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Fossil fuels create jobs so why do Democrats hate them?

Thanks to President Trump’s energy deregulation, America has become the world’s leading producer of oil and of natural gas. This has created a huge boom in jobs and higher wages for blue-collar working people.

Climate change illustration by Linas Garsys

A Republican approach to climate policy

According to recent polling, a majority of Americans believe that climate change is real. More accurately, most believe that there is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than is good for us.

Katie Kregoski Ishmael, left, wife of fallen El Dorado County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Ishmael, holds a flag while her husband's casket is placed in a hearse at Bayside Adventure Church in Roseville, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. El Dorado County Sheriff John D'Agostini stands at the far right. Friends, colleagues and family on Tuesday remembered a Northern California sheriff's deputy killed last month while responding to a call about a theft from a marijuana garden as a devoted father and a committed deputy. More than 3,000 people attended a service in honor of Deputy Ishmael. Blue ribbons were tied to the trees lining the road to the church, and adorned the doors leading to the church's sanctuary, The Sacramento Bee reported. (Daniel Kim/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

Defending illegal aliens that commit crimes

“Please call this what it is. Don’t soften it,” the sheriff added. “This tragedy was due to an illegal alien tending an illegal marijuana garden who murdered my deputy.”

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Joe Biden, the punch line that keeps on giving

- The Washington Times

Joe Biden just told an MSNBC-watching audience that men shouldn't ever "raise a hand to a woman in anger" -- except when he has to, when it's "self-defense." And wait for it, wait for it: That wasn't even Biden's worst debate-related moment.

Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, center, appears before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Gordon Sondland takeaway: Impeach, I 'presume'

- The Washington Times

Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, entered the House intelligence committee hearing on impeachment as the Democrats' best hope of bringing the hammer to President Donald Trump's head. He left atop a wave of presumption. In other words: The anticipated big bombsheller dropped a big nothingburger.

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden is left standing in the crosshairs in the Democratic presidential race with the revelation that his son Hunter made hundreds of thousands of dollars through his employment with Burisma, the largest private gas company in Ukraine. (Associated Press/File)

Burisma shows double standard of Democrats

- The Washington Times

If anything concrete has come from the Democrat-fueled impeachment hearings being spearheaded by House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, it's this: Witnesses acknowledge Hunter Biden's Burisma Holdings' post came in at "less than comfortable" on the old ethics scale. So why isn't Capitol Hill focused on this as an investigation?

Release whistleblower info now

What Rep. Adam Schiff is hiding reveals the truth ("Democrats' star witness shoots down 'bribery,' cover-up claims," Web, Nov. 19). Mr. Schiff's witness, Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an obvious anti-Trumper, showed his illusions of grandeur by saying: "I am the director for Ukraine. I'm responsible for Ukraine. I'm the most knowledgeable. I'm the authority for Ukraine for the National Security Council and the White House." Mr. Vindman complained about "outside Influencers" interfering with his work.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., center, gives his closing remarks as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents, as ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes of Calif., right, looks on. (Samuel Corum/Pool Photo via AP)

Playing telephone with Ukraine

A straightforward message can emerge unintelligible when whispered around a circle. Much more distorting than a children's game, apparently, is the free-flowing art of diplomacy. Destruction-minded Democrats hope to deploy disagreements over every murmur and recollection of a phone call to evict President Trump from the White House. Reasonable people may disagree over meaning, but only the senseless would angle for impeachment.

Stop making up crimes

So Roger Stone was convicted of lying to Congress ("Roger Stone criminal trial attended by a parade of 'alt-right' personalities," Web, Nov. 17). Wait a minute — I thought a "liar" who was convicted of lying to liars was forgiven for 1,000 years.

FILE - In this May 2, 1984 file photo, Pope John Paul II strike a pensive pose as he and President Ronald Reagan sit for photographers prior to having a private meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska at the airport.    After the meeting Reagan left for Washington and the pope for South Korea. (AP Photo/Scott Stewart)

Ronald Reagan, the pope and 'The Divine Plan'

- The Washington Times

This day in history in 1975, Ronald Reagan announced his run for the Republican Party's nomination for president. He lost. He didn't quit. And as history recounts, his pairing with Pope John Paul II, along with deep faith in God and belief in mission, led to the ultimate tear-down of Cold War communism.