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When the crossword isn’t puzzling enough

I note that, following the Great Crossword Complaint of April 2015, I am completing the Sunday Challenge crossword puzzle [Arts & Style] before the weekend is over. Prior to this, it was not until Tue...

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A moving picture

Ordinarily, I think of news storytelling as a writer’s artful assemblage of words. The May 14 front-page article “After 29 years, pardon ends ‘nightmare’ case of mistaken ID,” about a man pardoned for...

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An adjective too far

The May 16 news article “GOP letter: Former detainees a threat” referred to the five Taliban detainees who were swapped for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl as “aging” militants. These men are in their 40s . The Po...

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Facts about electric cars

The graphic of the charging capabilities of alternative-energy cars with the May 13 front-page article “Toyota’s bet on hydrogen: The future or an eco-dream?” was wrong in two ways. First, it omitted...

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A good day for good news

How wonderful! Three inspiring stories of good people doing good things in the May 12 Metro section: Sam Tsemberis’s work in a “housing first” initiative to help the homeless [“A solution to chronic...

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Yes, Scalia has hired liberal clerks

In his May 10 Sunday Arts review, “Dissenting portrait of a guy we love to hate,” critic Peter Marks seemed to take me to task on a point of verisimilitude: that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia w...

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Obituaries that didn’t tell the full story

The May 12 obituary for Alexandre Lamfalussy, “Economist and banker a key guide on Europe’s path to monetary union,” gave proper credit to a great internationalist economist whose excellence was match...

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Rewarding illegal behavior

I almost could not believe my eyes when I saw that The Post published an opinion piece written by the person who unlawfully flew a gyrocopter onto the Capitol lawn [“My flight for democracy,” Sunday O...

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Where opinions don’t belong

Why would The Post inject one-sided commentary about Tom Brady into the KidsPost article “There’s nothing heroic about this champion” [Style, May 14]? KidsPost is one of the only places in the paper...

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Time to put ‘-gate’ to rest

Regarding the May 15 Sports article “NFLPA files appeal for Brady,” about the scandal referred to as “Deflategate,” and the May 15 front-page article “On Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail, a shot of scandal in...

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Clinton’s not unopposed

In his May 14 op-ed, “Clinton’s cower,” Robert Kagan asserted that Hillary Clinton faces no primary challenge. As anyone who follows the news must know, Bernie Sanders, an independent who represents V...

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An important meeting, not a summit

The May 12 front-page article “Gulf leaders to press security” did not make clear that four of the six nations represented at a meeting at Camp David with President Obama did not send their leaders. T...

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B.B. King’s musical legacy will live on

Many thanks for Chris Richards’s fine appreciation of B.B. King’s music in “B.B.’s gone, but the blues abides ” [May 16]. The world lost a musical treasure. Given Riley “Beale Street Blues Boy” King’s...

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The wrong performance goals for big banks and their leaders

The May 20 Economy & Business article “Fewer shareholders back Dimon’s pay deal” reported that 38 percent of JPMorgan Chase shareholders demonstrated their displeasure with the leadership of chief exe...

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It’s a cemetery, not a movie house

We were shocked to see that historic Congressional Cemetery hosted a disturbing “cinematery” event last week: a showing of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” presumably as a fundraiser [“At Congressional...

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Preventing currency manipulation is harder than it seems

Regarding the May 15 news article “Senate tries to prevent currency manipulation”: How would assigning currency manipulation to the Commerce Department as a trade remedy work? As chief economist at th...

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These candidates are not clowns

In his May 19 Washington Sketch column, “In this GOP circus, sideshows get the attention,” Dana Milbank referred to the Republican presidential field as a “clown car.” The potential Republican field i...

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Arlington board made the right call on football team’s name

Congratulations to the Arlington County Board for its vote welcoming the Washington football team to Virginia, should it choose to move here, and urging the owners to adopt a new name with the new hom...

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How to enforce motorcycle laws

Regarding the May 21 Metro article “Motorcycle deaths down, but helmets scrutinized”: As a motorcycle safety instructor for more than 20 years and a now-retired training center manager for the Maryla...

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You’ve been (unnecessarily) warned

I agree with Kathleen Parker that trigger warnings and safe rooms to protect college students from contrary thoughts are ridiculous [“The ‘Swaddled Generation,’ ” op-ed, May 20]. College should be a t...

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