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Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and his wife Elizabeth leave a teddy bear as a gift for immigrant children that are being held at a facility in Tornillo, Texas, near the Mexican border, Thursday, June 21, 2018.  Mayors from more than a dozen U.S. cities including New York and Los Angeles gathered near the holding facility to call for the immediate reunification of immigrant children with their families.  (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

Hell on the border

It's in the DNA of the human family to hear to the cry of a helpless child. Democrats and their media partners know it, and have weaponized the migrant child in their obsession to destroy Donald Trump and his administration, and by any means necessary. Published June 21, 2018

Make Fonda pay for tweet

When a Democrat holds the office of the presidency, conservatives are warned not to personally attack the First Family, especially the president's children. Pundits were warned not to attack Amy Carter, Chelsea Clinton or the Obama girls. Published June 21, 2018

Opinion vs. truth

In their op-ed "Unearthing American evolution in Jamestown" (Web, June 20), Kym Hall and David Givens blithely quote Indiana Jones: "[A]rcheology is the search for fact, not truth." Then they write, "Fact is something that cannot be changed while truth depends on a person's perspectives and experience." The two have defined "opinion," not "truth." The latter exists whether you believe it or not. Published June 21, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Duluth, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Trump cools the hysteria

The mamas are happy. The papas are happy. Best of all, the little children (and some big ones) are happy. Most of the rest of us are happy. Only Sen. Chuck Schumer and Democratic congressional candidates have mixed feelings about President Trump's executive order prohibiting the separation of children from their parents arrested for illegally crossing the border from points south. Published June 20, 2018

Left cares about winning, not kids

On a daily basis, America's so-called "family courts" separate hundreds to thousands of children from their fathers without so much as a peep from the Democratic left -- in fact, they created the separation laws. In contrast, the separation of illegal-immigrant children from their fathers (and mothers) is met with howls and screeches heard across the land ("Democrats in no rush to help Trump, GOP clean up family separation mess," Web, June 19). Published June 20, 2018

Project won't harm Mount Vernon

Dominion Energy has long been a major supporter of Mount Vernon. As such, it was disheartening to see a complete falsification of the purpose of one of our energy infrastructure projects and its potential impact on this historic icon and nearby community ("When energy and commercial development clash," Web, June 7). Published June 20, 2018

U.S. can't house world

Immigrants ask permission, fill out forms, wait patently in line and respect the laws of the country to which they wish to immigrate. Invaders, by contrast, just break in and take what they want. Most Democrats and some Republicans don't seem to understand the difference. Published June 19, 2018

President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, to rally Republicans around a GOP immigration bill.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Beware of a stamp tax

Several months ago President Donald Trump "went postal" on Amazon, continuing his feud with Jeff Bezos, who is said to be the world's richest man, and owner of The Washington Post, which the president frequently denounces as a fountain of fake news. Published June 19, 2018

After taxes, procreation a luxury

The high overt and covert rates of taxation easily account for lowered American birth rates, since taxpayers can no longer finance large families for themselves when they are financing other peoples' children and welfare through their taxes ("U.S. births hit a 30-year low, despite good economy," Web, May 30). More children for welfare families and third-world immigrants who have their shelter, food, medicine, education, clothing, goods, etc., provided at the expense of the taxpayer whose children are never born. Call it the cowbird phenomenon. The cowbird pushes another bird's eggs out of the nest and replaces them with her own eggs so the victim bird ends up raising another bird's children while her own children lie as broken eggs under the nest. Published June 19, 2018

President Donald Trump speaks at the beginning of a National Space Council meeting in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 18, 2018, as Vice President Mike Pence looks on. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The children cry for help

A crying child on the border, hugging his mother's legs and begging not to be separated from her, breaks everybody's heart (except those with a heart of stone). Such a child, in a newspaper photograph, or 30-second video on television or online, sweeps explanations, discussion and all else away. Published June 18, 2018

Mars finding could reveal life

A car-sized, nuclear-powered, robotic science lab has been exploring the planet Mars for the past five years. It is looking for signs that Mars once could have supported life. That journey itself started in 1976 with a previous Mars mission called Viking, which was inconclusive. Earlier this month NASA announced significant findings regarding this elusive search for life beyond Earth ("New Mars discoveries advance case for possible life," Web, June 7). Published June 18, 2018

Jews not allowed on own holy site

I appreciate that L. Todd Wood recognizes that the Jews are the only group in the Middle East to allow access to people of all faiths to pray in every holy place in Israel, and that President Trump is acknowledging the ancient bonds of the Jewish people and their ancestral land, Israel ("How and why Trump got it so right about Jerusalem," Web, June 14). Published June 18, 2018

FILE - In this June 15, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Tariff terror

Not everyone has the chops to be a leader of nations. Appealing to the better angels of human nature is a lofty approach to leadership, but the unforgiving streets of New York City have taught President Trump another way to get results. After more than a year of watching the president in action, some people still don't appreciate what a little fear can accomplish. Mr. Trump doesn't want a trade war — he just wants his trade partners to have dread of one. Dread can change behavior. Published June 17, 2018

Trump right on tariffs

It is amazing how poorly informed U.S. citizens are when it comes to our institutionalized, supply-side trade and economic policy. The primary function of this system is to supplant domestic productivity with foreign imports and services, not to secure export markets. Disparaging comments about proposed tariffs causing possible trade wars are misleading and inappropriate ("Trump tariffs hit $50 billion of Chinese goods," Web, June 15). Published June 17, 2018

'Separation law' already on books

When I tuned in to last Friday's Washington press briefing, I thought White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had fallen into a shark tank during a feeding frenzy. Playboy reporter and CNN contributor Brian Karem followed the usual bias of CNN's Jim Acosta and went ballistic over Ms. Sanders' response about following the law when it comes to the separation of children from the adults who accompanied them at the border (illegal intruders). Published June 17, 2018

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte at the G7 Leaders Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec., on Friday, June 8, 2018.  (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

European tempers flare over immigration

The Group of 7 economic summit in Quebec last week was not quite a family feud, but it didn't bore anyone. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got in a few licks on each other, Mr. Trump's "bromance" with French President Emmanuel Macron appeared to be on the rocks, and his relations with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May, never particularly warm, continued to be strained if not frosty. But Mr. Trump struck up a good relationship with newly installed Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. Their relations showed a little bonhomie rather than bashing. Published June 14, 2018

North Korea accord a 'duck'

In the forming of President George H.W. Bush's administration, budget director nominee Richard Darman indicated in a response during a Senate confirmation how he would know if there was a tax increase: "[I]f it looks like a duck, it's a duck." The recent Trump agreement made with North Korea in Singapore passes the 'duck test.' It is a terrible agreement that sacrifices key Asian allies and brings nothing to the safety of the world. Published June 14, 2018

Trump running U.S. like business

The political left and its supporting media spend all their time bashing President Trump, who just shrugs it all off with a well-timed tweet, always spot-on and right between the eyes. While these professional do-nothings maintain their perpetual malfeasance, we have a president who is exceeding his goals. How is that possible? Published June 14, 2018

Politics touches all

Charles Krauthammer is gifted with profound insight. In the introduction to his book, "Things That Matter," he explains that everything truly important (i.e., friends, family, happiness in general) is affected by and dependent on politics. To paraphrase: When the politics are right, the people prosper and flourish. When they are wrong, there is an ever-widening circle of destruction. Published June 13, 2018

Hillary Clinton smiles as she is introduced at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, May 25, 2018. Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute honored Clinton with the 2018 Radcliffe Medal. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The other collusion

There are two sides to every coin and maybe that goes for the Russian collusion epic, too. So far we've seen only one side of that coin. The Mueller investigation goes merrily along trying to find evidence that Donald Trump conspired with Moscow malefactors to put the 2016 presidential election on ice. Published June 13, 2018