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Like a male politician, only she does it in high heels and backward
Were those sparkly silver stiletto heels representative of the footwear of the majority of attendees at the Center for American Women in Politics weekend training seminar? If not, I’m curiou...


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Wealth and income are two different things
The March 8 news article “Wealth redistribution and the ACA” confused wealth and income. Wealth is about the net value of assets; it is about who owns what and is measured at a particular moment: “O...


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Donald Trump and Martin Luther — there’s just no comparison
Political theorist Teresa Bejan failed in her attempt to explain the historical background of today’s uncivil politics in her March 12 Outlook essay, “Can we be civil enough to save democracy...


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About Winter Storm Stella and weird, variable weather
In her March 15 Metro column, “Snow day in D.C.? More like Faux Day,” Petula Dvorak wrote, “With climate change, real snow days are going to become more sparse.” This was dangerously misleading and...


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If you’re reading this, thank a baby boomer
In his review of Bruce Cannon Gibney’s new book, “A Generation of Sociopaths,” Dana Milbank presented as fact that the baby boomers are responsible for most of our society’s problems and the current...


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More memorable contributions by Gen. George Patton
The March 13 Metro article on Gen. George S. Patton Jr.’s heroics in World War I, “Patton and the ‘great war’,” described his exploits at the Battle of the Bulge in World War II as his “finest ho...


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There is no debate to be had over the Armenian genocide
The March 19 Sunday Arts & Style article “Hollywood takes on a tragedy of history,” regarding the movies “The Promise” and “The Ottoman Lieutenant,” concluded with the troubling notion that the f...


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Today’s trains may roll, travel, whiz or speed, but they do not chug
The otherwise excellent March 12 Travel article “Colorado’s rail-to-slopes rarity” was marred by the use of the phrase “And then we were chugging up.” Modern trains do not “chug.” They roll, travel,...


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Recalling an earlier chapter in the health-care reform saga
Recalling the legislative history of bills to prohibit insurance plans from denying coverage because of preexisting conditions, Glenn Kessler’s March 12 Fact Checker column cited Chris Jennings, a s...


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An important voice on home schooling
While I appreciated Pete Kelly’s view in his March 12 letter, “The roots of home schooling,” that John Holt’s philosophy doesn’t reflect the approach of many home-schoolers, Holt’s work has been m...


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Here’s what a $500 mailbox looks like
Regarding the March 15 Metro article “After legal victory, man’s mailbox is vandalized”: It would have been enlightening to see a photograph of the $500 mailbox that the homeowners association had...


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Don’t exploit an alleged rape to fuel xenophobia
As a Rockville High School parent, I am and always have been confident in my child’s ability to receive a high-quality education in a safe environment. That was not changed by the alleged rape at th...


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Trump should let Latin America take the lead in addressing Venezuela’s crisis
The March 18 editorial “A principled appeal to action” asserted that the Obama administration “ignored” a 2016 appeal from Organization of American States Secretary General Luis Almagro to apply the...


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Residents of Appalachia deserve better from the president they supported
The March 22 news article “A quiet lifeline to rural communities, threatened” delivered a poignant study of heartland Appalachia in these hard times. Four photographs and an article with numerous pe...


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Who put a ‘big gray cloud’ over the Trump administration?
The March 21 front-page article “FBI is investigating Trump-Russia ties” reported that Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, accused FBI Director James B. Comey of...


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Our Muslim sisters and brothers must be engaged, not marginalized
As a leader within the local interfaith community, I was dismayed to read in the March 22 Metro article “GOP slams Herring for holding town hall meeting at mosque” about GOP demands that Virginia Atto...


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The cherry blossoms’ peak bloom is still coming
The National Park Service said that the Japanese cherry trees were likely badly damaged by unseasonably severe cold this month [“ ‘Glass half-full, glass half-empty situation ,’ ” Metro, March 18]. ...


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Does the Center for Immigration Studies deserve to be labeled a ‘hate group’?
Mark Krikorian’s well-written March 19 op-ed, “The poison of the blacklist,” argued that his organization, the Center for Immigration Studies, should not be on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s li...


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Why is it up to the United States to feed foreign children?
In his March 21 op-ed, “ The world is watching as the U.S. presidency declines,” Michael Gerson said President Trump’s budget, if enacted, would “let foreign children die” during a famine. But Mr. T...


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One person, one vote is an endangered concept
It appears to be a dead issue in Washington, but the amount of money contributed to political campaigns — and how that money is being spent — is increasingly becoming a perversion of democracy. The...


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