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A petition has been launched to persuade veteran actor and political provocateur James Woods to run for California governor this year. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

James Woods faults Dems for school insecurity

- The Washington Times

James Woods, one of the few conservatives in Hollywood, sent out a scathing tweet about Democrats and their blocking of common-sense measures that could secure our nation's public schools from shooting attackers. Like how? Like pressing for gun-free zones, for example.

In this Wednesday, May 16, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump waves from the White House, in Washington. In a series of tweets Sunday, May 20, 2018, Trump skims over the facts involving the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Donald Trump: 'Drain the Swamp!' And he is

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump is poised to officially demand a federal investigation into whether the Department of Justice "infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes," as he put it. And that means, once again, he is putting his mockers to shame.

President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with law enforcement officials on the MS-13 street gang and border security, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump doubles down on MS-13 as 'animals'

- The Washington Times

So President Donald Trump referred to MS-13 murderous gang members as "animals" -- and the left went nuts. Trump, to his great credit, laughed off the criticism and doubled down on his original comments.

A protester carries a sign down the street near a Planned Parenthood health center in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. Several dozen protesters gathered in California's San Fernando Valley demanding the organization be stripped of its federal funding.  (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) ** FILE **

Trump's about to make pro-life camp very happy

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump has a new proposal, and it's one that's going to make his Christian and evangelical base quite happy. He's set his sights on reeling in Planned Parenthood and abortion -- another campaign promise coming true.

In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Robert Mueller's lost cause

- The Washington Times

Happy anniversary, Robert Mueller -- it's the one-year mark of the special counsel's investigation into the President Donald Trump-Russia collusion-slash-obstruction-of-justice-slash-whatever-else-comes-up look-see. And much as the mainstream media, left and anti-Trumpers of the world want to spin it, it's been a political failure of epic proportions for the left.

In a March 23, 2018, file photo, Lori Alhadeff, center, is comforted by her husband Ilan Alhadeff, as she holds a photograph of their daughter, Alyssa Alhadeff, 14, who was killed in the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, while they attend a news conference on gun violence, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lori Alhadeff announced her candidacy Tuesday, May 15, 2018, for a seat on the school board in the district that includes the city of Parkland, where Stoneman Douglas is located. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Scot Peterson's $8K-plus pension: It pays to be cowardly

- The Washington Times

It pays to be cowardly, it seems -- at least, for Broward County Sheriff's Office deputies. Scot Peterson, the deputy who was captured on video hiding outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School building as shooter Nikolas Cruz tore up the inside and killed 17, has been granted a pension -- a taxpayer-funded pension -- of $8,702 per month.

In this Oct. 25, 2017, file photo, Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., pauses before speaking to reporters during a meeting of the National Defense Authorization Act conferees, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

John McCain hullabaloo a hissy-fit of epic proportions

- The Washington Times

A White House aide reportedly mentioned that dying Sen. John McCain's views of CIA director nominee Gina Haspel don't matter because, well, because he's dying -- and now the country's in an uproar. Come on now. Could we please move on from the whole John McCain Was Insulted and Deeply Offended story and find something else to cover?

In this May 8, 2018, photo, Gov. Bruce Rauner, center, addresses reporters outside his state Capitol office in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo by John O'Connor, File)

Bruce Rauner, pro-gun confiscations governor of Illinois: You first

- The Washington Times

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican, suggested tacking on a couple of new gun control measures to bills currently weaving through the state legislature that would allow for the confiscation of firearms from those "deemed dangerous." A Republican. This is how threatened our Second Amendment has become, people.

President Donald Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, March 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

Trump, Netanyahu -- kindred souls in Revelation-like times

- The Washington Times

Israel is in the midst of massive celebrations, wafting on happy clouds as America's embassy to the Jewish state is making its formal move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. But the devils are gathering at the door -- the violence and protests and threats and killings have already begun.

Former President Jimmy Carter signs copies of his new book "Faith: A Journey For All" Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis) ** FILE **

Jimmy Carter, wrong on Donald Trump once again

- The Washington Times

Jimmy Carter has called out President Donald Trump as misguided for withdrawing America from the terrible Tehran nuke deal. That's expected; Carter's no Trump fan. But what's eyebrow-raising is the reason for Carter's scorn -- that history dictates Trump honor past presidents' actions. Wrong. On history, it seems, Carter knows not of what he speaks.

Iranian lawmakers burn two pieces of papers representing the U.S. flag and the nuclear deal as they chant slogans against the U.S. at the parliament in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Iranian lawmakers have set a paper U.S. flag ablaze at parliament after President Donald Trump's nuclear deal pullout, shouting, "Death to America!". President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the deal on Tuesday and restored harsh sanctions against Iran. (AP Photo)

Iran deal -- and then there were none

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump has taken yet another campaign promise and turned it to reality and pulled America from the detestable Iran nuclear deal. Thank goodness. This Barack Obama-forged piece of madness was -- well, nothing but madness. Who cuts deals with Satan and calls it a good thing, a win-win?

In this Nov. 25, 2013, file photo, then-President Barack Obama and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., greet each other on the tarmac upon his arrival on Air Force One at San Francisco International Airport. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Barack Obama, you said it -- 'like, facts are really useful'

- The Washington Times

Barack Obama told a crowd in San Diego gathered at the Association for Talent Development Conference that "like, facts are really useful" to sound decision-making. Agreed, Mr. Ex-President. Like, facts are really useful. And like, facts could've been really useful during the Obama administration as well -- something this former president seems to have overlooked while taking potshots as this current White House.