Readers React

Readers React Letters to the editor and readers' opinions.
'Thanks for giving us a scandal-free administration': Readers bid a fond farewell to Barack Obama

Before the brash, unpredictable Donald Trump, there was the contemplative, cool Barack Obama (remember him?). Perhaps the only obvious thing the two have in common is their service to a deeply divided nation, but Obama’s absence appears to have already made our letter writers’ hearts grow fonder.

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Trump pitted working-class whites against working-class minorities to win

To the editor: George Skelton makes some good points on why President Trump won. However, he ignores one major reason: Trump pitted white working-class voters against minority working-class voters. (Trump's inauguration is a reminder that rebelling against the ruling class is in America's DNA,” Jan.

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Birther Donald Trump vs. civil rights hero John Lewis

To the editor: Jonah Goldberg demonstrates that the editorial counterpart to “fake news” is “fake logic” in the opinion section. (“Trump says he'll unite the country. Yeah, right,” Opinion, Jan. 16)

He starts by blithely stating, “Put aside Trump’s specific shortcomings for the moment,” and then proceeds to do a hatchet job on Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), accusing the civil rights icon of “poisonous cynicism.”

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Trump's inaugural address does little to allay these readers' fears

To the editor: Eight years ago I was staying at a remote tent "resort" in Thailand on the day Barack Obama was inaugurated. The only place in this complex that had electricity was the dining area. I had noticed the night before that there was a television in that room.

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Will Jan. 20, 2017 — inauguration day — be another 'date which will live in infamy'?

To the editor: In modern times there have been two dates that shocked to the nation and threatened our greatness: Dec. 7, 1941, and Sept. 11, 2001.

To those two dates we may now add a third: Jan. 20, 2017.

Pearl Harbor and 9/11 represented physical attacks on us. We were unprepared.

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Democrats boycotting the inauguration are playing into Trump's hands

To the editor: A minority of Democratic Congress members will disrespect the president-elect by boycotting his inauguration. (“Boycotting the inauguration may be the right protest but the wrong battleground,” Opinion, Jan. 17)

One can say Donald Trump deserves some blowback because he insults and disrespects constantly.

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