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In this Feb. 20, 2019, photo a worker carries interior doors to install in a just completed new home in north Dallas. On Wednesday, March 13, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in January.  (AP Photo/LM Otero) **FILE**

Give manual labor a chance

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Illustration on Europe's anti-immigration left by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Europe's anti-immigration left

With very few exceptions, liberals in the United States favor high levels of immigration; and the American left goes further, calling to "Abolish ICE" (a reference to Immigration Customs and Enforcement, America's border security agency). But developments in Europe suggest this near-unanimity could one day shatter.

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2018 file photo, a Honduran migrant helps a young girl cross to the American side of the border wall, in Tijuana, Mexico. A San Diego TV station says the U.S. government ran an operation to screen journalists, activists and others while investigating last year's migrant caravan from Mexico. KNSD-TV says documents leaked by a Homeland Security source show a January database listing at least 10 journalists, seven of them U.S. citizens, as warranting secondary screening at U.S. points of entry. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

Crisis on the border

There are reasonable objections to President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to use military appropriations to build a barrier on the U.S.-Mexican border.

California right to shun fur

As someone who lives in California and is thrilled that state lawmakers are taking steps to ban fur, foie gras and other cruelly produced items, I'd like to respond to "California considers banning fur" (Web, March 4).

Forging strategems for their work

In his introduction to "Daily Rituals: Women at Work," Mason Currey reminds readers of his earlier book "Daily Rituals: Artists at Work," a compilation of descriptions of how artists in various media manage their workdays.

We must reduce flaring now

As a Texan who believes fossil-fuel use causes climate change, I find Ryan Sitton's March 4 op-ed misleading ("A nightmare for the American dream, and a tyrant's expensive fantasy," Web).

Musician R. Kelly arrives at the Daley Center for a hearing in his child support case at the Daley Center, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Chicago. Kelly was charged last month with sexually abusing four females dating back to 1998, including three underage girls. He's pleaded not guilty.  (AP Photo/Matt Marton) **FILE**

R. Kelly unplugged

- The Washington Times

The reality is this: R. Kelly is in denial and scared to death of facing the music that he and his entourage wrote the score to.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., delivers her inaugural address following her swearing-in ceremony at the Renaissance School for Musical Theater and Technology in the Bronx borough of New York on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

A bird? A plane? No, it's AOC!

- The Washington Times

That dazzling light streaking through the Democratic firmament is AOC on her way to being the Democrats' 2020 presidential-nomination queen-maker.

The Texas state flag files outside the Huawei Technologies Ltd. business location in Plano, Texas, Thursday, March 7, 2019. The Chinese tech giant is challenging a U.S. law that would limit its American sales of telecom equipment on security grounds as the company steps up efforts to preserve its access to global markets for next-generation communications. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

China learns how to use our courts for its own ends

It looks like China has been tuning in faithfully to the Trump-Russia Show over the last two years, especially the episode about illegal immigration. You know -- the one where the judicial branch of government prevents the commander-in-chief from actually ensuring the national security of the United States.

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., sits with fellow Democrats, Rep. David Trone, D-Md., left, and Rep. Mike Levin, D-Calif., right, on the House Education and Labor Committee during a bill markup, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Omar stirred controversy last week saying that Israel's supporters are pushing U.S. lawmakers to take a pledge of "allegiance to a foreign country." Omar is not apologizing for that remark, and progressives are supporting her. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

America's money-trail 'allegiance' to the Muslim world

- The Washington Times

Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar has made international headlines by suggesting, slyly and without naming names, that America's historic support of Israel is tantamount to American lawmakers' "allegiance" to a foreign nation. As if. Follow the money trail, and it seems America's more in "allegiance" with the Muslim-dominated countries.

Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman waves to members of the media as he leaves the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** FILE **

Joe Lieberman warns Democrats off Ilhan Omar

- The Washington Times

Joe Lieberman, former senator and vice presidential nominee, offered some stern words to the Democrats rallying around Rep. Ilhan Omar right now that went like this: Tread carefully. Rallying about anti-Semitism could come back to bite. You don't say. But to Democrats -- apparently, even anti-Semitic comments are worthy of defense.

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., walks through an underground tunnel at the Capitol as top House Democrats plan to offer a measure that condemns anti-Semitism in the wake of controversial remarks by the freshman congresswoman, in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Omar said last week that Israel's supporters are pushing U.S. lawmakers to take a pledge of "allegiance to a foreign country." Despite criticism from Democrats and Republicans, Omar has refused to apologize. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Anti-Semitism within America's gates

- The Washington Times

Just as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her socialist principles warn of a shocking, trending direction of America's domestic politics, Rep. Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitic statements serve as a harbinger of what could be coming down the pike for U.S. foreign policy.

Illustration on the romantic damage done by partisan politics by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Lost in the muddled middle

The definition of who's a suitable friend, lover or lifelong mate has changed over the years. As racial prejudice has done a slow fade from the bad old days — it's still with us but it's no longer respectable anywhere — the new, respectable prejudice is political.

Illustration on the challenges of gene therapy by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Going slower and getting it right

Four days after receiving a gene therapy treatment designed to address spinal muscular atrophy, the patient grew listless.

Illustration on money and Major League Baseball by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Bryce Harper and loyalty

President Harry Truman once said, "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog." That truism can now be applied to baseball players, notably Bryce Harper.

Illustration on the allure of Socialism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A failed romance with big government

- The Washington Times

Occupy Wall Street. Income inequality. "The 99%." Free health care for all. Guaranteed minimum income. Politicians on the left have made these their go-to sound bites. There is no escape from the incessant bellowing about the unfairness that some have more than others. Socialism must be the answer, they say. Well, to them I reply, Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, Greece and every other country that has tried socialism.

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