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Larry  O'Connor

Larry O'Connor is Associate Opinion Editor and a columnist for The Washington Times. He's a talk radio host on the Cumulus-owned radio station WMAL AM/FM in Washington D.C. He is also a frequent guest on Fox News.

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Pat Thompson displayed a sign supporting Roe v. Wade at a rally, held by Planned Parenthood, commemorating the 45th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision at the Capitol Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The 1973 landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court affirmed a woman's right to have an abortion. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Clergy gather to bless DC area late-term abortion clinic

On the same day the United States Senate took up a bill that would have banned abortions for unborn infants who had reached the 20th week of development, a group of clergy gathered to pray for and bless the work of an abortion clinic in the DC area. Published January 30, 2018

President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., applaud. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Image via AP)

Trump should ignore TV audience and speak directly to Congress in SOTU

As viewers watch cable news this evening before and after the speech they're going to hear a lot of cliches thrown around. That's what pundits do on nights like this. And here's the cliche that's most annoying... "The audience for this speech isn't really the Congressman and Senators sitting in the chamber, the audience is the American people watching at home." Published January 30, 2018

"Good for the US, Bad for the World, America's oil boom is disrupting the geopolitical order and destroying the planet."

Bloomberg Businessweek cover art, January 25, 2018.

It's official: Bloomberg hates America

The latest cover story for Bloomberg Businessweek focuses on the incredible resurgence of the American oil and gas industries. The idea of the United States surpassing Saudi Arabia and other foreign oil-producing nations as the dominant producer of fossil fuels in the world was once mocked as a fantasy. The fact that America can soon claim that title and flex our energy independence should be something to celebrate, but not at Bloomberg. Published January 25, 2018

Make the Trump tax cuts permanent now

In blackjack it's smart to double down (double your original bet halfway through playing your hand) when you have a likely winning hand and it appears the dealer has a potential losing hand. A good double down is smart betting and can maximize your winnings when executed at times when the odds are in your favor and your potential for loss is minimized. Published January 25, 2018

Former FBI Director James Comey, FBI special agent Peter Strzok and special counsel Robert Mueller are shown here, left to right. On  Jan. 18, 2018, the House House Intelligence Committee voted along party lines to release a FISA abuse memo, which, according to sources close to the committee, addresses text messages between FBI agent Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page which prove the so-called Steele dossier was used to justify FISA warrants.

Next time you're audited by the IRS, try the FBI's excuse

If one positive development can be gleaned form the constitutional crisis developing in the "Dossier-FISA-FBI-Secret-Society-Insurance-Plan" scandal from the Obama Justice Department (let's call it Obama-Gate, ok?) it's that lame, pathetic and totally unbelievable excuses for circumventing the law are completely and totally acceptable as far as the federal government is concerned. Published January 24, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelois of Calif., gestures as she speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pelosi says an immigration working group is just "five white guys."  Pelosi's talking about a group of lawmakers that's blessed by President Donald Trump. They're trying to find a deal to protect young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Madam Speaker? Pelosi calls GOP budget bill 'Doggy Doo'

The woman who wants to be the next Speaker of the House of Representatives likened a bill funding the federal government and the children's health insurance policy (CHIP) to eating dog excrement. Published January 19, 2018

President Trump has a moment with reporters and photographers in the Oval Office of the White House. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (Associated Press) **FILE**

Why media companies should take Trump's 'Fake News Awards' very seriously

President Trump announced his long-anticipated "Fake News Awards" Wednesday night. In a tweet with a link to the Republican National Committee's webpage, the president highlighted a series of false reports from mainstream news outlets during the first year of his presidency. Published January 18, 2018

White House: 73% of convicted terrorists since 9/11 were non-citizens

Between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2016, 549 people were convicted of international terror offenses in United States federal court. Of those convicted terrorists, 254 were foreign-born non-citizens accounting for 73% of the convictions, according to a senior administration official who provided the data for reporters during a background briefing Tuesday. Published January 16, 2018

This frame from video released by the Chelsea Manning Senate campaign on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 shows Chelsea Manning in a campaign video. Manning on Sunday confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate. (Chelsea Manning For US Senate via AP)

Linda Sarsour endorses Chelsea Manning for U.S. Senate

The traitor formerly known as "Bradley Manning" announced their candidacy for United States Senate in Maryland Monday and the former Army private has already lined up a key endorsement of sorts, none other than anti-Israel activist and pink-hat-wearing-angry-woman-march organizer Linda Sarsour: Published January 16, 2018

In this Dec. 6, 2017 photo, Rep. Luis Gutierrez D-Ill., third from left, along with other demonstrators protest outside of the U.S. Capitol in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), programs, during an rally on Capitol Hill in Washington.  House and Senate Democrats stand divided over whether to fight now or later about the fate of some 800,000 young immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) **FILE**

White House Spox: Trump open to discussing amnesty for illegal aliens well beyond DREAMers

President Trump has indicated that he is willing to discuss some sort of solution for illegal aliens who were granted temporary legal status under President Obama's unilateral (and probably unconstitutional) DACA order. This solution should involve funding for a border wall as well as ending the visa lottery program and chain migration policies, the president has said. Published January 11, 2018

President Trump faces a Jan. 12 deadline to extend waivers of broad oil and energy sanctions against that were critical to getting Iran's commitment to the Obama-era nuclear accord. (Associated Press)

Gohmert: Without wall Trump will face impeachment

President Trump's immigration policy allies are beginning to tremble in fear that an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens with no strings attached to a border wall or chain migration is making its way through congressional negotiations with the White House's tacit (or confused) approval. Published January 11, 2018

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Washington. From left, Trump, Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Dear White House: It's not a 'DACA Deal' it's a 'Wall Deal'

Words matter. And how the public perceives things is often dictated by the words used to describe those things. No one knows this lesson better than President Donald Trump who has effectively used labels and names to promote his own ideas and efforts while tearing down and destroying his opponents. Published January 10, 2018

In this Feb. 10, 2012, file photo, Ann Coulter gestures while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Coulter on Trump's immigration meeting: Confirms worst things in Wolff's book

President Donald Trump's "watch how the sausage gets made" meeting with congressional leaders on pending immigration issues was not pleasant television programming for one of his most ardent and vocal supporters. Columnist and author Ann Coulter called it "the worst day of his presidency" while appearing on my daily radio show on WMAL in Washington DC: Published January 10, 2018