Richard Cohen’s Nov. 29 op-ed, “The values-free Obama doctrine,” was right on the money. Former Cuban president Fidel Castro was a brutal, repressive dictator. Anything positive he may have done for...

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Molly Smith’s Nov. 27 Local Opinions essay, “When the theater is under attack,” was a spirited defense of the performing arts as a medium of truth, critique of power and an invitation to conversation...

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Regarding the Dec. 2 front-page article “Trump pledges ‘consequences’ for moving offshore”: Like the fortunate few who win the lottery, or the turkeys who get pardoned at Thanksgiving, the Carrier e...

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Regarding Michael Gerson’s Nov. 29 op-ed, “Hypocrisy that’s good for us”: Only a white, straight, Christian man could have written, “If the candidate who gave a wink and nod toward white nationali...

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Regarding the Nov. 28 front-page article “Scatter gardens’ appeal rises as cremations increase”: I applaud Jennifer Beman for wanting Takoma Park to have the first municipal “scatter garden” to spread...

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Regarding Sen. Mark R. Warner’s (D-Va.) Nov. 30 op-ed, “How to weave a 21st-century safety net”: When I was in business and I didn’t like the way my sales staff was working, I looked at the compensa...

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In his Nov. 27 letter, “Burma’s leader must first consolidate power,” Lex Rieffel should have mentioned that Burma’s 2008 constitution is rigged against Aung San Suu Kyi, the military continues to b...

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Regarding the Nov. 29 Style article “Breitbart not only site in awkward territory”: The 74, Campbell Brown’s advocacy group, is not unbiased in its coverage of education issues. Unfortunately, despi...

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Regarding the Nov. 25 Metro article “Md. college concerned about ‘USA’ theme”: I read mostly in incomprehension the statement by Loyola University Maryland’s Student Government Association to the s...

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Regarding the Nov. 29 editorial “Mr. Trump’s corrosive overreaction,” about President-elect Donald Trump’s statements casting doubt on the democratic process of voting: Should the United States now u...

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Regarding the Nov. 28 Metro article “Fight over electronic billboards’ place in D.C. moves to Nationals Park”: The D.C. Council soon will vote on legislation that would permit the Washington Nationals...

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The 2016 Gadget Gift Guide [Business, Nov. 20] included two reviews of drones. The article listed pros and cons and suggested the gift giver might also include some Federal Aviation Administration...

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It makes no difference that Norman Chad is “damn tired of the ballad” properly called “The Star-Spangled Banner,” our national anthem [“O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave — it’s tim...

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In his review of James Stourton’s biography of Kenneth Clark, Michael Dirda wrote that “in later life ‘K’ — as everyone called him — surrounded himself with other women, but never considered leavin...

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Count me as among those startled to find on Page A5 the news of the $25 million fraud settlement for Trump University [“Suits pending against Trump University settled,” Nov. 19]. I am old enough to...

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The Nov. 21 editorial “An un-American registry” stated, “If the president-elect’s camp is trying to scare the bejeezus out of America’s 3.3 million Muslims, it’s doing a fine job.” Given that the or...

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The Nov. 23 Metro article “GWU at its most racially diverse with new policy” reported that George Washington University says a test- ­optional admission policy caused upticks in the numbers of minor...

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Regarding the Nov. 17 obituary “Agribusiness giant felled by scandal” about Dwayne Andreas: I realize the importance of reporting scandals, but leading an obituary with one is unnecessary and u...

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Thanks to T.M. Shine for breaking my despair at the outcome of the election, at least for a little while. I laughed so hard I cried at his story of a self-deprecating hunter’s quest for a Thank...

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Joyce Carol Oates’s thoughtful review of “Twenty-Six Seconds” by Alexandra Zapruder included cogent reminders of the similarities and differences between the political and cultural atmospheres of...

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