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Cooling the anti-Russia hysteria

The start of House Intelligence Committee hearings on Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election revealed starkly different partisan agendas. Republicans want to know who criminally leaked classified information for political purposes, culminating in the political assassination of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. It is clear as a matter of established fact that such leaks took place.

Stand up to Turkey

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu's "Turkey's Vision for Cyprus" (Web, March 19) represents nothing but transparent, shameful, official propaganda of the government of Turkey. It is a dismal effort to justify Turkey's ongoing, brutal military aggression against Cyprus (including invasion, occupation, colonization, forcible division, ethnic cleansing, massive violations of human rights, destruction of cultural property, attempted secession, usurpation of property and more).

What Huck did after he headed West

It's hard to imagine a gutsier move by a novelist than to take up where Mark Twain left off. "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is about as seminal a work of fiction as we have in our literary history.

At Mar-a-Lago, back Taiwan

After the White House announced that a meeting between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, was in the works, speculations from scholars came in quickly, especially regarding the possibility of Trump and Xi signing a fourth U.S.-China communique. Even in Taipei there is an extremely high degree of anxiety about this summit, slated for Mar-a-Lago next month.

Supervisor Hillary Ronen speaks at a rally outside of City Hall in San Francisco, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. President Donald Trump moved aggressively to tighten the nation's immigration controls Wednesday, signing executive actions to jumpstart construction of his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall and cut federal grants for immigrant-protecting "sanctuary cities." (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Safe space for the law-abiding

News good and bad travels quickly. Donald Trump pledged to secure the southern border, and thousands of prospective illegal immigrants began reconsidering their travel plans. Even before President Trump has had time to roll up the welcome mat put out by his predecessor, the number of illegals crossing into the United States has fallen dramatically.

From left, House Budget Committee Chair Diane Black, R-Tenn., House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., the Budget Committee ranking member, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., the ranking member of Ways and Means, and Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, gather in the House Rules Committee as the panel shapes the final version of the Republican health care bill before it goes to the floor for debate and a vote, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, sits at top center. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Feeding the garbage can

The Senate did the right thing this month when it voted to discard the Obama administration rules that would have increased federal standards for the training of teachers in elementary and secondary schools.

An attacker is treated by emergency services outside the Houses of Parliament London, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  London police say they are treating a gun and knife incident at Britain's Parliament "as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise." The Metropolitan Police says in a statement that the incident is ongoing. It is urging people to stay away from the area. Officials say a man with a knife attacked a police officer at Parliament and was shot by officers. Nearby, witnesses say a vehicle struck several people on the Westminster Bridge.  (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP).

London terror and the Islam elephant in the room

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President Donald Trump, reacting to the Wednesday terror attack in London by the Houses of Parliament, called it "big news," but withheld further comment, pending more information. And the information we're all waiting -- albeit quietly, because it's not politically correct to bring it up openly and bluntly -- is simply this: Is this another case of Islamic terrorism?

Women burn a mock American flag with the portrait of U.S. President Donald Trump during a rally at the U.S. Embassy to mark International Women's Day Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. Women all over the world mark the women's day with rallies and protests to highlight the role of women in society. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

U.N., post-Trump, tries hand at banning speech

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The United Nations, ahead of its global celebration of the International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination, sent out a press release putting forth the notion that free speech is good -- free speech is necessary. But free speech has its limits. In other words: The First Amendment needs to be reeled in.

Fighting crime with Jesus

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A Chicago pastor, Jon Kelly, tired of seeing kids raised in crime and violence turn around and perpetuate the cycle with their own acts of criminality, has taken his prison past, his theology studies and a dose of good ol' boldness in God and headed to the streets -- taking over drug dealers' corners and setting up "Jesus Saves" shop. This is how it's done, folks.

Susan Rice's breathtaking spins

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File this under Most Disingenuous Argument Ever. Susan Rice, of Barack Obama national security adviser fame, actually penned a piece for the Washington Post decrying President Donald Trump administration's "false statements" about wiretapping -- saying such unproven allegations present a danger to America. Can she say Benghazi, and YouTube video?

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