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U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at the AARP Presidential Forum at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf, Iowa on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.  (Olivia Sun/The Des Moines Register via AP) ** FILE **

Kamala Harris is no Barack Obama

- The Washington Times

Sen. Kamala D. Harris of California was languishing in the Democratic presidential race until she pointed out that former Vice President Joseph R. Biden was a fool for having the same position on school busing that she has.

Rep. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Pentagon’s weaponized ticks wouldn’t be worst military secret

- The Washington Times

Rep. Christopher Smith added an amendment to a defense bill ordering the Pentagon to admit whether it experimented with ticks for biological weaponry, and if those experiments contributed to the massive Lyme disease explosion. If true — it wouldn’t be the worst secret experimentation conducted by the U.S. government.

Illustration on reparations by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The limits and hurdles of issuing reparations for slavery

Reparations for slavery have gained renewed momentum in recent months as Democratic presidential aspirants have endorsed the idea and a House Judiciary subcommittee conducted hearings on the issue in June.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unveils the creation of Commission on Unalienable Rights, during an announcement at the US State Department in Washington, Monday, July 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Let’s define human rights for the ages

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo caused a stir last week when he announced the creation of a Commission on Unalienable Rights at the State Department.

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Left the real race-obsessed ones

The radical left Congresswomen who trash America almost daily were challenged by President Trump to return wherever they may have originated, fix the problems there, and then return to the U.S. to report how they did it.

NBC's Dave Gregory (right) and Andrea Mitchell chat in the spin room during the Republican Candidates Debate at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla., Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times) ** FILE **

MSNBC mouth denies AOC socialist, says it's 'opposition research'

- The Washington Times

Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC fame said during a recent television sit-down with a couple guests that calling the likes of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a socialist was patently untrue -- that it was simply "opposition research" garbage from conservatives and Republicans and President Donald Trump's supporters and base. Come again?

After a confrontation between authorities and protestors, police use pepper spray as multiple groups, including Rose City Antifa, the Proud Boys and others protest in downtown Portland, Ore., on Saturday, June 29, 2019. In social media posts later in the day, police declared the situation to be a civil disturbance and warned participants faced arrest. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)

Antifa is most definitely 'a terrorist organization'

- The Washington Times

Sens. Ted Cruz and Bill Cassidy introduced a resolution to formally label antifa a domestic terrorist organization and saying, in follow-up written remarks, that the group "must be stopped," that its members are fascists "protected by liberal privilege," and that it's high time elected officials stepped in and did something. Agreed.

In this March 2, 2017, file photo, Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Tucker Carlson, Berkeley's idea of a 'white supremacist goblin'

- The Washington Times

Berkeley City Council member Rigel Robinson turned down an invitation to talk about the renaming of manholes as "maintenance holes" on Fox News with Tucker Carlson, calling the host a "white supremacist goblin" and a "racist" and a bunch of other stuff. It's always a good thing when crazy people denounce you.

Pruden irreplaceable

What devastating news to read that Wesley Pruden passed away this week ("Washington Times editor, columnist Wesley Pruden dies at 83 after remarkable six-decade career," Web, July 18). Mr. Pruden may have been a "newspaperman," but he was also an extraordinary wordsmith. I read all of his columns beginning in 1982 and ending on Tuesday with his marvelous "The four noisy horseladies of the Apocalypse." There was never a Pruden column that didn't make me laugh, introduce me to a new word or explain an issue without politically weaponizing it!

'Squad' should get to work

There is a saying in the African-American community: "Don't start none, won't be none" ("The four noisy horseladies of the Apocalypse," Web, July 15). These four congresswomen — Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, Pressley and Omar — have been accusing everyone of racism ever since they were sworn in, even calling Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi a racist.

Condemn, remove anti-U.S. reps

Make no mistake: Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib and Pressley are indeed anti-American, pro-Islamist cheerleaders of those who wish us and our allies death and destruction. Ms. Omar's televised gushing praise and pride in al Qaeda cannot be written off as anything but what it was: A show of hate to America, an undisguised wink of thanks to terrorists and spit in the eye of those lost on Sept 11, 2001.