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Trump to award Medal of Freedom to 'Trumponomics' co-author

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, file photo, economist Arthur Laffer, known as the "father of supply-side economics" and who was an economic adviser to President Ronald Reagan, speaks to an executive committee meeting of the California Republican Party at their convention in Anaheim, Calif. President Donald Trump is set to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Laffer. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

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