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Duterte is safeguarding Filipinos’ future
The Dec. 9 editorial “Police state terror in the Philippines” flowed from the misperception that the Philippines has become a lawless place. Nothing could be further from the truth. More than 80 per...


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Poland is the Saudi Arabia of NATO
The Dec. 12 editorial “Away from freedom” and Anne Applebaum’s PostPartisan blog excerpt, “The Polish government latches on to ‘fake news,’ ” argued for a more vociferous U.S. critique of Poland’s e...


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Just one voice of many on Bears Ears
Regarding the Dec. 9 Politics & the Nation article “Uranium firm sought Bears Ears cut”: There may be an impression that my company played a significant role in the decision to reduce the size of Be...


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FCC proposal would allow elite control of the Internet
Regarding the Dec. 13 Economy & Business article “Plan to kill rules on net neutrality deeply unpopular”: Founder James Madison said a concern in formulating the Constitution was to “protect the min...


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Why give motorcyclists a free ride?
The Dec. 11 editorial favoring the new system of tolls on Interstate 66 during rush hours, “Va. should stick with its I-66 express lanes — tolls and all,” conceded that adjustments might be needed t...


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The untapped potential of suburban Maryland’s rail network
Regarding Jason Neuringer’s Dec. 10 Local Opinions essay, “Let’s really open up Montgomery’s roads”: Mr. Neuringer and I agree that our community faces a traffic crisis, but we disagree about how to...


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Myths about custody litigation
The Dec. 12 front-page article “Shared-parenting bills may reshape custody battles” seemed to take for granted a long-standing myth about custody litigation: that fathers are losing. The reality is...


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The GOP treated Mr. Moore shabbily
Regarding the Dec. 13 @PKCapitol column “Roy Moore’s loss in a deep-red state was a self-inflicted wound by Senate GOP”: I have been active on the political scene since 1963 and have had my share of...


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No alternative but to fight on
Michael Gerson is not alone, and his wife is quite wrong in thinking he is “probably” alone in weeping about Winston Churchill’s “Beaches” speech [“It’s America’s turn to ‘fight on the beaches,’ ” o...


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A holiday gift for the top 1 percent
I commend David Ignatius for his excellent Dec. 13 op-ed, “The GOP’s haste will make waste,” but it fell a little short of hanging a title on the GOP as ushering in an autocratic oligarchy that th...


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Ending net neutrality will hurt small businesses
Regarding the Dec. 15 front-page article “Split FCC votes to end rules on net neutrality”: The repeal of net neutrality highlights what the Republican Party truly cherishes: large corporate inter...


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Disrespecting the pledge shows a lack of maturity and judgment
Regarding the Dec. 12 Metro article “Student: Sitting for pledge led to ejection”: A Fairfax County student refused to stand in class for the Pledge of Allegiance. His act of civil disobedience...


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The ongoing war over the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
I was taken aback by Philip Kennicott’s tone and blind assertions expressed about my since-deceased husband Frederick Hart and Hart’s sculpture “The Three Soldiers” in his review of James Reston...


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Don’t forget the Women’s March and other good news from 2017
I was disappointed in The Post’s “The Year in Photos” special section [Dec. 6]. It contained 40 photographs and, by my count, about 100 human faces, none of which were smiling. The front page of...


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Fear of attack at houses of worship is nothing new for Jews
The Dec. 3 Metro article “Prayer meets precaution,” about the “heightened concern for safety at places of worship,” exclusively focused on churches. Heightened concern is not a new phenomenon, even...


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The comic strip ‘Dustin’ delivers sexism instead of laughs
While this may seem trivial compared with all of the depressing news going around these days, I had to shudder in disbelief upon reading the seemingly benign Dec. 7 comic strip “Dustin,” written by...


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Teddy Roosevelt’s journey from hunter to bird protector
The Dec. 8 letters “Shrinking Bears Ears” were insightful regarding the role Theodore Roosevelt played in moving for the preservation of landmarks all across the United States.  It is particularly imp...


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The biggest misunderstanding about life expectancy
In her Dec. 1 letter, “Don’t stereotype older adults,” Susan Peschin of the Alliance for Aging Research stated that “when Theodore Roosevelt became president in 1901 at 42 years old, the average life...


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Bring back Garrison Keillor
I get the whole journalistic-standards thing with regard to Garrison Keillor’s non-disclosure of the accusations against him when he wrote his op-ed on Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), but did that really...


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Another controversy at the White House’s code talker ceremony
Many people must have noted the irony of the photograph of a portrait of Andrew Jackson hanging over a ceremony at the White House to honor Navajo code talkers as shown with the Dec. 9 Free for All le...


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