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Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, waits to participate in a mock swearing-in ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, as the 116th Congress begins. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Mitt Romney -- but of course -- demands Steve King resign

- The Washington Times

Newly-elected Sen. Mitt Romney stretched his neck across the Senate all the way to the House to issue his fellow congressional member Steve King, Iowa lawmaker, a harsh message that went like this: Resign. Now if only Romney could get as tough with Democrats as he does with Republicans -- perhaps he'd be a great senator.

What is race, anyway?

The whole notion of race is frustrating. It is such an unscientific concept that it is amazing to me how much media attention is paid to it. I suspect that it was created for political reasons, mostly by the left. It is used to create monsters on the right, who are supposed to be racists because they want to give autonomy to some business owners for hiring and to college presidents for admissions. It is used by the left to create victims and to justify all manner of government interventions to correct the perceived racial imbalances.

Charting some exploding medical mysteries

"The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine" by medical historian Thomas Morris is a Ripley's Believe It or Not on the archaic experiences and practices of the healing profession.

A new poll reveals the gender divide on President Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico: Men favor the barrier, women don't. (Associated Press)

The aspiring new moralists

A congressperson as the arbiter of national morality, the judge of what's right and wrong, the earnest scholar of government theology? Who knew? Yet Nancy Pelosi says building a wall on the border is "immoral." Ours is an age that mocks the values that created America.

Cayman initiative is warfare

Recently, Pascal Saint-Amans, a representative of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), was in Cayman to explain the OECD position with respect to the proposed European Union and OECD "black list" of the Cayman Islands. I am not sorry that I missed his visit, as the true position of the OECD cannot be explained politely.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) talks with head coach Sean Payton, right, and offensive coordinator Pete Charmichael, in the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Bill Feig) **FILE**

SNYDER: Storylines for NFL's final four will extend to Super Bowl

We couldn't ask for a better set of games to determine a Super Bowl that will be tantalizing either way. We can have the geezers in a New England-New Orleans contest featuring all-time greats. Or maybe we get the fresh princes in a Kanas City-Los Angeles tilt, highlighting the next wave. Or it might be a mix-and-match pairing, something old, something new.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., flanked by Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., left, and Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Md., talks to reporters after signing a House-passed a bill requiring that all government workers receive retroactive pay after the partial shutdown ends, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Sorry, Nancy Pelosi: 53% likely voters say wall not 'immoral'

- The Washington Times

Voters, with a voice of 53 percent, say border walls aren't immoral -- meaning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is off the mark, along with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, along with any number of Democrats who've either outright agreed or intimated by their silence a border wall is an "immorality."

Illustration on the border crisis by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A crisis when it suits them

Since the federal shutdown began three weeks ago, the liberal media have presented dozens of Chicken Little stories claiming that the sky is falling.

Illustration on increasing digital proficiency in the Federal government by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Debugging digital democracy in Congress

The average age of a freshman member of the House of Representatives is mid-40s, roughly 10 years younger than the rest of the chamber. This increasingly Generation-X People's House will surely work differently than in previous Congresses, especially when it comes to digital communications.

Chart to accompany Moore article of Jan. 14, 2019.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez vs. JFK

Oh how far the Democratic Party has fallen. In recent days we've seen the new darling of the Democrats, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, crusading for a 70 percent income tax rate.

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