Re “President Trump’s Dystopian America” (editorial, Jan. 21):
What’s dark and disturbing is not Donald Trump’s vision of America, but your negative spin on it.
Mr. Trump won because the American people had grown sick and tired of foreign military interventions that squander our national wealth and the valor of our young men and women; free-trade policies that outsource American jobs and industries; uncontrolled immigration; and a growing national debt that now exceeds our gross domestic product.
The American people had also come to despise a corrupt and out-of-touch political establishment that enriches itself at their expense, multiculturalism, politically correct speech, and media elites who know what’s best for them.
By contrast, President Trump offers them hope and a national-populist vision that puts their interests and those of America first.
Bay Village, Ohio
The writer is a professor of political science at Cleveland State University.
Note from KBJ: But he's a racist! (The Left has nothing else.)
I am sorry that “anti-abortion” women feel alienated from feminism and do not feel welcome at the Women’s March. In answer to the question of whether these woman can be feminists: You absolutely can be a feminist and be morally opposed to abortion.
However, if being “pro-life” means that you are working to make abortion illegal again, for my daughter and my granddaughters and all American women, the answer is no, you are not a feminist. You are telling me that women have neither the right nor the legal standing to make their own medical decisions.
The writer is co-chairwoman of Family Planning of South Central New York.
Note from KBJ: Just call it a decision; leave the word "medical" out of it.
I don’t talk to God much, but today I got on my knees and thanked him. I thanked him for not having to watch Hillary Clinton taking the oath of office.
Today, with the swearing in of Donald J. Trump, America’s fleeting fascination with socialism has come to an end—and the path to freedom, self-reliance, personal responsibility and individualism has been restored.