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Illustration on the Communist, Bernie Sanders by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Bernie Sanders’ brand of socialism is communism

Bernie Sanders is a communist. Those aren’t my words (although I believe it to be true). These are the words of Democratic pundit James Carville. For those of you too young to remember, he was the mastermind of Bill Clinton’s surprise win in 1992.

Illustration on Canadian drug importation by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Keep Canadian drugs out of U.S. medicine cabinets

The Trump administration recently proposed two rules that would allow states, pharmacies and drug wholesalers to import non-FDA approved medicines from Canada. No administration, Republican or Democratic, has ever allowed Canadian drug importation — and for good reason.

In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump points as he arrives to speak at a campaign rally, in Toledo, Ohio. (AP Photo/ Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Sanders, sorry, you haven’t a chance

- The Washington Times

In a Rasmussen kind of world, in a Rasmussen kind of scenario, President Donald Trump would crush Sen. Bernie Sanders in a race for the White House if elections were held today. Two thumbs up to the man in the MAGA hat.

Illustration on Bernie Sanders' communism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Bernie Sanders: Russia’s ideal socialist-communist candidate

The initial presumption was that Russian President Vladimir Putin favors President Trump’s re-election. Why would he when he has someone more closely associated with his ideology than Mr. Trump? That would be the self-described Democratic socialist, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent.

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