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Regarding the June 25 editorial “The wrong message on democracy”: President Obama should pass up Ethiopia and visit Nigeria. Nigeria plays a far more critical role in regional security and economic is...

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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), in his June 28 Sunday Opinion essay, “The Ukraine cease-fire fiction,” sounded an alarm over the situation in eastern Ukraine and cited continued violations of the Minsk ag...

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The Fairfax County School Board decided to expand sex education to include gender identity and transgender issues [“Gender identity added to Fairfax sex-ed classes,” Metro, June 27]. Activist Andrea L...

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Michèle Flournoy and Richard Fontaine, in their June 25 op-ed, “Go big to destroy the Islamic State,” called for immediate military action against the Islamic State to “signal to embattled Sunnis in I...

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In the June 26 letters “A spotlight on the Confederate flag,” James Dickey wrote that many in the South fought for independence, not slavery, in the Civil War. My great-great grandfather, F.B. Sale,...

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The June 26 editorial “Obamacare survives, again” and the chief justice of the Supreme Court find the phrase “established by the State” in the law to be ambiguous. What a shame Congress didn’t better...

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Regarding the June 27 front-page article “Gays’ right to wed affirmed ”: Being unable to find any authority under the Constitution to justify the federal government’s regulation of marriage, Justice A...

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The D.C. Council appears poised to vote Tuesday for an objectionable tax: a massive increase on electronic cigarettes and vaping products. The April 19 editorial “Smoke signals” recommended that the F...

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Regarding the June 28 Metro article “Hogan and the Purple U-turn”: Maryland Transportation Director Pete K. Rahn and Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) said Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) ca...

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While we are banning the Confederate flag from the good state of Maryland, it is time to shine light on the Maryland state song [“Hogan hedges on removing statue, stadium name,” Metro, June 25]. Adopt...

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Film festival Director Michael Lumpkin said in the June 23 Style article “AFI Docs put the day’s issues at front” that he is thinking of adding more rooms at Landmark’s E Street Cinema for AFI Docs to...

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Regarding the June 25 news article “Food fight: Corn lobby enters fray against Big Sugar”: The effort to end sugar subsidies has been going on for many years but with surprisingly little effect. Stra...

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“A manifesto for working fathers,” the June 21 review of Josh Levs’s “All In,” discussed expanded maternity and paternity leave but without mentioning a critical issue: Who does the work while the par...

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Regarding the June 26 Metro article “Federal safety study, hearings turn Metro’s board meeting stormy”: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is on the hook, too. The articles about failings...

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In the June 26 news article “Two legacies further entwined,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is quoted as saying former chief justice William Rehnquist “would be filled with sorrow at what has become of the Su...

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The headline on the June 16 news article, “Britain celebrates 800 years of the Magna Carta,” showed a lack of knowledge of elementary Latin.  “Magna Carta” is translated as “The Great Charter.” Hence,...

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Crows (and other corvids) are not the only birds that are smart [“Who you callin’ bird brain?,” Health & Science, June 23] . When I worked at Georgetown University, I published research on white Carn...

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Allen Weinstein, as noted in his June 19 obituary, “Provocative historian researched Alger Hiss case, was U.S. archivist,” claimed there “has yet to appear, however, from any source, a coherent body o...

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I was a big fan of Monica Lewis and was moved when I learned of her passing, but I didn’t know she was the voice of Chiquita bananas [“Jazz singer was known as the voice of Chiquita bananas,” obituari...

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The June 17 news article “Kerry hints at possible compromise in Iran nuclear talks” claimed that in 2003 a fatwa, or religious decree, was “issued by Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, tha...

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