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Billy Idol shows caravan how it's done

- The Washington Times

Billy Idol, U.K.-born rocker of the '80's, became a U.S. citizen this week -- holding a tiny American flag as he took the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance. Holding the American flag. Swearing allegiance to America. Caravan-ers, are you paying attention?

Special counsel Robert Mueller departs after a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) ** FILE **

Trump tweets what we're all thinking: Mueller investigation 'total mess'

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump, in characteristic President Donald Trump fashion, took to Twitter to give voice to his latest opinion on the ongoing -- never-ending, it would seem -- special counsel investigation of Russia collusion being conducted by Robert Mueller, and said: "The inner workings ... are a total mess." Well, that's just well said.

Michael Avenatti leaves the Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Division after posting bail for a felony domestic violence charge, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

Michael Avenatti's arrest a good test for due process

- The Washington Times

Social media has gone into overdrive over the news Michael Avenatti, the anti-President Donald Trump trash-talking attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, was arrested for domestic abuse. But conservatives, at least, ought to save the crowing and mocking and celebrating for behind-the-scenes, at least for the time being.

In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, photo, a woman carries a fire extinguisher past the logo for Google at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. Internet traffic hijacking disrupted several Google services Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, including search and cloud-hosting services. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Google, how about some online security, please?

- The Washington Times

Google, fresh off the farm of defending last month's leak of 500,000 or so users' sensitive information, has just been hit by another Internet hijacking -- the "worst ever," according to the company that caught the hack. And what's most eye-opening is the hack is the likely work of Russian and Chinese sources.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton poses backstage before her conversation with Kara Swisher at the 92nd Street Y on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) ** FILE **

Make room for the Hillary

- The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton is supposedly running for president again in 2020. That's according to Mark Penn, a former pollster and adviser to Bill Clinton, and Andrew Stein, a leading Democrat figure from New York, both of whom penned a piece for the Wall Street Journal titled, simply, "Hillary Will Run Again." And all the Republicans go: Yes!

Watch how you walk -- A.I.'s got you ID'd by gait

- The Washington Times

China has just employed new "gait recognition" technology that can identify individuals by their manner of walk. This is police surveillance taken to a whole new level of frightening. Whispers are that America's airports might make a decent testing ground to bring the artificial intelligence here.

The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington is shrouded in fog early in the morning Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, on Election Day in the U.S. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

Democrats score points -- but not big win

- The Washington Times

So Democrats flipped the House and won some points. But with the Senate firmly in Republicans' control, the left is hardly in a position to crow. What has to happen next is a return to proper politicking -- a laying aside of baseball bats and a call for quieter streets. Democrats, this is up to you to do.

Radio personality Rush Limbaugh introduces President Donald Trump at the start of a campaign rally Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Rush Limbaugh scorches: 'Hillary Clinton colluded with Russia'

- The Washington Times

Rush Limbaugh took to the stage in his hometown of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to introduce President Donald Trump -- and in classic blunt and bold fashion, laid out the real case of why Democrats are so violent and angry these days. "The Democrats haven't even accepted that they lost the election in 2016," he said. Precisely.

In this Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, file photo, an American flag flies on the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Kavanaugh's lying accusers should be thrown in jail

- The Washington Times

Forty interviews later and investigators have found nothing -- nil, zilch, nada, zero -- substantiating the sexual harassment and assault claims made by women against Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. These accusers, these lying accusers -- send 'em to jail. That's where they belong.

Migrants carry a friend to an ambulance after suffering a heat stroke, at an abandoned hotel in Matias Romero, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Thousands of migrants arrived in the town of Matias Romero after an exhausting 40-mile (65-kilometer) trek from Juchitan, Oaxaca, where they failed to get the bus transportation they had hoped for. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Good grief: Hondurans in caravan sue Trump

- The Washington Times

A dozen migrants heading toward the United States with intent to storm across its borders -- a la "we have a right to be here!" -- kicked off a lawsuit against President Donald Trump this week, alleging he's violating their Fifth Amendment due process rights. Really.

Honduran migrants, part of the thousands-strong caravan of Central Americans migrants hoping to reach the U.S., listen that there was no more donated food for them, at a makeshift shelter in Matias Romero, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Thousands of migrants arrived in the town of Matias Romero after an exhausting 40-mile (65-kilometer) trek from Juchitan, Oaxaca, where they failed to get the bus transportation they had hoped for. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Borders used to be borders for Democrats, too

- The Washington Times

Barack Obama, Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton -- all these then-Senate Democrats voted for the Secure Fence Act of 2006 authorizing, in the words of the legislation, "operational control over the international land and maritime borders of the United States."

This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), now called the Islamic State group, marching in Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/Militant Website, File)

A.I. to stop religious wars misses mark with premises

- The Washington Times

Oxford University researchers have devised what they say is a new artificial intelligence program that will help predict and possibly prevent religious violence around the world. It's based on psychological programming that starts with the premise that all people are naturally peaceful. And that's where the software goes wrong.

In this Oct. 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks during a campaign event for Jay Webber, Republican candidate for Congress in the 11th District of New Jersey, in Hanover, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Paul Ryan's disingenuous denouncement of Trump

- The Washington Times

Speaker Paul D. Ryan came out in the aftermath of President Donald Trump's widely reported claim to be in the works on an executive order to halt Anchor Baby Syndrome and said, hey you can't do that, followed quickly by this: Republicans got this. Except really, they don't. They haven't, despite the opportunities that have presented.