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In this May 18, 2018, file photo, White House adviser Jared Kushner speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Birtherism, smirtherism: Jared Kushner stands ground

- The Washington Times

Newsflash: Jared Kushner defends father-in-law Donald Trump during an interview with Axios that focused, for an eye-rolling bit of time, on the now-president's previous -- i.e., years previous -- questioning of Barack Obama's birth certificate. And all the mentally competent go, umm, how is that a newsflash? Or, in Twitter lingo, WTF.

Randy Hartsock places American flags on the embankment outside of American Legion Hackler-Wood Post 145 Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Bristol, Tennessee in preparation for Memorial Day weekend. (AP Photo/David Crigger. Bristol Herald Courier)/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)

U.S. flag fight shows grit of a true patriot

- The Washington Times

Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis said he's not going to remove the giant U.S. flag his Gander RV flies proudly at his Statesville, North Carolina, branch no way, no how, no matter how much local authorities fine him. You go, Marcus Lemonis. This is a lesson of principle for fighting patriots -- and just in time for Memorial Day, no less.

This combination of undated images provided by the George's County Police Department shows from left to right, Josue Fuentes-Ponce, Joel Escobar and Cynthia Hernandez-Nucamendi. The teenagers were arrested and charged as adults with first-degree murder after a missing was found dead in a Riverdale, Md. creek on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.  Authorities say theyre working to identity a fourth person involved in the slaying.  (George's County Police Department via AP)

Prince George's despicable sanctuary-loving leaders

- The Washington Times

Prince George's County, Maryland, has been in the news of late because two male illegal aliens with reported ties to MS-13, along with a female companion, were arrested for the murder of a 14-year-old girl -- a murder that investigators say began with a baseball bat and ended with a machete. Prince George's County is a sanctuary city.

In this June 16, 2014, file photo, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos walks onstage for the launch of the new Amazon Fire Phone, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Amazon's human emotion reader a tad of technological unease

- The Washington Times

Amazon has a new gadget it's developing that affixes to the wrist and reads human emotions. Hmm. What could possibly go wrong here? It's not that a modern-day mood ring, which is what this smartphone app-in-works seems to be, is in itself a terrible idea. Rather, it's the future potential uses that pose the pitfall.

Jim Obergefell, the named plaintiff in the Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court case that legalized same sex marriage nationwide, is backed by supporters of the courts ruling on same-sex marriage on the step of the Texas Capitol during a rally Monday, June 29, 2015, in Austin, Texas. The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. (AP Photo/Eric Gay

Gay marriage support dips -- but traditionalists need not cheer

- The Washington Times

Gallup pollsters just found that gay marriage, while still supported by the majority of Americans, is losing a bit of its luster and falling in favor. It's a dip, albeit a small one. What used to come in at 67% favor -- in 2018 -- is now registering at 63%. But the numbers aren't significant enough for traditionalists and Bible-believers to cheer.

In this May 13, 2019, photo, former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden interacts with a supporter during a campaign stop at the Community Oven restaurant in Hampton, N.H.  North Korea has labeled Biden a "fool of low IQ" and an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being" after the Democratic presidential hopeful during a recent speech called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Joe Biden, a 'fool' whose candidacy makes 'a cat laugh'

- The Washington Times

Joe Biden's presidential campaign has drawn the notice of Kim Jong-un -- whose state-run media called him out as a "fool" of such proportions, he could "make a cat laugh." That's at least a little bit funny. Everybody knows cats can be quite persnickety with their humor.

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2017 file photo, the evening sun shines through a U.S. flag flying in the wind in Tacoma, Wash., against a sky made hazy with smoke from wildfires, as the National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for western Washington and Oregon. An AP data analysis of records from 1999-2019 shows that in weather stations across America, hot records are being set twice as often as cold ones. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Americans would vote socialist for president, Gallup finds

- The Washington Times

Nearly half of Americans told Gallup pollsters they'd vote for a socialist candidate for president. Roughly 58% of American adults said they'd vote for an atheist. And 43% said socialism would be a "good thing" for the country, not a "bad thing," Gallup wrote. What the freak, America.

Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks speaks during a FOX News Channel town hall, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Claremont, N.H. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Democrats wish Fox News would just go away

- The Washington Times

Pete Buttigieg went on the attack against Fox News and Fox News news hosts and Fox News television pundits and commentators -- while on Fox News. How gauche. Classless. Democratic, even. But this is just the cries of a left that pines for the days of full media control -- of three big news networks, and that's it.

"Some people did something" was how Rep. Ilhan Omar, Minnesota Democrat, described the 9/11 attacks. Her critics were dismissed with the "Islamophobic" label. (Associated Press/File)

Ilhan Omar's stuff and nonsense 'abolish ICE' talk

- The Washington Times

Rep. Ilhan Omar called on America to abolish ICE, to quit all deportations -- to basically open U.S. borders wide to all who would cross, friend or enemy, apparently. How did this woman manage to work through her oath of office without giggling?

Dana Sweeney chants during a rally against HB314, the near-total ban on abortion bill, outside of the Alabama State House in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Alabama abortion fight shines light on wrongful Roe v. Wade

- The Washington Times

Alabama has become ground zero in the fight over abortion because lawmakers just voted on restrictions that make the procedure nearly impossible to perform, and the left, as the left is wont to do, is going nuts. But the fact is, the morphing of abortion from an act of outlaw to lawful was based on flimsy judicial reasoning in the first place.

In this undated photo made from video, 12-year-old cancer patient Ethan Daniels at a medical facility in Atlanta speaks with Aaron Horowitz, co-founder and CEO of Sproutel, who designed "My Special Aflac Duck" to promote emotional well-being by helping children living with cancer develop a sense of control and manage stress through interactive technology. (AP Photo/Marina Hutchinson) ** FILE **

Cage the rage, punch a robot

- The Washington Times

Researchers say they've come up with a way to help those with anger management issues using the latest in technology -- robots trained to take a punch. It's probably too soon to call for a end to barroom brawls, broken furniture and smashed phones. But maybe these 'bots can help some angry birds better cope.