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A young boy tags along at a voting booth as early voting beings at the Hamilton County Board of Elections, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

All voters matter

The Democrats, who imagine they have the franchise on ethics in politics, have argued for years that there's no such thing as voter fraud, and anyone who says that such wickedness exists is a racist in a small closet who ventures out from time to time to keep minority voters, i.e., blacks, from voting.

I Prefer Trump Campaign Button Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Decision time at hand

The passionately courted undecided voter is beginning to wake up to the hard fact that soon he must make a choice. Will he stay home on election day, looking for the Prohibition or Vegetarian Party candidate, or swallow hard and choose between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Many — most, if the polls are right — will ultimately vote with far less enthusiasm than they ever expected to do. There's a widely held view among politicians that most of the citizens have a realistic view of human nature and vote "against" rather than "for," and if that's true this is the year that proves it.

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to volunteers at a campaign office in Seattle. Hillary Clinton has a tight grip on the Electoral College majority need to be elected president of the U.S., and may very well be on her way to a big victory, and that's how some Republicans see it.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

The vast left-wing media consensus

The WikiLeaks disclosures, coming now on a daily basis, are such interesting reading that agents of the Clinton campaign are working overtime to divert attention from them, particularly the revelations in the emails of the campaign manager, John Podesta. Hillary insists that the hacking of his email account was sponsored, directed or financed by Vladimir Putin, who in this telling even rewrote them to reflect badly on both Mr. Podesta and Hillary. There's no evidence of Russian connivance, just speculation.

Campaign buttons in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump rest on a vendor table before a campaign rally at US Bank Arena, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The partisans in the tall weeds

There's nothing quite as sad as watching grown men racing for the tall grass in the face of difficulty and danger. The Republican elites panicked by the disclosure that Donald Trump said something gross -- even if not necessarily as gross as some of the things attributed to JFK and LBJ and Bill Clinton -- should remember what Donald Rumsfeld, who was then the secretary of Defense, said during the first Gulf War.

A member of the audience holds up a mask depicting Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as she speaks at a rally at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, Colo., Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, to attend a rally. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hypocrisy and Hillary

If Hillary Clinton and hypocrisy are not exactly synonymous, they share the same web address. The WikiLeaks cache of emails containing excerpts of her paid speeches to private donors and organizations demonstrate that every time she opens her mouth, out comes cant.

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during a reception for Hispanic Heritage Month in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Secrets from the closets of skeletons

Hacking files of other people is not nice, and if the FBI finds out who's doing it the perps should be punished, even if they're Russians, and severely. But we're nevertheless learning some interesting things in the WikiLeaks disclosures. This sudden mania for disclosure of bad language and naughty behavior encourages others to contribute entertaining and embarrassing videos.

This Jan. 14, 2015 file photo shows Yahoo's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Boo-boo by Yahoo

Freedom, among other good things, is the right to be left in peace. But with privacy under assault, it's a right frequently and eagerly trampled. With many of their personal transactions conducted online, Americans are learning that their private business is being vacuumed up without their knowledge.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton poses for photos after speaking at a rally at Miami Dade College in Miami, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Hillary in her own words

Nobody much trusts Hillary Clinton. The public-opinion polls have shown that for months. Even her supporters concede that she's self-centered and given to patronize nearly everybody — Donald Trump-like, you might say. Millions of Americans just don't like her. Pity the country with a leader whom nobody likes or trusts.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, in Ambridge, Pa. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

The real 'P' word is policy, Stupid

Only the blind couldn't see this coming. Hillary Clinton's primary claim to the White House has always been about sex: "It's time for a woman in the White House." Her most loyal constituency is the feminist movement. She would need an October surprise that would play a female card with devastating consequences, to sway uncommitted women to seal her victory. She found the card, played it, and the election still hangs in the balance.

In this Sept. 27, 2016 photo, Haitians make their way towards the border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico. U.S. officials say about 5,000 Haitians showed up at San Ysidro from October 2015 through late last month, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldana said at a recent congressional hearing that officials told her on a trip to Central America that 40,000 more were on their way. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

When the border door is put ajar

The nation hardly faces the threat that Abraham Lincoln beheld when, referring to the angst over slavery, he said "a house divided against itself cannot stand." The survival of the union was at stake. But the front door to the union has been deliberately put open by President Obama, and that's danger enough.

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