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National Guard troops reinforce the security zone on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president on Wednesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

National Guard in D.C. was nothing but political prop

- The Washington Times

National Guards members sent to protect the incoming president from conservative voters during the canceled inaugural activities that nobody would've attended anyway were booted from the U.S. Capitol to a parking garage. Their time in the photography sun had ended, you see.

President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus in the State Dinning Room of the White House, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Biden's road more traveled

The inauguration of Joseph R. Biden Jr. as the 46th president returns the United States to the direction from whence it came. For the tens of millions who voted for him, his ascendance to the White House means the nation is getting back on track. Those who did not dread the U-turn he has vowed to make.

Reform, don't defund

Prejudicial acts by officers are incompatible with police work, and a general consensus exists that some form of police reform is needed. I believe that all fair-minded citizens want all police officers to be held fully accountable for their actions. Adjustments of rules and standard protocols could be helpful. Defunding the police is not only counterproductive, it isn't desired by the overwhelming majority of our population. A real need exists to get into the heads of policemen and -women and into the inherent culture of police work.

Biden's just a pawn

If we've learned anything over the past four years, it is that there is no limit to the deceit of the political left. Its members have outflanked civil society.

Trump was all that kept left together

Former President Trump is the first American president to be impeached twice. The vote the second time around was 232 for and 197 against, and four no votes. The first impeachment was a partisan "nothing burger" in my opinion. The second one is also a nothing burger because it doesn't make sense. Mr. Trump was impeached by the House without being given the chance to defend himself in the House. He can't be convicted as a private citizen. And criminalizing political speech sets a bad precedent.

This image released by Newsmax shows Greg Kelly, a former personality at Fox's New York affiliate who is Newsmax's most polished broadcaster. (Newsmax via AP)

Newsmax TV is to Fox what Fox was to CNN

- The Washington Times

When Roger Ailes joined up with Rupert Murdoch to start Fox News as a conservative alternative to the liberal news networks, CNN mocked the competition as, well, hardly competition. It's a bit how Fox, in turn, treated Newsmax TV. And now, the chickens are coming home to roost.

Don't rush to failure on Iran nuclear negotiations

President Biden has signaled his willingness to revive the flawed 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Doing so would reward a hostile dictatorship that has repeatedly reneged on its nonproliferation obligations and pocketed past concessions without moderating its aggressive foreign policy.

Protest hardly a 'deadly insurrection'

In "Federal prosecutors file first Capitol riot conspiracy charge against Oath Keeper leader" (web, Jan. 19), writer Jeff Mordock uses the phrase "deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol." Why is such hyperbole allowed? It cheapens your paper and does a disservice to your readers. From such a description, one would expect to see smoke still wafting up from the Capitol and the streets to be clogged with funeral processions. Is this lazy reporting or biased reporting? Is this The Washington Post or The Washington Times?

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