Political Debate - DC Debate - Washington Times

Opinion

Featured Articles















Related Articles

Democratic presidential candidate former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg waits to speak at a news conference on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Little Havana, a neighborhood in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

'Do as we say ...'

Anyone who's followed the political career of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg knows he's a great one for telling other people what to do and how to live. An ex-smoker, he declared war on cigarettes and banned the "Big Gulp" and other large, carry-out soft drinks because he believed they contributed to obesity, raising the cost of public health initiatives. And, despite spending millions on efforts to keep everyday Americans from exercising their Second Amendment rights, he's usually accompanied by an armed security detail.

Creditors should cut some slack

Being that the U.S. government has shown some compassion during this national emergency by issuing a 90-day reprieve on filing our federal income taxes, I believe all banks and creditors should follow suit.

Clintons behind anti-Trump moves

With all due respect for Joe Biden, who is a fine man, given his apparent mental-acuity problems it's highly unlikely that he would complete even one full term as president of the United States if elected. Obviously, his likely female running mate (Hillary Clinton) would then be elevated to the Oval Office via succession without ever having won election herself.

'Chinese Communist Espionage' (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Chinese Communist Espionage'

The book reads like a Who's Who of past and present Chinese spies, saboteurs, agents, assassins, intelligence officers, military officers and security and police officials, as well as Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leaders.

Russians stand during the Victory Day military parade to celebrate 74 years since the victory in WWII in Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, May 9, 2019. Putin told the annual military Victory Day parade in Red Square that the country will continue to strengthen its armed forces. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

The duality of fever

One side effect of the SARS Coronavirus-2 appears to be a diminished appetite among Americans for war with Russia. Given the overreaction by my fellow Americans, thanks to whom I may have to go back to Soviet toilet paper (newspaper) -- and am once again getting into any line I see -- one would hate to see how they'd react in a real crisis

2020 Mail Ballot Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Conservatives need to get behind vote-by-mail options in 2020 election

It's time for conservatives to get behind much broader use of mail-in absentee ballots and consider a broader switch to voting by mail. During the coronavirus crisis, both practices would help more people vote safely without offering a clear advantage to any faction.

A woman wears a mask as she walks at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, in London, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday imposed its most draconian peacetime restrictions due to the spread of the coronavirus on businesses and social gatherings.  For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Boris Johnson and his silly coronavirus shutdown of the U.K.

- The Washington Times

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered the country's citizens to stay home, stay inside and stay off the streets -- else face fines, police roundup and, if necessary, even jail. Talk about starting a national panic. Until you take a couple seconds and think about it, that is. Then it's just -- well, stupid.

The Rev. Rod Clark, of St. John's Episcopal Church, holds Mass in the parking lot of the church that remains closed because of restrictions set in place due to concerns over the coronavirus on Sunday, March 22, 2020, in McAllen, Texas. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor via AP)

Churches close during coronavirus outbreak, and America grows dark

- The Washington Times

The vast majority of people who came to America in her founding days did so to obtain the freedom to worship freely. New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland -- they were settled as "plantations of religion." Fast forward to 2020, the time of the coronavirus outbreak, and churches have closed. Yet Walmart remains open. Priorities, please?

Most approve of virus handling

An ABC News/Ipsos poll released last past Friday revealed that 55 percent of Americans approve of President Trump's management of the coronavirus crisis, while 43 percent disapprove ("Trump's approval rating up since last week for coronavirus outbreak management: Poll," Web, March 20). Just one week earlier, in the same poll, those numbers had been 54 percent disapproving and only 43 percent approving. That's a huge reversal in just one week, reflecting strong public confidence in our president. But try finding that news on the websites of the mainstream media. It might be there, but you're going to have work awfully hard to find it.

Media, lose belligerent tone

The media's tone when speaking to President Trump at the daily briefings is belligerent, combative and disrespectful. Meanwhile, their manner is polite and professional when speaking to the experts also at the podium with the president. This conduct borders on suicidal treason.

In this Sunday, March 15, 2020, photo, former Vice President Joe Biden, with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington. What might be the final showdown between the two very different Democratic candidates takes place Tuesday, March 17, 2020, during Florida's presidential primary. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden's border blunders in an age of contagion

Change that happens day by day is to be expected. The world shifting on its axis practically overnight is not. Just as Joe Biden has apparently hit paydirt on his third try for the top of the Democratic Party's presidential ticket, the nation he hopes to lead looks like an episode of "The Twilight Zone." The coronavirus that is putting American lives in peril is also shredding the trendy notion that borders are losing their relevance, which the candidate has adopted in his winning cause. The requirements of presidential leadership have recalibrated, and progressive policies that sacrifice national security for gauzy globalism are now trash.

© Copyright 2020 The Washington Times, LLC
3600 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002

Switch to Desktop version