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Xi Jinping. (Associated Press)

Another attempt, another failure of suppression of faith

- The Washington Times

President Xi Jinping of China is about to learn what despots before learned, to their consternation, puzzlement and grief. He has set out, as Mao Zedong did before him, to crush and squeeze the Christians in China until he has eliminated them all.

Illustration on the upcoming effects of the tax cuts by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Calculating the tax cut

Last December’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act didn’t come wrapped in shiny paper and a bow, but it might as well have. It’s like a Christmas gift that keeps on giving.

Better Health Care Deal Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Providing better deals for health coverage

More than a dozen state attorneys general just sued the Department of Labor over a new rule that makes it easier for small businesses and self-employed individuals to form “association health plans.” AHPs enable these firms and sole proprietors to band together to negotiate with insurers for better deals for health coverage.

Toxic Lib Speak Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

More double-talk from the left

Recent news proves beyond any doubt that most of our nation’s leaders have lost any ability to think clearly and consistently. It also exposes the Big Lie — the fact that members of the elite class really never believed any of their previous posturing about human rights, personal freedom and the dignity of every human being. Their call for diversity and inclusion was simply sleight-of-hand.

Stop the Demographic Shift Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

‘Laura Ingraham is right’

To understand why Ms. Ingraham has a point, let’s take a trip to San Diego, California, where you can catch Los Tucanes de Tijuana playing the San Diego County Fair in summer.

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A wall is spray painted with a message that reads in Spanish: "Damn Maduro" next to an ATM machine in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Banks remained closed Monday as they prepare to release the "sovereign bolivar," the new currency printed with five fewer zeroes in a bid to tame soaring inflation. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

America is Venezuela with Democrats in charge

- The Washington Times

Venezuela is in crisis mode, its currency tanking, its oil-rich vastness a waste of socialist rule, its peoples desperate for even the most basic of human necessities. And this is where the young Democrats and progressives of America would like to head.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Socialist moonshine by the barrel

Socialism, of all discarded economic systems, is sending shock waves across the political landscape in dark tones as Democratic candidates in the midterm congressional elections pitch their proposals for improving the nation's economy, which is already looking pretty good. Economics, the dismal science, seldom excites the pulse but everyone has an interest in what's in his wallet. More than banners and promises from "progressives" will be required to persuade voters that harsh government beats free enterprise.

All should respect the flag

I am the son of non-U.S.-citizen parents who proudly said to me many times over, "That beautiful piece of red, white and blue hanging off that pole is your flag, not ours." During renditions of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with their right hands over their hearts. Those not in uniform should remove their head coverings with their right hands and hold them at their left shoulders, over their hearts. Persons in uniform should render the military salute at the first note of the anthem and hold this position until the last note. When the flag is not displayed, those present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed.

When will Clintons pay?

Whence comes justice in the federal bureaucracy? When will Hillary Clinton be brought to justice for storing and exposing classified information on her private, unauthorized file server? When will she be held accountable for her pay-to-play ploy in the Uranium One transaction, whereby her unique role as secretary of State allowed Russia to rob 20 percent of American uranium stocks in exchange for huge donations to the Clinton Foundation and garnered her husband exorbitant speaking fees?

Remembering a storied warship and its tragedy

History doesn't care. Learning recently that a warship named for my ancestor was lost in solo combat off Guadalcanal -- sunk in minutes by Japanese planes that left sailors swimming with sharks for three days and claimed 233 American lives -- I could find only one comparison: The famous sinking of USS Indianapolis on July 30, 1945.

Bill Maher said on his show late Friday that even though Fox News host Laura Ingraham has been "a deliberately terrible person, saying horrible things," young gun safety advocates have to expect criticism if they are entering the public arena. He said they shouldn't target advertisers. (Associated Press)

Rancor replaces reason as speech-stifling becomes game

- The Washington Times

Bill Maher, on his recent "Real Time" episode on HBO, ripped into leftists for cheering the social media booting of Alex Jones -- something which even his liberal mind looked at as a chilling path toward tyranny and clamped free speech. Democrats would do well to pay attention.