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New academic research finds that conservatives' mistrust of the news media is rooted "in the feeling journalists want to ostracize" conservatives themselves. (AP Photo).

Conservative mistrust of the media gets personal, study finds

- The Washington Times

Significant research already reveals that conservatives have lost confidence in the news media due to liberal bias and shoddy or manipulative reporting. Another factor is at work, however, according to a heavily academic source. "Conservatives' mistrust of the media is rooted in the feeling that journalists want to ostracize them," Anthony Nadler and Doron Taussig wrote.

Ukrainian soldiers walk on a destroyed bridge in Irpin, on the outskirts of Kyiv, on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

The real chance of tactical nuclear weapons use by Russia?

- The Washington Times

Is there a chance that Russia President Vladimir Putin could use a tactical nuclear weapon in Ukraine? Retired Navy Capt. Kevin "Mac" McGovern -- a combat veteran and conservative Republican congressional candidate in central Florida -- unpacks that idea.

Jennifer Osgood, center, teaches her son, Noah, 12, while reviewing school work at their home in Fairfax, Vt., on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Homeschooling 'surge' remains strong even as pandemic wanes

- The Washington Times

The appeal of authentic and productive homegrown learning has staying power. The Associated Press has noticed. "The coronavirus pandemic ushered in what may be the most rapid rise in homeschooling the U.S. has ever seen. Two years later, even after schools reopened and vaccines became widely available, many parents have chosen to continue directing their children's educations themselves," the AP noted in a report released Monday.

National Rifle Association members listen to speakers during the NRA's annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, in this May 4, 2013, file photo. (Johnny Hanson/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

NRA plans its major national meeting in Houston in May

- The Washington Times

The big traditional meeting is on: The National Rifle Association has revealed that its annual gathering will take place May 27 through 29 at a 1.9-million-square-foot venue in Houston. In years past, this bodacious event has attracted up to 80,000 attendees.

The nation's top-100 talk radio hosts have been named by Talkers Magazine, an industry source which bases its decision on many factors, including ratings, as well as courage, effort, impact, longevity, talent, revenue, service and uniqueness. (Shutterstock)

Talkers picks the 100 'most important' radio hosts

- The Washington Times

The nation's most powerful and popular talk radio hosts have been revealed by Talkers Magazine, an industry source that based its judgments on some striking qualities of those who are behind the microphone. Those qualities include ratings, of course -- but also such varied factors as courage, effort, impact, longevity, talent, revenue, service and uniqueness.

President Joe Biden speaks at the North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU) Legislative Conference at the Washington Hilton in Washington, Wednesday, April 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Mainstream media fails in efforts to rescue Biden image

- The Washington Times

In previous years, the liberal news media was fairly successful in protecting politicians who held the left-leaning Democratic line. At the moment, however, that effort appears to have hit a snag. Despite the best efforts of many news organizations, President Biden is not enjoying warm and cozy favorability.

This is a bowl of stickers waiting for voters after they cast their early ballot at the Jefferson County Board of Elections office in Steubenville, Ohio, on Monday, April 4, 2022. Early voting began Tuesday, April 5 in Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

A new source of political clout available to be won over

- The Washington Times

The potential power of a certain voting bloc has surfaced, just in case political hopefuls are looking for a new demographic to woo. "The votes of 50-plus women could decide the midterms. Rising costs are their chief concern followed by the country's lack of unity," reports the AARP.

Image courtesy of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

A mighty flight: DARPA weapon reaches 3,805 miles per hour

- The Washington Times

A round of applause, please, for the work of DARPA. The Defense Department agency, charged with making "pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies for national security," reveals that it recently completed a free flight test of the Lockheed Martin version of the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC).

In this image provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks from Kyiv, Ukraine, early Saturday, April 2, 2022. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)

Public approval: Biden loses to Zelenskyy

- The Washington Times

World leaders are subject to the highs and lows of public opinion polls even in complex, critical times. "Weeks after Russia invaded his country, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy draws overwhelmingly positive ratings from the American public for his handling of international affairs. Around seven-in-ten Americans (72%) have a lot or some confidence in Zelenskyy, higher than any other international leader," advises a new Pew Research Center survey.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks briefly to reporters as she leaves a courthouse in New York, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Sarah Palin gets 49 GOP challengers in U.S. House bid

- The Washington Times

Sarah Palin has declared she will run for Congress to fill the seat now empty following the death of the late Rep. Don Young, Alaska Republican. The election will take place Aug. 16. The former vice presidential hopeful will have much company, however.

In this Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson adjusts the American flag hanging off his front porch in Appleton, Wis. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Heritage Foundation gets fierce in new priorities list

- The Washington Times

The Heritage Foundation has issued a set of strategic policy priorities intended to form "the roadmap for conservatives over the next three years," according to a mission statement released Thursday. The organization says the roadmap presents a "once in a lifetime opportunity." Curious? The conservative think tank is not mincing words here.

In this June 13, 2013 file photo, US Border Patrol agent Jerry Conlin looks out over Tijuana, Mexico, by the old border wall along the US - Mexico border, where it ends at the base of a hill in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Heroics and resolve on the border

- The Washington Times

Let's pause to salute the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and their never-ending quest to bring order to the border, even as arguments continue on Capitol Hill and elsewhere over policy -- particularly the status of Title 42, which allows immediate deportation of illegal immigrants arriving from countries where communicable diseases are present.

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers a speech at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, March 26, 2022. Biden is in Poland for the final leg of his four-day trip to Europe as he tries to maintain unity among allies and support Ukraine's defence. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Biden's bomb on getting rid of Putin: How's it playing?

- The Washington Times

The press appears to be either alarmed, shocked or confused by President Biden's new tough talk, showcased with much ado during his appearance in Poland on Saturday. Among other things, Mr. Biden declared that Russian President Vladimir Putin "cannot remain in power," which prompted choice headlines in the last 48 hours.