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Regarding the “Voodoo economics award” item in the Short takes editorial ( June 8) about giving Arthur Laffer the Medal of Freedom: While President Donald Trump is lamentable and deserves to be impeached immediately, this item contained a most unfortunate error on second reference. Trump has merely devalued the Medal of Freedom, not the Medal of Honor, commonly understood as the Congressional Medal of Honor. There are, in this instance, limits even to Trump’s trumpery.

Dave Buck • Kirkwood