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Justice for Otto Warmbier

I can only hope that retribution for the egregious death of Otto Warmbier is swift and sure. This horrible tragedy resulted from no more than a college prank, leading to the death of a vibrant, loving and intelligent young man. I can only imagine the suffering endured by his family, and was brought to tears by their description of the peace that had come over his face, even when he was in a coma, as he realized that at last he was home.

Return to private-sector insurance

Obamacare, Ryancare, McConnellcare, etc., are all disasters for the quality and expense of medical care in America. The solution is returning 80 percent of Americans to private-sector insurance in a nationwide marketplace. As insurance companies compete for customers, we will see the choices multiply. Federal mandates will be eliminated and the states will be encouraged to eliminate mandates as well.

Congress wasting taxpayer money

As sad as it was, last week's deliberate shooting of members of the GOP probably surprised few people. The Republican Party in particular decries the failings of one federal agency and its employees after another. Yet almost every day the GOP and Democrats alike throw at each other the politics of immature obstruction, insults and finger-pointing. Either party passing a bill but not getting it to the president's desk is not success, it is legislative failure.

More laws not the answer

Once again, according to the political left, gun control is the answer. Violent, angry people will calm down and hug their teddy bears if we just instituted more gun control. If we get just the right gun law, criminals will stop using firearms to rob others or settle gang scores.

PBMs lower drug costs

When it comes to the price of their products, drug companies want the public to ignore what they spend on marketing and the tax breaks they get for direct-to-consumer advertising. Instead of acknowledging their pricing strategies, drug companies have launched a finger-pointing campaign at pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).

U.S. still "shining city upon a hill"

The world is dying before our eyes as the forces of darkness and light collide on a daily basis. We have state-sponsored terrorism coming from countries such as Iran, North Korea and Syria. Behind closed doors Russia and China plot to bring chaos and death to humanity while pretending, publicly, they are for peace.

Memories of a simpler time

What you have more of than anything else as you reach old age are memories. Back in the 1930s, the Depression years, my family lived in Cottage City, Maryland. Nobody in the neighborhood locked their doors. My mother and father worked, and we three children were in school during the day. We had a telephone, a party line, so if a neighbor who did not have a phone needed to make a call, they were free to do so on ours.

Military purpose defense, not equality

This absurd policy of accepting transgender individuals into the armed forces of the United States must be terminated. Good order and discipline within the ranks, plus respect and trust among the troops, are absolute requirements for an effective and viable military-command structure. The presence of transgender individuals in the ranks debases this efficiency ("Pentagon continues LGBT pride celebration; conservatives say it's a shame in Trump administration," Web, June 11).

A few morals go a long way

It seems that so many in the world disobey God's Ten Commandments on a regular basis -- and in a big way. But just think: If everyone obeyed the Fifth Commandment ("Thou shalt not kill") we could all live in our homes and walk or ride safely and freely on streets and across bridges anywhere in the world.

Comey's coup

The malice aforethought and intent evident in former FBI Director James Comey's Senate testimony last week make it crystal-clear that Mr. Comey was actively working for and planning a soft coup from his very first meeting with President Trump. No other conclusion can be drawn from Mr. Comey's immediate efforts to interrupt his and the president's conversations.

Kick anti-U.S. moochers off payroll

The culture war in America just gets worse by the day. That we have in government positions people such as Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont Democrat, and Patrick McCarthy, associate dean for library and information access at San Diego State University, is outrageous and unconstitutional. That these people foment a religious or political test for American citizens is outrageous and unconstitutional.

End 'sanctuary' for these mayors

If America wants to know whom the Democrats will tap for their roster of political hopefuls going forward, take a comprehensive look at the uber-liberal cache of "sanctuary city" mayors now running most U.S. cities and towns nationwide, including the current Democratic National Committee elites who were once mayors.

Comey courted Trump confidences

Is former FBI Director James Comey so obtuse that he does not realize his own complicity in orchestrating his Jan. 6, 2017, meeting with President Trump in a manner that set the parameters for the two men's interpersonal relationship ("James Comey debunks New York Times story that fueled unproven Trump-Russia collusion," Web, June 8)?

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