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#UsToo strikes back, demanding equal justice

They’re hiring lawyers, in that all-American way of proving they’re serious, and they’re organizing what they proudly call “the men’s movement.” If it’s derivative, they should call it #UsToo. It’s a further poisoning of the well whence both men and women drink.

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Questioning intelligence

Did President Trump bungle the moment in Helsinki by casting doubt on American intelligence findings that Russian agents “meddled” in the 2016 election? His critics, including some Republicans, say so — and on Tuesday, Mr. Trump said he had misspoken when he expressed doubt about Russian culpability. but several things need to be kept in mind.

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Making NATO great again

NATO’s first Secretary General, Lord Hastings Lionel Ismay, articulated the military alliance’s mission succinctly: “Keep the Soviet Union out, the Americans in, and the Germans down.”

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Peter Strzok

Calling for declassifying documents

Mr. Strzok looked like a cocky crook testifying to Congress about a failed con job. His appearance was utterly astounding. He actually smirked at the assembled elected officials of government. He smirked from morning until late in the afternoon when Congress finally adjourned, though admittedly by late in the afternoon the wind was pretty much out of his sails, and his smiling face most assuredly ached. He looked deflated, and if he was eager for anything it was for the exit and the arms of his FBI paramour Lisa Page.

Imperialism in flower again

- The Washington Times

That, however, was then. In today’s world others are not as willing as they once were to tolerate the sort of overt aggression that took place during the days when Nazis and Communists were running amok, forcing aggressor nations to find subtler ways of taking over their neighbors.

Helsinki Scoreboard Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The Helsinki discords

Monday’s Helsinki summit meeting between President Trump and Russian President Putin began after Mr. Putin showed up almost an hour late. With Mr. Putin, such actions are never accidental. It was a put-down of Mr. Trump from which he never recovered entirely.

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Transforming how information is processed and communicated

Quantum technology harnesses the radical power of quantum systems — such as isolated atoms, photons and electrons — to transform how we process and communicate information. But that potential can be realized only if our nation’s resources are focused in a way that helps bring quantum research from the laboratory to the marketplace.

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Former NFL player Terrell Owens arrives at the ESPY Awards at Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

SNYDER: Even as a Hall of Famer, Owens in a class by himself

Terrell Owens is one of the greatest NFL receivers ever, period. He's also one of the strangest NFL players ever, period. The latter has no bearing on the former, or at least it shouldn't. But Owens continually proves he's in a class by himself, which will be the case during the Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Aug. 4.

FILE - In this July 11, 2018, file photo, Miami Marlins' Starlin Castro is mobbed by teammates after he hit a walk-off single in the 12th inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, in Miami. The Marlins won 5-4. Just look at the standings: Thanks to a recent surge, the young Marlins (41-57) are not even last in the NL East. And opponents rave. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

A grand night for baseball

Baseball is the reason God made summer. Summer stretches out with the solace and symmetry of a long fly ball to deep center field, climbing ever higher and hanging in the sky as if the afternoon could go on forever. Whether watching a ball game from a box seat on the third-base line or through a hole in the right-field fence, we could only wish it would.

Unknowable stock market

It seems we hear every day from various news sources that the stock market surged because of new labor statistics, housing starts, etc. And the reverse also seems to be the case; newscasters say the market went down because of some natural disaster or some negative government statistics. The fact is, no one really knows why the stock market moves in any direction and news outlets, writers and other wizards should stop claiming that they know something they can't possibly know.

Tell Congress to butt out

How history repeats itself. Few today probably know how divided the country was right after the adoption of our Constitution in 1787 and the seating of the government in 1789. In the decade of the 1790s, the Federalist Party of Washington, Hamilton and Ames was in power, and the Republican Party of Jefferson and Madison could not stop the Federalists' agenda.

Baseball's evolution into respectability and America's transition

That verse, writes Mr. Rapp, "would soon become the manifesto for an epic American saga," that saga being baseball's evolution into respectability and our national pastime. Interestingly, that verse may have also helped propel its author into a bigger writer's league. As Mr. Rapp points out, "F.P. Adams would one day claim a charter seat at the Algonquin Round Table. a member of the Manhattan literati and celebrity circuit until his death in 1960."

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) moves the ball up court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, in San Antonio.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) **FILE**

Leonard trade to Raptors shakes up Eastern Conference

- The Washington Times

The NBA saw a major shakeup Wednesday with the San Antonio Spurs sending disgruntled star Kawhi Leonard and guard Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for guard DeMar DeRozan, center Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick -- a move that could change the dynamic of the Eastern Conference.

In this Thursday, June 8, 2017, file photo, former FBI director James Comey testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Comey is urging voters to support Democrats in November's midterm elections. Comey says on Twitter that the "Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders' design that 'Ambition must ... counteract ambition.' " (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite/File)

James Comey, candle in political wind, goes full court for Democrats

- The Washington Times

James Comey has finally come out of the closet. The once-upon-a-time registered Republican -- the guy who told Congress in July of 2016 that he had "been a registered Republican for most of my adult life" but am "not registered any longer" -- has finally shed his so-called conservative coating and called for all Americans of conscience to vote Democrat this November.