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In this Sept. 28, 2018, file photo, House Judiciary Committee ranking member Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., talks to media during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press/File)

Counting on impeachment

Thomas Jefferson said, "When angry, count to ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred." The nation could have benefited from such simple wisdom in 2016 when Donald Trump was elected president rather than Hillary Clinton. Her dumbfounded supporters numbering many millions flew into a rage and have yet to return to Earth. Instead of counting to 10 or a hundred, the always-angry are counting on copious investigations to knock President Trump out of the White House. Published September 15, 2019

Justice coming for shady left

Andrew McCabe's upcoming indictment is just the beginning of a long-overdue justice parade ("Andrew McCabe, ex-FBI No. 2 official, faces prospect of criminal charges," Web, Sept. 12). The hammer must also come down hard on the likes of Hillary Clinton and former "alphabet agency" bigwigs James Clapper, John Brennan, Susan Rice and James Comey, to name just a few. It is likely that indictments are in store for all of these people and should be. Published September 15, 2019

Disappointing Democratic lineup

My take from last week's Democratic presidential debate is that it was a stage of hatred. Not only were the opponents angry at each other, they were openly racist haters of America. They showed hatred for most of our values, such as hard work and taking responsibility for one's own life and the state of the nation. Published September 15, 2019

Singleton made an impact

Famed Hollywood director John Singleton died this year on April 28 in Los Angeles from a stroke. Earlier that month he had come back from a trip to Costa Rica and felt pain in his legs. On April 25 news outlets reported that Singleton was in a coma. On April 28 he was removed from life support, and died at age 51. He was a very talented and influential director. Published September 12, 2019

Iran, another name for stubborn

The world turns, but Iran won't budge. Stuck on stubborn, the Islamic republic remains unmoved amid the currents of human affairs, affixed upon a singular goal: acquiring nuclear weapons. Now that the regime is hastening its deadly day of triumph, there is only one rational response: Resist until the moment when that terror-wielding nation desists. Published September 12, 2019

Try to educate the left

Thank goodness for The Washington Times. President Trump and this newspaper have opened the eyes of countless Americans to how biased the rest of the news media really is and the uphill fight we wage every day against fake news. I especially enjoy reading the opinion section and the book reviews, because they do a great job of countering the other op-eds we are faced with on a daily basis. I also enjoy reading the letters to the editor and have found that I agree with the writers almost 100 percent of the time. As comforting as that may be, however, that is the problem. Published September 12, 2019

In this Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, national security adviser John Bolton unveils the Trump administration's Africa Strategy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Beyond John Bolton's exit

Nobody ever said the Trump White House offered much in the way of job security. President Trump has just let go of his third National Security Adviser, John Bolton, joining prior White House casualties H.R. McMaster and Michael Flynn. Mr. Bolton had been in the post since April of last year. Published September 11, 2019

Don't forget redistricting

While I am never surprised at how the mainstream media misrepresents and often blatantly lies to make the president and the GOP look bad, I am indeed surprised that The Washington Times appeared to follow that script when reporting on Republican Dan Bishop's big win in the North Carolina 9th District special election this week ("Republican Dan Bishop wins North Carolina special election," Web, Sept. 10). Published September 11, 2019

Student loans are a choice

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said that she has outstanding student-loan debt of some $20,000, which she recently reduced to about $19,000 with a payment made (so she says) during a House Finance Oversight Committee hearing. "AOC" seems to believe that she, as well as her fellow college debtors, are entitled to relief or outright cancellation of such debts. Nothing could be further from the truth. Published September 11, 2019

The treacherous Taliban deserves no trust

"Trust, but verify." President Reagan appropriated and popularized this traditional Russian proverb, then used it to great effect in his nuclear negotiations with the Soviets. As Americans face another sorrowful anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, President Trump must remain mindful of the need for caution in his dealings with Afghanistan's Taliban: Verify, then trust. There is no other way to handle so treacherous an adversary. Published September 10, 2019

Democrats' absurd imagination

Hard-left Democrats have lost all sense of reality while trying to instill fear in our citizens. The mind of Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez has come up with 12 years as the length of time humanity has before the world ends — unless we remove numerous things supposedly harming the environment. Ocasio-Cortez cohorts in stupidity who are running for office support this notion, which takes God out of the equation (as if they know God's plan for the human race). This must keep Democrats up at night, so instead of counting sheep they dream up Russian collusion and other acts by "deplorables." I'm sure their tiny brains are taxed after three years of prosperity under President Trump. Published September 10, 2019

Safeguard America's sovereignty

Most Democrats today favor open borders. And open borders, by definition, would result in the United States ceasing to exist as a sovereign nation. Published September 10, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the New Hampshire state Democratic Party convention, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Manchester, NH. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Biden, the paper tiger

Prognostication is a tough business, as anyone from Oracle of Delphi to Nostradamus to Nate Silver of the number crunching website "538" can tell you. We're as hard pressed to predict the winner of next weekend's NFL games as we are presidential elections that won't occur until months from now. But as the Democratic presidential primaries begin in earnest following the Labor Day holiday, it seems that putative front-runner Joe Biden is something of a paper tiger. Published September 9, 2019

Left's 2020 message: Gimme

I characterize the 2020 Democratic message as the "utmost campaign" — utmost control of the federal government and our lives by utilizing utmost control of taxation, climate, health care, immigration, economics and anything else 'blue wave' fabulists think the unwashed must have. They intend to substitute the heavy, dull, gray blanket of top-down control and government-mandated equal outcomes for the wisdom and success of individualism and ingenuity, which has achieved record low unemployment and rising wages in our rollicking free enterprise system. And who are these controllers? Why, the very same who hungered for autocratic governance when George Washington wisely eschewed the mantle and title of royalty and chose instead a democratic republic with the Electoral College. The progressive peloton intends to protect the yellow jersey of intersectionality, the tangled web that binds together social-justice warriors and identity and grievance politics. The Democrats of 2020 are the antithesis of the America we love. Published September 9, 2019

Share tariff windfall

Many are concerned that a significant tariff on all Chinese goods, 30%, for instance, would negatively affect U.S. consumption. Here is a solution, which could be called the "Chinese Tariff Dividend": A 30 percent tariff would annually collect $150 billion on $500 billion of Chinese imports, generating $600 per U.S. adult ($1,200 per married couple) annually. Congress should legalize the distribution of the "Chinese Tariff Dividend" to all adult U.S. residents. This payment would be very simple to administer as a credit on tax returns. Published September 9, 2019

The sky is reflected on the facade of Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems facility, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Woburn, Mass. Raytheon Co. and United Technologies Corp. are merging in a deal that creates one of the world's largest defense companies. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Keeping the U.S. defense and aerospace sector strong

The rules of modern warfare are changing. The folks who still believe victory goes to the side that "gets there the firstest with the mostest" need to step aside in favor of the strategists who realize it's new technologies, applied appropriately, that will provide the margin of victory. This isn't a radical idea. History is replete with examples of new technologies producing lasting strategic changes. That's happening now as cyberspace becomes not just a potential future battlefield but the place where global weapons systems live. Published September 8, 2019

Trump, not left, Earth's champion

The Democrats' climate-related proposals are serious — they just do not relate to anything remotely affecting the climate in a positive way ("Republicans seek 'serious' climate solutions" Page I, Sept. 6). Low-impact power sources, such as nuclear, and carbon capture, which is really just regenerative agriculture, are not on the Democratic radar screen. What's more, complaining about withdrawing from the Paris accord is rich considering that France gets more than 80 percent of its power from nuclear. Published September 8, 2019

Trump making good on wall pledge

I'm thrilled that President Trump has found a creative solution in diverting $3.6 billion in military contracts to pay for 175 miles of his proposed wall ("Trump says border wall being built 'very rapidly,'" Web, Sept. 4). The wall will defend America from an unrelenting illegal immigration invasion, as well as human and drug trafficking, and the threat of terrorism. Published September 8, 2019

AOC spews hurricane balderdash

Am I to assume the stock photograph of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez putting on glasses, which accompanied "AOC says Hurricane Dorian 'is what climate change looks like': 'This is about science & leadership'" (Web, Sept. 3), is there to imply that the congresswoman is overdue for an eye exam? If you're going to give the devil his due, then the preposterous are to be given the benefit of the doubt, too -- and I doubt Ocasio-Cortez assimilated this nonsense alone. Published September 5, 2019

Invading a crucial right to privacy

The secret ballot dates back literally thousands of years; even the ancient Greeks voted anonymously on matters such as ostracism. (Today, of course, most ostracism takes place in full view in the sewer that is social media.) Published September 5, 2019