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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to the media at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 2, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

A fever subsides, leaving Democrats to focus on 2016

- The Washington Times

Nancy Pelosi seems to be getting her wish. Mrs. Pelosi's tutorials to her girls gone wild about how the world works, and in particular how the world of Washington works, may be having an effect. The tutorial required a lot of remedial readin,' writin' and 'rithmetic. The impeachment fever is clearly subsiding. Trump Derangement Syndrome is reasserting itself as the preferred narcotic in the Democratic congressional salons.

President Donald Trump speaks during a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

When the third time is not the charm

- The Washington Times

In the beginning, it was collusion with the Russians that the Democrats were counting on to send the president to obscurity, or worse. When that partisan fantasy dissolved like snow on a sunny day, the Democrats seized obstruction of justice as the crime of the century. The special counsel concluded there was not enough there, either.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks outside of Gianni's Pizza, in Wilmington Del., Thursday, April 25, 2019. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

'Sleepy Joe' shakes up the Geezer Primary

- The Washington Times

The Democrats are the gift that never quits giving. Twenty-five Democrats (depending on who's counting) think they're capable of running the country and Thursday the party that can't shoot straight gave us a presidential primary within a presidential primary.

Former U.S. President Barack Obama attends a town hall meeting at the "European School For Management And Technology" (ESMT) in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

In certain precincts, we're all snowflakes now

- The Washington Times

When Muslim terrorists brought down the World Trade Center 17 years ago, the Paris newspapers, in a fit of empathy, declared that "we're all Americans now." The sentiment was meaningless treacle, and it quickly evaporated. American citizenship, even if honorary, is too great a burden for Frenchmen to bear. But it was a nice gesture.

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers construction and maintenance conference in Washington, April 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) ** FILE **

An imaginary look at an imaginary 2020 election

- The Washington Times

The polls haven't yet opened, and it's already time to count the ballots. Everybody wants to know who won next year. It's not much of a horse race yet, but we've got a lot of horses, even if most of them will eventually run straight to the glue works.

Julian Assange gestures as he arrives at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, after the WikiLeaks founder was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police and taken into custody Thursday, April 11, 2019. Police in London arrested WikiLeaks founder Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy Thursday for failing to surrender to the court in 2012, shortly after the South American nation revoked his asylum. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

The WikiLeaker is about to face melancholy music

- The Washington Times

Finally being called to account for crimes and other outrages ruins any villain's day, and Julian Assange's bad day started early Thursday, when he was pulled out of bed at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and packed off to considerably smaller and less plush living quarters in the pokey. He did not go gently into that rainy English morning.

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the IBEW Construction and Maintenance Conference in Washington, Friday, April 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

One foolish remark and a presidential candidate is toast

- The Washington Times

Robert Burns wrote his famous tribute to skewered intrigues — "the best-laid schemes of mice an' men gang aft a-gley, and leave us naught but grief an' pain for promised joy" — and paid it to a disappointed mouse. But it's apt consolation to politicians who run their mouths in the wrong direction.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks to a crowd about his presidential run during the Democratic monthly breakfast held at the Circle of Friends Community Center in Greenville, S.C., Saturday, March 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

The frightful invasion of the 6-inch-tall nobodies

- The Washington Times

It's the first rule of politics that you can't beat somebody with nobody, but the Democrats are determined to repeal that rule in the year 2020. If anybody can do it, the Democrats think they can. They've got a lot of nobodies to choose from.

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Biden Courage Awards, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Why segregation is the only way to save the women

- The Washington Times

Segregation can be effective, and properly applied might cure many cultural diseases to the benefit of all. What we need now is a return to a segregated society. This time, not segregation by race. We've been there, done that, and it was evil and cruel. No one wants that.

In this March 24, 2019, photo, special counsel Robert Mueller, and his wife Ann, depart St. John's Episcopal Church, across from the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

For all but the press, Mueller's news is good

- The Washington Times

Good news for President Trump continues to accumulate in the wake of the announcement by special counsel Robert Mueller that he could find no evidence that the president colluded with the Russians, or anyone else, to fix the 2016 presidential election. Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the usual way. Beastly foreigners didn't have anything to do with it.

Rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines flight crash near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, south of Addis Ababa,  Ethiopia, Monday, March 11, 2019. A spokesman says Ethiopian Airlines has grounded all its Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft as a safety precaution, following the crash of one of its planes in which 157 people were killed. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)

When an icy fear threatens the friendly skies

- The Washington Times

Sometimes you have to wonder who's in charge at Corporate Central. Certain airlines aren't being very sympathetic to customers who are nervous about flying -- no doubt unnecessarily -- on the Boeing 737 Max 8 after two of them have crashed over the past five months.

In this Dec. 18, 2018, file photo, then Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., waits to speak during a news conference at the Capitol in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) ** FILE **

Some old rages return to ride again

- The Washington Times

There's no new thing under the sun, as Ecclesiastes tells us, and the politics of the nation proves it. A senator's declaration that she was raped many years ago recalls the struggle of feminists to send women into combat. Some of the arguments survive to be ventilated again.

The New York Times building in New York is seen here on Oct. 10, 2012. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Where a little learning would be unusual

- The Washington Times

It's too bad so many of the reporters and correspondents of the mainstream/legacy media never went to Sunday school. Not for what that might have done for their immortal souls (many of them don't believe they have one, anyway), but for their educations, which many of them have yet to complete.