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EDITORIAL: Bongino for Congress

Democrats in Washington work hard to stoke the flames of resentment against “the rich.” Rep. John Delaney is the richest Democrat in Congress, and he’s locked in a surprisingly tight race in Maryland’s 6th District against Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent, the Republican challenger.

D.C. Council members Muriel Bowser (left) and David A. Catania, and former council member Carol Schwartz, candidates for mayor of the District, took swipes at each other during a debate Wednesday. The three, each hoping to succeed Mayor Vincent C. Gray, will debate again Thursday, in advance of Saturday's start of early voting. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

EDITORIAL: For D.C. mayor, none of the above

Sitting out an election is not always an act of apathy or civic disengagement. Sometimes it can be the right choice, when the options are as unappetizing, as they are in the nation’s capital this year for voters charged with choosing a successor to Mayor Vincent C. Gray.

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Secretary of State John Kerry, left, talks with Chad President Idriss Deby Itno at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, during the US African Leaders Summit. President Barack Obama and dozens of African leaders opened talks Wednesday on two key issues that threaten to disrupt economic progress on the continent: security and government corruption. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

What Africa doesn't need from us

What Africa needs is industry, power and, most of all, something to eat. Nearly 30 percent of the world's 842 million hungry live on the continent, and John F. Kerry wants to issue each of them a carbon credit.

Alfred Kinsey, seated left, with his main co-authors of "Sexual Behavior in the Human Female" at the Kinsey Institute's headquarters at Indiana University in 1953. (AP Photo)

The not-so-gay census

Judged by the noise the homosexual lobby makes, with its parades and strutting in the popular media, you might think nearly everybody in America wears the lavender with the pride of the Irish in the wearing of the green.

** FILE ** U.S. Senate candidate and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, D-Ky., rallies a group of supporters during a campaign stop in Brandenburg, Ky., on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

EDITORIAL: The tax man's politics

The Internal Revenue Service continues to keep Congress, or least the House half of it, busy with investigations into the harassment of the Tea Party and how email evidence of IRS abuse mysteriously disappears.