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In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting with a group of foreign ministry officials in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, July 22, 2018. Rouhani warned President Donald Trump against provoking his country while indicating peace between the two nations might still be possible. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

Trump at his best -- beating Rouhani at Iran's own bully game

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump unleashed a few furious rebukes against Iran on Twitter, telling the rebellious nation that its time of talking tough and issuing war-like threats against America had come to an end. And kudos, double kudos, to this president. Thank goodness this White House's idea of fighting off foreign bullies isn't simply the strongly worded letter.

In this Nov. 12, 2015, file photo, a man walks past a building on the Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Google's A.I. 'ethics principles' sound great, guarantee little

- The Washington Times

Google has put in place some ethical rules to guide its company's artificial intelligence pursuits. And the principles do show promise. But let's be clear: The devil remains in the details. It's one thing to lay out a path to walk, a wish-list to fulfill. It's another thing entirely to have the technological know-how to fulfill these goals.

In this Thursday, June 8, 2017, file photo, former FBI director James Comey testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Comey is urging voters to support Democrats in November's midterm elections. Comey says on Twitter that the "Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders' design that 'Ambition must ... counteract ambition.' " (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite/File)

James Comey, candle in political wind, goes full court for Democrats

- The Washington Times

James Comey has finally come out of the closet. The once-upon-a-time registered Republican -- the guy who told Congress in July of 2016 that he had "been a registered Republican for most of my adult life" but am "not registered any longer" -- has finally shed his so-called conservative coating and called for all Americans of conscience to vote Democrat this November.

In a Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, file photo, Franklin Graham greets guests as his father, the Rev. Billy Graham, lies in honor after a ceremony in the Capitol, in Washington. (Erin Schaff/Pool via AP, File)

Franklin Graham's not the intolerant, hateful one here

- The Washington Times

The Rev. Franklin Graham is headed to the United Kingdom to preach on the spiritual pitfalls of "sex, drugs, money, even religion," but Blackpool bus company powers-who-be, facing pressure from LGBTQ activists, have pulled his advertisements about hoping in Jesus from their transit system.

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump waves next to Chinese President Xi Jinping after attending a business event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. U.S. President Donald Trump's abrupt withdrawal from his planned summit with North Korea raises the stakes for China to show that it can steer the North toward easing tensions over its nuclear program. But despite a recent warming in ties, Beijing's influence over its neighbor may be overstated. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Trump, fists cocked, storms NATO, jabs allies and China

- The Washington Times

President Trump, fists cocked, landed Tuesday at the NATO summit in Brussels with an America-First determination the likes of which allies from Germany's Angela Merkel to Britain's Theresa May and U.S. foes such as China's Xi Jinping have never experienced -- or expected -- from a U.S. leader.

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney emerged in 2016 as a leading voice of anti-Trump Republicans. Mr. Trump's endorsement of Mr. Romney in his Senate bid in Utah has baffled attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference. (Associated Press)

Republicans need to stop eating their own

- The Washington Times

It's safe to say President Donald Trump has his share of detractors and critics. But what's so puzzling to the conservatives of America -- the ones who don't party-hearty with politicos in the cesspool of Washington, D.C., that is -- are the detractors from within the ranks of Trump's own GOP.

In this June 23, 2018, photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., delivers the keynote address to the Nevada Democratic Convention in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

Trump slays in Montana: Pocahontas, take a DNA

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump, during his speech in Great Falls, Montana, floated the idea of paying $1 million to charity if Sen. Elizabeth Warren would only take a DNA test to prove her so-called Native American heritage. Warren tried to fight back -- but it had all the defensive air of a fish out of water, flopping and floundering for air.