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The Washington Times Front Page podcast debuts Thursday. The new audio feature summarizes the daily blockbusters, investigations and hard news produced each day by "Wash Times" journalists. (Shutterstock)

Now hear this: Washington Times podcast makes its debut

A pivotal event of note for Thursday, which marks the debut of The Washington Times Front Page podcast. The new audio feature summarizes the daily blockbusters, investigations and hard news produced each day by "Wash Times" journalists, who are vigilant 24/7 and downright relentless. Published September 18, 2019

The New York Times is now under scrutiny by multiple news organizations for its "botched" report about Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, which accused him of sexual misconduct. (Associated Press)

Hot seat: Press scrutinizes The New York Times

It is unusual when a major news organization becomes the subject of major news, but that is what happened to The New York Times in the wake of an essay published Sunday which was intended to reflect "the culture at Yale when Brett M. Kavanaugh, who now sits on the Supreme Court, was an undergraduate in the 1980s," the Times said. It also accused him of another sexual assault. Published September 17, 2019

The Nation and the Columbia Journalism Review have banded together to found "Covering Climate Now." (Associated Press)

250 news organizations sign on to promote 'climate crisis'

Those who believe the world is in imminent peril due to climate change say the news media is failing to report on this belief, and those alarmists are pushing back. The Nation and Columbia Journalism Review have banded together to found "Covering Climate Now," a new project supported by some 250 news organizations who vow to "strengthen the media's focus on the climate crisis" and produce a week's worth of stories to underscore that view. Published September 16, 2019

President Trump heads for Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Monday, to be greeted by protesters, along with those who hope the Republican Party can flip the state to their side. (New Mexico Republican Party)

'Possible unrest': Trump's complex visit to New Mexico

President Trump on Monday heads to the Land of Enchantment - specifically, that would be Albuquerque, New Mexico - for yet another jumbo campaign rally percolating with keep-America-great feelings and much optimism. There is another directive at work though, and that is the conviction that Mr. Trump can flip New Mexico to the Republican way of thinking - a tall order, given that Mr. Trump's previous campaign visit to the host city sparked a near riot. Published September 15, 2019

Democrats and media hoping to impeach President Trump are overlooking public opinion. Polls confirm voters are not interested. (Associated Press)

Democrats have a Trump impeachment addiction

The liberal media, of course, is complicit in this impeachment fixation and fantasy, offering nonstop news coverage, deftly packaged to make impeachment appear to be a done deal. Simply deploy the notorious "I-word" - and voila. Journalists believe they can suggest Mr. Trump will leave office amid mysterious "proceedings" and strategically manipulated press narratives. Or something. Published September 12, 2019

Part of a "liberal sandwich"? Sen. Bernard Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren share a moment at a Democratic presidential debate in Detroit. (Associated Press)

The Democratic debate: A 'liberal sandwich with a moderate filling'

Democratic primary debate No. 3 is upon us, airing Thursday on ABC News — complete with a pivotal "podium order" for the 10 hopefuls who may or may not be ready for prime time. Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren have the coveted center-stage positions, flanked by Sens. Bernard Sanders and Kamala D. Harris on either side. Published September 11, 2019

The media has been fixated on President Trump since his campaign days, and have offered far less coverage to his Democratic opponents. (Associated Press)

Whoops: Media's Trump fixation hurts Democrats

Broadcast news has supplied non-stop negative coverage of President Trump since his campaign days. The coverage has been, on average, 90% negative according to a series of studies by the Media Research Center. There's some unexpected collateral damage, though. Published September 9, 2019

National Rifle Association members listen to speakers during the NRA's annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. (Johnny Hanson/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

NRA should be declared 'terrorist group' say 23% of voters: Poll

The National Rifle Association is America's largest gun rights organization with over 5 million members. Nevertheless, San Francisco officials recently voted to declare the organization a "terrorist group" - an idea which has appeal for some Americans, particularly Democrats. Published September 9, 2019

Non-stop Trump-bashing has become a tradition in broadcast news, but one which now
affects the amount of attention paid to Democratic presidential hopefuls. (AP Photo)

Obsession: Broadcast coverage of Trump 11 times greater than Democratic hopefuls

Trump-bashing has become a tradition in broadcast news, with anchors, correspondents and pundits supplying near non-stop negative coverage of President Trump and his administration. The coverage has been, on average, 90% negative according to s series of studies by the Media Research Center. These days, the Democratic presidential hopefuls are paying a price for this obsession. Published September 9, 2019

Climate crisis and the 'Little Ice Age'

Democratic presidential hopefuls continue to make the "climate crisis" the alarmist centerpiece of their campaigns, vowing to spend trillions to remedy cow flatulence and rising seas, among other things. Trouble is, things are not quite so catastrophic. Published September 8, 2019

Veteran Hollywood scriptwriter and PJ Media co-founder Roger L. Simon is now urging conservatives to build their own Hollywood. (Associated Press)

Conservatives: Build your own Hollywood

So are they actors, activists, anarchists? It doesn't much matter at this point. Plenty of West Coast famous folks have dropped F-bombs and spoken out against President Trump, his administration and Republican voters in recent days. Published September 5, 2019

Fans cheer as President Trump arrives at a rally in New Hampshire. The GOP has a chance to reshape the political landscape in 2020. (Associated Press)

New GOP opportunity: Retool presidential politics

An emerging new narrative cautions the Democratic Party that they must win back the "working class" who fled to President Trump and his vow to make America great again. Yes, this is obvious advice for the Democratic hopefuls, now careening down the campaign trail with much bluster. Published September 4, 2019

A University of Southern California political expert suggests that Valium may become popular if President Trump is reelected next year. (Associated Press)

2020, Democrats and the Valium factor

Are Democrats resigned to a Trump victory in 2020? Oh, but it's complicated, says a new University of Southern California, Los Angeles survey. Amazingly enough, 54% of all voters now say President Trump is going to win the White House race once again — that includes 40% of Democrats, 47% of independents and 74% of Republicans. Published September 3, 2019