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Illustration on pay for student athletes by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

College should pay student athletes

The growing movement in state capitals to allow or require public universities to pay student athletes has created a unique opportunity.

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In this Sept. 12, 1953, photo released by RR Auction, John F. Kennedy and his new bride Jacqueline cut the wedding cake at their reception in Newport, R.I. The photo is one of a collection of 13 original images made by Frank Ataman, of Fall River, Mass., being auctioned by RR Auction. The original negatives were discovered in his darkroom after he died. The auction closes Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. The little girl is unidentified. (AP Photo/RR Auction, Frank Ataman) ** FILE **

Cohabitation rises, marriage falls -- and society drifts

- The Washington Times

Roughly 78% of young adults ages 18 to 29 say it's A-OK for unmarried couples to live together as husband and wife without going the traditional route -- the trading of vows, the placing of rings, the standing before God, and so forth and so on. It's easier to separate that way, dontcha know.

A line worker checks vehicles at the General Motors Hamtramck assembly plant in Hamtramck, Mich., Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. U.S. factory output grew for the 16th straight month in November, though at a slightly slower pace than the previous month.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya) **FILE**

An EU industrial policy is bad news for the U.S.

The EU is looking at a shortcut: Industrial policy. Instead of changing its policies to grow large European firms organically, it wants to promote and create them through mergers. The EU argues that it needs bigger, and potentially monopolistic, firms to battle its international rivals.

Michael Bloomberg served three terms as mayor of New York City when the city previously had a strict two-term limit on mayors. (Associated Press)

Bloomberg's joke of a bid says more about present crop of Democrats

- The Washington Times

The only intelligent thing about Mr. Bloomberg running for the Democratic nomination for the presidency is what it says about the present crop of Democrats running for the nomination. They're a hopeless bunch of losers who would rather destroy America than lose another election to President Trump.

A man sits alone inside a Metrobus in downtown Washington, Wednesday, March 16, 2016.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) **FILE**

When the public strikes against the public

- The Washington Times

Some transit workers in Northern Virginia are jawing about their pay or lack thereof. Indeed, one bus driver told WRC-TV that he and his coworkers plan to strike later this week if they don't get a raise in pay that's comparable to the cost of living. Unfortunately, that action would mean that riders of Metrobus and the Fairfax Connector would be inconvenienced. What a bother for negotiators on both sides.

Illustration on Chinese global designs by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

How China uses money to control political discourse

The recent controversy between China and the NBA over the Houston Rockets' general manager supporting anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong in a tweet sparked a welcome conversation in the United States: To what extent are Americans willing to sell out their political values for access to the lucrative Chinese market?

Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks to reporters after witnesses failed to appear under subpoena before House impeachment investigators following President Donald Trump's orders not to cooperate with the probe, in Washington, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. John Eisenberg, the lead lawyer for the National Security Council, and National Security Council aide Michael Ellis, were scheduled to testify early Monday but not appear. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Dems last gasp to smear Trump

If you are paying attention to the Washington circus that is the impeachment inquiry into President Trump's handling of the much maligned Ukraine call, this is what real collusion looks like.

 'Give Me Liberty' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Give Me Liberty'

"Nationalism is a given in human society," writes Richard Brookhiser, longtime senior editor at National Review, historian and author of 13 books. "It supplies feeling of belonging, identity, and recognition." As is well documented, it can also take "sinister forms elsewhere."

This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry shows Jeffrey Epstein. A previously undisclosed federal investigation into Epstein included an examination of whether he was traveling with underage girls as recently as 2018, newly released documents show. In July 2019, U.S. Marshals Service investigators spoke with an air-traffic controller who said she saw Epstein get off his private jet at an airport near his U.S. Virgin Islands retreat with two girls who appeared to be 11 or 12, according to the documents. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)

Elite media inexcusably ignore Jeffrey Epstein-ABC scandal

- The Washington Times

There are a lot of formerly powerful people who must rue the day that Ronan Farrow abandoned his career as an also-ran opinion journalist and decided to do it His Way. Over the past two years, Mr. Farrow has become one of the most hard-charging and effective investigative journalists in America.

The Dedicated Soldier Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Veterans Day as a celebration of the 'greatest love'

Veterans Day had its origin at the end of World War I in 1918, a conflict so horrendous that it was dubbed "the Great War," or "the war to end all wars," with the United States playing the decisive role in the Allied powers final victory.