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Workers wearing protective suits spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus at a market in Bupyeong, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. South Korea reported another large jump in new virus cases Monday a day after the the president called for "unprecedented, powerful" steps to combat the outbreak that is increasingly confounding attempts to stop the spread. (Lee Jong-chul/Newsis via AP)

What effect will coronavirus have on the campaign?

- The Washington Times

Baseball games played to empty stands — and not just at Marlins Park. Airlines largely grounded. Restaurants empty — though Grubhub deliveries are booming as hungry people fear leaving their homes. This is the summer that quite possibly awaits the United States should the coronavirus continue its seemingly inexorable march across the globe.

Democratic presidential candidate, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Bloomberg’s Las Vegas debate debut didn’t ‘get it done’

The only thing that can be said about former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s first appearance with his fellow Democratic presidential candidates in Las Vegas Wednesday night was that Mike did not get it done, as his campaign ads promise he will if he becomes president.

Buying the Ballot Box Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The far-left’s strategy to control your community

Why are wealthy left-wing donors across the country, the abortion industry and national gun-control groups more interested in your local school board and city council races than most of the people who live in your own town?

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Nurture precious potential

After decades as an instructor for college STEM courses, I am beyond despair over the potential of college students, supposedly our best and brightest, to continue defending and building upon the oldest democracy on Earth: America.

This Feb. 1, 2017, file photo shows then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, joined by K.T. McFarland, then-deputy national security adviser, during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

America is in peril, with wolves prancing at the door

- The Washington Times

America stands at a crossroads. Freedom -- or not. If we can't trust our intel and law enforcement, whom can we trust? But more than that, America's government is in turmoil. America's culture is in a tailspin. Yet: Americans, if enough want, could put a sure stop to the prancing of the wolves at our door.

 'Elizabeth Warren' (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Elizabeth Warren'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's most controversial and dangerous are being advanced by other far-left and even "mainstream" candidates.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joined at right by Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., pauses during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Russia Collusion Two wafts into being

- The Washington Times

The New York Times just released a report about the intelligence community's concerns that Russia is winding into gear to reelect President Donald Trump this November. Make way for the Russia Collusion Two, same as the first: all lies, lots of impeachable possibilities.

From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Democratic candidates add Mike Bloomberg to their bashing of billionaires

Money can buy almost anything, but it can't buy safety from the arrows of the envious. That's the takeaway from televised debate crossfire that a six-pack of bitter 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls trained on one another, and on a billionaire newcomer just entering the race. It's hard to pick a winner out of the chaos, but the losers are obvious: Michael Bloomberg and the American people.

A barren Democratic field

After watching the blithering and blather of the Democratic candidates for president in Las Vegas, I am convinced there was zero leadership potential on that stage. Michael Bloomberg was dense and unprepared, but the most outrageous candidate of all was Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose mindless policies, ill-defined and opaque, would financially overwhelm American society with endless promises of free goods and services for everybody — except, that is, the wealthy, who would undoubtedly leave this country before the destruction of the Sanders policies were finalized.

'The Splendid and the Vile' (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Splendid and the Vile'

"The Splendid and the Vile" tells of a resonant time when a ship-of-state flounders through chartless seas with a feckless harlequin on the bridge while citizen-passengers argue and anguish.

Embracing the state secession movement illustration by Linas Garsys / The Washington Times

Embracing the state secession movement: 'Make America small again'

As a people, we've seldom been more divided. And since that doesn't look about to change, maybe it's time to look at the possibility of secession. Nearly every country is staring down a secession movement, so why should we think we're exempt? After all, 1776 was our own secession from Britain.

This April 28, 2011, file photo shows President Barack Obama with then-outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates, left, and then-Defense Secretary-nominee Leon Panetta, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Richard Grenell critics ought to remember Leon Panetta

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump has named Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, as the new acting director of national intelligence, and now the anti-Trumping faction is going nuts, claiming Grenell does not possess the necessary requirements to successfully serve in the position. Hmm. But Leon Panetta, ex-CIA chief, did?

From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Democrats aghast at outing as communists

- The Washington Times

In Case You Missed It: The latest Democratic debate involved a bit of back-and-forth between Mike Bloomberg and Bernie Sanders about the perils of politicking in America on a communist platform -- and all the Democrats go, what's wrong with that? This is where the Democratic Party has gone: defending communism in America.