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February 27, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Drones: Get out of the way of aerial innovation

Christopher Vo pilots his aircraft as local drone enthusiasts gather for the Maryland Fly In last month in Laytonsville, Md.. Illustrates DRONES-PERSONAL (category a), by Michael S. Rosenwald (c) 2013, The Washington Post. Moved Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. (MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary)

Christopher Vo pilots his aircraft as local drone enthusiasts gather for the Maryland Fly In in Laytonsville, Md. (Washington Post photo by Bill O’Leary)

Misguided legislators who would write onerous legislation restricting the use of drones in Washington should take care that they do not slam the door on a million-dollar industry that could create thousands of jobs [“Lawmakers may restrict drone aircraft for privacy’s sake,” Local News, Feb. 24].

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are here to stay and troglodytes may as well attempt to outlaw all flying machines and horseless carriages.

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December 24, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Henry Ford and the minimum wage debate: What’s the right wage?

Lane Filler’s explanation that Henry Ford paid his workers twice the going wage because he needed to reduce turnover corrects a misconception. But it misses the point in relation to today’s minimum-wage debate [“Minimum wage: Henry Ford didn’t pay $5 a day to be nice,” Opinion, Dec. 21]. To me it shows that the…

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