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Thank you, President Trump, for helping these young women
The July 18 Metro article “Afghan girls arrive in time for robot meet” reported that an Afghan girls’ robotics team had arrived in the United States to participate in a robotics competition. The gir...


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Repeal-and-replace must confront health-care reality
Kathleen Parker recognized the “reality” of healthy people not understanding why they should pay for health insurance that others get more benefit from, but surely this is a problem with educatio...


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Callista Gingrich is an excellent, qualified choice for ambassador
Regarding Dana Milbank’s July 19 op-ed, “The beatification of Newt”: I invited Callista Gingrich to do an internship in my Washington office. She earned a permanent position in my office and later...


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President Trump puts us at a disadvantage
Regarding the July 20 editorial “Why a chat with Russia is not just a chat”: In his dealings with Russia, our president puts us at a disadvantage. The problem is not just that President Trump’s deci...


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Trump disregarded his club’s neighbors. Now let him suffer the consequences.
Regarding the July 18 Metro article “Paddlers say Trump security zone is all wet ”: Instead of closing roughly two miles of the Potomac River so that President Trump can have a swell time at his pri...


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Staying the course in Afghanistan represents the path to peace
In his July 18 op-ed, “Could mercenaries end America’s longest war?,” Richard Cohen disregarded the transformational, multifaceted progress made by the Afghan people in partnership with the internat...


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The U.S. got exactly what it deserved
I beg to differ with the sentiment expressed in the headline on Eugene Robinson’s July 18 op-ed, “This country deserves better than President Trump.” The United States got exactly the government it...


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Columbia is far from ‘dull’
The July 16 Washington Post Magazine article on Columbia, “The experiment: Lessons from a radical Maryland suburb,” called Columbia “uncool” and “dull” before grudgingly exploring a small bit of w...


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D.C.’s public charter schools deserve celebration
Regarding the July 16 Metro article “The opacity of school choice”: We should be celebrating school choice in the District, not condemning it. With almost half of D.C.’s public school students en...


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How outsourcing actually plays into ‘America first’
As a labor advocate, I appreciated the foray into the Southeast Asian garment industry that the July 16 front-page article “Ivanka Inc.” made. However, its overarching dispute with President Trump’s...


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School suspension practices contribute to the school-to-prison pipeline
Regarding the July 19 Metro article “ACLU calls for audit of D.C. school suspensions”: D.C. Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson’s response to The Post’s finding of the pervasive use of unreported high...


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There is no Israeli ‘blacklist’ of rabbis
Regarding Gil Steinlauf’s July 16 Outlook essay, “I’m an American rabbi. Israel rejects my religious authority”: The false report of an Israeli “blacklist” of rabbis was discredited before the essa...


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The country needs a fact- and science-based third party
Bravo to Joe Scarborough for his spot-on July 17 op-ed, “Trump is killing the Republican Party.” The closing paragraph regarding the two-party duopoly should be read by every truly concerned citizen...


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Cybersecurity is too important to be bogged down in government bureaucracy
Tom Donilon’s July 16 Sunday Opinion commentary, “How to hack-proof the next election,” hit the target in citing the need for public-private partnerships to tackle the issue of cybersecurity, yet...


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Instead of ‘repeal and replace,’ what about ‘first, do no harm’?
Regarding the July 19 front-page article “Health bill collapse roils Republicans”: It seems fitting that three women — Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski...


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Debating Yucca Mountain’s future
Regarding the July 16 editorial “Put Yucca Mountain to work”: The editorial board greatly understated the obstacles to opening a repository for high-level nuclear waste in Nevada. These obstacles exte...


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The continuing debate over population
In her July 15 op-ed, “The population doomsayers are back,” Christine Emba qualified every point with one that contradicted her effort to mock those who attack overpopulation: “Growing populations...


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Congress and its warmaking power
In his July 16 op-ed, “America’s unauthorized wars,” George F. Will gave us an interesting column about how our nearly perpetual military actions in the Middle East and Afghanistan may be sensible...


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Va. needs to abolish solitary confinement except as a last resort
The July 16 editorial “Solitary confinement is torture” rightly chastised the federal Bureau of Prisons for playing semantic games about its use of solitary confinement.  The Bureau of Prisons is no...


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No, thanks, Mr. Stewart. Americans don’t need ‘vicious,’ ‘ruthless’ leaders.
Regarding the July 15 editorial “Mr. Stewart’s indecent campaign”: Corey A. Stewart (R) was way off the integrity meter with his announcement that he will run a “vicious” and “ruthless” Senate cam...


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