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Theresa May

The lady at bay in Old Blighty

- The Washington Times

Theresa May, who has mismanaged Britain’s exit from the European Union, won her vote of confidence in the House of Commons this week, and now she’s in the hard place the country preacher found himself after winning a vote of confidence to unify his congregation, soothe hurt feelings and make peace with his deacons.

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Signs outside a polling place support different opinions on an amendment to the Tennessee Constitution on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. The amendment would expand the power of legislators to pass more abortion regulations. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee doing pro-life right

- The Washington Times

The worst abortions opponents, the ones who give pro-lifers a bad name, are the ones who stand safely away from the pregnant woman, shouting righteously and defiantly of the need to protect the unborn and preserve the sanctity and save the innocence and so forth -- then go home and pat themselves on the back for jobs well done.

The next best thing to Ian Fleming

I'm not fond of continuation novels, as some writers, like Raymond Chandler, Ian Fleming and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, have a unique style that truly can't be imitated.

In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, University of California, Berkeley police guard the building where Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos was to speak in Berkeley, Calif. UC Berkeley police took a hands-off approach to protesters on the campus when violent rioters overtook a largely peaceful protest against a controversial speaker. After a series of protests around the country, some institutions are rethinking their security and tactics in an age of growing political polarization. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

The censorship of the American mind

- The Washington Times

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education found in its recent "Spotlight on Speech Codes 2019" that across the country, at 466 of America's so-called "top colleges and universities," students are not allowed to fully exercise their First Amendment freedom of speech rights. My, how the pendulum has swung far from the 1960s.

Illustration on Democrat attituteds towards Hillary by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'Well, I'd like to be president'

The death stare gave it away. As President and Mrs. Trump greeted the Obamas and Clintons at the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush, Hillary Clinton nodded coldly to the first lady and then glared straight ahead rather than acknowledge Mr. Trump. Two things became immediately evident: 1) she's still in bitter denial about losing to him; and 2) she's back.

Horace Greeley

All the sound and fury called news

This has been a rough year for news junkies. Today the abundance of sources enables massaging the news to fit personal prejudices and predispositions. It's the famous slogan of The New York Times, "All the news that's fit to print" distorted to "All the news that fits our bias, we print."

Illustration on the disarray of the Republican Party by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

'The Republican Party is dead'

In the summer of 1964, between my junior and senior years in high school, I sent my first paycheck as a bagboy at the A&P as a contribution to the Barry Goldwater campaign.

Illustration on demonizing Russia by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Playing the Russophobia card

Liberal Russophobia has become a powerful force responsible for deterioration of U.S.-Russia relations. The coalition of liberal Russophobes include those in Congress, media and think tanks who believe that Russia aims to destroy the U.S.-centered "liberal" international order and that President Donald Trump's attempts to negotiate with the Kremlin do more harm than good.

Illustration on the difficulties in dealing with China trade by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Mercantilism and bad behavior

President Trump's decision to yet again negotiate with China, instead of imposing across the board tariffs, will empower his critics and undermine American prosperity.

President Donald Trump attends a ceremony to sign an executive order establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

'At the direction of the president'

Last week, federal prosecutors in Washington and New York filed sentencing memorandums with federal judges in advance of the sentencings of Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and his former personal lawyer had pleaded guilty to federal crimes, and the memorandums, which are required by the federal rules of criminal procedure, set forth the prosecutors' desired prison sentences for them.

When a famed director tried novel writing

Twenty-one years after the death of director Frank Capra in 1991, his son, Tom, opened a box of his father's possessions. Inside were two very different manuscripts, both written in 1966 with edits made in 1968. Rejected by Hollywood, unable to find a studio for his films, it seems Mr. Capra was still telling stories on his typewriter up in the High Sierras. And boy, did he have some stories to tell.

FILE - In this May 23, 2018 file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing in Washington.  ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

A tale of two Trump comrades

- The Washington Times

Paul Manafort thought he was in the clear in the summer of 2014 after meeting with federal prosecutors and FBI agents about his Ukrainian income, bank records and income tax returns.