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Stop rewarding the mob

As a white man, I have grown weary of charges of toxic masculinity and worse. As a lifelong registered Democrat I am pained to write that the toxicity and harassment (with the possible exception of the commander-in-chief) appears to come from Democrats. ("UGA dean apologizes to Twitter mob congratulating GOP nominee Brian Kemp," Web, July 30).

No citizenship for law breakers

The lie that the federal judiciary is legislating constitutionally from the bench was exposed last Friday, when U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates ruled that the government must restart the DACA program ("Federal judge orders Trump admin to restart DACA program," Web, Aug. 3

Freebies would cost us dearly

Democrats have become unhinged with this mindset of free college tuition and health care for all, as they embrace the nonsensical philosophy of this socialist from the Bronx, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ("Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on upper-middle class, 'soccer moms': 'That's not America anymore!'" Web, Aug. 8).

Obama could fix Chicago

The murderous rage in Chicago is out of control. With hundreds of people killed each year and no relief in sight. Surprisingly blackonblack killings predominate, with only a few white-on-black police killings and random white killings of blacks. Mr. Obama's designated Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was assigned to reduce the violence, but he has been ineffective. The killings continue unabated and Mr. Emanuel is expected to be ousted soon.

Democrats making no strides

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's estimation of our judicial system as being racist from top to bottom is apparently driven by the injustices her people suffered when they were vanquished ("Elizabeth Warren under fire for jab at 'racist' justice system," Web, Aug. 6). Alas, there's nobody alive to blame for the sins of the past. Besides, Ms. Warren is a United States senator — she's not living on a reservation, and it would be the height of cynicism to complain about that, wouldn't it?

Fact vs. opinion

One of the biggest challenges faced in the post-truth culture is ascertaining what constitutes a "fact" and what constitutes an "opinion." Whether one supports or opposes President Donald Trump, we should remember what philosophers and rhetoricians teach us — namely that there is an important epistemological difference between "facts" and "opinion."

Not buying 'satire' bit

In its sad defense of Sarah Jeong as a newly hired editorial writer, The New York Times expects we will believe its explanation of her in-your-face racism toward white people and hatred of police as "satire" designed to teach us white folk a lesson about our own misguided judgment of people based on their appearance ("NYT's embattled Sarah Jeong: President Trump is 'basically Hitler'," Web, Aug. 6). Gee, thanks "Gray Lady" and Sarah, but I'm not buying it. I know when I'm being manipulated and played for a fool.

Dellums will be missed

Ron Dellums was a family man, but it seemed that his family included just about everyone, regardless of race, religion or species ("California's fiery former congressman Ron Dellums dies at 82," Web, July 30). A former Marine and a member of Congress for 13 terms, to animals and their advocates, he was a hero.

Build the wall now

Congress should provide funding for a wall between the United States and Mexico. A wall would benefit everyone, including legal and illegal immigrants. Forcing all immigrants to enter the United States through a port of entry could ensure that they receive proper papers to obtain legal employment in the United States and be placed on the tax roles.

Logic over sympathy

In previous pelection years the economy has dominated the voter-issues list, but in this era of the media the topic du jour can be any one newspapers and TV choose to feature. The cited poll results favoring the restriction of immigration would appear to be an anomaly unique to the 2018 election ("Immigration is the winning issue," Web, Aug. 1). These results have shown that logic prevails over sympathy.

Stop whining, start fixing

People who refuse to honor the American flag and/or anthem are showing great disrespect for our nation and its people. Some claim to be doing it because they dislike our president or his politics. The president is just one of more than 330 million Americans. He was elected by the people to manage our country's affairs. It is not he that these people are disrespecting.

Modeling has not replaced testing in science

In his op-ed, "The changing climate of science" (Web, July 30) Anthony J. Sadar writes, "At least part of the problem of predicting reality can be attributed to the apparent abandonment of the observation-hypothesis-testing construct and replacing the hypothesis component with theory and the testing component with modeling." Modeling has not replaced good, old-fashioned hypothesis formulation and testing in science. To suggest as much is at the very least disingenuous.

Ignoring sworn oath

As an independent voter and former law-enforcement officer, I can't be the only one familiar with the wiretapping laws in this country. I'm wondering why no one from the Trump administration is bringing these laws to the forefront regarding former Trump attorney Michael Cohen illegally taping the president without consent ("Giuliani: Cohen betrayed Trump like 'Brutus put the last knife in Caesar,'" Web, July 30).

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