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Theodore Roosevelt (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Big-time football and the schools for scandal

- The Washington Times

Bill Clinton and his friends probably feel themselves entitled to a little chuckle over the plight of Kenneth Starr, the plotter of the impeachment of Mr. Clinton. The wheel that goes around comes around, and all that.

Hillary Clinton (Associated Press) ** FILE **

The Clintons and the comeuppance at hand

- The Washington Times

Reckoning comes late to the Clintons, but it comes. Bubba has skated past a lot of transgressions, always counting on his gift of gab and his deep-dyed Southern charm to escape retribution. He played the charm card with consummate skill: "Aw, shucks, what can you do with a good ol' boy like me?"

President Obama in Hanoi. (Associated Press)

Turning President Obama loose in Asia

- The Washington Times

Barack Obama hasn't learned much in his seven years (and counting) in the White House, but he might have learned a little. He bowed to his Vietnamese hosts on arrival in Hanoi, but it wasn't the infamous back-breaking 180-degree bow he gave to the despots of the Islamic world in Cairo.

Hillary Clinton waves to the crowd before speaking during a campaign stop in Bowling Green, Ky., on Monday, May 16, 2016. (Austin Anthony/Daily News via AP)

Hillary hails a flying saucer to the White House

- The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton's campaign wizards, having seen what happened to Jeb Bush, are said to be worried about her "lack of energy." But there's nothing wrong with her imagination, her vision, her talent for building castles in the cosmos. She has come up with the season's most imaginative campaign promise.

National Security Adviser Susan Rice arrives for the International Jazz Day Concert on the South Lawn of the White House of the Washington, Friday, April 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Sound no requiem for the old white guys

- The Washington Times

All us old white guys have got to go. We may even have to take some of the nice white ladies with us. White folks once had their uses, but the handwriting is writ big and plain on the restroom wall.

Lord Nelson (From the portrait by Sir William Beechey)

When disaster stalks the weary land

- The Washington Times

Parlous times have descended everywhere. Barack Obama is so terrified by global warming that he wants to shut off further debate, perhaps to put the White House on stilts, lest the rising oceans soak the upstairs carpets.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Democrat (Associated Press) **FILE**

Now to pick the running mates

- The Washington Times

Now the fun begins. Everybody has an opinion on who the Donald and Hillary should pick for running mates. It's the most harmless fun of the campaign because none of the speculation means anything. But it might beat a game of Solitaire on a dark and rainy night.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop Monday, May 2, 2016, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

More news to rattle the Republican elites

- The Washington Times

Public-opinion polls are great parlor-game fun, like Monopoly or charades, but if you're looking at a poll in May to determine the winner in November, you might as well consult a plate of chicken entrails. Be careful not to spill anything on the carpet.

Donald Trump confounds the Gaffe Patrol

- The Washington Times

The Japanese Zero was one of the most famous fighter planes in the South Pacific, bedeviling American pilots in the early days of World War II. The Zero was quick and nimble, darting from the clouds to inflict death and mayhem, and the Zero hit many a target.

In a Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, file photo, gormer U.S. President Jimmy Carter delivers a lecture on the eradication of the Guinea worm, at the House of Lords in London. A spokeswoman for Jimmy Carter says the former president does not need further treatment for cancer. The former president apparently shared the good news on Sunday, March 6, 2016, with those attending one of his regular Sunday school lessons at Maranatha Baptist Church in Carter's hometown of Plains, Georgia.  (Neil Hall/Pool Photo via AP, File)

One last attempt to derail the Donald

- The Washington Times

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride to town on Saturday night, and if early polls determined presidents John McCain and Ross Perot would be playing poker with Harry Truman and Chester Alan Arthur in the ex-presidents club. But it's a rare beggar who owns even a spavined horse and John McCain and Ross Perot never got a key to the Oval Office washroom.

Harriet Tubman with a gun

A true heroine, right on the money

- The Washington Times

A lady with a gun deserves better than this. No sooner had Jacob Lew, the secretary of the Treasury, announced that Harriet Tubman, a fearless gunfighter against slavery, would soon replace Andrew Jackson on the face of the $20 bill than snipers on left and right turned out in force.

Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Staten Island, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

How the Donald could defeat Hillary

- The Washington Times

It's a given among the tired, the poor and the voters tossed in the tempest of the presidential campaign that the noisy masses, yearning to breathe free of the smoke of battle, must resign themselves to the latest inevitability of Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump can't beat her, neither can Ted Cruz, and John Kasich is a pipe dream.

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch talks with police officers in Indianapolis as part of her national Community Policing Tour, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

The global warming assault on free speech

- The Washington Times

"Climate change" is all about us. Nearly everybody believes in it. Who could not? Sometimes a sunny day changes to rain, sometimes snow changes to sleet. The wind blows on Tuesday but changes on Wednesday, from knocking down trees to barely putting a ripple on the surface of the lake. Mark Twain, noticing that some things lie beyond the meddling of man, observed that "everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it."

Abraham Lincoln (Associated Press photo of the painting by George P.A. Healy) ** FILE **

A late lesson about the birds and the bees

- The Washington Times

Donald Trump has cut many sharp deals on his way to Billionaire's Row. Most of them were legal, maybe all of them were within what his lawyers told him they could successfully defend. But the Donald knows about sandbags and shortcuts. It's never personal, just business.

Former President Bill Clinton. (Associated Press)

Here comes trouble, and it looks like Bubba

- The Washington Times

Hillary's got a Bubba problem again, and it doesn't have anything to do with a loose zipper. She dispatched him to the hustings, where he has no living peer (except maybe Donald Trump), and he's giving her campaign a pain by telling it like it is.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (Associated Press) ** FILE **

The unexpected peril of a brokered convention

- The Washington Times

This may be the year they gave an election and everybody wanted to stay home. Neither Republicans nor Democrats have a front-runner anybody likes very much, and there's nobody on the bench who can hit a curve ball.

House Speaker Paul Ryan. (The Washington Times) ** FILE **

The peasants have tasted the milk and honey

- The Washington Times

The Republican establishment is determined to kill the Trump candidacy, and it may succeed. Donald Trump is assisting with the task. The mouth that roars rarely soars, and his unthinking vulgarity is beginning to bore. It's hard to know what he was thinking when he said women who have abortions should be punished.

Joe Biden

The dark menace gaining on Hillary

- The Washington Times

If you believe Cassandra and other doom-criers, this may be remembered as the year they gave an election and nobody came. The Republican Party's skepticism of Donald Trump is exceeded only by the Democrats' growing terror at the prospect of campaigning with Hillary Clinton. It looks like a bipartisan meltdown.

Abraham Lincoln

The teaching moment, lost in Havana

- The Washington Times

Barack Obama loves to talk, mostly about himself, and he's never as happy as when he's talking about America's faults, even in foreign capitals where tradition says a good citizen doesn't do that.