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Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks at his early vote rally at Rocketown in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (George Walker IV/The Tennessean via AP)

Money matters

Mitt Romney, the Utah senator and former business executive, is merely “rich.” When the then-Massachusetts Republican ran for president against Barack Obama in 2012, he was estimated to be worth around $200 million. President Trump is also only “rich,” with a net worth somewhere in the $3 billion range, according to various estimates. Tom Steyer, the San Francisco hedge fund titan who is also running for president, is similarly situated, worth about $1.5 billion (yet he can’t seem to find a decent tie to buy for himself).


The enemy is us

Sometimes, reading the headlines, one would think America is being taken over by a foreign enemy. But turning on the news one sees that the enemy is not foreign.


Consequences of evaded reality

I was 16 in 1979 when Russia invaded Afghanistan. My father told me to avoid conscription at any cost, as my life in Afghanistan, unlike in Eastern Europe, wouldn’t be worth an hour’s purchase. In 1981 I joined St. Petersburg University, where a professor said not every country is “democracy material.”


Spare a dime?

I appreciated Wendy Young’s “Deeply flawed Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) causes suffering at the U.S.-Mexico border” (Web, Feb. 8). However, the piece implies that the Americans are the bad guys. Wrong. How about offering a solution to the problem rather than pointing fingers?

Illustration on the damaged National Security Council by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

National Security Council’s swamp of leakers needs draining

While President Trump’s removal of the hate-Trump Vindman twins from their positions at the National Security Council (NSC) is being decried by the mainstream media, it is not only a long-overdue action but also reflects some fundamental misperceptions about the NSC and its operations.

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DHS to deploy elite Border Patrol teams to sanctuary cities

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