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Marylanders are all on the same ‘team,’ Mr. Busch
As a Maryland resident, I was rather disturbed to read House Speaker Michael E. Busch’s (D-Anne Arundel) comment, “You can’t be wearing a jersey with both colors on it. You’re either on one team, or...


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‘Bumper sticker’ politics come in many forms
In his Jan. 14 op-ed, “Trump is not the real danger,” David Holahan, no fan of President-elect Donald Trump, described people he knows and respects who support Mr. Trump and wrote, “What we may not...


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National Cathedral School students have no business performing at the inauguration
As a graduate of the National Cathedral School, I was appalled that the Washington National Cathedral dean, the Rev. Randy Hollerith, with the support of Bishop Mariann Budde and the tacit approva...


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Let the ethics officer do his job
Regarding the Jan. 14 front-page article “Tiny ethics office is in a big showdown over Trump”: As a trained bioethicist, I find there is often a negative perception of “ethics.” Using the term can...


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An irony to look out for at the inaugural luncheon
Regarding Philip Kennicott’s Jan. 15 Critic’s Notebook essay, “Trump will face ‘The Verdict of the People’ ” [Arts & Style]: There appears to be controversy over the St. Louis Art Museum lending...


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On Cuba and more, disagree on policy, but leave the personal out of it
Carlos Eire’s Jan. 15 Sunday Opinion essay, “Wet foot, dry foot, wrong foot,” demonstrated exactly what is wrong with our politics these days. Many politicians and pundits have lost the ability to a...


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What we’ve done to deserve Mr. Trump
Colbert I. King posed a great question in his­ ­ ­Jan. 14 op-ed, “Stumbling block or stepping stone?”: “What have we done that is so unwholesome, so egregious, as to deserve punishment in the form...


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President-elect Trump’s legitimacy
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) raised an inevitable issue when he questioned President-elect Donald Trump’s legitimacy [“Feud may be harbinger of new era of hyper-partisanship,” news, Jan. 15]. There is...


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Mr. Trump and the Russia dossier
Regarding David Ignatius’s Jan. 13 op-ed, “Four burning questions on Russia,” and the report that retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn allegedly had telephone calls with the Russian ambassador, potenti...


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American University should bring back this sculpture
American University’s removal of a Leonard Peltier sculpture by artist Rigo 23 [“AU gets it from 2 sides in statue fight ,” Metro, Jan. 5] is antithetical to notions of artistic and academic freedo...


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The real reason the Fairfax meals tax failed
The Jan. 14 Metro article “Budget proposal has raises for Fairfax teachers” seemed to imply that the Fairfax County supervisors should take the failure of the meals tax in November to suggest a lack o...


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To boycott or not to boycott?
After reading the Jan. 13 Economy & Business article “Trump tweets endorsement of L.L. Bean after getting board member support,” I was further disheartened about the tenor of our times. People are...


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Mr. Tillerson’s mixed message on morality
Rex Tillerson, the former ExxonMobil chief executive nominated to be secretary of state, revealed to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week that Cuba has not done enough to protect human rig...


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Men support the Women’s March
Regarding the Jan. 13 Metro article “A movement about women, but men can march, too”: On Jan. 21, I will be a proud member of the Women’s March. I will be marching to honor my three daughters and...


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Snow removal shouldn’t break the bank
Regarding the Jan. 12 Metro article “D.C.’s $40 million for snow removal criticized”: The disclosure of the D.C. auditor’s report faulting D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and her administration, particu...


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Credit card fees should apply to all
Regarding the Jan. 11 news article “Court weighs credit card ‘swipe fees’ ”: Perhaps it is time for New York to join the 40 states that allow merchants to pass on the merchant fees for credit cards...


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The Sokal hoax was about hubris
I applaud George F. Will for returning our attention to the 1996 “Sokal hoax,” which revealed some of the worst habits of humanities professors [“Is higher education beyond satire?” op-ed, Jan. 12]....


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Don’t flout the laws on animal welfare
Wild animals live among us. That’s a fact. They are beings with lives of their own. They raise young, search for food and seek secure housing, just as we do. When their lives intersect ours, they of...


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Hyperbole on immigration courts
As an immigration lawyer, I was glad to see the Jan. 10 editorial “The horror of U.S. immigration courts.” Most people barely know the court exists or that it is an administrative body separate from...


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