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Special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is photographed Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Game over

Like a dog returning to its vomit, the Democrats just can't leave bad enough alone. There's a new election to win, but they can't give up their coup to avenge Hillary Clinton. This is good news for the Republicans, but it's bad news for the country. Published April 18, 2019

Gender irrelevant

Hillary Clinton still does not get it, and maybe she never will ("Hillary Clinton: Nancy Pelosi is proof 'it takes a woman' to get the job done," Web, April 17). The race, gender, religion or ethnicity of the person does not matter. Neither does the political party. Published April 18, 2019

Preach outside the choir

At this particular moment I do not prefer Sen. Bernie Sanders as the choice of the Democrats for president of the United States in 2020. I have not made up my mind about whom to support, and I won't until more is known about each candidate. Nevertheless, as someone who has spent his career studying and teaching communication, I applaud Mr. Sanders' decision to do a town hall this past Monday evening inside the Fox News bubble. Mr. Sanders is one of only a small number of Democrats thus far to do so. Eric Swalwell may be the only other to appear on Fox. This is significant rhetorically. A key principle in political communication is that candidates for public office may not be successful by exclusively preaching to the choir. Mr. Sanders has taken this to heart. Moreover, moving outside his comfort zone — to speak to an audience composed of many who do not share his political beliefs — appears to have been successful. Published April 18, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., takes part in a Fox News town-hall style event, Monday April 15, 2019 in Bethlehem, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Bernie Sanders dilemma

There's a specter haunting the Democratic Party establishment, the ghost of Norman Thomas, the once-perennial presidential candidate of the American Socialist Party. No one remembers him now, because he was never more than a curiosity. Bernie Sanders, the septuagenarian senator from Vermont and a self-proclaimed "democratic socialist," is thought to be the frontrunner among the dozens of Democrats seeking the party nomination, though Mr. Sanders is not even a Democrat. Published April 17, 2019

Fire may bring back worshipers

France is the home of many magnificent and ancient cathedrals, such as those in Chartres, Nance, Saint Nazaire, Evereux, Marseille, Nantes and literally a hundred more. However, Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris is the mother of all cathedrals in France and, to many, in all of Europe as well ("Official: Notre Dame faced 'chain-reaction collapse' in fire," Web, April 17). Published April 17, 2019

Don't blame 'global warming'

Unfortunately, you did your readers a great disservice by not clearly identifying the reason that the Isle de Jean Charles in Louisiana is gradually disappearing ("Residents of disappearing Louisiana isle refuse $50 million relocation plan: 'This is my paradise,'" Web, April 16). The article contains much talk about "global warming" and "rising sea levels," when the fact of the matter appears to be that the land is subsiding, a common feature of many muddy islands around the world, well understood through science. Published April 17, 2019

The letter from Attorney General William Barr to Congress on the conclusions reached by special counsel Robert Mueller in the Russia probe photographed on Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

A prequel to the Mueller story

A fully told story begins with a conflict and ends with a resolution. When Robert Mueller's redacted report is made public this week, Americans will have a chance to read for themselves the final word on suspected collusion between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. That should be the end of the story, but given that many Democrats still think that a coup is the only way they can get rid of the president, it probably won't be. Still untold is an accurate account of how a charge of collusion got started in the first place. The last chapter of this sordid story must be the prequel. Published April 16, 2019

What's with the outrage?

So we have more fake outrage from the mainstream media and Democrats over President Trump's threats of placing illegal immigrats in "sanctuary cities." Published April 16, 2019

The anti-everything party

Can we all agree that the political left has become anti-everything, with nothing positive to offer beyond attacking the messenger? Just when we thought this was bad enough, the "progressives" show up. Published April 16, 2019

FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., sits with fellow Democrats on the House Education and Labor Committee during a bill markup, on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump is weighing in on the most recent controversy involving Omar, retweeting video edited to suggest that the Minnesota congresswoman was dismissive of the significance of the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

A lesson in free speech

It was not, to put it mildly, elegantly stated. In a speech in California to the Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR) not long ago, Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, a Democrat, dismissed the 9/11 destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City as merely "some people did something." Published April 15, 2019

U.S., Taiwan strategic partners

"Taiwan marks an anniversary" (Web, April 11) correctly points out that the enduring Taiwan-U.S. partnership under the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) framework has proven the linchpin of our bilateral relations. While China's malignant intention to subvert Taiwan and other democracies has drawn the grave concern of the United States, Taiwan has grown into a full-fledged democracy that shares core values with the United States and has enjoyed strong, consistent, bipartisan and bicameral support in Congress for the past 40 years. Published April 15, 2019

Leadership sorely lacking

Over the past 11 years the House has been in session (i.e., to work) 142 days a year. That's 223 days off. The Senate has averaged 162 days of work a year, which is 203 days a year off. Published April 15, 2019

Opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido speaks to supporters during a rally to protest outages that left most of the country scrambling for days in the dark in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, April 6, 2019. Rival political factions are taking the streets across Venezuela in a mounting struggle for control of the crisis-wracked nation recently hit by crippling blackouts. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

A Russian plot thickens

The rogue regime of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela has raised the ante against the United States and the majority of Latin American states which have recognized Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela. The Venezuelan constitution stipulates that the president of the National Assembly can take up presidential powers on an interim basis when there is a question of the legitimacy of the president. Published April 14, 2019

Resign now

Though President Trump has been cleared by the Mueller report of any wrongdoing, the House and Senate are still causing problems, including mishandling the border crisis and continuing to go after the president and our allies. This country has real issues that won't be solved by the current Congress. The 535 members of both houses should make history and resign en masse, letting all new members fix the border crisis. Prior to resigning, all current hearings should be cancelled. The American people don't want the dysfunctional distraction that is our current government. Published April 14, 2019

'Health care for all' a lie

"Waiting for surgery and medical treatment" (Web, April 11) is another so-called health-care-country comparison that completely misses the point. Whether it is Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia or any of a number of socialized-medicine countries, all are abject failures when it comes to public health. Published April 14, 2019

Barr doing his job

We finally have an attorney general who is standing up for the spirit and letter of the rule of law as required by the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Nancy Pelosi and the unhinged Democrats are wrong when they say the William Barr is acting to protect the president and not the country. By protecting due process and the rule of law he is protecting the country and every citizen from the overreach and extra-constitutional behavior of the Justice Department, FBI and the national intelligence agencies and their political enablers. Published April 11, 2019

Clean house in 2020

Congress must stop throwing away taxpayers' money. Lawmakers have carelessly driven us into $22-plus trillion (and growing) of debt while ignoring Congress' primary duty to secure the safety of the American people. Published April 11, 2019

In this photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during a military award ceremony at the Presidential office in Taipei, Taiwan on Monday, April 1, 2019. Taiwan said Monday its planes warned off Chinese military aircraft that crossed the center line in the Taiwan Strait, and called China's move a provocation that seeks to alter the status quo in the waterway dividing the island from mainland China. (Taiwan Presidential Office via AP)

Taiwan marks an anniversary

China, the ancient "Middle Kingdom," continues to be one of the greater ironies of our fiercely shattered times, when the unexpected is often the barely believable. For decades, the United States recognized the Republic of China, sited on an island off the coast of China, and threatened by the vastly larger government in Beijing, as the actual ruling government of the world's most populous country. Published April 11, 2019

South Korean President Moon Jae-in walks to board a flight leaving for the United States at Seoul Air Base in Seongnam, South Korea, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Moon will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Korean roller coaster ride

The histrionics over the fate of the Korean Peninsula are about a roller coaster ride with no brakes. A new round begins Thursday with the arrival in Washington of President Moon Jae-in of South Korea. Despite the drama, a rekindling of attention toward the on-again, off-again dialogue between the United States and North Korea over denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is more than welcome. Without the efforts of the central players, the nuclear threat posed by the North will keep the sword borrowed from Damocles hanging over the entire Pacific Rim. Published April 10, 2019

No more talking

Members of Congress have excelled in rhetoric over the need for a comprehensive border policy. The press has been collaborative in affording members free reign for discourse, but the time for action has long past. No member of Congress should be given consideration for rhetoric on the border unless he or she is willing to pledge actionable legislation in a bill. Published April 10, 2019