Victor Schwartz, in his Feb. 12 letter, “When presidents are also dads,” cited President Harry S. Truman’s letter to music critic Paul Hume as a precedent for our current president’s public reaction t...

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Charlottesville is again roiled over the modern extension of the Civil War [“Battle over Old South rises again in Virginia,” Metro, Feb. 9]. Admirers of that conflict’s losers want to retain a statu...

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The American Kennel Club strongly disagrees with the assertions made in Ingrid Newkirk’s Feb. 10 op-ed, “The dog show’s ugly business.” Dogs that compete in AKC events are beloved pets long before t...

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In his Feb. 10 column, “The art of the racket,” George F. Will quoted Sen. Eugene McCarthy’s comment “Anything said three times in Washington becomes a fact.” But McCarthy, a poet as well as a polit...

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The choice of the word “coyly” to describe Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) refusal to be pulled off message in the Feb. 9 Style article “Nevertheless, she persists the day after” dumbfounded me. T...

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Regarding Brooke Newman’s Feb. 12 Local Opinions essay, “Virginia’s legislature rewrites the commonwealth’s history”: Britain did not recognize a separation of church and state; therefore “planting E...

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Before dueling with pistols in Weehawken, N.J., Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr used newspapers to refute arguments. It is only appropriate to use the same medium to refute statements made in the Fe...

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Regarding the Feb. 7 Style article “A ‘Little House’ still leaves a big impression,” about the 150th birthday of “Little House” author Laura Ingalls Wilder: This otherwise well-written artic...

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For some time, I have been worried about the death of print journalism. After the Feb. 12 Washington Post Magazine article “ ‘They never saw this coming’: A Q&A with Kellyanne Conway,” I fear it wil...

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The obituary of comedian Irwin Corey, “Comedian billed himself as ‘World’s Foremost Authority’ ” [Metro, Feb. 8], took me back some 60 years to when, as a college student in New York, I saw Corey p...

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Leonard Pitts Jr. began his review of Timothy B. Tyson’s “The Blood of Emmett Till” [“One woman’s role in a lynching prompted by a lie,” Outlook, Feb. 12] by stating emphatically, “Everyone already...

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I wish Carlos Lozada had included in his Feb. 12 Book World essay, “How to read Trump’s America,” pertinent research by Jonathan Haidt, a New York University professor who has addressed this topic i...

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The Feb. 12 front-page article “A key engineer for Trump’s agenda” showed a lack of understanding of the engineering profession. For some perplexing reason, the media seem to love to apply the term...

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I enjoyed Allan Sloan’s Feb. 19 Deals column, “The working-class job that Trump could actually save ” [Business], about New Jersey’s required use of gas station attendants. He neglected to mention t...

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Regarding the Feb. 22 Metro article “Ridership losses add to Metro’s fiscal pain”: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority officials say they have looked at every source of supplemental fun...

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The excellent obituary for Harold Denton should be read as a reminder of the dedication and competence that characterize hundreds, probably thousands, of federal government employees [“Nuclear regul...

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I wanted to cry reading E.J. Dionne Jr.’s Feb. 23 op-ed, “Can Democrats harness the grass-roots uprising?” It seemed to say don’t panic, all we need to win is a bit more turnout from the base, fewer...

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In his Feb. 22 PostPartisan blog excerpt, “The ‘deep state’ is real. The ‘alt right’ is fake.” [op-ed], Ed Rogers defined the “deep state” as “embedded anonymous bureaucratic bias against [President]...

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The Feb. 20 editorial “ A worthy renaming at Yale ” applauded Yale University for renaming Calhoun College, because of namesake John C. Calhoun’s pro-slavery sentiments, but did not reference...

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The Feb. 21 front-page article “Anti-vaccine movement gains strength in Texas” brought to mind a memorable time in my youth. I grew up in Baton Rouge in the 1940s and 1950s, when polio was rampant. ...

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