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Smithsonian chief should stand up or step down

Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough was undoubtedly correct [“Clough defends removal of video,” Style, Jan. 19] when he said, “This institution is a big place. . . . It continues to do its work.” Unfortunately, what he seems unable to grasp is...

By Steven Alan Honley, Washington  | January 21, 2011; 7:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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An anniversary marred on the Mall

At 11 a.m. on Dec. 16, the sky was overcast on the Mall. The light snow and 20-degree temperature were appropriate, as 40 or so veterans of the Battle of the Bulge gathered at the National World War II Memorial...

By Robert Schneider, Hortonville, Wis.  | December 31, 2010; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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No 'censorship' of Smithsonian video

I have followed the controversy over the video at the National Portrait Gallery [letters, Dec. 28] with great interest, particularly the suggestion that by removing the film the Smithsonian Institution was encouraging censorship and that we are now on some...

By Carol A. Jackson, Gaithersburg  | December 30, 2010; 10:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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The true villains in the 'Hide/Seek' story

Clarification: Due to an editing error, an earlier version of this letter neglected to note the writer's past association with the Smithsonian Institution. The version below has been corrected. What hectoring faux bravery Philip Kennicott exhibited in the Dec. 24...

By Thomas Bower, Washington  | December 27, 2010; 6:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Art censorship on a slippery slope

I am, from time to time, extremely proud of The Post, but I had never been so much as while reading Philip Kennicott’s article on the “Hide/Seek” controversy. What a pleasure to read something that tells the story exactly right....

By Wallace Babington, Washington  | December 27, 2010; 6:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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It doesn't look like Martin Luther King

Seeing the Nov. 25 front-page photo of workers erecting a statue of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the King memorial being built on the Tidal Basin, I thought it was a statue of Buddha. It does not look...

By Mustafa Bashir, Washington  | November 30, 2010; 6:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Not Enough Stimulus for the Mall, Marisa Katz , May 3, 2009
 
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