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Complaint: Americans are 'too easily offended'

- The Washington Times

Popular culture, much of the news media, celebrities and many politicians have fixated on the idea that Americans are an easily offended, fragile bunch who need to be shielded from certain commentary and conversation. Is that what the U.S. population really thinks?

The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General released a memo on Wednesday about "unidentified aerial phenomena." (Associated Press)

Defense Department launches UFO 'evaluation'

- The Washington Times

It is a very straightforward communication. A memorandum released Monday by the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General is simply titled "Evaluation of DoD's Actions Regarding the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena."

A report from Vox says pet care is contributing to climate change. It cites kitty litter, meat-based meals and dog poop bags as factors. (Associated Press)

Climate alarmists could 'cancel' your pets

- The Washington Times

Talk about a pet peeve. The climate alarmists have come for your pets. No, really. A new report from Vox.com is now urging the public to consider offering a home to other pets besides dogs and cats. Why?

A recent editorial from Issues & Insights was critical of President Biden and his views on what should be considered patriotism. (Associated Press)

Biden has no authority to define 'patriotism'

- The Washington Times

Some fret that President Biden is hoping to redefine "patriotism" as he sets forth a fierce progressive agenda, all the while suggesting that such things as wearing masks and paying higher taxes should be considered patriotic acts.

Sen. Mitt Romney was booed by the audience during the Utah Republican Party 2021 Organizing Convention on Saturday. (Associated Press)

Mitt Romney hands Trump a victory

- The Washington Times

It is a long, long way from the 2012 presidential election, when then-GOP hopeful Mitt Romney buoyed up support with his campaign slogan "Believe in America." These days, approval seems to have dwindled for the Utah lawmaker, who has faced a serious moment of reckoning on his own turf.

A new survey finds that a majority of Americans say the total number of immigrants admitted to the U.S. each year should be 1 million or less. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Just 8% of Americans favor unlimited immigration

- The Washington Times

Among Americans, a hefty majority say that the total number of immigrants admitted to the U.S. each year should be 1 million or less according to a substantial new survey from the Cato Institute. Only 8% of the respondents agreed that "as many as want to come should be allowed in the U.S." -- while 9% said the number admitted should be zero, as in "0."

Republican lawmakers are on a retreat in Orlando, Florida, for the next 24 hours. There they'll parse out strategies and best practices. (Associated Press)

Republicans mull over yet another identity

- The Washington Times

Republican lawmakers are in Orlando, Florida, for the next 24 hours parsing out strategies, tactics, best practices and maybe even a few optimistic notions as the moments slip by. The GOP House members' "retreat" is not an event that encourages press coverage. But the press is monitoring the low-key gathering nonetheless and is always eager to supply convenient narratives.

Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina will offer the GOP rebuttal to President Biden's speech before a joint session of Congress this week. (Associated Press)

Tim Scott and his vision for America

- The Washington Times

A certain South Carolina Republican will be in the world spotlight on Wednesday when President Biden addresses a joint session of the nation's lawmakers. Sen. Tim Scott will offer the official GOP reply to the president's message.

Multiple news organizations have noted and commented on former President Donald Trump's weight and appearance recently. (Associated Press)

The new and improved Donald Trump?

- The Washington Times

Former President Donald Trump continues to bypass social media, sending out succinct missives through 45Office.com — his official post-White House website — several times a day, for quite some time.

Michael Savage warns of incoming 'Civil War'

- The Washington Times

That time of an Civil War has arrived, talk radio host Michael Savage warns -- advising the push for "hope and change" during former President Barack Obama's era has intensified under President Biden and his administration.

Migrants with children are seen in custody at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing area in Mission, Texas, in mid-March. (Associated Press)

Border woes: $50,000 a month for diapers

- The Washington Times

Eight Republican members of the House Committee on Homeland Security have just returned from a fact-finding mission along the southern U.S. border, specifically in the Rio Grande Valley sector of Texas. They have compiled some "shocking realities" in a 10-point follow-up report released Wednesday.

If former President Donald Trump were to create a social media platform, an expert says he would have a "good chance of success." (Associated Press)  **FILE**

Trump Twitter has 'a good chance of success'

- The Washington Times

Political foes of former President Donald Trump should not forget that he has a viable background in entertainment, public engagement and media outreach. Mr. Trump is also very canny about personal branding and can create productive buzz around his interests or activities before the media even wakes up in the morning.