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In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)

Deputy Scot Peterson hid while students were shot -- and this is police training?

- The Washington Times

A disturbing report from Fox News shows the deputy who was supposed to be armed and on the job at Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School -- the one who was there as the killings were taking place -- was hiding behind a concrete column, protecting not the students but rather himself. That's all caught on surveillance video; it's not a what-if. And one can't help but wonder: Is this the unfortunate result of all the police policies put forth in recent times that the number one goal of officers tasked to a scene is to get home safely?

In a Tuesday, June 13, 2017, file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., questions Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Kamala Harris vows fight against guns just getting started

- The Washington Times

Sen. Kamala Harris, who was named and blasted as a socialist by the National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre during his Conservative Political Action Conference speech, fought back on Twitter, vowing the fight to reshape the nation and curb the Second Amendment was just getting started.

President Donald Trump holds notes during a listening session with high school students and teachers in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Trump heard the stories of students and parents affected by school shootings, following last week's deadly shooting in Florida. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Donald Trump: Armed teachers 'GREAT DETERRENT!'

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump hit back on Twitter at what he called the "Fake News" for improperly quoting him on his views of armed teachers in the classroom, saying he didn't say "give teachers guns" but rather, in more levelheaded fashion, agreed to consider the idea as a means of stopping school shootings. And so he should. Allowing teachers with concealed carry permits to bring their legally owned weapons into the classroom is one tool to fight school-place murders -- and, not only that, it's a promise this president made during campaign season.

Oprah, George Clooney rush to exploit Florida anti-gun exploiters

- The Washington Times

Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney each coughed up half a million dollars to donate to the "March for Our Lives" anti-gun rally that's set for Washington, D.C., on March 24, organized in part by teens at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. No word yet on whether Oprah and Clooney, both of whom plan to attend the event, will leave at home their armed security guards.

Donald Trump greets Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, after announcing his endorsement of Romney during a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) ** FILE **

Trump endorses Romney, showing how GOP ought to act

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump sent out a tweet of praise for former Massachusetts governor and failed presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, endorsing his one-time White House rival for the Senate in Utah. Have to say -- this is lot classier than how Romney treated Trump. GOP, pay attention. There's much to be learned from this president.

Marylene Dinliana, 18, holds a sign that reads, "Stop Spilling Our Blood" during a protest against guns on the steps of the Broward County Federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, shot and killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Obnoxious, ignorant teens now demand curbs on guns

- The Washington Times

Teens across the nation, fed up with school shootings, are planning marches, media events and three-minute demonstrations at the White House in order to get across their messages of frustration with the Second Amendment and to demand lawmakers take immediate action. Now if only they weren't so dang entitled, snarky and obnoxious.

In this Sunday, April 12, 2009, file photo, the American flag waves in Rockville, Md. (AP Photo/J.  Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Utah: U.S. flag shredded; ISIS flag raised

- The Washington Times

Somebody in Utah just ripped down an American flag flying at Hurricane High School, shredded it and tossed it into the streets, then raised what appeared to be a banner used by ISIS on the pole in its place. This is how the culture views our country? This is how society rates America?

In this Jan. 26, 2009, file photo, a customer looks at the menu at a McDonald's drive-thru in Williamsville, N.Y. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)

Cancer findings a bit of a joke

- The Washington Times

A new study of 100,000-plus French adults has found that those who eat a lot of processed foods and drink a good deal of sugary drinks are more likely to develop a variety of cancers than those who, say, eat healthy food. What? You don't say.

Parents meet at a hotel in Coral Springs, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, to pick up their children, following a shooting at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla. A former student opened fire at the Florida high school Wednesday, killing more than a dozen people and sending scores of students fleeing into the streets. (Jim Rassol/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Can teachers carry guns now? How 'bout now?

- The Washington Times

Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida -- a former student who was expelled for disciplinary reasons -- was arrested for the shooting deaths of 17 students. Can teachers, staffers and administrators concealed-carry on school grounds now? How 'bout now?

White House Director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison Omarosa Manigault arrives for the daily press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Omarosa's alleged sex-for-money scheme shows national need for Jesus

- The Washington Times

Omarosa Manigault-Newman, the woman who just made national headlines for her abrupt departure from the White House -- and then again, for her 180-degree flip in support for her once-upon-a-time fawning for President Donald Trump -- has made the news once again, this time, for a seedier, sexual matter. Gotta say: Not surprised. Jesus to the rescue, right?

Dozens of people line up to tell the City Council what they think of the police request to use pepper spray on violent crowds Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. Most residents opposed the request. Police in Berkeley sought an additional weapon Tuesday to combat violent protests that have repeatedly hit the city, asking the City Council to arm officers with large canisters of pepper spray. (AP Photo/Paul Elias) ** FILE **

Viva Berkeley! City declares self sanctuary for pot smokers

- The Washington Times

Berkeley, home of the leftist amnesty lover, has found a new way to become a thorn in the side of this White House -- by declaring itself a sanctuary city for marijuana smokers. Congrats, Berkeley. You've found a new way to show your immature resistance to law and order. What, immigration wasn't enough for you?

In a Jan. 17, 2007, file photo, Donald Trump Jr., left, and his wife Vanessa arrive for the Trump Vodka launch party by Drinks America hosted by Donald J. Trump at Les Deux in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Donald Trump Jr.'s wife was taken to a New York City hospital as a precaution Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, after she opened an envelope addressed to her husband that contained an unidentified white powder, police said. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

#VanessaTrump peppered with leftist hate -- but love conquers

- The Washington Times

They say love overcomes all -- but at #VanessaTrump, the Twitter hashtag that started in response to Vanessa Trump's receipt of an envelope of white powder, the adage is really being put to the test. Look at this lovely post, from Amanda Butler, @sweethunni1976: "It was cornstarch for the love of god. Probably sent it to themselves to deflect from all the real bs going on in Washington. #VanessaTrump." Nice.

Former President Barack Obama, left, speaks at the unveiling ceremony for the Obama's official portraits at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Washington. Obama's portrait was painted by Artist Kehinde Wiley, and Michelle Obama's portrait was painted by Artist Amy Sherald. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Barack Obama's portrait -- a real 'what is that!' moment

- The Washington Times

Barack Obama's official portrait unveiling just went forth at the National Portrait Gallery -- and boy, was it a WTFreak moment. Was that a giant fern in front of which Obama was seated? It reminded of his interview with Zach Galifianakis of "Funny or Die" fame and the "Between Two Ferns" chat.

From left, North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam, South Koran President Moon Jae-in, his wife Kim Jung-sook, and Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, wave after a performance of North Korea's Samjiyon Orchestra at National Theater in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. A rare invitation to Pyongyang for South Korea's president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty's southern road tour, part of an accelerating diplomatic thaw that included some Korean liquor over lunch and the shared joy of watching a "unified" Korea team play hockey at the Olympics. (Bee Jae-man/Yonhap via AP)

Media go ga-ga on North Korea in gag-me Olympic lovefest

- The Washington Times

It's not entirely unusual for the mainstream media to be slammed as little more than a mouthpiece for the left. But loving on the dictatorships? That's exactly what some seem to be doing, with all the heaping of praise that's been piled on Kim Jong-un's sister, who's attending the Olympics -- or, as The New York Times would put it, in this glaring headline: "Kim Jong-Un's Sister Turns On the Charm, Taking [Mike] Pence's Spotlight."