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Why Biden can’t win

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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Thank Obama, Clinton for Russia

The origins of the many current problems with Russia and the fake Trump-Russia-collusion narrative can be traced to Barack Obama and the Clintons, who actually did collude with Vladimir Putin. Starting with the fiasco "Reset" announcement, the Edward Snowden pass to take the whole National Security Agency playbook to Moscow, the unanswered murder of Alexander Litvinenko in England, and the betrayal of Poland with the removal of promised U.S. missile defenses, the continued series of open invitations to take advantage of America dramatically emboldened Mr. Putin, who attacked Georgia and Chechnya. He cyber-attacked Estonia and other former captive nations, threatening to invade the Baltic states.

Former Vice President Joe Biden takes a photograph with members of the audience after speaking to the International Association of Firefighters at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, amid growing expectations he'll soon announce he's running for president. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Is third time the charm for Biden?

You can make a pretty strong argument that anyone who so desperately wants to be president of the United States that he would run three times for that office probably does not need that kind of power.

Illustration on negotiating with Kim Jong-un by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Why Kim Jong-un must feel 'maximum pressure'

It was worth a try. For decades, one administration after another, Republican and Democratic alike, failed to successfully address the metastasizing threat posed by the dictatorship that rules North Korea. So President Trump took a different tack: He played Mr. Nice Guy. He twice trekked to Asia to meet with Kim Jong-un, the country's mass-murdering young despot. He flattered, sweet-talked and — apparently, at least — befriended him.

Illustration on the need for newly-founded universities by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Repairing America's broken universities

When the FBI informs us that parents are ready to spend up to $6.5 million in bribes to get their children into prestige colleges, it seemingly implies that all is very, very well in the American university. But Warren Treadgold tells us that's an illusion.

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren speaks to a group of about 400 potential voters at Douglas High School, Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

Putting free markets in the crosshairs

The emerging progressive war on our nation's most successful tech companies is destructive on so many levels. The economics are horrible, and the divisive politics of class warfare will lead to more anger and hatred of the "rich." Our nation should put up statues for the entrepreneurs who founded tech companies that created search engines, smart phones, door-to-door delivery of anything you want and social networking that has made every persons' life in America measurably better.

Illustration on mass shootings by Paul Tong/Tribune Content Agency

When the media makes Trump a target

The national Sunday morning talk shows blamed President Trump for the New Zealand massacre that left 50 dead. CNN's Jake Tapper warned: "I don't think moderate Republicans are doing enough to hold President Trump accountable for his rhetoric." NBC's Chuck Todd noted supposed parallels to the killer's rhetoric, and asked: "When the president uses the term 'invaders,' does that dehumanize to the point where it can get misused?"

Illustration on student debt by Donna Grethen/Tribune Content Agency

Beyond the admissions scandal

The college admissions scandal lays bare the true weaknesses in American higher education — its obsession with athletics and liberal prejudices that subvert academic standards.

Beware of the Illegals Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

'We have enough home-grown criminals here'

The City of Philadelphia does not like the term sanctuary city. The city's liberal leaders prefer the term "Welcoming City." Unfortunately, the city's "welcoming" policy welcomed an illegal immigrant who was also a child rapist.

Regulating vapors

Scott Gottlieb's resignation as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration comes at just the right time. Unlike other Trump regulatory agency appointees who understood their mandate was to lighten the burden on business, he insisted on adding to it.

The puzzling actions of Republicans

Republicans who complained and made promises to rectify the eight years of problems President Barack Obama and the Democrats created were poised to lose the presidency, House and Senate in the 2016 elections. Some of them were and are still very critical of Donald Trump, the candidate the people elected based on his campaign pledges, and also to elect Republican House and Senate majorities to help carry out his policies. They have been less than supportive of the majority of Republicans who want to repeal Mr. Obama's destructive policies, and deal with the threats and other significant issues our country faces.

Media bias is nothing new

The American press has always been biased, misleading and in some cases prone to exaggeration to push its political agenda and increase its audience. During America's Revolutionary War, newspapers used propaganda tactics of "name calling, fear mongering, demonizing the enemy," and selective editing of battles to influence the public. In the 1890s, this type of exaggerating, misleading reporting was called "yellow journalism." This sensationalist reporting on Cuba's conditions in the 1890s helped induce a war between Spain and and United States.

Finding the courage to face a sudden storm

If psychoanalytic theory presupposes that victims are drawn to their aggressors and vice versa, and that a sadist senses his victim's vulnerabilities and knows how to exploit them, at the same time there is a more holistic way to view the world. I find myself gravitating toward a more religious, Talmudic perspective. Namely that God is testing us and that we are never given a challenge that we aren't up to, if only we have the courage to face it.

President Donald Trump speaks during a reception for Greek Independence Day, Monday, March 18, 2019, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Media miss: Muslim doctor says Trump 'beloved' by Muslims

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The left-leaners in the media have trying their dang-dest to make sure this White House is blamed for the murderous atrocities that just took place in New Zealand -- so it's no wonder they largely missed it when a Muslim doctor went on CNN and told a watching world: Hey, President Donald Trump is no Islamophobe.

Special counsel Robert Mueller has been pursuing several leads on Russia collusion in his investigation of the 2016 presidential election. His probe began two years ago. (Associated Press)

'Witch hunt' is right, 50 percent of Americans now say

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A new poll -- or, depending on who's doing the reporting, a stunning new poll, anastonishing new poll, an incredulous new poll -- shows 50 percent of Americans think Robert Mueller's investigation of President Donald Trump is a witch hunt. Well, duh. Expect that percentage to increase as each nuthing-burger week goes by, too.

In this Friday, March 8, 2019 photo provided by the United Nations, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, third from right, executive director of UN Women, speaks at the United Nations Observance of International Women's Day at the United Nations headquarters. Mlambo-Ngcuka is calling for the revolution in technology to be used to benefit the world's poor and especially women who will not achieve gender equality without "the giant leap that 21st century innovations can bring." At left is U.N. secretary General Antonio Guterres, and at right is Geraldine Byrne-Nason, chair of the Commission on the Status of Women and Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations. (Eskinder Debebe/The United Nations via AP) **FILE**

Don't erase women at the United Nations

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is being pressured to embrace "gender identity" ideology at its annual meeting this week. If successful, the move could erase women from international law and economic development.

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