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Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Bernie Sanders’ embrace of Castro and socialism

After Bernie Sanders’ Nevada caucus win, Americans were reminded just how strange and unprepared the senator from Vermont really is. During a “60 Minutes” interview, he unleashed a nonsense word salad when pressed to explain how he would pay for all of his socialist policy ideas.

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.

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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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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Bernie Sanders stumbles on 'authoritarian' socialism

- The Washington Times 5 minutes ago

Even Van Jones couldn't believe Sen. Bernie Sanders didn't do a better job on the Democratic debate stage with the "socialism question" and explaining why the particular brand he favors won't lead to, well, death. Honestly, that's 'cause he can't. Socialism is to America like a square peg is to a round hole.

In this courtroom sketch, Harvey Weinstein, is led out of Manhattan Supreme Court by court officers after after a jury convicted him of rape and sexual assault, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 in New York. The jury found him not guilty of the most serious charge, predatory sexual assault, which could have resulted in a life sentence.in New York. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)

Harvey's end

Now that he's been convicted in New York of one count of rape and one "criminal sex act," we can't say precisely where the case of Harvey Weinstein will end — although long tenure in prison seems a safe bet. No recent court decision has been met with such universal approval as this week's guilty verdict for the one-time king of Hollywood and full-time sexual predator. And Weinstein still faces criminal charges in California.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during First in the South Dinner, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Bernie Sanders, moral illiterate

Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont, the presumed Democratic front-runner to take on Donald Trump in November, has had a number of exotic political associations dating back decades. Not surprisingly for a self-described socialist, he has at times praised the likes of the Soviet Union, the Sandinistas and Fidel Castro.

Stop judicial activism

President Trump is right to call out the liberal hypocrisy on the federal bench, particularly on the U.S. Supreme Court ("Trump suggests Justices Sotomayor, Ginsburg should recuse themselves in all of his cases," Web, Feb. 25). Since Mr. Trump announced his candidacy for president back in 2015, liberal judges and justices have not been shy about publicly expressing their opinions of him — and they have actively worked to undermine him through rulings that apply nationwide to a range of issues he was elected to fix.

Johnson's contribution immense

Katherine Johnson helped our nation enlarge the frontiers of space even as she made huge strides that also opened doors for women and people of color in the universal human quest to explore space ("Katherine Johnson, pioneering black mathematician at NASA, has died," Web, Feb. 24). We will never forget her courage and leadership or the milestones we could not have reached without her. Katherine Johnson, rest in peace.

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Tevi Troy, who "spent most of the first decade of the 21st century working in the executive branch of the U.S. government dealing with disasters," is uniquely equipped to deal with subject of White House infighting.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Bernie Sanders should have been stopped in 1981

- The Washington Times

Sen. Bernie Sanders is the Democrats' front-runner, and the fact he's an open socialist -- hidden communist -- is the clanging of the gong, the sounding of the alarms, that this country, this land of the free, is one batch of votes from becoming the land of the lost. The fact is Sanders never should have held public office in the first place.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, with his wife Jane, raises his hand as he speaks during a campaign event in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Gambling on Sanders

Nevada may be gambler's paradise, but wagering that a pot of gold waits at the end of the rainbow is a bet to regret. Thanks to the choices the Silver State's voters made Saturday, Democrats are on the path to selecting a socialism-loving utopian to compete for the nation's highest office. Sen. Bernie Sanders has vaulted into a commanding lead in the race to represent the party in the 2020 presidential election. The choice is unwise, and the consequences could prove ruinous.