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In this Dec. 18, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn arrives at federal court in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Socialism and secularism linked at the choke point

- The Washington Times

As former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn noted in an excellent op-ed: It’s a battle of principalities taking place out there, all right, and the sooner freedom-loving Americans recognize these “dark forces” as the true enemy, the sooner freedom-loving Americans can get on with the business of winning back the country.

The cost of demonizing the police

- The Washington Times

It was reported last week that in New York City alone some 272 officers have put in for retirement in the last month and that most of them are among the most experienced in the department.

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In this June 18, 2020, file photo a discarded face mask and cigarette butt litter the sidewalk outside the Eastern Market in Washington. On Friday, June 26, Vice President Mike Pence said Americans should look to their state and local leadership for modeling their behavior during the coronavirus pandemic. The comments only days after President Donald Trump held two campaign events that drew hundreds of participants but few wearing masks. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Face mask virtue signaling and COVID-19 lies have to stop

- The Washington Times

One of the Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers in Fredericksburg, Virginia, has a policy requiring customers to wear face masks in order to receive in-facility service -- but at the same time exempts its own employees working in the food preparation area from having to cover their faces. Why? The answer is tortured logic.

In this June 10, 2020, file photo, Minneapolis Police Department Chief of Police Medaria Arradondo speaks in Minneapolis. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP File)

Police for me, not for thee

- The Washington Times

Minneapolis City Council members who pressed hard to defund police have now turned around and voted themselves a private security detail that costs taxpayers roughly $4,500 a day. They've spent $63,000 so far, Fox News reported. This is hypocrisy at its worst; elitism and arrogance at its root.

This combination photo shows, clockwise from top left, the Hulu logo on a window at the Milk Studios space in New York, the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif., the Apple TV+ logo displayed outside the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles before the premiere of the the Apple TV+ series "See," and a screen grab of the Disney Plus streaming service on a computer screen. (AP Photo)

Digital revolution poses unique risks to America's intellectual inheritance

The phone in your palm has the potential to hold more books than filled the vaunted Library of Alexandria. Your movie subscription service grants you access to more films than you have hours in your life to watch. And song? Well, pick any tune from day one of recorded music to the present and the likelihood is high that you can listen to it after five minutes of online searching. Put another way, thanks to digital technology, we are living in an unprecedented time with respect to access of American (indeed, global) arts and letters.

Past being repeated

When I was a child watching news reels about Adolf Hitler, I wondered how such a man and his followers could have attained control of Germany. How could his Brownshirt thugs have run around unimpeded, attacking, burning, looting and intimidating the citizens? Now, at the age of 82, I am at last finding the answer to that question as I see the same horrifying scenario playing out in my own country. If it isn't stopped, we are heading for disaster.

Suppressing history same as lying

Jacob Bruggeman is a graduate student in history ("Removing Confederate statues does not erase U.S. history," Web, June 25)? Laughable! Apparently his leftist professors and mentors have allowed him to proceed without challenge in his academic career as the biased, ignorant, intellectual pretender that he is.

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden pales while speaking with families who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act, Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Lancaster, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

American individualism falling to socialism, globalism, collectivism

- The Washington Times

Joe Biden said that as president, he would make the wearing of face masks mandatory for every man, woman and child in America. Let freedom reign? Not exactly. This seems to be the new normal: Government ordering citizens this way and that way; government deeming what's best for individuals, and dictating accordingly.

FILE - This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. A tech-focused civil liberties group on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, sued to block President Donald Trump's executive order that seeks to regulate social media, saying it violates the First Amendment and chills speech. Trump's order, signed in late May, could allow more lawsuits against internet companies like Twitter and Facebook for what their users post, tweet and stream. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Parler topples 'tech tyrant' Twitter in Apple 'News App' store

- The Washington Times

Parler, the emerging social media place for conservatives -- particularly for those conservatives who've been caught by the self-righteous censors of Big Tech trap -- has just toppled Twitter as the Number One "News App" on Apple's app store. Call it the rebellion of the free speech advocates. None too soon, either.

In this April 29, 2016, photo, Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Mr. Biden has demonstrated a deep public connection to his Catholic faith, dating to the earliest days of his political career. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

Hello Joe Biden. Goodbye Jesus.

Democrats loathe Donald J. Trump. They hate him. In the truest sense of the word, they hate him. We all know reasonable rational people with whom we disagree on any number of issues, from baseball to restaurants to tax policy. Despite our differences, most manage to talk, to interact, to work and even to socialize together. Mention the president however and heads explode.

Protesters with shields and gas masks wait for police action as they surround the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Richmond, Va. The state has ordered the area around the statue closed from sunset to sunrise. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) ** FILE **

Marie Harf wrongly slanders Confederates as traitors

- The Washington Times

Liberal pundit Marie Harf said that "process," not mob violence, should dictate the outcomes of these structures, but that in the end, the Confederate statutes should be removed because the Confederates were "traitors" to the country. Spoken like a true elitist. Spoken like an elitist who's forgotten or worse, dismissed, historical truths.

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019 file photo, Bloomfield High School transgender athlete Terry Miller, second from left, wins the final of the 55-meter dash over transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, far left, and other runners in the Connecticut girls Class S indoor track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn. In a response to a lawsuit brought by three female high school runners, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference maintains that it is exempt from Title IX, that guarantees equal access to women and girls in education, including athletics. The lawsuit argues that male anatomy gives the transgender runners an unfair advantage in violation of Title IX. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)

Boys will be boys: Transgender athletes have an unfair leg up on girls

Human progress is fueled by limitless flights of imagination. That's a good thing, except when the individual fantasy runs smack-dab into objective reality. Then it is best that the image so dear to one and so harmful to others remain a private reverie. Such is the case of young male athletes who claim to be young women, at least in their own minds. The physical advantage that lads have over lasses cannot be erased by wishful thinking, drugs or scalpels. Only the delusional refuse to accept that boys will be boys.

Prosecute law-ignoring 'leaders'

When is enough enough? We have had riots and murders in our streets for a month with Black Lives Matter leading the protesters and anarchists. This has turned into persecution of the white race and all cops, as well as anyone who is not Black.

Moving away from reconciliation

I grew up in the era of the Civil War Centennial, when the fundamental view, as espoused in President Eisenhower's Proclamation, was that everyone who fought in that most horrible war was an American. Eisenhower understood that an essential component to achieving reconciliation between Black and White America was achieving reconciliation between the North and the South.