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Sheldon Adelson. (Associated Press)

Now it's time to pay for the fun

- The Washington Times

Money is not the mother's milk of politics, as the bundler's cliche goes, but homemade vanilla ice cream, rich and creamy. Donald Trump hasn't been getting any. Not much and not lately, anyway.

Bob Dole (Associated Press) ** FILE **

The last yelps of sore losers

- The Washington Times

Time is running out for the sore losers in Cleveland (and other places). Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee, and attacks on him now, deserved or not, are attacks on the party and can only cripple the chances of taking back the White House.

Boris Johnson. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

A rousing week for the Gaffe Patrol

- The Washington Times

The Gaffe Patrol, that brave and courageous squadron of the media that sets out to seek and destroy politicians and others who inadvertently say something to offend the code of political correctness, has had a remarkably good week here in the Lower 48.

Chief Justice John Roberts. (Associated Press)

The election to terrify us all

- The Washington Times

This might be remembered as the year when they gave an election and nobody came. The millions stayed home, the champagne went uncorked, and everybody lived in semi-misery ever after.

Trey Gowdy. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

The lawbreaker 'too big to jail'

- The Washington Times

James Comey continues to supply the champagne at Hillary Clinton's headquarters, after making sure she wouldn't have to spend Election Night in a 5 by 7 jail cell. That wouldn't be big enough to accommodate her pants suits.

Theresa May. (Associated Press)

It's always 'Look for the woman'

- The Washington Times

Trying to sound wise about another country's politics is usually a fool's game, and from this side of the Atlantic it looked like Boris Johnson had a lock on becoming the next prime minister in London. He was the face of the successful effort to pry Britain from the moldy clutches of Europe, and who could stop him?

A workable alternative to synthetic soldiers

- The Washington Times

The Obama administration's big idea, proudly disclosed Thursday that "transgender individuals" -- not to be confused with "men" and "women" -- can now serve openly in the U.S. military services. This ends one of the last bans on service in the nation's armed forces and opens a new chapter of men at arms. HMS Pinafore goes to war.

Chicken Little

Nobody does hysteria like the media

- The Washington Times

Chicken Little will have company when the sky falls on the British isles and the world ends, which the European Union, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the BBC, CBS, NBC, ABC and Barack Obama can now say with confidence will be at 2:20 in the morning next Thursday (just in time for the late final editions).

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

The bad moon rising over Hillary

- The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton won't be able to say she didn't see the bad moon rising. Donald Trump gave her a blistering introduction this week to Presidential Politics 102, which differs in a remarkable way from Politics 101, which she encountered in her first attempt in 2008 and before that as the managing partner in Bubba's two campaigns.

Boris Johnson. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

It's crunch time in Old Blighty

- The Washington Times

This is do-or-die week in Old Blighty. Our British cousins will decide Thursday whether to reclaim their birthright, voting to leave the European Union and the Germans, French and an assorted gang of easy riders, and reclaim their status as a world-power capable of sitting on its own bottom.

Rahm Emanuel     Associated Press

Obama won't let tragedy in Orlando go to waste

- The Washington Times

Tragedies are usually sad for most people. But the opportunists always take to heart the famous advice of Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago and once President Obama's top aide: "Never let a tragedy go to waste."

George Washington (Image: The White House) ** FILE **

And now the real fun begins

- The Washington Times

The primaries are at last over, and not a day too soon. Now Democrats and the Republicans can turn to dismantling each other in pursuit of the presidency. This should be a campaign to remember.

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

There's upset in the air in California

- The Washington Times

The acrid odor of Democratic panic, as real as the aroma of burned flesh and cordite on a battlefield, hangs over California in a dark cloud of confusion and uncertainty. "This is how it smelled in '64," says a stunned Democratic observer in Sacramento, "with [Barry] Goldwater charging and [Nelson] Rockefeller on the run."

Theodore Roosevelt (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Big-time football and the schools for scandal

- The Washington Times

Bill Clinton and his friends probably feel themselves entitled to a little chuckle over the plight of Kenneth Starr, the plotter of the impeachment of Mr. Clinton. The wheel that goes around comes around, and all that.

Hillary Clinton (Associated Press) ** FILE **

The Clintons and the comeuppance at hand

- The Washington Times

Reckoning comes late to the Clintons, but it comes. Bubba has skated past a lot of transgressions, always counting on his gift of gab and his deep-dyed Southern charm to escape retribution. He played the charm card with consummate skill: "Aw, shucks, what can you do with a good ol' boy like me?"

President Obama in Hanoi. (Associated Press)

Turning President Obama loose in Asia

- The Washington Times

Barack Obama hasn't learned much in his seven years (and counting) in the White House, but he might have learned a little. He bowed to his Vietnamese hosts on arrival in Hanoi, but it wasn't the infamous back-breaking 180-degree bow he gave to the despots of the Islamic world in Cairo.

Hillary Clinton waves to the crowd before speaking during a campaign stop in Bowling Green, Ky., on Monday, May 16, 2016. (Austin Anthony/Daily News via AP)

Hillary hails a flying saucer to the White House

- The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton's campaign wizards, having seen what happened to Jeb Bush, are said to be worried about her "lack of energy." But there's nothing wrong with her imagination, her vision, her talent for building castles in the cosmos. She has come up with the season's most imaginative campaign promise.