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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

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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.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson interviews Drexel University professor George Ciccariello on March 30, 2017. (Fox News screenshot)

The rot of political correctness

In today's academy, truth is an invention. Expecting people to show up on time is racist. Censorship is good. Silencing opposing viewpoints imperative. Violence to enforce safety is natural.

Preserving employee wellness programs

From the start of the new Congress and new administration, reining in the regulatory state has been a leading priority -- and for good reason.

Fiscally Irresponsible in Puerto Rico Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Keeping Puerto Rico honest

Congress wisely declined to bail out Puerto Rico when its leaders turned to Washington with hat in hand for help with its $70 billion debt. Instead, they created an oversight board to compel the island commonwealth to solve its self-inflicted fiscal mess.

Arming the Terrorists Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Redefining the battle against terrorists

One of the hallmarks of the 2016 presidential campaign was Donald Trump's insistence on being honest about the threat of "radical Islamic terrorism." It's a phrase that President Obama refused to speak, preferring the euphemism "violent extremism." Hillary Clinton muttered the taboo expression half-heartedly only after Mr. Trump shamed her into it.

North Korean Nukes Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The coming war with North Korea

It appears to be accepted that North Korea will have an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capability with a suitably miniaturized warhead in the next three to four years, along with the capacity to deliver that weapon to the West Coast of the United States.

Illustration on the proposed Eisenhower Memorial by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Saving the Eisenhower Memorial

There is hope. I am speaking of the envisioned memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower here in Washington, D.C. Admittedly, its design by the crank architect Frank Gehry has been pretty much accepted by the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission, and the chairman of the House committee that has control of the funding, Rep. Ken Calvert, seems to be going along.

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