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Comey wrong to let Clinton off

Ronald Kessler's defense of James Comey's recommendation that Hillary Clinton not be prosecuted is totally without merit and only serves to highlight the degree to which Mr. Comey erred ("Why the FBI let Hillary Clinton off," Web, July 11).

GOP delegates must vote

Just as the Founders of the greatest republic known to man understood that the only way for a free and just society to exist requires government control left in the hands of the people, the very same applies today.

Trump a changed man

Many Republicans and conservatives have one big thing in common these days: They don't trust Donald Trump. In him they see a man who has been a Democrat and has supported liberals, including the Clintons, for years. It certainly is easy to see why people distrust him, particularly when he is so bombastic, insulting and demanding.

Sea-claims ruling biased

In order to grant the Philippines a favorable ruling, the Permanent Court of Arbitration classified all islands in the South China Sea as "reefs" ("U.S., allies watch for challenge from China on court ruling over sea claims," Web, July 12). It even classified Taiping Island as a "reef."

School choice means innovation

Israel Teitelbaum (and many others) miss the boat when they focus on liberty and "freedom to choose" as the key justification for charter schools, vouchers and the Education Freedom Accounts Act ("'A Republic — if you can keep it,'" Web, July 12).

Trump's no dunce

Wesley Pruden's comment that there is "ample evidence that the Donald is an uneducated lout" reminds me of Clark Clifford's remark that President Ronald Reagan was an "amiable dunce" ("The election to terrify us all," Web, July 11).

Vilifying officers endangers lives

Police actions in Ferguson, Mo., New York, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, La., and Minnesota have been in the news, and a few police officers have been seen using excessive force and shooting people. I believe a small number of police officers use excessive force, and these officers should be held accountable for their actions. However, the vast majority of police officers diligently do their duty and treat criminals and suspects fairly.

Ginsburg's constitution contempt

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's disdain for the political process parallels her contempt for the U.S. Constitution ("Donald Trump on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'Her mind is shot -- resign,'" Web, July 13).

In Ukraine, corruption on rise

James A. Lyons' "A 'culture of impunity'" (Web, 10 July) made me remember the American playwright Arthur Miller, who two days after his wedding reportedly found out that his new wife, Marilyn Monroe, was a drug user. Perhaps because of Monroe's immersion in the Hollywood culture of addiction impunity, Joe DiMaggio divorced her. Now, two years after Ukraine's pro-E.U. Maidan revolution, something similar is happening to the West.

Politicians itching for a fight

If I didn't know any better, I'd think major U.S. power players were itching to set Americans against each other. The actions I was brought up to believe were racist are today heralded by the president of our country as some kind of heroic theater. Two successive top attorneys have turned their backs on blatant illegal and racist activity while Americans have looked on in utter disbelief.

Selective outrage on shootings

How many times have we heard the Black Lives Matter movement protest the shootings that occur almost daily in Chicago? Approxmately zero. It appears to me that shootings of black people by other black people is acceptable to Black Lives Matter. The only time these protestors get upset is when a black person is shot by a white officer. This shows the hypocrisy of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Miracles happen with our help

Opinion polls proclaim that a majority of Americans are distraught and disturbed about our nation's presumptive political leaders. Many also deeply despair the natural disasters, here in West Virginia and elsewhere. They mourn the divisive rhetoric and hate-filled violence that stalks the well-being of our families and our nation.

Press, supporters complicit

Many in the mainstream press have bent over backward to portray the "Black Lives Matter" movement in the most positive light possible -- despite the fact that they have chanted in unison "Pigs in a blanket; fry them like bacon," and "What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want them? Now!"

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