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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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U.S. heading down dangerous path

We are not in 1860. America has made great strides in race relations since the Civil War. No, America is not a utopia, but utopias don't exist. That said, America still gives all races a chance to succeed and provides great opportunity for all.

Why do we still have the electoral college? by Alexander Keyssar  (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?'

Convoluted, cumbersome, just plain crazy -- the way the United States elects a president is, understandably, widely disparaged. In fact, 1792 is the last time the process worked the way the framers of the U.S. Constitution intended. But, less understandably, we still use that complicated problem-fraught method.

Employees meet outside the U.S. Postal Service distribution facility Friday, May 22, 2020, in east Denver. The facility, which handles 10-million pieces of mail daily for Colorado and Wyoming, is still open despite being ordered to shut down by city health officials because of a coronavirus outbreak investigation. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Will postal reform leave rural Americans in the cold?

Could postal reform kill rural mail delivery? Some argue that giving the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) more flexibility to set its service levels and allowing competition from private companies would leave rural areas behind. They've got it exactly backward. Innovation and targeted service changes are actually the best hope for continued mail service to rural areas.

The International Energy Agency forecasts that offshore wind energy could become a $1 trillion industry by 2040, with major U.S. growth expected in next decade. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Power grabbers hope pandemic will rally the 'green' revolution

For most individuals, tragedy is simply tragedy. For some, though, tragedy spells opportunity. Prominent among them are the chieftains of the "green" revolution who intend to seize upon the coronavirus pandemic turmoil to revamp global energy. It may be a venerable tradition of power grabbers to advance under cover of adversity, but it's not the American way.

To left, only Whites are bigots

Understanding contemporary racism in our fair land requires that we adjust to the redefinition of bigotry foisted on us by the postmodern progressive belief in moral and epistemic relativism ("DeSean Jackson's anti-Semitic posts show troubling double standard," Web, July 7).

'Home jail' idea absurd

Pat Nolan was convicted of a felony and put in jail for two years, yet he writes that the government should have let him remain free so he could have been at home to help his wife with their three kids ("Keeping families together must be a priority for the criminal justice system," Web, July 8). "My imprisonment caused serious disruption for my family," he writes. "I was no longer able to provide the financial and emotional support they needed." Then why did he commit a felony as Republican leader of the California State Assembly? If you can't do the time, don't do the crime.

Siding with the Mob Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Biden won't lift a finger to stop radicals

To many people in Wisconsin, the faux-revolutionary insanity we've seen unfold in our state capital and dozens of other places across the country didn't seem to make sense.

Antifa scorns university diversity illustration by The Washington Times

Antifa scorns college diversity

The Antifa Handbook clearly states its goal as the overthrow of existing institutions, including universities, as we know them.

John Wayne Portrait by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Renaming John Wayne Airport would tarnish one more idol

Stop it. For the sake of sanity and common sense, stop it. Cloistered away with idle time, and in search of new targets, the musty library shelves provided two academics with a 50-year old interview to tarnish one more idol: Duke Wayne.