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From left, Democratic presidential candidates, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, businessman Tom Steyer, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro stand on stage for a photo before a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

The Democratic debates and the radical abortion lobby

The radical abortion lobby, feeling left out of recent Democratic primary debates, spent the lead-up to Tuesday night's debate demanding moderators "#AskAboutAbortion." It's a fair point that the topic has gone mostly unaddressed.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, proposes a toast to U.S. President Barack Obama during a state dinner Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Washington. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) ** FILE **

Obama's hypocritical backing of 'blackface' Justin Trudeau

- The Washington Times

Barack Obama just gave his official, formal, all-the-weight-of-a-former-U.S.-president endorsement to Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, who's seeking reelection. You know, the guy who just weeks ago acknowledged donning blackface and brownface as recently as 2001?

Chicago Public Schools teachers picket early Thursday morning, Oct. 17, 2019, at Lane Tech High School on the first day of a teacher's strike, in Chicago. (Colin Boyle/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Chicago teachers: for themselves, not the children

- The Washington Times

Teachers in Chicago, where their median pay is $75,000, have called for a strike for more money, lower health care costs and smaller class sizes -- all while leaving 300,000 district school children in limbo. This is not about "justice," or the students. This is about teachers, at the promptings of union heads, getting more for themselves.

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, right, accompanied by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, speaks about the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Democrats huff, puff, bluff and blow, but impeachment falls down

- The Washington Times

Democrats, who've done nothing but call for impeachment since 2016, who've done nothing but stage an "impeachment inquiry" that allows them to skirt normal processes of transparency while keeping the "I-word" alive and fresh in the press, have suddenly decided they don't need no stinkin' vote.

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

A false sense of fair game

Politics is a mean competition, one that makes pro football look like two-hand touch by comparison. The game on the gridiron, at least, has rules meant to ensure a level playing field. Not so with the contest currently underway in Washington in which Democrats are using every trick at their disposal to knock out the opposing party's star player. Americans are witnessing the savaging of their president, and the quiet voice of conscience says it's fundamentally unfair.

Democrats won't change

There is an old saying: "A leopard does not change its spots." True. The Democrats will not change their spots, either. We were lied to about the philanderings of President Kennedy. We were lied to by President Clinton. We were lied to by President Obama (and Nancy Pelosi) about Obama's so-called health-care law. Harry Reid lied about the Republican presidential candidate. Hillary Clinton lied to us about the deaths of our people in North Africa and her emails. Cory Booker lied about a Supreme Court justice candidate's behavior. Joe Biden lied about talking with his son on the job for influence exchange. Adam Schiff lied about the Mueller report and what President Trump did.

Facts don't back meatless diet

Remember Weston A. Price? He was the dentist who traveled the world in the early part of the 20th century to decipher the influence of diet on dental health ("Who says you can't eat red meat? Food advice questioned anew," Web, Oct. 13). Price searched for vegan cultures, but all he found were cannibals — they ate the livers of the omnivores they killed. He never found any pure carnivores, either. The mostly carnivorous stockpiled various plants for those long periods when nothing but animal foods were available. So you might view the human food spectrum as bracketed by vegans and carnivores, neither of which actually existed as part of human evolution.

'Black Site' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Black Site'

Beginning in 2002, secret "black site" CIA detention facilities were established in several allied countries, where more than 100 al Qaeda prisoners were confined, and subjected to a variety of interrogation methods.

Illustration on dysfunction in Washington by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

How to fix Washington

In the snows of New Hampshire, yet another American president could emerge pledging to fix Washington -- the political gridlock and the pervasive influence of "evil" special interests and K Street lobbyists.

Illustration on protest in Hong Kong by Mark Weber/Tribune Content Agency

Xi Jinping's Hong Kong dilemma

The 70th anniversary of the triumph of the Red Chinese Revolution would be a terrible time for China to be shown as a brutally repressive domestic regime with the whole world watching on television and through social media.

Illustration on the growing threat of China by Donna Grethen/Tribune Content Agency

Is America becoming Sinicized?

A little over 40 years ago, Chinese Communist strongman and reformer Deng Xiaoping began 15 years of sweeping economic reforms. They were designed to end the disastrous, even murderous planned economy of Mao Zedong, who died in 1976.

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