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Could McDonald’s bring down Putin?

Not long after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, a ubiquitous symbol of American capitalism found its way to the streets once ruled by Stalin’s iron fist.

When Biden and Pelosi served in Congress during the Roosevelt administration

When I was a child my parents knew a woman who would come and stay with my brothers and sisters and me on the extremely rare occasion that both my Mom and Dad were away at the same time. Mom was a full-time Mom so this nearly never occurred, but once in a blue moon, my parents would allow themselves a romantic getaway from their five children. The woman who watched us went on to her eternal reward long ago but out of respect, I will not call her by her real name. For this column, she will be Margaret.

‘America First’ is America at its best

As former Trump Administration national security officials who deeply believe in an America First approach to U.S. national security policy, we strongly object to the May 14 Washington Post editorial, “‘America First’ is America at its worst.”

Monetary malpractice at the Federal Reserve

If the economy slips into recession, you can “thank” the Federal Reserve. All around the country is the economic detritus of its monetary malfeasance.

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'Racist' smear a midterm ploy

The racist mass murderer in Buffalo, New York, was inspired by replacement theory -- but that is hardly mainstream Republican Party policy, as so many commentators are implying ("The law, racism and promoting America at its worst," Web, May 18). Scapegoating Republicans for murderous, racist events is an ideological exigency for Democrats as the midterm elections loom.

A planned shortage?

Abbott Labs' Sturgis, Michigan, baby formula plant shut down in February, and the Biden administration waited three months until formula supplies dwindled to panic levels before invoking the Defense Production Act? It's like President Biden was oblivious to the easily anticipated result of the closing of the largest baby-formula facility in the country and created yet another supply-chain issue of mortal consequences.

Aliens in Congress?

According to "OSS Society revisits, honors Operation Overlord" (Web, May 18), "the 2019 Gallup poll found that 49% of the respondents agreed there are 'people somewhat like ourselves' living on other planets." Could some already be on our planet?

Term limit or no, infringement a problem

Term limits for Supreme Court justices may require an amendment to our Constitution ("Nearly 70% of Americans support term limits for Supreme Court justices," Web, May 18). If they do, the revision should also consider whether a simple majority of justices should have the authority to infringe upon an individual's right to life, liberty or property until that simple majority is effectively nullified.

Jealous of Melania

It comes as no surprise that the acerbic-tongued, matronly women of "The View" would mock former first lady Melania Trump after the latter criticized Vogue (during an interview with Fox News host Pete Hegseth) for not featuring her on its cover during her time in the White House ("'Never say never': Melania Trump teases 2024 run, calls Vogue 'biased' after snub," Web, May 15).