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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.

Chris McDaniel

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.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to the National Automobile Dealers Association meeting in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

PRUDEN: Hillary Clinton's war on women

- The Washington Times

Revenge is a powerful engine, and nothing drives human behavior like it. Love, like candy, is dandy, but revenge, like liquor, is quicker, and the effect is longer lasting. Hillary Clinton seems determined to learn this bitter lesson.

**FILE** President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tour the Iron Dome Battery defense system at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv on March 20, 2013. (Associated Press)

PRUDEN: Suppressing the urge to survive

- The Washington Times

We've heard this song before. John Kerry has offered the latest new and improved peace plan, to settle once and for all the wars and rumors of war between Israel and the Palestinians and their enablers.

While Lauren Berthiaume, right, shovels her sidewalk, her 17-month-old daughter Rylie Bartusek prefers eating the snow, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Worcester, Mass. (AP Photo/Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Steve Lanava)

PRUDEN: The end of the snow job

- The Washington Times

Some of our snow is said to be missing, though you couldn't tell it if you looked around in one of the harshest winters in decades. The sky has been falling nearly everywhere, and 67 percent of North America now lies under a blanket of white.

Pope Francis listens to his speech being translated in several languages, during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. A U.N. human rights committee denounced the Vatican on Wednesday for “systematically” adopting policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, and urged it to open its files on the pedophiles and the bishops who concealed their crimes. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

PRUDEN: Theologians at the United Nations

- The Washington Times

The Vatican asked for it, with its stalling on what to do about pedophile priests, and putting off what the pope and his bishops know is inevitable. But neither the Roman Catholic Church nor, God knows, the United Nations, comes into the court of public opinion with what the lawyers call, with no intended irony, "clean hands."

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie holds a souvenir football helmet as he leaves after a ceremony to pass official hosting duties of next year's Super Bowl to representatives from Arizona, Saturday Feb. 1, 2014 in New York. Fellow Republicans are assessing the damage of new allegations that Gov. Christie knew about a traffic-blocking operation orchestrated by top aides.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

PRUDEN: Another ink bomb for Christie

- The Washington Times

Once the villain, forever the villain. Then your enemies don't have to aim carefully. Just throw anything at hand, a mud ball, a hand grenade, an ink bomb. Maybe something will stick.