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Donald Trump threw out the ceremonial first pitch for a 2006 game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston. (Associated Press/File)

Paging President Trump to the pitcher’s mound

- The Washington Times

The Washington Nationals should invite President Trump to throw out the first pitch at the World Series Game 3 on Friday night to take a historic opportunity to heal our senselessly divided political system in the nation’s capital.

Illustration on the UAW by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Auto workers deserve better than UAW’s bogus deal

The United Auto Workers is peddling its latest deal with General Motors as an achievement in “key gains” for auto workers. What the union won’t tell you is that its misguided month-long strike put a lot of pressure on workers for very little payoff.

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is joined by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., at a news conference as House Democrats move ahead in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Impeachment: The Democrats' chosen recourse to overturn 2016 election

The prospect of President Trump being impeached by the House of Representatives should not be surprising to people. Counter to conventional wisdom, this impeachment does not expose a corrupt president. Instead, it reveals the rot at the core of an establishment willing to abuse the system to overturn an election.

Phil Mickelson watches his shot on the 10th tee during the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) **FILE**

Mickelson racing the clock and spinning his wheels

- Associated Press

Mickelson is running out of time to show why U.S. captain Tiger Woods should pick him for the Presidents Cup. At stake is a streak that is unlikely to be matched. Mickelson has played on 24 consecutive Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup teams, qualifying for 20 of them. The last time he wasn't on a team was 1993, the year Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth were born.

FILE - This June 12, 2019, file photo shows the U.S. Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Thursday, July 11, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for June. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Alarming deficit numbers

A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic, Joseph Stalin is reputed to have observed. (And as one of the most prolific murderers of the 20th century, Old Joe should have known of what he spoke.) Likewise, losing 20 or even 100 bucks is deeply annoying. But losing $1 trillion? Why, that's mere statistic — indeed, to us mere mortals, $1 trillion is an unfathomable amount.

Save the 'Skins

I am an 81-year-old former Redskins fan. I say "former" because I no longer expect to see the organization field a well-coached team of professional players, and therefore I don't much care anymore when they lose. Saving this franchise will require more than just replacing the coach.

'Impeachers' still need draining

Over the past week, I have been mulling over the lies being sprinkled into the unvarnished truth of the actions of the Trump administration. Those lies are the promises the adamant Democrats and some ambivalent Republicans have made to us voters. They will not get our votes again.

Metrobus. ** FILE **

Why D.C. must stop allowing people to store their cars on residential streets

The Washington Area Bus Transformation Project issued a comprehensive report last month that laid out a multi-pronged approach for improving the performance and utilization of the area's buses. The report calls for redesigned routes, new buses, traffic signal improvements and a variety of other complicated, costly investments that most area jurisdictions will be reluctant to make.

Illustration on college professors as the enemy of excellence on campus by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

What's making college life so trivial?

What is going on in the Women's Studies Programs, the Black Studies Programs, the Vegetarian Studies Programs, and all the other non-studies programs that have taken over from the humanities and rendered university life so trivial?

Columnist George Will, who quit the Republican Party when Mr. Trump won the presidential nomination, went so far as to urge conservatives to vote Democrat in this year's midterm elections to gut the party, which he said had become Mr. Trump's "plaything." (Associated Press/File)

George Will and American power

For more than 40 years, George Will has been producing erudite political commentary. Most often, I find myself agreeing with the arguments presented in his twice-weekly columns for The Washington Post. When I don't, I have to wrack my brains to figure out why, and how I might frame a cogent dissent.

American Betrayal by Snowden Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Edward Snowden's true permanent record

In my view, Edward Snowden's true permanent record is one of lies, betrayal and aid and comfort to totalitarian regimes and terrorist organizations.

'The Body' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Body'

We all have one -- and only ever one. It's a body. When it goes, we're gone, so it's best to look after it while we've got it. To do that, it helps to know what's inside it and how it works. That's what Bill Bryson sets out to tell us in his latest book "The Body: A Guide for Occupants."

Illustration on religious liberty by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Protecting religious liberty

I was recently at the United Nations General Assembly when President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president in history to convene a meeting at the U.N. solely devoted to protecting religious liberty.

Members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals protest prior to the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)

PETA's monkey love leaves humans in medical lurch

- The Washington Times

Nobody wants to kill Bambi. But then again, if it came down to a choice between the life of Bambi or the life of a loved one -- a loved human one, that is -- sorry, so sorry, sad to say, but Bambi's got to go. And most sane people would see similarly. Not People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks in SEIU Unions For All Summit on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Elizabeth Warren's newest dance around the truth

- The Washington Times

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has doubled down on her claim that she was fired from her first teaching job because she was visibly pregnant. The takeaway from that sentence is the phrase "doubled down." Whenever a candidate for political office has to double down on something, it's a sign of doubt in the air.

In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump, today's 'Peter Pumpkinhead' of politics

- The Washington Times

In 1992, the British band XTC released a song called "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead" that was described by singer Andy Partridge as an ode to truth -- a cynical-but-realistic look at somebody on Earth who ticked off the powers-who-be by outing their secretive, wicked deeds. Someone, circa 2019, very like President Donald Trump.

Washington Redskins president and general manager Bruce Allen, left, stands with owner Daniel Snyder during practice at the team's NFL football training facility, Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Roanoke, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) **FILE**

LOVERRO: Warning: Team brass dangerous to Redskins' health

In 2019, it may be time for the media to require this warning with all references to the Washington Redskins: "Warning -- the Washington Redskins are not a real NFL franchise. It doesn't matter who plays quarterback. It doesn't matter who coaches. Nothing matters as long as Dan Snyder owns the team."