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Guilty of what, exactly?

I found "Trump a 'flight risk' if criminal charges filed: 'He's got money, he's got property'" (Web, Jan. 13) to be in poor taste. Published January 14, 2021

Nation not Congress'

The ruling elite of Washington are now boasting, if not warning, that they have full control of all three branches of our government. Published January 14, 2021

National Guard at Capitol pure theater

it is being reported that there are more U.S. soldiers garrisoning Washington than there are in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. This would strongly suggest that all these troops have been deployed not for the purposes of national defense, but for political stage management. Published January 14, 2021

Sen. Joe Manchin III, West Virginia Democrat, is one of the moderate lawmakers who will likely have a lot of influence in the new Congress. (Associated Press)

Why Sen. Joe Manchin should switch parties

If, as he insists, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia opposes his fellow Democrats' far-left agenda, there would be no more effective way of doing that than for him to switch parties and become a Republican. Published January 14, 2021

Pitfalls of moral certitude

When you believe that your political position is the only moral one, conventional rules of decorum may be sidestepped. Published January 13, 2021

Big Tech blocks can't last

With titanic left-wing organizations such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter exercising their monopolistic power to stifle conservative debate in the U.S., I see huge opportunity for conservatives who seek to express and promote conservative views. Published January 13, 2021

Who's to blame for incitement?

If for five long years a dog is abused, it is understand when said dog finally decides to fight back, biting its abuser. Well, the Democrats conspired and abused President Trump and his 75 million supporters year after year until the masses rose up and protested in Washington. Those scant few who committed crimes at the Capitol last week didn't act or speak on behalf of the law-abiding people who protested. Published January 12, 2021

Accept it: Israel not going anywhere

Are we still ruminating about Israel building homes in areas that will be part of Israel if and when the Palestinian Authority decides to make peace ("Israel announces new settlements, risking Biden's anger," Web, Jan. 11)? Published January 12, 2021

Who is Biden to talk 'racism'?

"Black conservatives push back as Biden, Democrats allege racism in Capitol police response" (Web, Jan. 11) demonstrates two major issues. First is the short-term memory problems of Joe Biden and second is the continuation of a long-standing use by the Democrats of racism as a deflection. Published January 12, 2021

Biden's COVID-19 strategy: hope

So President-elect Biden is going to use all of the available COVID-19 vaccines to provide initial shots to twice as many people -- and hope there is sufficient supply available for the necessary second shots ("Biden will not hold back COVID-19 vaccine doses, will maximize supply as manufacturing catches up," Web, Jan. 8). Published January 11, 2021

Hold oath takers accountable

The first clause of the oath of office for every employee and elected official of the United States reads, "I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic." The oath's second clause reads, in part, "I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same," meaning that the oath taker "will bear true faith and allegiance to the" Constitution. The presidential oath is different. Published January 11, 2021

Second impeachment try is nonsense

Unfortunately Democrats are attempting another baseless attempt to impeach President Donald Trump. This a political and personal hit job based on the hatred of the president by the Democrats and liberal media. The main contention -- that Mr. Trump incited last week's riot on the Capitol -- has no merit and would not survive in a court of law. Published January 11, 2021

Dawn breaks at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is calling for congressional action to rein in President Donald Trump after inciting last week's deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Paroxysms on the Potomac: Democrats dominate with hypocrisy

Washington is in an uproar. Nothing like the current fireworks has lit up the Washington skyline since the last time congressional Democrats attempted to boot Donald Trump from the presidency. After four years of slinging mud at the Trump White House, including a previous impeachment only a year ago, Democrats claim their nemesis is too disreputable to remain in office for one more week. Hypocrisy is seldom so rank. Published January 11, 2021

Violence OK in leftist protests?

There has been a great deal of sententious cant denouncing President Trump for his "incitement" of the break-in at the U.S. Capitol building last week. Much of the quivering moral outrage is just so much two-faced humbug. Published January 10, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, to announce key administration posts. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Keep promises of healing, Mr. Biden

Every president-elect promises that on Day One in the Oval Office untold effort will be made to reach across the aisle, play nice and jointly pave the road to prosperity for all Americans. Published January 10, 2021

Capitol unrest set us all back

What happened last week at the Capitol was both tragic and predictable. There was no program planned that allowed participants to positively channel their emotions, enthusiasm and anger. Published January 10, 2021

Mainstream media suddenly aghast

The lawlessness perpetrated at the U.S. Capitol last week should be strongly condemned; it was reprehensible. Equally reprehensible, however, is the newly discovered righteousness of the Democrats and their obsequious myrmidons in the "lamestream" media and Big Tech. Published January 10, 2021