime”: After two gay men were brutally attacked near the U Street corridor on April 15, many in the LGBTQ communi...


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Get the facts straight on Syria
The April 15 front-page article “Trump declares victory after strikes in Syria” deserved four Pinocchios. President Trump never claimed victory in Syria. There were no facts presented in the article...


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The timing of Libby’s pardon looks like more than a coincidence
The April 14 front-page article “Critics question the pardon of Libby” noted that President Trump’s pardon of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby has been under consideration for several months. The president...


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Enfranchise the District, enfranchise the nation
Regarding Dan Balz’s April 15 Sunday Take column, “U.S. could see more splits of popular, electoral votes”: If the 2020 presidential election results in a tie in the electoral college, as predicted b...


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Don’t be hasty about war
Regarding Paul Kane’s April 11 @PKCapitol column, “Congress moving slowly toward updating war resolution”: Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) is to be applauded for trying to forge a bipartisan consensus on a...


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Bipartisanship is great — but what about voters not in those parties?
Regarding the April 13 Metro article “Hogan takes reelection campaign to campuses — a source of likely voters”: Congratulations to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) for his emphasis on bipartisan cooperat...


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Louisiana coastline won’t all be lost, just less
After reading the April 12 news article “Wetlands may be unable to keep pace with sea rise ,” one should not assume that all is lost for coastal Louisiana. The Louisiana coast of the future will not b...


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Diplomacy and devastation in Syria
Max Boot’s April 10 Tuesday Opinion column, “The bankruptcy of U.S. policy on Assad,” spoke to a bitter truth: Only Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, with the help of Russia, Iran and Lebanese Hezbo...


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