Americans are tuning out the latest attempt by Democrats to turn supporters of the president away from his assured re-election. The team of Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Nadler and Chuck Schumer reinforce what Americans already know: The Democratic Party is now entirely off the rails with very little chance for redemption or recovery.
Backers of the federal Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia got their decades-long wish last week when the new Democrat-controlled General Assembly reflexively resurrected and ratified the moldering constitutional amendment.
One of Iran's lawmakers, Ahmad Hamzeh, said in a session of his country's parliament that he'll pay $3 million to anyone who can kill President Donald Trump. Watch for it, wait for it, it won't be long before Democrats go: Well, Trump brought this on himself by pulling America from the Iran nuclear treaty.
President Donald Trump, speaking in Davos, said the United States will join a One Trillion Trees Initiative aimed at better managing and growing and protecting forestry. Even this isn't likely to sooth the savage beasts called Radical Environmentalists who populated the forum, though. Why not? Trump said he'd do it in God's name.
Derek Jeter and Larry Walker will be the Class of 2020 for the Hall of Fame - Jeter just missing a unanimous vote with 99.7 percent in his first year on the ballot and Walker, in his last year of eligibility, squeezing in at 76.6 percent. Candidates need 75 percent of the votes by the writers to be elected.
America needs a nap. Everybody's biology is different -- both Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, for instance, barely sleep, as the president's late night and early morning tweets indicate -- but as a rule of thumb, most people should get about eight hours of shut-eye a night. But fewer and fewer people in our harried, busy country are hitting the target, or really even coming close.
Taking out Qassem Soleimani was brilliant and long-overdue action by President Trump. The president is right not to brief Congress on top-secret sources and methods in order to protect the ability to take such an action again. Soleimani was a commander in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and was planning new attacks. He had the blood of many Americans and Muslims on his hands while serving from 1996 until his death in 2020 and was the commander of the Quds Force.
Recently, the Government Accountability Office, a component of Congress, found President Trump guilty of withholding funds from the Ukrainians ("Trump says GAO is part of 'the Swamp' after watchdog finds he broke law on Ukraine aid," Web, Jan. 17). Let's be clear: The GAO is a deep-state creature composed of bureaucrats who are left-wing sympathizers and anti-Trumpers.