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In this April 28, 2020 file photo, Democrat Kweisi Mfume reacts while speaking to reporters during an election night news conference after he won the 7th Congressional District special election, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). **FILE**

Baltimore’s Kweisi Mfume waiting on federal cash

- The Washington Times

Baltimore calculates that it expects to receive $670 million from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan — and for a city whose pre-pandemic unemployment rate stood at 12% for Black residents compared to 4% for Whites, it can surely use some help. Is a rehash of the Lyndon Baines Johnson’s Great Society the most effective and efficient road to travel? Rep. Kweisi Mfume seems to think so.

In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo, a United Airlines airplane takes off over a plane on the runway at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. United Airlines says it will train 5,000 pilots at its own academy in this decade, and it hopes that half of them will be women or people of color. United said Tuesday, April 6, 2021, it is now taking applications for the academy in Arizona, including from people who have no flying experience. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

United Airlines pushes equity button too far

- The Washington Times

United Airlines’ officials announced that its pilot training program over the next decade will focus on diversity, and at least half of its planned 5,000 new-hire pilots will be women and minorities. They hope, that is. Great. What if they suck at flying, though?

President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with Vice President-elect Mike Pence as he gives his acceptance speech during his election night rally,  Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Building on the Trump administration’s victories to advance American freedom

Since my service as vice president concluded, I have taken the time to reflect on all that America achieved over the last four years, and I believe that posterity will recognize the Trump-Pence administration as one of the most transformative, and most consequential, in American history.

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President Joe Biden speaks about gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden at the White House, Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Gun-makers face extinction under Biden

- The Washington Times

If President Biden has his way, gun manufacturers in the nation will soon enough go extinct. And remember: Without a Second Amendment, there's nothing, in the end, to secure the God-given rights of individuals.

Why not ban cars, too?

There has been a recent rash of people using their cars to attack, hurt and kill innocent civilians. Where is the outrage? Why aren't the gun-control advocates going after our cars? Anyone can own or rent one and no background checks are required. Anti-gun activists should be filing legal action against the big three car makers and all of the imports as well.

Biden's abysmal presidential record

I just turned 76, I'm a lifelong independent voter and I'm not in the best of health. I have voted for Democrats and Republicans in my 55 voting years, but our current president's stance on immigration has left me totally beside myself.

The cover-up continues

Joe Biden's meeting with Chinese leaders in Alaska was really not "the first tangible sign that something had gone wrong ("Biden showing weakness both at home and abroad," Web, March 27). It has been obvious for years that Biden was not a viable candidate for the most important job in the world.