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Former Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at Drake University, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Eric Holder for president? Run -- we'd love a Fast and Furious vetting

- The Washington Times

Eric Holder, who served as attorney general under Barack Obama, announced his mulling of a presidential campaign. Run, Eric, run. Americans are still waiting for answers to certain Justice Department issues from the Obama years -- and what better way to get them finally answered than during a presidential campaign vetting?

The State Capitol is illuminated in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Three of the top elected Democrats in the state are embroiled in controversy. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Blackface, 'dark makeup' and Dems -- and the confusing politics of hate

- The Washington Times

All eyes may be on Virginia and its gubernatorial blackface scandal right now -- but really, the juicier story is watching members of the media duck and dodge for the Democrats caught between a rock and a racist place. It's getting confusing to keep track of when blackface is racist, when it's not and just whom we're supposed to hate.

FILE- In this file photo from Oct. 17, 2018, survivors of child sexual abuse hug in the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. while awaiting legislation to respond to a landmark state grand jury report on child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. Lawmakers have returned to the Pennsylvania Capitol for 2019 sessions, but they have yet to revisit a response to child sexual abuse scandals since the debate's late-night collapse that closed last year's final voting day. (AP Photo/Marc Levy, File)

Time to restore marriage rights to priests

- The Washington Times

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, SNAP, is holding a summit this week to press Pope Francis into taking stronger action against clergy members who commit acts of sexual abuse. Well and good. But a better course of action would be for the Catholic Church to open its priestly ranks to marriage.

Members of Congress cheer after President Donald Trump acknowledges more women in Congress during his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump's SOTU did the impossible

- The Washington Times

In his State of the Union, President Donald Trump managed to do what political watchers wouldn't have predicted possible just a few short hours before his opening words -- and that's draw together the chamber, the Democrats and Republicans, the country. He made Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez smile and applaud, for crying out loud.

In this Aug. 30, 2012, file photo, a tour group walks through the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Harvard under Title IX gun for male-bashing

- The Washington Times

A doctoral student from California has filed a similar complaint against Harvard, claiming "campus gender politics" at the Ivy school have created a "hostile environment" for males. This is called turning the tables on the liberals.

In this Jan. 14, 2019, file photo, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam speaks to a crowd during a Women's Rights rally at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. A push by Virginia Democrats to loosen restrictions on late-term abortions is erupting into a fierce partisan clash due to a lawmaker's comments about late-term abortion. Gov. Ralph Northam added gas to the fire Wednesday, Jan. 30, by describing a hypothetical situation where an infant who is severely deformed or unable to survive after birth could be left to die. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File) **FILE**

Ralph Northam, a doctor you definitely wouldn't want

- The Washington Times

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is a pediatric neurologist -- a doctor who treats children who are suffering from problems with their nervous systems. But after hearing his defense of third-trimester abortion, truly, here's a medical professional who shouldn't be allowed anywhere near kids.

President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, to announce a temporary deal to open the government. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Donald Trump vs. Fox News, vs. Ann Coulter, vs. et al

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump has always been a bit of thorn in the side of the left and the elitist, establishment wings of the right. Understandable. He doesn't play the normal reindeer political games. But this shutdown battle has spread a bitter taste wide.

In this Dec. 6, 2018, photo, Roger Stone speaks at the American Priority Conference in Washington. Stone, an associate of President Donald Trump, has been arrested in Florida. That's according to special counsel Robert Mueller's office, which says he faces charges including witness tampering, obstruction and false statements. Stone has been under scrutiny for months but has maintained his innocence. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) **FILE**

Roger Stone's 'Stormin' Norman' arrest a black mark on FBI

- The Washington Times

Roger Stone has been arrested, virtually guaranteeing that the media cycle for the foreseeable future will focus on tying this former adviser to the president to all-things-Russia-collusion, and by logical extension, all-things-impeach-Donald Trump. But the bigger story is the FBI's treatment of Stone during his arrest.

Juan Guaido, head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress, declares himself interim president of the nation until elections can be held during a rally demanding President Nicolas Maduro's resignation in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Why it's OK for Trump to back nonviolent regime change

- The Washington Times

President Trump, showing unhesitant leadership, has recognized Juan Guaido as interim, though not-really-legal president. That's an extraordinary -- wait, make that unprecedented -- slap in face of an elected president, in this case Nicolas Maduro, of another country, in this instance Venezuela.