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TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2018

Another cancer

Once again, the parallels to Watergate are brought to our attention in "There is, again, a cancer on the presidency" (Michael Gerson, Aug. 24, 2018) and "Uncle Rudy rattles the rafters" (Kathleen Parker, Aug. 3, 2018). Both commentaries leave us wondering if and when President Trump will fire the special counsel as Nixon did the special prosecutor.

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CMR, Hutchison work for us all

The tax relief reconciliation act of 2001 gave back at least $600 of taxes to "we" the people. Hillary Clinton said the recipients didn't know how to spend it. It seems the Democratic Party believes they must manage everyone's finances as the general population is just too stupid to cope. The Senate voted 58 yes, 33 no; Cantwell and Clinton voted no.

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Is there a Lese Trump law?

It appears that Trump considers the Department of Justice a combination of his own personal lawyers and his own private investigators. His tweeted demands for action or inaction are blatantly political. For instance, don't proceed with an investigation that might endanger two House seats with Republicans. Also, investigate the infamous New York Times' op-ed article.

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Michael Gerson: Kavanaugh nomination now hangs by thinnest of strings

It is difficult to comment on an unfolding news story, but this one demands it. It is hard to write about someone you know and like, especially concerning matters of character. But sometimes there is little choice. In the case of Brett Kavanaugh vs. Christine Blasey Ford, the moral issues are not fuzzy or unclear. It is seriously wrong even for a teenager to force himself on a woman in a drunken stupor – if it happened. It is seriously wrong for a Supreme Court nominee to lie about his past failures – if he did. It is seriously wrong to make false, inflammatory accusations – if she has.

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MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2018