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Mourners attend a funeral ceremony for Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and his comrades, who were killed in Iraq in a U.S. drone strike on Friday, in the city of Kerman, Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. The leader of Iran's Revolutionary Guard threatened on Tuesday to "set ablaze" places supported by the United States over the killing of a top Iranian general in a U.S. airstrike last week, sparking cries from the crowd of supporters of "Death to Israel!" (Erfan Kouchari/Tasnim News Agency via AP)

Iran vows 'all out war' -- and U.S. must stand strong

- The Washington Times

Iran shot off more than a dozen missiles at two military bases in Iraq that house U.S. troops, ratcheting tensions but injuring or killing no one -- and now Iran is warning America: Respond and it's war. Well, isn't that a pot calling the kettle black moment. America, on Iran, must not retreat.

In this frame grab from video posted online, people try to resuscitate victims of a deadly stampede at a funeral procession for a top Iranian general killed in a U.S. airstrike last week, in Kerman, Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019. Two Iranian semi-official news agencies reported that the stampede in Kerman that killed dozens of people and injured over 200 others took place in Kerman, the hometown of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, as the procession got underway. (AP Photo)

Soleimani funeral stampede shows savagery of U.S. enemies

- The Washington Times

Forty died and more than 200 were injured during funeral services for the killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Don't know about funerals in your neck of the woods. But typically, in more civilized section, stampedes and angry rallying and loud vows to kill Americans and attack U.S. spots are not part and parcel of the whole funeral procession experience.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, on the day after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on two charges, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Nancy Pelosi, 2020, keeps up 'bizarre' impeachment strategy

- The Washington Times

Christmas is over, New Year's has ended, 2020 has begun, and what's on the table for Congress is the same that was set last year by Democrats in the House -- impeachment. And that's curious because, in the words of Democrats, impeaching President Donald Trump was a national security must-do, must-do right now.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. is working on several fronts to pressure Iran. (Associated Press)

Mike Pompeo, best line ever: 'Ask Mr. Soleimani'

- The Washington Times

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a sit-down with Chris Wallace of Fox News, laid out in precise terms exactly why America is in the right, Iran is in the wrong, and Gen. Qaddem Soleimani, head of the dastardly Quds force, had it coming when President Donald Trump's drone strike took him out and killed him. And then he gave the Best. Line. Ever.

Rose McGowan, you're dismissed

- The Washington Times

Rose McGowan, Hollywood actress, model, author and lately, political activist, has taken to Twitter Extreme to call out America as the evil empire to Iran's blooming innocence, outright apologizing to the terrorist regime for President Donald Trump's takedown of the Revolutionary Guard's Gen. Qassem Soleimani. So Rose: Move to Iran.

Sunlight pours into Grace United Methodist Church during the annual Historic Houses of Worship Tour Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019 in Hagerstown, Md. (Dave McMillion/The Herald-Mail via AP)

United Methodist Church split sets sin on display

- The Washington Times

The United Methodist Church said its organization is going to break into two factions over the issues of LGBTQ rights and same-sex marriage. That's not really a surprise. What is a surprise is that a church, any church, can get by with calling itself a place of Christian worship while scoffing basic biblical teachings of sin and God's will.

In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo, released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, reviews armed forces during a graduation ceremony at Iran's Air Defense Academy, in Tehran, Iran. The U.S. airstrike that killed a prominent Iranian general in Baghdad raises tensions even higher between Tehran and Washington after months of trading attacks and threats across the wider Middle East. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP, File)

Iran on notice: This is Trump, not Obama

- The Washington Times

Iran-backed forces attacked Americans at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, President Donald Trump sent in the airstrikes and killed Quds force chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani at Baghdad International Airport, and now Iran's crying foul, vowing "harsh retaliation" and so forth and so on. But note to Iran: This is not the Barack Obama administration.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden addresses a gathering during a campaign stop in Exeter, N.H., Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) ** FILE **

Joe Biden is a snob, and heart-and-soul America knows it

- The Washington Times

Joe Biden told a bunch of rally-goers in Derry, New Hampshire, that coal miners, many of whom live and work in the area, ought to stop all this coal mining nonsense and get with the 21st century program and learn a new trade, a cleaner trade, a more environmentally sound trade -- like coding. What an elitist, entitled, arrogant snob.

Colorado State Rep. Patrick Neville, front, makes a point as, from back left, Barry Arrington, who represents the advocacy group Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, Rep. Dave Williams, Dudley Brown, executive director of the gun group, and Rep. Stephen Humphrey look on during the announcement of plans to file a lawsuit to block a "red flag" law allowing courts to order firearms be taken away from people who pose a danger during a news conference in the State Capitol Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Denver. The Republicans and the group claim that House Democrats violated a section of the state constitution governing the legislative process to get the bill passed earlier this year. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) ** FILE **

Colorado's new red flag gun law well-intentioned, but wrong

- The Washington Times

A new red flag gun law just took effect in Colorado giving family members and law enforcement officials the authority to petition a judge to strip an individual's Second Amendment rights based on concerns of mental fitness. And well-intentioned as that law might be -- it stems from the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy by a mentally deranged man -- it's still unconstitutional. It's still wrong.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., gestures for Democrats to stop taking during a vote on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Impeachment costs stretch into -- umm, unknown millions

- The Washington Times

It's bad enough we've got a highly partisan impeachment hunt being led by highly anti-Donald Trump partisans whose sole purpose in political life is to disrupt this White House and boot the president from office. But how about those taxpayers? How about the taxpayers footing this impeachment bill? Well on that, we just don't know.

Church and community members, including Matt Pacholczyk, left, and his wife, Faith Pacholczyk, stand outside West Freeway Church of Christ for a candlelight vigil, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in White Settlement, Texas. A gunman shot and killed two people before an armed security officer returned fire, killing him during a service at the church on Sunday. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Second Amendment saves lives in Texas church

- The Washington Times

Two people were killed and another wounded in Texas after a man wearing a fake beard, wig, hat and long coat entered a church in the community of White Settlement, pulled out a shotgun and began firing. Tragic and horrible as that is -- it could've been much worse. The gunman was stopped in his tracks by a gun-carrying church-goer.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for Christmas Eve dinner at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Yale anti-Trump psychiatrist Bandy X. Lee gives psychiatry bad name

- The Washington Times

Yale psychiatrist Bandy X. Lee, in an interview with Salon, called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to "submit" President Donald Trump "to an involuntary evaluation" -- giving Americans, in one fell swoop, one big weighty reason to regard the entire field of mental health therapy with at least a modicum of suspicion.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a weak hand in withholding the two articles of impeachment from the Senate. (Associated Press)

Democrats' strategy: Impeach 'til the cows come home

- The Washington Times

Democratic members on the House Judiciary Committee, sad because Speaker Nancy Pelosi gets to hold the articles and they don't have any left, have gone back to court to petition for information from former White House Counsel Don McGahn and on grand jury testimony tied to Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation.

Pope Francis reads is message before delivering the Urbi et Orbi (Latin for 'to the city and to the world' ) Christmas' day blessing from the main balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. At right is Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the Vatican Almoner. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pope Francis, secure in his Vatican, scolds 'stony' hearts toward migrants

- The Washington Times

Pope Francis on Christmas called for a softening of "self-centered hearts" to help migrants -- to basically drop the border walls and let these people in. His remarks may have packed more punch if he didn't deliver them from the fortified St. Peter's Basilica, while gazing from a secure Vatican balcony, 200 feet or so above the assembled fray.

In this Feb. 6, 2019, file photo, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts answers questions during an appearance at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. How a Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump would unfold is not yet known, but among the issues senators will have to decide are how long it lasts and whether witnesses are called. Presiding over the trial will be Roberts, who theoretically could issue key rulings on some of these questions. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) ** FILE **

John Roberts raises Republican caution flags

- The Washington Times

Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. is too "mentally erratic" to serve in any capacity in the Senate's hearing of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, said Rep. Mo Brooks, Republican from Alabama, in a recent interview on WVNN radio that was reported by Breitbart. He's got a point.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., walks from the chamber through Statuary Hall a day after the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Nancy Pelosi's pause on impeachment doesn't play well

- The Washington Times

Speaker Nancy Pelosi may think she's strategizing with brilliance by letting the articles of impeachment stand in limbo in the House as she tries to wrest control and tell the Senate how to operate. But out here in the real world, in the place where politicians infrequently tread and barely dare go, Americans aren't impressed.

Mark Levin on Fox News.

Mark Levin's speedy solution to the Pelosi problem

- The Washington Times

Talk radio great and Fox News host Mark Levin, on his Facebook page, called for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to "put an end" to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's politically motivated hold-up of the impeachment articles, by declaring the whole matter "null and void." That's one way of making clear the nonsense of the Dems has come to an end.

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Kellogg Arena, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, in Battle Creek, Mich. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Christianity Today all wrong on Trump

- The Washington Times

Christianity Today's editor-in-chief Mark Galli penned a scathing commentary against President Donald Trump, saying he should be removed from office. The mainstream media is loving this because it gives an appearance of Trump's loss of the evangelicals. But Galli is wrong. And he's hardly representative of the Christian view.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., addresses reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on two charges, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. She is joined House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Nancy Pelosi has gone rogue

- The Washington Times

Speaker Nancy Pelosi took the unprecedented action of holding the articles of impeachment she and her Democratic cohorts fabricated in the House, until -- get this -- the Senate agreed to what she termed as a "fair trial." Pelosi has gone rogue.