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Trump won. Get over it.

Nary a moment goes by without a breathless tale of "collusion" by President Trump and the Russians. Did the Russians "spike" our water supply or alter vote totals to cause the election of Donald Trump? Grassy knolls notwithstanding, how was the nefarious deed achieved?

Return government to the people

We the American voters must work together if we are to see some of our more serious problems resolved. Those we have sent to Washington will not work together in our interest, so we must work together in our own interest. With an ever-growing debt of $20 trillion, we know spending is out of control. Yet our representatives just want to raise the debt limit. Before another budget is passed, we need a balanced budget law.

Who's mentally ill?

You hear more and more people claiming that President Trump is mentally ill and unfit for his office. But if we consider the sources, very often the case can be made that the accusers themselves are the mentally ill ones.

Make states pay for illegal voting

To their everlasting shame, California and other liberal states have refused to release data on voters to President Trump's voter fraud commission. This is understandable considering that the number of illegal aliens voting in our elections was recently estimated at 5.7 million. Illegal-alien voter fraud is undoubtedly the only way that Democrats can win with the country so evenly divided. That's why they pander to illegals with welfare entitlements, sanctuary cities and open borders.

'Green' power land, cash greedy

"Why the Greens hate nuclear power" (Web, July 9) paints a grim picture of a United States without full-time electric power from coal, natural gas and nuclear generation. Unfortunately, the situation at hand is even worse than that.

McCain should prove motives

Sen. John McCain's explanation of his role in obtaining and providing to the FBI copies of the so-called "Trump Dossier" smells very fishy — and without a full explanation, it will fail the smell test.

No more negativity

My husband and I have been long-time subscribers to The Washington Post, but we have finally had enough of its negativity and liberal bias. We recently decided to try The Washington Times, since the website promises to simply report the news without slant.

More youths, cheaper coverage

A recent Gallup survey found that the number of uninsured Americans increased by 2 million this year ("U.S. uninsured up by 2M this year as gains erode: Survey," Web, July 10). Coverage losses were most prominent among young adults.

Humanists not "Christophobic"

In "The separation of church and insanity" (Commentary, July 9), writer Larry W. Poland audaciously maligns millions of patriotic Americans as "Christophobic bigots" because we value the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment guarantee of religious liberty. This bedrock American value means nothing if it doesn't simultaneously protect people's freedom to practice their faith as long as that faith doesn't intrude on the rights of others, and protect people's freedom from religious imposition.

Health reform about money, power

Through the years, various iterations of Congress and numerous presidents have developed a power grab through the two-party adversarial system, which provides a lifestyle of comfort for the political class. America has gone from a representative republic to a government of self-proclaimed, all-knowing, tin gods whose only interest is the self-preservation of their power and lifestyle.

Consider new kind of budget

While members of the Republican majority are competing to see who can make the deepest cuts, there is a budget proposal before Congress that would boost the economy for all of us while cutting the number of people in poverty by half. It's the People's Budget, proposed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus. The People's Budget invests in safe and productive infrastructure, education, affordable housing, health care and nutrition, child-care and working-family tax credits. It also calls for increasing the minimum wage.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Will we stand up to Russia?

When former KGB apparatchik Vladimir Putin became the capo di tutti capi of the Russian Federation, we should have expected some less than friendly back-and-forth. Then President Barack Obama, urbane and dignified, went all servile in a vain attempt to ingratiate himself with 'Vlad the Bad,' and canceled the anti-missile defense system so patiently negotiated with Eastern European nations by his rough-and-tumble predecessor, cowboy George W. Bush.

No 'right' to other people's money

It seems a day does not go by without liberal Democrats proclaiming everyone has a "right" to health care. Their vitriol runs on high octane anytime a proposal is made to bring about a more market-based, patient-friendly system. Changes, they always claim, infringe on this "right."

War prevented?

When the recent Trump-Putin meeting ran overtime, first lady Melania Trump, at the request of "U.S. officials," tried to break it up and failed. The two men enjoyed a full exchange of views. Perhaps this will be conducive to world peace.

Media needs reform now

Has journalism lost its North Star? It certainly seemed so when, in late 2016, The New York Times' publisher had to write to readers vowing to rededicate the paper to reporting "America and the world honestly, without fear or favor." This, Sharyl Attkisson's new book about shady political operatives and fake news, and polls revealing public distrust of media all call for long-overdue media reform ("New book: Sharyl Attkisson reveals the ghastly world of political smears, fake news," Web, July 4).

To left, some illegal voting OK

Since the day after the 2016 election, the Democrats and the mainstream media have overwhelmed us with charges that the Russians interfered with the election, the result of Trump-Putin collusion. The fact that no evidence exists to even confirm Russian involvement of any kind -- let alone evidence of the Trump campaign colluding with the Russians -- does not deter them. They are indignant about how important it is to protect the sanctity of our election process.

Time for action on North Korea

It is high time we did something other than talk to confront North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and his threats to obliterate the United States and our Pacific allies. Any effort of President Trump to have China rein in North Korea's missile and nuclear programs is too little, too late.

Time to downsize?

Over the past 90 years, from about 1926 until recently, the U.S. population has increased from 117 million to 320-plus million. As I understand it, during approximately the same period, from about 1927 until today, the world population has increased from two billion to an estimated 7.5 billion.

No more cherry-picked climate data

Is climate change really caused by human activities? The truth is that we don't know. What we do know is that there is a "consensus" among the advocates for man-made global warming based on studies using cherry-picked and manipulated data. We know from the University of East Anglia emails that the data is manipulated. These notes revealed that a "trick" was used to have the data support the conclusion of global warming. We also know from reporting on NOAA studies that the results were manipulated by the biased selection of the data used in the study.

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