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European Whiskey Tariffs on American Products Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How America watered down whiskey's global appeal

American whiskey distillers always deserve a toast. They're responsible for creating some of the most delicious liquor in the world, and they've kindly shared it for years and years.

Vice President Kamala Harris convenes a roundtable discussion on Equal Pay Day with women leaders of advocacy organizations at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Border czar Harris compared ICE officers to KKK, supports sanctuary cities

- The Washington Times

Vice President Kamala Harris is the worst possible choice to be handling the crisis on our southern border -- she's demonstrated time and time again that she doesn't support the work of our nation's border officers and supports radical immigration policies such as sanctuary cities and decriminalizing border crossings.

Medicare-X deserves a third strike

Some ideas never die. Such is the case with the Medicare-X Choice Act, a bill just reintroduced by Sens. Tim Kaine, Virginia Democrat, and Michael Bennet, Colorado Democrat.

In this Jan. 7, 2021, file photo, Associate Attorney General nominee Vanita Gupta speaks during an event with President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. More than 75 former U.S. attorneys are throwing their support behind Gupta for associate attorney general and urging congressional leaders to quickly confirm her to the post. Gupta has been nominated for the No. 3 position in the Justice Department. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The real Vanita Gupta: Why Senate Republicans should confirm her

A couple of weeks ago, my cell phone rang just after car line for school pickup, and my 9-year-old son grabbed it and answered with a sizzling, "Whazzzzzzzuuuuuuuuu?" It was Vanita Gupta on the line, the president's nominee to be associate attorney general of the United States. I was horrified by my son's greeting to such a distinguished colleague, but Vanita didn't miss a beat and replied with her own, "Whazzzzzuuuuuuuuu?"

President Joe Biden looks out from his window on Marine One as it approaches the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Biden is returning from Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden should ban assault people

- The Washington Times

President Biden responded to the Boulder, Colorado, shootings by calling on Congress to pass a ban on assault weapons. Whatever that means. Aren't all guns to some extent capable of assaulting? It's the people who are firing those weapons we really need to stop, yes?

Colorado Rockies' Trevor Story fields a ground out hit by Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie during the second inning of a spring training baseball game, Tuesday, March 23, 2021, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) **FILE**

Rule changes to make baseball more watchable can't come soon enough

- Associated Press

That baseball is in serious need of change isn't really in dispute. Even the most rabid fans grumble that the game is stagnant and one dimensional, sorely missing the strategies and nuances that in days past made it America's favorite pastime.

More gun-control laws not the answer

President Biden has jumped on another mass killing as an opportunity to push gun-control laws ("Biden eyes executive action to impose new gun control measures," Web, March 23). Mr. Biden's partner in crime, Barack Obama, has called those who oppose the laws they want "cowardly." In my experience, those who call others names have no rational response.

Miller-Meeks won, fair and square

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks was elected to Congress by a six-vote margin. Her opponent lost every election challenge she mounted. Mrs. Miller-Meeks was seated and has served in the House since Jan. 3 — yet Democrats in the House seek to remove her pursuant to the power of the House to judge the "election" of its members under Article I, Section 5 of the U.S. Constitution. The House Democrats are not judging Mrs. Miller-Meeks under the election clause; they are trying to expel her from Congress.

China has noted Biden weakness

The Communist government of China has no second thoughts about the efficacy of its form of governance, nor does it sense that its approach to international affairs will stumble against the Biden administration ("'No way to strangle China': Fiery rhetoric, clashes besiege U.S., Beijing at Alaska meeting," Web, March 18). It must feel that Barack Obama's policy of leading from behind is regnant once again now that the in-your-face Trump unpleasantness has passed.

FILE - In this March 18, 2021, file photo, a student listens to a presentation in Health class at Windsor Locks High School in Windsor Locks, Conn. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relaxed its social distancing guidelines for schools Friday, March 19, saying students can now sit 3 feet apart in classrooms. The new guidelines also remove recommendations for plastic shields or other barriers between desks. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Freeing education from housing

Virginia Walden Ford and her twin sister, Harrietta, were among the first 130 students to desegregate the high schools in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Bikers ride up and down Main Street in Daytona, Fla., during the start of Bike Week on Friday, March 5, 2021. (Sam Thomas /Orlando Sentinel via AP)

The media is the real 'Super Spreader' ... of fear

This past weekend the news was filled with stories of thousands of spring breakers failing to adhere to a Miami Beach COVID-19 induced 8 p.m. curfew. These maskless college kids were bound and determined to enjoy their spring break after spending a year in some sort of restriction or outright isolation.

President Joe Biden talks to members of the press before boarding Air Force One on departure from John Glenn Columbus International Airport, Tuesday, March 23, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Press conference questions Biden should be asked (but likely won't be)

- The Washington Times

President Joseph R. Biden will conduct his first press conference Thursday - after 64 days being in office and continually ducking the media's questions. The press should hold Mr. Biden accountable and dive into his policy decisions in order to extract details and new information for the public, without fear or favor.