Should the United States of America continue to be called by that name? Given the current state of affairs, it seems like a mockery.

Doesn't it seem bizarre that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is considering suing President Barack Obama ["Divided House votes to sue Obama," News, July 31]? It doesn't matter if you're a Republican, Democrat, independent, etc. This is just wrong!

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There was a time when our country was united, with each state playing an integral role. Sadly, that concept appears to be replaced by the worst partisanship. We have become like two separate countries within one.

Our country appears weak and petty to the outside world. Americans need to re-evaluate their priorities and remember what it is that has made us unique: not our differences but our strengths as one united country.

Maureen King Cassidy, Malverne