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Benjamin Netanyahu (Associated Press)

A knife in the back with Obama's fingerprints

- The Washington Times

Barack Obama couldn't pass up his last opportunity to put a knife in the back of the Israelis, whom he has demonstrated for years in word and deed that he doesn't like very much. He doesn't like Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, at all.

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The amazing grace of Christmas morn

- The Washington Times

The malls and the Main Streets will fall silent. The ringing cash registers and the happy cries of children are but ghostly echoes across the silent cities. But the Christ child born in a manger 2,000 years ago lives, liberating the hearts of sinners and transforming the lives of the wicked.

President-elect Donald Trump. (Associated Press)

Putting Campaign '16 to bed at last

- The Washington Times

Well, now what? Sorehead losers, who have thrived in such graceless abundance since Nov. 8, had been telling anyone who would listen, for more than a year, that Donald Trump could never, ever be elected president of the United States.

Bill Richardson (Associated Press)

The Democratic hangover is on the way

- The Washington Times

Like it or not, The Democrats will have to come off their crying jag after the inauguration. Some of them will need safe spaces for a little while longer, with calming videos of puppies and kittens. But some senior members of the party understand that soon even Democrats still deep in an endless drunk will have to sober up to deal with cold and unforgiving reality.

Vladimir Putin (Associated Press)

Trying to overturn a free and fair election

- The Washington Times

The world has turned itself upside down. Only yesterday the liberals and the left (the "progressives," as they want to be called) regarded the CIA as the locus of evil, the gang that couldn't shoot straight, forever poisoning gentle minds with a diet of conspiracy and tall tale.

Colin Kaepernick (Associated Press) ** FILE **

The killer wind from Hurricane Donald

- The Washington Times

They said it couldn't be done, and even if it could, Donald Trump wouldn't be the man to do it. But a fresh wind from somewhere is blowing through the jungle where the timid, the fearful and the politically correct cower in the shade of the no-no tree.

Nancy Pelosi (Associated Press)

The revolt of the peasants gathers steam

- The Washington Times

The populist saber continues to cut the elites down to size. The elites, who think they know it all and are uniquely qualified to tell everyone else how to live, took another pasting Sunday in the Italian elections. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi felt so humiliated by voter rejection of his proposals for constitutional reform that he quit on the spot.

Ron Wyden (Associated Press)

The churls and their denial and grief

- The Washington Times

Life is not fair to losers, or the critics of Donald Trump, and the way he won the presidency. He just won't stand still and give the rotten eggs a chance to hit their mark.

Donald Trump (Associated Press) ** FILE **

The melting of campus snowflakes

- The Washington Times

Academic freedom, once so popular in the faculty lounges, appears to be optional on many campuses where college presidents wilt under the first squeals of snowflakes.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (Associated Press) ** FILE **

The agony of watching the transition

- The Washington Times

What we used to call "the press," before the newspapers aspired to be part of the professional class with its inflated titles and airs, is never happy. Nor should it be. The press is a demanding and cranky lot by definition, and now they're something called "the media." Marshall McLuhan, who invented the concept if not the word, must never be forgiven.

Rudy Giuliani (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Chaos in transition, business as usual

- The Washington Times

The Democrats and their media acolytes keep sorting through the entrails of road kill looking for clues to find the disaster to unmake the making of the president. So far nothing has worked.

Dan Quayle (Associated Press)

Drowning the elites in the gene pool

- The Washington Times

The 2016 elections are a gift that keeps on giving, and nothing has been sweeter than watching the chattering class being taken back to school. Rarely has smug arrogance been so sharply rebuked. It's delicious to watch. Yum, yum.

Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau (Associated Press) ** FILE **

A day to separate the losers

- The Washington Times

This is the day that divides winners and losers, and it's fashionable to say it's about time. But watching the losers of aught-16 do it unto themselves was the best part of the show.

Ronald Reagan campaigning in 1980

Reprising Hillary's choke of 2008

- The Washington Times

Choking is never pretty to watch, whether by a football team, in a child or by a political candidate suddenly running in blind panic. Nobody does the choke better than Hillary Clinton.

FBI Director James B. Comey. (Associated Press)

Now, or later, the Clintons are toast

- The Washington Times

Donald Trump is learning at long last that when your opponent is destroying himself -- or herself -- you should get out of his way. The opponent deserves ample room to do the deed. The Donald is taking the high road past Hillary Clinton's hell week.

Trig Dommer, 4, of Sioux Falls, checks out the voting booth next to his mom Naomi Dommer as she fills out her ballot during the South Dakota Primary Election, Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sioux Falls, S.D. (Joe Ahlquist/Argus Leader via AP)

A suspicious wind in the rigging

- The Washington Times

There's no such thing as voter fraud, as the Democrats and right-thinking press mavens have been telling us for weeks, but some curious things are happening out there in flyover country. Some of the assurances that all is well on the old ship of state have been caught in what looks suspiciously like the rigging.

John Podsesta (Associated Press) ** FILE **

The coming media settlement with Hillary

- The Washington Times

There's no one more repentant and eager to promise reform than the town drunk coming off a week at the bottom of a bottle. Some of "the top political reporters in the country," as they think of themselves, will be soon looking for similar redemption.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes the stage for the third presidential debate at University of Nevada in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hillary as ladies' fashion leader. Who knew?

- The Washington Times

Nobody has accused Hillary Clinton of setting an example of how to dress for success, and certainly not for fun. She's clearly no Melania Trump. But she may be assisting the Chinese in bringing back "the Mao suit." She probably shouldn't expect a standing ovation from men.