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Illustration on boards overseeing the police by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Are police oversight boards the best solution?

Police oversight boards, also known as civilian oversight boards or police accountability boards, have gained popularity in recent years, with a tremendous surge in the last month-and-a-half.

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, a man holds a sign during a rally to show support for Uighurs and their fight for human rights in Hong Kong. People from western China who are targets of a Chinese government crackdown say they have been threatened and harassed in the United States. Those fleeing the crackdown on the predominantly Muslim Uighur ethnic group typically receive U.S. asylum. But Uighurs tell The Associated Press and human rights groups they still afraid amid threats aimed at them and their families back in China. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

America must ease the plight of the Uighurs in China

When we discovered in 1945 the atrocities that reigned during the Holocaust, we pledged: “Never again.” Now we have a chance to act on that promise. Chinese officials are attempting to suppress the population of the Uighurs.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announces the "Forward Together, Building a Stronger Chicago" report from the city's COVID-19 Recovery Task Force at the South Shore Cultural Center, Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Madam mayors, save the Black children

- The Washington Times

At the risk of sounding sexist, I’ve put Miss Bowser and a few other female mayors on the spot because of the violence this past holiday weekend — a weekend when family, food and fun posed what? A triple threat?

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Mayor Jenny Durkan has blood on her hands

This past weekend, a murder (along with two other shootings) occurred in the "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone" (CHAZ), a six-block neighborhood that has been occupied by left-wing protesters and provocateurs for the past two weeks. We can add this murder to the rape, battery and assaults taking place in the "cop-free" area patrolled by roving -- and armed -- bands of strongmen.

Will BLM effect real change?

This is not the first time a democratic nation has been hit by both a cultural revolt and an epidemic at the same time. In ancient Rome, when the poor had their property seized for debts, they marched across the city and out of town several miles in protest. This symbolized the fact that wealthy Romans were effectively driving them homeless into the countryside.

Diabetes easily prevented, treated

You would think that the medical profession, after having clearly taken a wrong turn a century ago, would repent and reform ("Physicians warn coronavirus can cause diabetes," Web, June 23). You would be wrong. Diabetes is defined by an inability to metabolize carbohydrate. It is not an inability to metabolize fat or protein, and never has been. Up until insulin was discovered in the 1920s the standard of care was just carbohydrate restriction. If you do not eat it, you do not have a problem.

Facebook, where it's all fun and conservative-censoring games

- The Washington Times

Project Veritas, in its latest released video, outed content moderators working for a third party contractor for Facebook discussing various ways they could censor supporters of President Donald Trump on the social media platform. This is beginning to be a daily headline -- the social media censorship of conservatives, that is.

FBI supervisory special agent Shawn Brokos shows the recovered 1615 Breeches Edition Bible during a news conference, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Pittsburgh. The Bible was stolen from the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh in the 1990s. It was traced to the American Pilgrim Museum in Leiden, Netherlands. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) ** FILE **

America topples into secularism

- The Washington Times

America has a secularization problem. Where once we were a nation of people who naturally turned to both Bible and biblical principles as sources of sound advice for moral, societal and political direction, we are now living by our own wisdom. And look where it's taking us. Without virtue, liberty cannot stand.

BLM radical socialist group

The looting, burning, destruction of property, and disrespect for law and order in our communities are not only tragic but frightening. The organized insurrection by Black Lives Matter is described by the media as peaceful and 'just an expression of frustration.' The media doesn't report that Black Lives Matter is a radical leftist outfit that seeks to replace capitalism with socialism and abolish the police, and looks to socialist Venezuela as a model. Historically, the group's antecedents reach back to the Black Panthers of the 1960s. In recent years it has drawn inspiration from the Occupy Wall Street movement.

President Donald Trump arrives on stage to speak at a campaign rally at the BOK Center, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump revives his drive to make America great again

Success in entertainment stakes its fortune on the notion that the show must go on. So does politics. Donald Trump, with a knack for occupying the sweet spot between the two, would no longer be restrained from taking the stage. With a jolt, he has relaunched his dormant 2020 presidential election campaign for a dash through a minefield of radical strife fueled by national sickness of body and soul.

Left's false assumptions

Watching the "The View" on rare occasion always reminds me of how wrong liberals are because they make assumptions based on false scenarios. On a recent episode show host Sunny Hostin remarked that people were taught their own race's superiority based on other minority groups' inferiority. This is a crazy assumption. I was born white and am as happy as the next person to be who I am. I was never taught I was superior to anyone, only that I had to work and be kind to all and love God.