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Trump haters' hypocrisy

On the day President-elect Donald Trump takes over, Gloria Steinem and others of her ilk will again attempt to spread the blather of socialist hypocrisy ("Liberals revive anti-women narrative for the Trump era," Web, Jan. 3). Ms. Steinem and others from the supposedly faultless Planned Parenthood wish to portray Mr. Trump as anti-women based on some dumb comments he made years ago.

Restore equality for boys, men

I hope that the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump will act immediately to restore equal justice, equal rights and equal opportunity to those whom the Obama administration has denied all these things -- boys, men and fathers. An excellent starting point would be the Department of Education, which will be under his direct administrative control ("Donald Trump and Bill Gates find common ground," Web, Dec. 28).

History will see Obama clearly

Newsweek's print publication closed its doors in late 2016. Despite its liberal reputation, it had recently found the guts to speak the truth about President Obama's agenda. In his final column for the print edition, Matt Patterson wrote that future historians will ask how a man as devoid of professional accomplishments as Mr. Obama could beguile so many, making them believe that he could manage the world's greatest economy, lead the most powerful military and be leader of the free world.

Punishing children for fathers' sins

I am a retired Department of Justice lawyer, a former judge's law clerk and a with-honors law-school graduate. I am not your ordinary crackpot. I want to call attention to the last paragraph in Article III of our Constitution. It bans "corruption of blood," prohibiting the punishment of children in case their parents are convicted of treason.

Vindictive down to the wire

President Obama is doing dirty tricks by trying to thwart President-elect Donald Trump's promised agenda even before Mr. Trump is sworn in on Jan. 20. For instance, Mr. Obama recently banned all offshore oil drilling in an attempt to hurt Mr. Trump's promise to America that he will use all forms of energy to get the United States energy-independent.

Time to stop blaming GOP

I think it's fair to say that the majority of Americans are fed up with the Democratic "progressivism" that has resulted in many of the problems we now have. The fact of the matter is that the Democrats don't like or want to accept any blame for anything that's wrong. They constantly blame the Republicans for everything, and they seem to believe the Democrats should govern forever.

Left's nuclear hypocrisy

Last May I heard that the United States was embarking on a $1-trillion, 30-year "modernization" of our nuclear arsenal, yet there has been barely a word about it from the mainstream press. Then, as noted by Rowan Scarborough recently, the Pentagon laid out the Obama administration's plan for the $450-billion, 20-year plan to "modernize our strategic deterrence capabilities ... "

Carrie Fisher will be missed

For Carrie Fisher, who passed away Tuesday, it was either the best of times or the worst of times ("Carrie Fisher, Star Wars' Princess Leia, dead at 60," Web, Dec. 27). Ms. Fisher was born to famous parents — Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher — and reached movie stardom at a young age as Princess Leia of the "Star Wars" series. In addition to being an actress, she was a prolific author and an accomplished screenwriter.

Clemens worthy of honor

I vividly recall a snarling Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat, taking baseball pitching great Roger "Rocket" Clemens to task in a congressional hearing for refusing to admit to having used prohibited substances, as alleged by Brian McNamee, a former trainer. In the manner of shysters, Mr. Cummings darkly reminded the witness that he was under oath.

Universities teaching racism

I would urge every parent who has a child at Drexel University to pull him or her out and save their money, lest their children become racists comparable to Barack Obama ("Drexel University professor calls for 'white genocide' on Christmas Eve," Web, Dec. 26).

Same old left

I want to thank David Keene for his op-ed "Unchanged and unbending campus radicals" (Web, Dec. 27). The Washington Times has gained a new regular reader owing to Mr. Keene's disheartening report of events stifling free speech at the University of Wisconsin. The tactics described in the piece are akin to the ones fostered by communists in Russia, Cuba and China.

All holiday wishes well-meaning

Earlier this week, as I was saying goodbye to one of my clients, I wished them a "Merry Christmas." They replied in kind and added somewhat jokingly what a relief it was to be able to say that without the fear of offending anyone. This got me thinking: What could possibly be offensive about saying "Merry Christmas"?

Obama's true, anti-Semitic colors

It cannot be lost on the observant that one of the last acts of the current president was his instruction to his U.N. representative to abstain from the Security Council resolution condemning Israel for building new settlements ("A final insult to Israel," Web, Dec. 25).

Obama's latest Israel betrayal

President Obama's collusion in the passage of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334, ostensibly an anti-settlement measure, was a shameful betrayal of our ally Israel ("U.S. rebukes Israel and allows U.N. condemnation of settlements," web, Dec. 23).

NLRB, not Trump, the problem

National Public Radio suggests it is a conflict of interest for President-elect Donald Trump to make appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The NLRB has been a problem for thousands of employers and employees for years.

The real 'tainted' election

Donald Trump won; Hillary Clinton lost. Democrats now say it was because the election was tainted by outside interference. The irony is delicious to the many Americans who remember another election result that was truly tainted: the one between Mrs. Clinton and Bernie Sanders. In that contest the Clinton campaign colluded with the Democratic National Committee to ensure that Mrs. Clinton would win. Once the collusion became public knowledge there was justified outrage, but not from Clinton supporters. For them, evidently the ends justify the means.

Only themselves to blame

With the 2016 presidential election now more than 40 days in our rearview mirror, the Democratic Party continues to play its version of political whack-a-mole with excuses of how and why Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump. When a good football coach talks to the press after a loss, he doesn't blame his offensive coordinator, special teams coach, list of injured players, or the referees. He takes the heat himself.

Democrats just sore losers

There is no evidence that the leaked Hillary Clinton campaign emails are of Russian origin ("WikiLeaks figure says 'disgusted' Democrat leaked Clinton campaign emails," Web, Dec. 14). Wikileaks said the emails came to them from an inside leak, not from an outside hack, and former top National Security Agency official William Binney has stated that if Russia was the source, the NSA would have conclusive proof.

Pakistan still persecutes Ahmadis

Human Right's Day was established by the United Nations to commemorate the day the U.N. General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human rights. Sadly, as we all know, human rights are not universal in the world. One place in which they are not recognized is Pakistan.

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