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Michael Bloomberg served three terms as mayor of New York City when the city previously had a strict two-term limit on mayors. (Associated Press)

Bloomberg’s joke of a bid says more about present crop of Democrats

- The Washington Times

The only intelligent thing about Mr. Bloomberg running for the Democratic nomination for the presidency is what it says about the present crop of Democrats running for the nomination. They’re a hopeless bunch of losers who would rather destroy America than lose another election to President Trump.

A line worker checks vehicles at the General Motors Hamtramck assembly plant in Hamtramck, Mich., Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. U.S. factory output grew for the 16th straight month in November, though at a slightly slower pace than the previous month.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya) **FILE**

An EU industrial policy is bad news for the U.S.

The EU is looking at a shortcut: Industrial policy. Instead of changing its policies to grow large European firms organically, it wants to promote and create them through mergers. The EU argues that it needs bigger, and potentially monopolistic, firms to battle its international rivals.

A man sits alone inside a Metrobus in downtown Washington, Wednesday, March 16, 2016.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) **FILE**

When the public strikes against the public

- The Washington Times

Some transit workers in Northern Virginia are jawing about their pay or lack thereof. Indeed, one bus driver told WRC-TV that he and his coworkers plan to strike later this week if they don’t get a raise in pay that’s comparable to the cost of living. Unfortunately, that action would mean that riders of Metrobus and the Fairfax Connector would be inconvenienced. What a bother for negotiators on both sides.

Illustration on Chinese global designs by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

How China uses money to control political discourse

The recent controversy between China and the NBA over the Houston Rockets’ general manager supporting anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong in a tweet sparked a welcome conversation in the United States: To what extent are Americans willing to sell out their political values for access to the lucrative Chinese market?

This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein. A previously undisclosed federal investigation into Epstein included an examination of whether he was traveling with underage girls as recently as 2018, newly released documents show. In July 2019, U.S. Marshals Service investigators spoke with an air-traffic controller who said she saw Epstein get off his private jet at an airport near his U.S. Virgin Islands retreat with two girls who appeared to be 11 or 12, according to the documents. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)

Elite media inexcusably ignore Jeffrey Epstein-ABC scandal

- The Washington Times

There are a lot of formerly powerful people who must rue the day that Ronan Farrow abandoned his career as an also-ran opinion journalist and decided to do it His Way. Over the past two years, Mr. Farrow has become one of the most hard-charging and effective investigative journalists in America.

Anonymous sources are dominating broadcast coverage of the impeachment inquiry, according to a conservative press watchdog. (Associated Press)

Dangerous, troubling ‘Anonymous’ times for America

- The Washington Times

It’s not overstating to say the Democrats have been trying to impeach President Donald Trump since Day One of his White House term — since before Day One even, when his inauguration was just stepping into planning mode. But there’s a growing, troubling anti-Trump hatchet trend in town and it’s called Anonymous.

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Thousands pack into The Gateway in Salt Lake City for Kanye West's "Sunday Service," Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. People were standing on and climbing up anything they could find to catch a glimpse of West. (Colter Peterson/The Deseret News via AP)

Kanye West's faith and the red line for believers

- The Washington Times

Christians want to know: Is Kanye West for real with his faith, or not? That's a good question. But it's not the best question. Why not? The conversion of West -- the final determination of the to-be or not-to-be Christian leanings of the rap artist -- is ultimately a matter between West and God. The better question is: Does it truly matter?

In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo former Exxon CEO and ex-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson leaves a courthouse in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Rex Tillerson's dubious denial of Nikki Haley's claims

- The Washington Times

Nikki Haley said in her book, "With All Due Respect," that then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and then-White House Chief of Staff John Kelly asked her in a meeting to help them oppose some of President Donald Trump's policies and in so doing, "save the country." Tillerson has issued a denial. But it's a dubious denial.

In this Sept. 12, 1953, photo released by RR Auction, John F. Kennedy and his new bride Jacqueline cut the wedding cake at their reception in Newport, R.I. The photo is one of a collection of 13 original images made by Frank Ataman, of Fall River, Mass., being auctioned by RR Auction. The original negatives were discovered in his darkroom after he died. The auction closes Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. The little girl is unidentified. (AP Photo/RR Auction, Frank Ataman) ** FILE **

Cohabitation rises, marriage falls -- and society drifts

- The Washington Times

Roughly 78% of young adults ages 18 to 29 say it's A-OK for unmarried couples to live together as husband and wife without going the traditional route -- the trading of vows, the placing of rings, the standing before God, and so forth and so on. It's easier to separate that way, dontcha know.

Denny Hamlin, left, embraces car owner Joe Gibbs in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at ISM Raceway, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) **FILE**

Joe Gibbs walks fine line managing three title contenders

- Associated Press

Gibbs is taking three drivers to Sunday's championship-deciding finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where the Toyota trio of Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. will race Ford driver Kevin Harvick for the title. The highest-finishing driver wins the Cup.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin speaks during a news conference at the Governors' Mansion in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. Bevin asked for a recanvass of Kentucky election results that showed him more than 5,000 votes behind Democrat Andy Beshear, who discounted the challenge and began preparing to take office. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

No need for hand-wringing in the GOP

Largely overlooked amid Virginia Democrats' (understandable) gloating about capturing control of the Virginia General Assembly for the first time in 20 years and narrowly winning the Kentucky governorship, there were election results — from Pennsylvania and New Jersey to Arizona and Mississippi and back to Kentucky — that should help take Republicans off suicide watch.

Left interferes on own just fine

The ongoing House process to impeach President Trump represents the most egregious abuse of our Constitution in our nation's history. A political party, which has been hell-bent on removing this president from the day he won the election (and even before that), is for the first time using the impeachment clause of the Constitution for blatant political purposes. Its impeachment leader, Rep. Adam Schiff, has blatantly lied to the American people — repeatedly — in the course of developing the "case" against President Trump.

New hope for Bolivia

A great victory for freedom was achieved in Bolivia this past Sunday, after Socialist President Evo Morales resigned and fled the capital, La Paz, under pressure from armed forces Chief Gen. Williams Kalimantan. The Oct. 20 elections were found to have been rigged by Cuban and Venezuelan Communists, and election monitors said the elections were fraudulent.