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President Obama bows to a Japanese robot, ASIMO, during a youth science event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo.

PRUDEN: Obama's fishy Asian adventure

- The Washington Times

President Obama is in Asia, for those who remember him, and it hasn't been a great week for either his administration or his family. He might be tempted to stay there.

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PRUDEN: Putting the 'pee' in Portland

- The Washington Times

Portland, Ore., is a nice place to live. Nothing much happens there, and that's its charm. Oregon is perhaps the most politically correct of the 50 states, shading even Massachusetts, and Reservoir 5 of the Portland water system is a monument to the work of the weenie bureaucrat.

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a televised call-in show with the nation in Moscow, Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

PRUDEN: When a bored president just 'mails it in'

- The Washington Times

Like it or not, the world is a dangerous place, and getting more so. None of the portents look good. Vladimir Putin not so subtly says, in ever louder voice, that he's in charge of events now, and the rest of the world should just get used to it.

** FILE ** Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (Associated Press)

PRUDEN: Loose-lipped pols pay a debt to plain language

- The Washington Times

Sometimes the smartest among us should just shut up, and watch his language. Nobody gets the opportunity now, if he ever did, to take something back, to explain "context" or "clarify" what he was trying to say. It's all on somebody's tape.

FILE - In this March 15, 2013 file photo, dairy cows stand near a barn on a farm in Billings, Mo. Farmers expressed relief this week that a long fight over federal dairy subsidies had ended with an overhaul that most thought would be fair and effective in keeping farms from going under during hard times. The House approved compromise legislation Wednesday Jan. 29, 2014, and a Senate vote is expected soon. (AP Photo/The Springfield News-Leader, Nathan Papes, File)

PRUDEN: Flatulent cows and the global warming hysteria

- The Washington Times

Cows, like Rodney Dangerfield, don't get no respect. The White House wants to cut methane emissions from the dairy industry by 20 percent by the year 2020. The Environmental Protection Agency isn't sure how to do it, but we can be sure a new tax will come with the solution.

Fred Phelps founded the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka in 1955, and it is known for denouncing homosexuality and protesting at soldiers' funerals. (Associated Press)

PRUDEN: Goodbye to an infamous tormentor

- The Washington Times

A mean and vulgar troublemaker died last week, gone to his reward for making life miserable for millions of Americans, and some of those who suffered under the lash of language, many of them advocates of the lavender lifestyle, have set an example of Christian good will and forbearance. Maybe it will be catching.

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PRUDEN: A test of the Republican old order

- The Washington Times

The old order changeth, and he who does not get out of the way risks getting runneth over. This applies to senators, baseball players, preachers, poachers, Volkswagen mechanics and anyone else who isn't paying attention.

** FILE ** Chris Matthew. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invsion/AP)

PRUDEN: Midterms favor GOP as Democrats flee Obama

- The Washington Times

Pretty soon the Republicans on the line in November will have to worry about peaking too soon. Democrats are up to their knees in a large slough of despond. All about seems only despair and dejection with no way out.

Alex Sink gets at a hug on stage from her daughter Lexi Crawford while delivering her concession speech, after being defeated by David Jolly for Florida's 13th Congressional District, at her watch party at the Hilton Carillon in St. Petersburg Tuesday evening March 11, 2014. On right is Lexi Crawford's husband Douglas Crawford.  (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Dirk Shadd)

PRUDEN: How Sink sank in Florida special election

- The Washington Times

Alex Sink, who was the model for the Democratic congressional candidate of 2014, lost what was supposed to be a slam-dunk victory Tuesday in Florida. She got the slam, but not the dunk, and departs the arena leaving a valuable lesson for her party.

**FILE** German Chancellor Adolf Hitler (right) salutes a huge crowd July 31, 1938, at a sports meeting in Breslau, Germany. (Associated Press)

PRUDEN: Likening Putin to Hitler shows Hillary's shaky grasp of history

- The Washington Times

Enough already with the Hitler talk. War drums and loose lips are giving the old Austrian paperhanger a bad name. Der fuehrer has held the franchise as "most evil figure in history," and now excitable politicians and pundits of little imagination are trying to take the title away by putting him in league with mere pikers.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, listens to Gen. Ivan Buvaltsev, right, as they observe a military exercise near St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, March 3, 2014.  pro-Russian troops held all Ukrainian border posts Monday in Crimea, as well as all military facilities and a key ferry terminal, cementing their stranglehold on the strategic Ukrainian peninsula. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

PRUDEN: Playing the chicken in Kiev

- The Washington Times

America has become a paper tiger with cardboard teeth, and nobody knows this better than Vladimir Putin. Who can blame him? Some of Barack Obama's red lines are missing, and he can't remember where he put them.