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NBC's Dave Gregory (right) and Andrea Mitchell chat in the spin room during the Republican Candidates Debate at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla., Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times) ** FILE **

MSNBC mouth denies AOC socialist, says it's 'opposition research'

- The Washington Times

Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC fame said during a recent television sit-down with a couple guests that calling the likes of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a socialist was patently untrue -- that it was simply "opposition research" garbage from conservatives and Republicans and President Donald Trump's supporters and base. Come again?

After a confrontation between authorities and protestors, police use pepper spray as multiple groups, including Rose City Antifa, the Proud Boys and others protest in downtown Portland, Ore., on Saturday, June 29, 2019. In social media posts later in the day, police declared the situation to be a civil disturbance and warned participants faced arrest. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)

Antifa is most definitely 'a terrorist organization'

- The Washington Times

Sens. Ted Cruz and Bill Cassidy introduced a resolution to formally label antifa a domestic terrorist organization and saying, in follow-up written remarks, that the group "must be stopped," that its members are fascists "protected by liberal privilege," and that it's high time elected officials stepped in and did something. Agreed.

In this March 2, 2017, file photo, Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Tucker Carlson, Berkeley's idea of a 'white supremacist goblin'

- The Washington Times

Berkeley City Council member Rigel Robinson turned down an invitation to talk about the renaming of manholes as "maintenance holes" on Fox News with Tucker Carlson, calling the host a "white supremacist goblin" and a "racist" and a bunch of other stuff. It's always a good thing when crazy people denounce you.

From left, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., respond to remarks by President Donald Trump after his call for the four Democratic congresswomen to go back to their "broken" countries, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019. All are American citizens and three of the four were born in the U.S. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

'Squad?' Squanderers is more like it

- The Washington Times

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar have managed to ball their socialist viewpoints into a cute and college-y sounding name, branding themselves the cute-sounding "squad." But at root, they're socialists -- and that makes them, automatically and by logical extension, squanderers.

The USS Constitution passes in front of the Boston skyline, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Boston. The newly refurbished ship, nicknamed Old Ironsides, took its first spin since October 2014 to celebrate the 220th anniversary of the iconic vessel's maiden voyage. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) ** FILE **

Boston's Christian flag problem

- The Washington Times

Boston is being sued over barring a group, Camp Constitution, from flying its Christian flag as part of the city's recent Constitution Day celebrations. Think about that for a moment. Wasn't Boston at the forefront of Americans' fight for independence from Britain -- a fight that was based largely on the quest for religious freedom? For specifically, Christian religious freedom? My, how times have changed.

Religious 'nones' on the rise, bringing the rot of socialism

- The Washington Times

Between 2008 and 2018, the level of religious "nones" in the United States -- those absorbing to no particular belief in a higher power-- has risen from just more than 22% to nearly 30%. That explains much. Like what? Like how come socialists in America have come to political power, for one.

From left, U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., respond to base remarks by President Donald Trump after he called for four Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their "broken" countries, as he exploited the nation's glaring racial divisions once again for political gain, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019. All four congresswomen are American citizens and three of the four were born in the U.S. Omar is the first Somali-American in Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

When Ayanna Pressley nearly called Trump a 'stoopid-head'

- The Washington Times

Rep. Ayanna Pressley said at a press conference this week that President Donald Trump, in her mind -- from her lips -- would always be considered an unauthorized, illegitimate "occupant" of the White House. She's not just thumbing her nose at Trump. She's thumbing her nose at the American people. And oh so childishly so.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, right, listens to speakers along with Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, left, during a rally at the State Capitol in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Governor Northam called a special session of the General Assembly to consider gun legislation in light of the Virginia Beach Shootings. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Trump's tweets hardly as 'racist' as Virginia's governor

- The Washington Times

This is how the media works: President Donald Trump is being labeled an outright utter racist for telling progressive members of Congress to get out, go back where they belong -- back to the socialist-styled countries of corrupt governance they love to defend. But Virginia's governor, who apologized for a "racist and offensive" costume in his yearbook photo, is still happily governing. Double standard?

In this combination image from left; Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., July 10, 2019, Washington, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., March 12, 2019, in Washington, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., July 12, 2019, in Washington, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., July 10, 2019, in Washington. In tweets Sunday, President Donald Trump portrays the lawmakers as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to their home countries. In fact, the lawmakers, except one, were born in the U.S. (AP Photo)

Democrats need to control their freshmen

- The Washington Times

At the risk of being called racist -- Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley ought to retire to their congressional corners, crack open a copy of the Constitution and spend some quiet time reading. Maybe then they'd learn how the public servant class is supposed to operate in this country.

Hillary Clinton's communications director, Jennifer Palmieri, hit back at criticism over the media's limited access to the Democratic presidential candidate, despite reporters being corralled at a distance during her appearance at a New Hampshire parade. (MSNBC) ** FILE **

Hillary Clinton's people still insist it's the woman thing

- The Washington Times

Jennifer Palmieri, the former communications director for then-presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, chalked up her candidate's loss to -- get this, it's broken-record-meet-deja-vu, ta da ta da -- sexism. Again with the freaking gender card. Seriously, now. Stop. It's making women -- all women -- look bad.

FILE - In thus April 23, 2015 file photo, flags flutter in the breeze outside of the Blue Bell Creameries in Brenham, Texas. A supplier of cookie dough that Blue Bell Creameries is blaming for a possible listeria contamination of some of its ice cream products says its product tested negative for the pathogen before being sent to the Texas-based company. In a statement Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, Iowa-based Aspen Hills said the "positive listeria results were obtained by Blue Bell only after our product had been in their control for almost two months." (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)

Product lickers symptom of sick, selfie-obsessed nation

- The Washington Times

If there were no such thing as selfies, there probably wouldn't be as many of these sick product lickers out there. If social media weren't so targeted toward the lowest common denominator -- the low achievers who think 1,000 likes is akin to genuine accomplishment -- then product licking wouldn't be a thing.

In this Saturday, June 7, 2014, file photo, former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli addresses the Virginia GOP Convention in Roanoke, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File) ** FILE **

Happily, ICE raids 'absolutely going to happen'

- The Washington Times

Whether the raids actually take place or not, at this point, doesn't even matter. Illegals have been set on notice. They've been sent the message. They've been warned, they're being watched, and they're as they should be: treading carefully, looking over their shoulders, worried they may have to face account for the laws they're breaking.

This photo taken Tuesday, May 7, 2019, shows a security camera in the Financial District of San Francisco. San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies as the technology creeps increasingly into daily life. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) ** FILE **

'Ban Facial Recognition' campaign kickstarts -- but in futility

- The Washington Times

A group called Fight for the Future has just launched a campaign calling for a national ban on government's use of facial recognition technology. The call, at BanFacialRecognition.com, may be justified. But honestly, that's just one genie that's not going back into the lamp any time soon.

In this courtroom artist's sketch, defendant Jeffrey Epstein, center, sits with attorneys Martin Weinberg, left, and Marc Fernich during his arraignment in New York federal court, Monday, July 8, 2019. Epstein pleaded not guilty to federal sex trafficking charges. The 66-year-old is accused of creating and maintaining a network that allowed him to sexually exploit and abuse dozens of underage girls from 2002 to 2005. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)

Jeffrey Epstein attorney shocks, shrugs off 'rape' as 'statutory maybe'

- The Washington Times

Reid Weingarten, the lead attorney for Jeffrey Epstein, created a stir during his client's arraignment hearing by seemingly shrugging off the fact that some victims, simply because of their young ages, were regarded, in the eyes of the law, as raped. Eh, it's only statutory, he said, shocking the court. This is called Bad Lawyering.

In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, USA head coach Jill Ellis looks on before the first half of SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Japan in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)

Soccer sucks anyway

- The Washington Times

The American women's soccer team just won its second straight World Cup after defeating the Netherlands over the weekend -- after which midfielder Allie Long dropped the U.S. flag on the ground to do a little dance with seriously Trump-hating teammate Megan Rapinoe. Soccer sucks anyway.

In this Oct. 31, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama, right, and former first lady Michelle Obama appear at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago. The couple's production company is teaming up with Spotify to produce exclusive podcasts for the platform. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Michelle Obama's whiney sour grapes tell on Trump

- The Washington Times

Michelle Obama, former first lady, finally dropped the big reveal on her thoughts during President Donald Trump's inauguration -- and guess what, they weren't complimentary. No. Really. You don't say. 'Cause all those rollicking eye-rolling stone-faced looks during the ceremony didn't give it away. Not.