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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to members of the media after a pipe bomb strapped to a man went off in a New York City subway near Times Square on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio stands fourth from left. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

New York City terror, the 'new normal' for America

- The Washington Times

New York City was in rush-hour chaos Monday, as an ISIS-inspired terrorist detonated an improvised explosive device -- a pipe bomb affixed to his body with wire tie-type fasteners -- in the heavily traveled Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan. And with that, officials started selling the idea that this is now part of American life.

In this July 6, 2017, file photo, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio leaves the federal courthouse in Phoenix, Ariz. (AP Photo/Angie Wang, File)

Go, Joe: Sheriff Arpaio eyes Sen. Jeff Flake's seat

- The Washington Times

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the law enforcer who raised the hackles, to put it mildly, of the Eric Holder-esque social justice crowd, announced in an interview with The Daily Beast that he's seriously considering a run at Jeff Flake's Senate seat. Why not -- Jeff won't need it.

In this Aug. 18, 2012, file photo demonstrators display signs with crossed mosques during a protest in front of a mosque in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, file)

Germany, overrun, paying migrants to go home

- The Washington Times

Germany apparently is so overrun with migrants that government geniuses -- the same ones who opened the doors wide to mass migration in the first place -- are now paying them big bucks to take a hike and go home. So much for bleeding heart amnesty, yes?

In this May 12, 2016, file photo, signage is seen outside a restroom at 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Delaware parents show teeth and halt gender self-ID in tracks

- The Washington Times

Parents in Delaware, apparently tired of the ridiculousness, took on education bureaucrats and told them, in no uncertain terms -- and on the wings of 8,000-plus signed petitions -- that a rule allowing kids in grades K-12 to self-identify their sexes without parental permission or even notification, did not meet with their approval.

Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Jim Jordan's masterful Judiciary performance

- The Washington Times

Show me the application, dude -- that was the underlying demand from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan to FBI director Chris Wray during a House Judiciary hearing to determine a little bit more about Peter Strozk, the just-fired Robert Mueller attack dog.

Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, reacts in the finish area following her run in the women's World Cup downhill ski race at Lake Louise, Alberta, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lindsey Vonn's galling Olympian-size diss of Donald Trump

- The Washington Times

Lindsey Vonn, whose name is known within the sports world for Olympic gold medal skiing and without, for dating Tiger Woods, took some serious potshots at the president en route to this February's winter games in Pyeongchang. And in so doing, she pretty much slammed the country that elected Donald Trump -- the country she's supposed to be representing in the Olympics.

Pope Francis is hugged by a woman during his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pope Francis, of all people, moans move to Jerusalem

- The Washington Times

You'd think the pope at least might be in President Donald Trump's court on the whole Tel Aviv-versus-Jerusalem thing -- the announced move of the U.S. Embassy from the former to the latter and the ensuing recognition of the latter as Israel's true capital. After all, the guy's the voice of the Catholic Church. If anyone might rise above lowly human politics to side with the spiritual on this matter, it'd be Pope Francis, yes?

In this Nov. 9, 2017, photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Nancy Pelosi's idea of 'Armageddon' is a GOP tax bill

- The Washington Times

Armageddon, biblically speaking, is the sign of the end of times -- the be-all and end-all of battles, the one that pits good against evil and ushers in a period of humanly devastations unlike any ever before experienced. But to Nancy Pelosi, the House's highest-ranking Democrat, Armageddon is the Republican tax bill.

People sleep outside of the Supreme Court in order to save places in line for Dec. 5 arguments in 'Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission,' Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, outside of the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Supreme Court travel ban ruling a return to reason

- The Washington Times

Citizens from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad -- terror hotspots, all -- and North Korea, as well as segments of Venezuela, are now barred from entering the United States, thanks to a Supreme Court ruling on President Donald Trump's executive attempt to secure the nation and stop the flow of potential terrorists across the borders. Finally, a court ruling with reason.

In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Sorry, left, Mike Flynn not the smoking gun

- The Washington Times

The left, including much of the media, are going nuts now, drooling at Michael Flynn's guilty plea as if it's the final nail in President Donald Trump's coffin -- the long-sought means to the impeachment end. It's not. That's ludicrous. And the more hours that tick since Flynn announced his guilty plea, the more ludicrous the left's wild-eyed panting seems.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., reacts to a reporter's question during a news conference Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. The Senate passed the tax bill early Saturday morning with a 51-49 vote. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Mitch McConnell's abrupt softening on Roy Moore

- The Washington Times

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made a rather sudden turn on his opinion of Roy Moore, telling George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" on ABC News that it's the people of Alabama -- not Washington, D.C. -- who should decide the outcome of this Dec. 12 race for Jeff Sessions' old Senate seat. That, after longtime, long-running, very vocal calls for Moore to step aside. Principle, anyone?

Jimmy Kimmel doesn't appear too shaken up that his Republican viewership has taken a plunge since he waded into politics on his late-night ABC talk show. Appearing on "CBS Sunday Morning," the comedian said he wouldn't change a thing about his approach to President Trump or heated topics like health care and gun control. (CBS)

Jimmy Kimmel goes all Christiany on Roy Moore -- and accepts fight

- The Washington Times

Jimmy Kimmel, of comedy talk show fame, apparently is a card-carrying Christian who's been so offended by Roy Moore, that he first, sent a character from his show to disrupt one of the Senate candidate's rallies and then, when confronted, jumped on Twitter and late-night TV and agreed to a man-to-man. That's right. Kimmel actually agreed to a fight with Moore.

In this July 7, 2015, file photo, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, right, is led into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garciaor, center, for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco. (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool, File)

Trump nails it -- Kate Steinle ends in 'disgraceful verdict'

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump tweeted that the trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate in the killing of Kate Steinle ended with a "disgraceful verdict." And he's absolutely right. No matter the finding of the jury, it doesn't change the fact Garcia Zarate never should have been in America in the first place -- never should have been on the streets of San Francisco.

Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in North Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Nikki Haley is sticking it to North Korea

- The Washington Times

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley just issued an oh-so-strong statement North Korea's way, telling the defiant regime its latest missile launch was a war-like act -- and if that's the way Kim Jong Un wants to play it, fine by the United States. But be prepared, she said. 'Cause North Korea will be "utterly destroyed" if war ensues, Haley vowed.

In this Jan. 16, 2015, file photo, Geraldo Rivera participates in "The Celebrity Apprentice" panel at the NBC 2015 Winter TCA  in Pasadena, Calif.  Rivera says he's "filled with regret" for initially discounting the sexual harassment allegations against his former Fox News Channel boss, Roger Ailes, and is apologizing for his skepticism.  (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Geraldo Rivera opens mouth, inserts foot

- The Washington Times

Geraldo Rivera of Fox News took to Twitter to weigh in on the fast-moving Matt Lauer sexual misconduct claims to say, in essence: This is all part and parcel of the dating scene. Unfair characterization? You decide.