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New York billionaire George Soros spent $7 million on Democrats in election races in 10 states to try to influence criminal justice reform from the inside. In two such contests, outspent Republicans dropped out before the election. (Associated Press)

George Soros and his shady $4.8 million U.S. taxpayer deal

- The Washington Times

George Soros, the self-declared billionaire philanthropist who amuses himself by capsizing and upsetting national economies and by pressing all-things-progressive in politics, has a curious expenditure of taxpayer cash in the amount of $4.8 million. Curiously enough, the money's been sent to Macedonia -- a country that leans conservative, in direct contrast to Soros' own personal political interests.

Former Fox News person Gretchen Carlson speaks during the Women in the World Summit at Lincoln Center in New York, Thursday, April 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Gretchen Carlson, ex-Fox-er, presses Congress to fight for women, victims

- The Washington Times

Gretchen Carlson, one of the many now-former Fox News talents to come forward in recent months to speak of sexual harassment at the cable giant, is now pressing Congress to get in the employee rights game by passing a bill that would make it easier for workplace victims of criminal behaviors to come forward and sue -- without having to use the corporation's forced arbitration clause.

In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, a fire set by demonstrators protesting a scheduled speaking appearance by Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos burns on Sproul Plaza on the University of California, Berkeley campus. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Coulter, Milo, Rice and the loss of free-thinking at colleges

- The Washington Times

The latest college cave to petulant student demands involves Ann Coulter and Berkeley, and the cancellation of the conservative firebrand's speech over fears of violence. Hey, Berkeley, how about sending out the cops to deal with the law-breakers -- rather than squelching the free speech of the innocent?

Studio portrait of Bess Truman

First lady Melania's reclusive counterpart

First lady Melania Trump isn't alone in recent history to walk to a different social and activist beat in the nation's capital -- with her young son as her first priority. For a similar reason, Elizabeth Virginia Wallace Truman, better known as first lady Bess Truman, spent most of her White House years at home in Independence, Mo. To be sure, Bess never was content with the capital's attendant social activities, a feeling generated by her husband's first Washington service as a senator beginning in 1935.

The Gipper in transition

When we think of Ronald Reagan, it usually involves either his two successful terms in the Governor's Mansion of California or the White House. What we rarely consider is the period when this great modern conservative figure was trapped in the political wilderness -- with a future that was far from certain.

Eddis Marie Loving, of East Chicago, Ind., holds a sign as supporters and residents of East Chicago, Ind., rally near a public-housing complex Wednesday, April 19, 2017, ahead of a visit by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. Pruitt was scheduled to to tour the complex where roughly 1,000 people were ordered evacuated because of lead contamination. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

It's Earth Day, not Doomsday

Saturday marks the annual celebration of nature called Earth Day, now in its 47th year. It's further the day set aside for a new event, the March for Science. Which to support? Well, both. The environmentally conscious in the nation's capital can kill two birds with one stone (speaking figuratively, of course) and do both. By showing up on the National Mall, they can refresh their love for humanity's habitat and cheer as well for the scientific programs that guard against abusing the globe. But showing up in a "Make America Great Again" hat won't be wise. Someone burdened with an excess of tolerance might deck such a foolish celebrant with a picket sign. Saturday is not about making America great, but making America green.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders acknowledges the crowd following his speech at the Louisville Palace, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. Sanders told a boisterous crowd Tuesday night in Louisville that Trump has reneged on his promises to working-class voters. He said Democrats should reach out to disillusioned Trump supporters as the out-of-power party tries to recover from last year's election losses. (Sam Upshaw Jr./The Courier-Journal via AP)

Another 'moral victory' for the Democrats

Our earthquakes and landslides just ain't what they used to be. The Democrats, like all political parties on the outs with voters, are entitled to look for hope and solace where they can find it, but the pickings in special congressional elections are so far pretty skimpy.

True Islam teaches equality

In her recent anti-Islam diatribe masquerading as a legitimate condemnation of female genital mutilation (FGM) ("The Islam clash in America," Web, April 18) Cheryl K. Chumley makes some ill-informed, inaccurate and offensive statements about Islam and Muslims.

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, file photo, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez puts on a Super Bowl cap following the AFC Championship NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass. Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of a double murder, died after hanging himself in his prison cell Wednesday, April 19, 2017, Massachusetts prisons officials said. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

Aaron Hernandez, a tragedy of wasted talent

- The Washington Times

Aaron Hernandez, of former NFL fame, killed himself in prison, the Department of Correction reported. The former New England Patriots tight end was found hanging from a bed sheet attached to his single-cell window in his Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass., shortly after 3 a.m. What a tragedy. A tragic end to a life that had become a tragedy.

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