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Men stand in a U.S. Immigration and Border Enforcement detention center in McAllen, Texas, Friday, July 12, 2019, during a visit by Vice President Mike Pence. Acknowledging "this is tough stuff," Pence said he was not surprised by what he saw as he toured the McAllen Border Patrol station Friday where hundreds of men were kept in caged fences with no cots amid sweltering heat. (Josh Dawsey/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

End immigration to mend it

Pick your own analogy, but the U.S. immigration system is worse than broken. It can be fixed, but politicians from both parties refuse to do it.

Illustration on a moon mission as a bridge to Mars exploration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Our next giant leap should be to Mars

Since the triumph of Apollo, we have not stopped exploring. America has sent probes to explore every planet from Mercury to Pluto, and even out into interstellar space.

Russian metals magnate Oleg Deripaska (right), a confidant of President Vladimir Putin, has been on a charm offensive in Washington trying to repair his tarnished image and rid himself and his businesses of U.S. sanctions. (Associated Press/File)

Wishful thinking won’t change Russia’s bad behavior

The Mueller investigation is over. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met with President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Some say the time is right for a thaw in U.S.-Russian relations. This is wishful thinking.

In this Tuesday, June 25, 2019, photo released by Bahrain News Agency, from left to right, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner attend the opening session of the "Peace to Prosperity" workshop in Manama, Bahrain. Amid heavy skepticism and deep doubts about prospects for success, the Trump administration on Tuesday was convening an international conference to promote its ambitious but heavily criticized $50 billion economic support plan for the Palestinians. (Bahrain News Agency via AP)

Using the Bahrain strategy as a model for the world

The recent “Peace to Prosperity” U.S.-led economic workshop in Bahrain illustrated that presidential adviser Jared Kushner is not the only one who believes an economic pathway is “the precondition to resolving a previously unsolvable political situation.”

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at the AARP Presidential Forum at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf, Iowa on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.  (Olivia Sun/The Des Moines Register via AP) ** FILE **

Kamala Harris is no Barack Obama

- The Washington Times

Sen. Kamala D. Harris of California was languishing in the Democratic presidential race until she pointed out that former Vice President Joseph R. Biden was a fool for having the same position on school busing that she has.

Irreducible Complexity Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

In defiance of science

For years, the left has claimed to be the party of science, while casting religious conservatives as ignorant, superstitious louts.

Lessons on immigration from ‘Little House on the Prairie’

- The Washington Times

NBC network COZI TV just played Season 2, Episode 20 of “Little House on the Prairie,” the one titled the “Centennial” — and boy, what a face-slapping reality check of how far our country has strayed, in the span of about 40 years, from its moral, political and cultural compasses. Particularly, pertaining to immigration.

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District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser pauses during a news conference at One Judiciary Square in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Bowser's anti-gun plan a complex gambit

- The Washington Times

Well, moms, dads and sweeties everywhere, there are signs that a new D.C. sheriff is in town, and her name is Muriel Bowser, but the name on her badge is "Sheriff Snitch." That's right, snitching of gun owners will become as vogue-ish as hashtags if Mayor Bowser turns her passion to rid the city of illegal guns into a reasonable policy.

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the 25th Essence Festival in New Orleans, Saturday, July 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Partisan affiliation above all else

A funny thing about politics today. The Democratic Party's presidential candidates are sprinting left as fast as Michael Johnson in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics — desperate, they seem to be, to pander to a liberal base clamoring for "free" college, "free" health care, open borders along the Rio Grande, and an apparently gender-less, or at best, "gender fluid" world. (Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts recently helpfully informed her 2.8 million Twitter followers that her preferred pronouns are "She/her." Now if only she were similarly clear on the matter of her ethnic heritage.)

Left's rejection of past a mistake

Like any nation, America has its problems. Yet it remains arguably the greatest nation ever, a nation founded on a set of values and ideals that continue to attract immigrants from all over the world. And while not all of the Founders were Christian, many were devout believers who embraced Christian values and a biblical understanding of human nature. They understood the seductive danger of concentrating too much power in too few hands. Through their sacrifice and wisdom, they left us a nation known for its liberty and its guarantee of freedom.

Trip to Israel won't unwash brains

With a trip to Israel already approved by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for Reps. Tlaib and Omar, the two anti-Israel members of the House of Representatives, it would be edifying if and when the itinerary is made public. Certainly the American taxpayer will be confronted by the trip cost to the tune of thousands, if not hundred of thousands, of dollars for luxurious accommodations, costly security and miscellaneous gratuities.