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A passenger "voluneers" to be "re-accommodated" when United Airlines "overbooks" a flight. (Associated Press)

The Orwellian explanation of United's 're-accommodation'

There is something very "1984" in the words fluttering around over the strange case of a doctor being ripped from his seat aboard an airplane, pummeled into submission by three burly men and dragged -- quite literally -- bloody and screaming down the aisle and off the plane.

Tina Brown, founder of the Women in the World Summit, speaks during the event at Lincoln Center in New York, Thursday, April 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Tina Brown laments Hillary treated like 'Typhoid Mary'

- The Washington Times

Tina Brown, one of the leading voices behind the Women of the World Summit that just wrapped in New York City, said Hillary Clinton was right -- she was a victim of misogyny during the recent presidential election. And she said that the misogyny was so intense, Clinton was practically turned into a Typhoid Mary on the campaign trail. Well, we're already in Stupid Land, might as well look around a while.

In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017, photo, U.S. Border Patrol agents carry bales of marijuana they found along the highway near Ryan, Texas, about 20 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. One agent said, "They (the smugglers) just leave it and come back another day. It's going to be sad when they come back for it." Drug interdiction is a core mission for the Border Patrol. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Fed agent arrests of foreigners spike

- The Washington Times

Sixty-one percent of the arrests made by feds in fiscal 2014 involved "non-U.S. citizens," according to a new Pew Research Center study. And the left says America doesn't have a border problem?

In this Sept. 28, 2016, file photo, dozens of anti-Trump protesters, left, and Trump supporters argue as they gather outside the Bolingbrook Country Club, where then-presidential candidate Donald Trump was attending a fundraiser In Bolingbrook, Ill. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Sounding the alarm on Sanders-Perez road trip

- The Washington Times

Sen. Bernie Sanders, of "Yes, I'm a Proud Socialist" fame, and newly seated Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez have teamed for a 50-state tour to rally the grassroots to come on down and vote, come next election. The GOP would be folly to fail to take note.

Congress' Failure to Do Its Job Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Falling down on the legislative job

The administrative state began in earnest 130 years ago with the creation of the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1883, which was a major power giveaway by Congress to an independent agency.

FILE - In this May 25, 2011, file photo, a man walks past a sign for a Carl's Jr. restaurant in San Bruno, Calif. The fast food chain released an advertisement on March 29, 2017, suggesting it intends to ditch its racy advertising in an effort to focus on its food. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Basing pay policy on unique exceptions is foolish

Last week, Fight for $15 protesters engaged in yet another round of coordinated restaurant protests in major cities across the country. The group gets no points for originality.

Illustration on Taiwan's readiness in defense against the communist mainland by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Secure Taiwan, secure peace in Asia

Even if not by design, President Trump made a clear demonstration of American resolve by striking Syria as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived for his April 6 meeting at Mar-a-Lago. Mr. Trump can further demonstrate U.S. resolve by moving quickly to strengthen the defense of Taiwan, a strategy that has successfully prevented war on the Taiwan Strait for more than 65 years.

Woodrow Wilson and WWI Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The foul fruits of Woodrow Wilson

- The Washington Times

As a college undergraduate some decades ago, I was assigned an essay on the three most evil men of the 20th century. Adolf Hitler, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong were obvious choices, and most of my fellow students chose from that group. I agreed on Hitler and Lenin, but felt that Stalin and Mao were just additional manifestations of the evil Lenin embodied. My third choice was Woodrow Wilson, which upset my professor at the time, but which I stand by today.

Migrants watch French officials tour  a makeshift camp set outside Calais, France, Tuesday Feb. 23, 2016. People fleeing conflict and poverty in Africa, the Mideast and Asia are facing an evening deadline to move out of the camp in the French port of Calais that has become a flashpoint in Europe's migrant crisis. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

No friend of the poor

When you're a conservative, you have to develop a thick skin. You get used to hearing how heartless you are. How devoid of compassion.

Worldwide Persecution of Christians Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The growing persecution of Christians

The world has a disturbing way of moving past its most glaring and persistent crises, but Hussam cannot move on, because he and his family are stuck in a refugee camp.

Illustration on the dangers of "peace in the Middle East" by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The Middle East's siren call

In Greek mythology, sirens were beautiful creatures that lured sailors to their doom with their hypnotic voices. In Homer's epic "The Odyssey," ships came to ruin on jagged reefs, following siren song, the pull of the beautiful voices so strong that the hero Odysseus, in order not to succumb, commanded that his crew lash him to the mast of his ship, and not untie him, until they were in safe waters.

Life of a complex and consequential president

John A. Farrell, author of two well-received biographies -- one of Clarence Darrow, the other of Tip O'Neill -- has written a compact but comprehensive one-volume biography of perhaps the most complex and consequential president in our nation's recent history. After five years of work, the result is impressive -- strongly written, deeply researched and rich in anecdote.

President Trump decided that inaction against Syria posed far greater risk to the U.S. than action. (Associated Press/File)

A bad week for a rogue

Action speaks louder than red lines. Accepting the mantle of the leader of the free world, Donald Trump has just done what Barack Obama vowed to do, and never did. The sight of Syrian civilians massacred in a chemical weapons attack prompted President Trump to punish the Assad regime in the name of humanity. Next for a reckoning are Syria's more formidable protectors, Russia and Iran, which have drawn their own red lines. Fresh to the world stage, the dealmaker has put unruly powers on notice that he is as likely to strike a target as a bargain.

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