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U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., left, joined at right by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., responds to base remarks by President Donald Trump after he called for four Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their "broken" countries, as he exploited the nation's glaring racial divisions once again for political gain, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019. All four congresswomen are American citizens and three of the four were born in the U.S. Omar is the first Somali-American in Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Calling ‘the squad’ to account

A very educational series of events occurred in the last couple of weeks illustrating the nature of political maneuvering at the national level. In this case, the Democrats are on the losing end, having been played expertly by President Donald Trump.

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Recalling the compelling life of a true champion

Thousands of tourists flock to Philadelphia for the historic sites and other attractions, and many of them venture to the Philadelphia Art Museum's steps, where actor Sylvester Stone ran up them famously as the fictional boxer in the 1976 film "Rocky."

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

Hawks rip Trump for keeping America at work, not war

- The Washington Times

First, take a deep breath. Now take a look at the Wall Street Journal. The otherwise fine newspaper editorially on Saturday blasted President Trump. For what? For not killing Iranians and blowing up Iranian targets to show how super our American power is.

FILE - This Jan. 1, 1953 aerial file picture showing the destroyed village of Oradour-sur-Glane, central France, that is today a phantom village, with burned-out cars and abandoned buildings left as testimony to its history.  France remembered on Monday June 10, 2019, the 642 people killed in the small village of Oradour-sur-Glane 75-years ago, in what was the biggest massacre of civilians by Nazi troops during their occupation of the country in World War II. (AP Photo, File)

Ocasio-Cortez, Omar need to learn about Nazi horrors

Remember. It is the single word that marks the gate to a burned out village in France that I recently visited. There, 642 innocent men, women and children were slaughtered by the Nazis one bright June day.

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When 'equality' means anything but normal

The conceit of our age is that we can alter reality at a whim. We're really that smart and powerful. We not only can control the planet's weather, but we can defy God's essential design for life, reflected in nature and cultures trillions of times a day.

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Packing the Supreme Court

As the 2020 presidential election unfolds, leftists agitate to make fundamental changes in our national institutions. Among them is packing the U.S. Supreme Court. By statute, a compliant Congress and a willing president can make the court as big as they want, to enforce their ideology.

Science Brain Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Who are the science deniers?

The National Assessment of Educational Progress has issued its "Nation's Report Card" on America's schools and the data is clear. Private schools -- which are mostly religious -- outperform their public-school counterparts in science scores in almost every subcategory, including physical science, life science and earth science.

America's party of paralysis

Democrats are becoming the party of paralysis. On issue after issue, they are unable to move because of simultaneous external and internal risks. They cannot act on the increasing demands of an increasingly radical left for fear of alienating mainstream America; yet, they cannot admit they are ignoring this left's agenda for fear of alienating this ascendant constituency.

Chart to accompany Moore article of June 24, 2019.

Blurring the expense of medical care

Several years ago, I had a shoulder injury and the doctor told me I might need surgery to fix the small tear in my rotator cuff. He said that I was borderline whether to have the surgery or not. So I asked: "Doctor, if I have this surgery, about how much will it cost?"

In this May 7, 2014, file photo, the World War I memorial cross is pictured in Bladensburg, Md. (Algerina Perna /The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)

America's great divide: 'Peace Cross' versus Satanic Temple

- The Washington Times

Two headlines of major interest rocked national news at very nearly the same time this week -- the first, from CNN, "Supreme Court rules 'peace cross' in Maryland can remain," and the second, from the Associated Press, "Alaska government meeting opens with 'Hail Satan' prayer." The battle lines just don't get clearer than that.

A man polishes the sign for The New York Times at the company's headquarters, July 18, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) ** FILE **

Newspapers need to stop whining, restore trust with public

- The Washington Times

Newspapers are feeling under the gun. People don't want to pay for what they're selling. The sweet aroma of paper and ink, the bang and clatter of hundreds of typewriters that evaporated in the clouds of tobacco smoke that once made newsrooms dark and mysterious cave-like places, the thunder of rows of printing presses, must give way to timid tapping on plastic keyboards. The newspaper game is up.

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How assertive arms control equals strategic defense

Historically, U.S. modernization of its triad of strategic offensive forces — intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), bombers and ballistic missile submarines — has advanced hand-in-hand with arms control treaties.

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What to cut and what to strengthen

President Trump is growing the defense budget now, but even he would agree that will become increasingly difficult as time goes on, the population ages and the costs of entitlements and interest on the $20 trillion debt consume ever-increasing shares of the federal budget.

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A promise Bernie can't and shouldn't keep

Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent, stated last week that an "economic bill of rights" is central to Democratic Socialism. In the same speech where he rightfully railed against corporate welfare, Mr. Sanders made clear that the Democratic Socialist vision for America involves guaranteed "well-paying" jobs for all. By all means, Mr. Sanders is right that we need to end the Washington culture of cronyism and industry subsidies, but jobs only add value if they lead to production.

Brad Thor keeps getting better and better

Long past the point by which most authors have produced all the best works they're capable of and are coasting or waning, Brad Thor keeps on getting better and better.

Third-party candidates could benefit President Trump in the 2020 presidential race says a USA Today/Suffolk University poll. (Associated Press)

Trump confronts the polls

Suddenly, the political winds of change are blowing across the country, rattling President Trump's re-election campaign, blocking parts of his agenda and scrambling his administration's team.

A man takes part in a vigil outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh to honor the victims of the Saturday attack on a synagogue in California, Saturday April 27, 2019. It is six months to the day that a gunman shot and killed 11 people while they worshipped at the Tree of Life Synagogue on Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Confronting anti-Semitism head-on

One of the ways I learn about things I know little about is to immerse myself in an issue or with a group. Such was the case recently when I was invited to be a part of the American Jewish Committee's Global Forum in Washington, D.C.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., left, makes a point with Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., as the House Oversight and Reform Committee considers whether to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to turn over subpoenaed documents related to the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Democrats' wild-eyed rhetoric will be their election downfall

- The Washington Times

Democrats and members of the left have been taking their mouths on some wild rides lately, calling out President Donald Trump as Hitler, characterizing his border control as concentration campy and such. And if they think they're winning the hearts and minds -- and votes -- of the American people with this rhetoric, they should think again.