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The injustice continues for Palestinians
Regarding Jackson Diehl’s Sept. 18 op-ed, “How Trump could save Palestinian statehood”: Even though Mr. Diehl scoffed at the “hackneyed” Israeli-Palestinian peace process, he ended up advising tha...


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May the Lyon sisters rest in peace
Regarding the Sept. 13 front-page article “42 years later, a guilty plea in murder of Md. sisters”: The Post’s continued coverage of this most heartbreaking case has been informative and cathartic....


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Set the record straight on protests
Again, reporters failed to accurately describe the events surrounding the protests following the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014. The Sept. 16 Politics & The Nation article “Ex-S...


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College football players actually receive significant deferred compensation
The Sept. 9 letter “Student-athletes are being exploited” contended that football players at the University of Alabama are not paid. The argument failed to take into account that most of the players a...


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The real earnings news isn’t so good
Regarding the Sept. 16 Perspective article “Median household incomes are at an all-time high, but there’s a catch” [news]: In recent days, it has been reported that median household incomes rose 3....


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Loren Kitt was a musician who inspired his colleagues as well as his audiences
With the recent death of the National Symphony Orchestra’s longtime principal clarinet, Loren Kitt, Washington and the world lost one of its most precious musical voices [“Venerable former NSO clari...


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Thanks to a writer for an interesting and human column on a surprising topic
Regarding Ben Mattlin’s Sept. 9 op-ed, “Buying a wheelchair is grueling”: I’m in love with Mattlin. We have never met, and at 86, I am definitely too old for him, but how wonderful that he could wri...


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Think of the president as the CEO of the federal agencies
Regarding the Sept. 12 front-page article “Something’s missing at federal offices,” about empty picture hooks where presidential photographs normally hang in federal agencies: Journalists and others...


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The Date Lab update needs a reboot
Date Lab 1.0 gave only minimal information about the background of the participants, which meant the course of their date was unpredictable and entertaining, and it was always a challenge to guess w...


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There was something missing from this book of portraits of women
Regarding the Sept. 10 Book World review “Through Sargent’s eyes: Women of the Gilded Age”: It would seem, from Alexander C. Kafka’s review of Donna M. Lucey’s book, “Sargent’s Women,” that the...


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Where was the coverage of the Sanders Medicare for All bill?
I looked very hard in the Sept. 14 paper but found only one mention of Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) introduction of a “Medicare for All” bill, and that was in Dana Milbank’s Washington Sketch colum...


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If you must send in clowns, skip Collins and go straight to Sondheim
The Sept. 11 Style Pop Culture teaser said, “Send in the Clowns? No, Judy Collins. In these cultural times, the best answer is probably no.” Well, I hope The Post’s experts on “these cultural times”...


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Fur is never in fashion
One of the runway models featured in a photograph with the Sept. 7 Style article “The fashion industry finally recognizes the diversity trend” had what appeared to be a dead fox draped over her arm....


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Mandating trial by jury would not be fair either
I can understand the frustration of law professor Daniel Epps at the judge-decided acquittal of a white police officer for killing a black suspect on what may well have been a bogus claim of self­...


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The Cassidy-Graham health-care bill is not the solution to what ails America
Regarding the Sept. 19 front-page article “ACA repeal effort is revived”: Only in the land of the free and home of the brave could we create a health-care system that spends 85 percent of its fund...


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There should be stiff penalties when businesses fail to protect Americans’ personal data
It’s hard to disagree with Michelle Singletary’s argument in her Sept. 17 Color of Money column that freezing or unfreezing your credit report should be free [“Let’s make it free to freeze your...


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Diversity of thought is part of what makes America truly exceptional
In her Sept. 19 op-ed, “Students need a lesson on free speech,” Catherine Rampell recognized what we on the right, including many people glibly dismissed as “professional trolls,” have been saying f...


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Don’t cut down trees for the Purple Line
Regarding the Sept. 20 Metro article “No ruling on trees in Purple Line path”: The closing of the Georgetown Branch Trail and the decision to cut down irreplaceable 80-year-old trees ar...


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The air traffic controllers union’s wound was self-inflicted
In his Sept. 21 Federal Insider column, “Induction of union-busting Ronald Reagan into Labor Dept.’s Hall of Honor shocks union,” Joe Davidson perpetuated the myth that President Ronald Reagan “bu...


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Constitutional law on pardons is clear
In their Sept. 19 op-ed, “Presidential pardon power is not absolute,” Laurence H. Tribe and Ron Fein erroneously contended that federal courts would be powerless to protect constitutional rights if...


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