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Politics is at home in the comics

W. Scott Butcher’s Jan. 17 Free for All letter, “Protecting the vote,” which responded to the Jan. 12 “Doonesbury” comic strip about voter suppression, was off-base in two ways. First, he maintained that new photo ID laws are about ensuring “the integrity of the voting...

Forgetting some key women in the House and Senate

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The Brady-Manning quarterback debate

I’m glad Mike Wise [“Duel of aging gunslingers isn’t even close to a draw,” Sports, Jan. 19] thinks it’s so easy to determine that Tom Brady is a better quarterback than Peyton Manning. According to Wise, supporters of Manning merely “manipulate statistics to...

National Zoo membership is cheap, so it attracts more than elites

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Even Luddites can learn to love smartphones — if they choose to

If Clare Feinson [“Wising up on smartphones,” letters, Jan. 22] wishes to remain in the environs of technological Luddites, that is her choice, but her calling talented design engineers and industrial designers “petulant bullies” really irritated me. Judging by the success and...

Bob McDonnell and Virginia’s heritage and reputation

In the Jan. 22 editorial “Virginia’s ways have to change,” The Post mentioned that Robert F. McDonnell “is the first of Virginia’s governors, a roster that stretches back to Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson, to face criminal charges.” This historical perspective,...

The circle of life in a backyard sanctuary

Regarding Courtland Milloy’s Jan. 22 Metro column, “Why Kitty is ruffling a few feathers”: Mr. Milloy’s views about cat ownership remind me that, to understand one’s point of view, we have to walk in his or her shoes. When young, I had a wonderful calico cat....

Editorial: Montgomery must examine whether it missed signals in ‘exorcism’ deaths

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Editorial: France’s counterterrorism operations in Africa deserve U.S. support

WHEN FRANCE dispatched troops to the West African nation of Mali a year ago, senior officials said they anticipated an operation of a few weeks — a temporary diversion from a policy of disengaging from “francafrique,” the zone of former African colonies that France informally...

Varsity boys basketball games postponed

Due to the weather, the following boys basketball games scheduled for Friday night have been postponed: St. Wendelin at Old Fort; Lake at Fostoria; Elmwood at Otsego; North Baltimore at Lakota; and Fremont St. Joseph at New Riegel.