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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference after a summit of heads of state and government at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Thursday, July 12, 2018. NATO leaders gather in Brussels for a two-day summit. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

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Illustration on Angela Davis by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A misplaced human rights award

Angela Davis must have been surprised — we certainly know she was angry — when she learned earlier this month that the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute had rescinded its offer of the organization's Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award.

Illustration on step therapy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Complicating Medicare and Medicaid

The greatest lie in politics these days is the term "free health care." If there's no such thing as a free lunch, then free health care is the most no-such-thing that never existed.

Illustration on the importance of Mitch McConnell by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The freeing of Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell has been an under-appreciated Senate majority leader; that is about to change. With Republicans losing the House last November, and President Trump's retaining the White House for two more years, Mr. McConnell is positioned to be Washington's pivotal legislative leader. Republicans could not be in better hands.

Catholic Litmus Test Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Applying liberal dog whistles to judicial nominations

The religious beliefs of nominees have suddenly become fair game in the judicial confirmation process. Consider the frosty line of questioning Sens. Kamala Harris and Mazie Hirono recently leveled at a federal judicial nominee.

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.

Illustration on true liberalism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Honoring the integrity of words

At the risk of coming across as "captain obvious" I'd like to suggest that if there is one single thing the present culture war between liberals and conservatives proves it's this: Words mean something.

Game Over for Planned Parenthood Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

When mocking millennials misses the mark

With the anniversary of Roe v. Wade approaching, the debate over the views of the largest voting bloc in America — millennials — is often a point of contention.

Phyllis Schlafly   The Washington Times

Schlafly's legacy marches on against latest push for ERA

Radical activists are attempting to raise the rotting corpse of the so-called Equal Rights Amendment, but thanks to the late, great Phyllis Schlafly, intelligent women are ready to drive a stake into the heart of the beast.

Washington Redskins President Bruce Allen, right, speaks during an NFL football press conference where it was announced that Doug Williams, left, was named Senior Vice President of Player Personnel, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) ** FILE **

LOVERRO: Allen's stranglehold on Redskins tightens with Lafemina's departure

Yes, of course Allen is coming back. He didn't drive Lafemina and his team from the building only to surrender power. Not only is Allen, who has become the object of the wrath of an angry Redskins fan base, staying on as team president in charge of football operations, but he is taking over the business side as well -- the job that Lafemina had. Allen drank Lafemina's milk shake.

Is the country worth defending?

It's a Mexican standoff over a Mexican wall. More than a fortnight into the partial government shutdown, neither side was willing to budge. The longest government shutdown in history isn't likely to be surpassed for a long time. One good thing that may come of this game is a recognition by everybody that shutting down the government for partisan advantage is the kind of game that only small children should play.

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