Eugene Robinson appears to be slipping away from reality. His missive on your Aug. 13 editorial page states that the Republicans are in “total chaos” because of the numerous candidates they have running for president, most of whom he disapproves.

I did a recent fact check, and none of the Republican candidates are being investigated by the FBI. None of the Republican candidates have been revealed as having exposed our nation to huge security breaches by harboring classified material on a private server (and lied about it, but since we are referring to Hillary Clinton here, no surprise). None of the Republican candidates are running behind a socialist in one of the major primaries. It makes one wonder if. Robinson has been spending time in Colorado and sampling some of their now-legal wacky weed. His concern for the Republicans is touching but should be reserved for his own party.

Rick Ellis

retired military officer

New Orleans