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We can’t turn our backs on Aleppo
Regarding the Sept. 29 front-page article “In Aleppo, huddled in fear”: Since the collapse of the brokered peace agreement, Syrian and Russian warplanes have destroyed a U.N. humanitarian aid con...


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Kudos to Hillary Clinton for staying true to her marriage vows
Regarding the Sept. 29 front-page article “On husband’s conduct, Clinton walks a fine line”: I hope that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is not called on to continue to defend hersel...


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Dear Maryland legislators: Before you approve fracking, read this
Regarding the Sept. 28 Metro article “Fracking rules among ‘most stringent,’ official says”: I hope Maryland legislators have an opportunity to read an article in this month’s issue of the journal S...


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Fund our national parks
Regarding the Sept. 27 Metro article “Washington Monument closes indefinitely for elevator fix”: This unfortunately is not an isolated case of national park structures in disrepair. Structures are...


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In Maryland, tenants are protected
Contrary to Matt Losak’s Sept. 25 Local Opinions essay, “Connecting the dots from complaints to disaster,” an expansive legal network provides numerous tenant protections. In Montgomery County, the...


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Recovery high schools have a local history
The Sept. 20 Health & Science article “Special high schools help kids beat drugs and drinking” provided an excellent overview of the benefits that recovery high schools offer students and the...


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This was a picture of cruelty
The main photograph that accompanied the Sept. 14 Metro article “Eid al-Adha as a day in the country” was sickening. The poor sheep in the picture was being tortured by being dragged by its fr...


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Where was coverage of the Paralympic Games?
I was disappointed in The Post’s lackluster coverage of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. During 11 days of competition, not a single photo of our U.S. athletes appeared, not even one of...


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My father and other American heroes like him are the ‘typical’ immigrants’ sons
The Sept. 20 front-page article “Suspect’s family life shadowed by financial troubles, violence” characterized the suspected New York City and New Jersey bomber as living the “typical life of...


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The African American Museum’s opening gets readers thinking
When I read in the Sept. 19 Metro article “Painful history lessons and teachable moments” about signs outlined in red warning that some exhibits at the National Museum of African American History a...


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Noisy restaurant can be bad for the ears
Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema is doing a public service by including the decibel levels of the restaurants he reviews. While much of the noise one encounters in restaurants stems from poor aco...


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Near is relative, but this is still quite a distance
According to the Sept 21 front-page article “40 years later: The murder of Orlando Letelier, ” Dawson Island, Chile, is “near the South Pole.” Not sure how you define “near,” but Dawson Island is cl...


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Pinkies are raised in Milwaukee, too
Reporting on her stay at the District’s new Trump International Hotel, Monica Hesse wrote that she encountered “lots and lots of tourists” [“For $805 a night, did I get all that I deserve?,” front...


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August Wilson should have been on this list
The otherwise wonderful appreciation of Edward Albee, “Innovative, acclaimed playwright” [front page, Sept. 17], said Albee should be considered “in the first rank of 20th-century playwrights, a...


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This struck a disrespectful note
Fred Bowen’s Sept. 15 The Score column, “Athletes stand up for their right to sit down” [KidsPost], emphasized the right of freedom of speech in the United States. While that was an important...


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This should be called an alleged rape
We were surprised to read the headline “Track coach accused of having sex with girl, 14 ” in the Sept. 15 Metro section because “having sex” with a 14- ­year-old is correctly called “statutory rape....


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The bacterium of Hope
Regarding Thomas Platt’s Sept. 17 op-ed, “I named a parasite after Obama — and it’s beautiful”: Baracktrema obamai was not the first life form to be named after President Obama. In 2008, a team of...


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Fairfax is missing out on non-county residents’ tax dollars
Neither the Sept. 25 editorial “On the menu: More revenue for Fairfax” nor the readers’ responses [“Take this tax off the menu,” letters, Sept. 29] sufficiently emphasized the most important argumen...


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Mail-order medications’ effectiveness can get lost in the mail
The Consumer Reports Insights article “Mail- ­order meds aren’t always ideal” [Health & Science, Sept. 27] discussed the pitfalls of ordering medications online. An additional consideration is the...


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Trump has revealed that the GOP is a party of interests, not ideas
George F. Will’s Sept. 29 op-ed, “Conservatism must get dark to find light,” perpetuated a facile political stereotype and exemplified the “staleness” of which he accuses the Democrats. Republican t...


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