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President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in an undated file photo. (Associated Press photograph)  **FILE**

Invoking 25th Amendment would set dangerous precedent

The “To the Republic” series has primarily addressed the original Constitution rather than the subsequent amendments. However, there has been much discussion of the suddenly popular 25th Amendment during the Trump administration, particularly since last week’s riot at the Capitol.

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Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) in action during an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020 in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Daniel Kucin Jr.) **FILE**

Who is Dwayne Haskins Jr.?

- The Washington Times

There's something not quite right with the Dwayne Haskins Jr. backstory. The bio for the former "starting" quarterback for the Washington Football Team never seemed, well, to square with his pre-2019 NFL draft story.

Illustration on when the pandemic will be over by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

When will the COVID-19 pandemic be over?

The pandemic will be over when the U.S. reaches herd immunity. Herd immunity is the level of individual immunity where the spread of the disease from person to person becomes unlikely, and results in the whole community becoming protected, even those who are not immune.

Virginia Dynasty by Lynne Cheney (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Virginia Dynasty'

The rich tapestry of America's colonies is depicted with distinctive themes like liberty, freedom and democracy. Yet, the young nation's powerful heartbeat was most often heard in Virginia.

A sign in an Atlanta neighborhood on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, urges people to vote early in Georgia's two U.S. Senate races. The early in-person voting period beginning Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, and lasting as late as Dec. 31 could determine the outcomes of races between Republican U.S. Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler and Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock that will decide control of the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)

Give Christmas thanks, then go vote!

- The Washington Times

'Tis the season, as the birth of Jesus Christ reminds us, to count our blessings.But there is still plenty of evil in this fallen world of greedy, corrupt humans.