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A sign is posted on a gate blocking a parking lot to Land's End in San Francisco, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Nonprofits, businesses and state governments across the country are paying bills and putting in volunteer hours in an uphill battle to keep national parks safe and clean for visitors as the partial U.S. government shutdown lingers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

How about a taxpayer shutdown?

- The Washington Times

The federal government has been shut down for three weeks now and it is hard to find a single tax-paying, Average-Joe citizen who has been affected -- unless, of course, you happen to work for Uncle Sam.

Protesters are reflected in a puddle as they wave European flags to demonstrate against Brexit in front of the Parliament in London, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May is battling to persuade lawmakers to support the divorce agreement between Britain and the European Union in a Dec. 11 House of Commons vote. Opposition parties say they will vote against it, as do dozens of lawmakers from May's Conservatives. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Only the second-worst result of efforts to unify Europe

- The Washington Times

Back during the formation of the European Union in the 1990s, there was a joke going around among those who prefer to remember history -- mainly hoping to avoid repeating it. The last time folks worked this hard to unify Europe, the joke went, things didn't turn out so well.

A man raises a sign "Blacks For Trump" as President Trump speaks on June 27 in Fargo, North Dakota. (Associated Press)

Media nightmare: Black pro-Trump voters

- The Washington Times

Because President Trump is an Alt-Right, White-Supremacist, Nationalist Racist who wants to bring black slavery back in America, he dispatched a tweet proudly declaring record support among black voters.

President Donald Trump reacts as he speaks to a crowd at Eastern Kentucky University, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Richmond, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Forget, Hell! Trump wades into Civil War

- The Washington Times

The press today is never dumber than when they report on politics. Except when they try tackling history. Especially American history. And most especially Civil War history.

Judge Merrick Garland was nominated to the Supreme Court at a time when American voters had expressly put Republicans in charge of the Senate. (Associated Press/File)

The Kavanaugh-Garland equivalency is false

- The Washington Times

The biggest lie about Merrick Garland -- one that is constantly peddled by Democrats and unquestioningly accepted by the press -- is that Republicans' treatment of him and his nomination is somehow on par with how Democrats treated Justice Kavanaugh and his nomination.

Christine Blasey Ford claimed that Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh sexually groped her 36 years ago when he was 17. (Associated Press/File)

The vanished vestiges of civility

- The Washington Times

These are lonely times. The whole world, it seems, is talking past each other, not listening. Whatever vestiges of civility were left after the 2016 election have vanished.