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Mercedes Schlapp

Mercedes Schlapp

Mercedes Schlapp was a columnist for The Washington Times.

Articles by Mercedes Schlapp

FILE - In this May 6, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Eugene, Ore. The city of Eugene plans to bill the Donald Trump campaign nearly $100,000 to pay for costs associated with last month's visit. Police Chief Pete Kerns said in an email Wednesday, June 22, 2016, that overtime compensation for police officers totaled $78,000 while firefighters and other city employees racked up another $10,000 in OT. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

With one speech, Trump changes the campaign narrative

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's speech Wednesday about Hillary Clinton represents the Democrats' worst nightmare, a speech that even the liberal news site Slate.com called "terrifyingly effective." Published June 23, 2016

President Barack Obama waves to members of the media as he walks to Marine One on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 16, 2016, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base to travel to Orlando, Fla. to meet with families of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Our timid philosopher-president misses the real threat

"What exactly would using this label accomplish? What exactly would it change?" That was President Obama this week, sounding more like a timid philosopher than an impressive commander-in-chief as he tried to explain his refusal to blame incidents such as Orlando on "radical Islamic terrorism." Our president seems to spend more time these days trying to determine what terminology rather than how to deal with the actual threat of Islamic radicalization in our midst. Published June 16, 2016

Hillary Clinton (Associated Press/File)

Champion of women can't erase her history as attack dog

Many in the liberal media were overjoyed Tuesday night when Hillary Clinton became the first woman to clinch the presidential nomination for a major political party. The wall-to-wall coverage that followed her victory speech made it appear as if the mainstream media had closely coordinated with Mrs. Clinton's press team to ensure that viewers couldn't miss the pro-women talking points focusing on her gender and the presidency. Published June 9, 2016