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In this photo taken July 25, 2019, sleeping people, discarded clothes and used needles sit across the street from a staffed "Pit Stop" public toilet in the Tenderloin neighborhood in San Francisco. Merchants say the bathrooms have given homeless and other people a private place to go so they don't sully sidewalks as much. (AP Photo/Janie Har)

Is San Francisco the future of America?

San Francisco is occupied by an army of homeless men and women who have turned Baghdad-by-the-bay into Bombay-by-the-bay with some of the dirtiest slums in America.

Halloween Brexit deadline illustration by Linas Garsys

Why the EU isn’t scared of the Halloween Brexit deadline

With the Halloween Brexit deadline just over two weeks away it feels surprisingly calm across Europe. Remainers should be panicking by now as they believe it will be an economic catastrophe, so is this a sign that it is not going to happen?

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Millennials should practice what they preach

Recently, on the Australian television program called “ABC Q&A,” Jordan Peterson was confronted by a young millennial with the following question. “What is your answer to young people concerning some of the real big problems facing humanity like climate catastrophe?

It’s a middle class boom

How much of the monetary gains from the Trump economic speed-up have gone to the middle class? If you ask Democratic senators and presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren or Kamala Harris or Bernie Sanders, the answer to that question is … almost none.

Johnny Depp stars as the Mad Hatter in Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment's Alice in Wonderland in this file photo.

Democrats descend into Wonderland-like lunacy

- The Washington Times

If Democrats are Alice, and the rabbit hole represents a descent into Wonderland-like lunacy, then those on the left have certainly been picking up speed in their fall to the bottom for some time now. Watch out, Mr. Hatter. There’s competition for that there madness.

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Supporting peace and security in the Arabian Gulf

The Kingdom of Bahrain is an important U.S. ally in the fight to combat terrorism. We oppose Iranian regime aggression and work with our partners to maintain the free-flowing exchange of goods worldwide.

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That time Valerie Jarrett got down with the common folk

- The Washington Times

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Monday night before a packed and raucous sold-out Nationals Park crowd of 43,675 energized by their team's first NL Championship Series home game, Stephen Strasburg focused on what he could control -- and he controlled the St. Louis Cardinals for seven innings of one-run baseball.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., listens during a talk about lowering the cost of prescription drug prices Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

'To form a more perfect union' or transform it

Not everyone is born for greatness, but most Americans try to do their part, in the words of the Constitution, "in order to form a more perfect union." Some, though, spend their days attempting to transform it. Republicans and Democrats alike believe it is they who are laboring to build a better nation and their political adversaries who are wrecking it. It's an ominous trend, especially heading into a presidential election season where victory and defeat hang in the balance. When the Democratic presidential contenders take the debate stage Tuesday in Ohio, voters should gauge whether they intend to support the union the Framers formed, in transform it.

What about DC's name?

The DC Council, having denounced the discoverer of America with habitual nasty incivility, has decided to rename the Columbus Day national holiday "Indigenous Peoples' Day." But the evidently not-fully-'woke' councilors seem to have forgotten that the unabbreviated name of the jurisdiction they oversee is the District of Columbia, a form of the name Columbus. Maybe the councillors will next change the district name to the "District of Indigenous Peoples." The new abbreviation would say more about the collective mind of the council than anything else the group has done lately.

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The Rev. Franklin Graham talks to the media before he speaks at his Decision America event at the Pitt County Fairgrounds in Greenville, N.C. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)

Franklin Graham to Beto O'Rourke: Bible is 'truth' -- you're not

- The Washington Times

World-renowned Christian evangelist Franklin Graham responded to Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke's recent push for churches to perform same-sex unions or face the loss of their tax-exempt status with this blunt statement: No. Go, Billy. There's a whole country of Christians who think the same.

A Washington Redskins fan cheers the team, during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

No-win proposition for Dolphins, Redskins fans

- Associated Press

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