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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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The two faces of 'investi-gate'

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Another casualty of a $15 minimum wage

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Tales told by characters of varied ancestry

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Real higher ed not easy to find

If you are a coastal elite parent of progressive inclinations, there are a wide range of colleges and universities you can encourage your children to attend ("The 'cowboy way' under fire," Web, March 17). If, however, you value a traditional liberal arts education and want your child to have one, you have a problem finding a non-ideological college or university that will provide it. Further, you need to think about whether you and your children want to incur substantial debt to turn out "social justice warriors."

Sun, wind no match for fossil fuels

The Democrats' aim is fatally flawed, in Colorado and everywhere else. None of the advocates and supporters of the Green New Deal seem to care that it is fatally and fundamentally flawed. Their faulty aim will cause America to lose much of its electricity and transportation. It's a fool's errand to replace fossil fuels that produce electricity continuously with wind and solar electricity, which is non-producing most of the time. Even with expansion and addition of storage, wind and sun are not able to meet current U.S. electricity demand. Attempting to eliminate fossil fuels for transportation by adding electric-vehicle demand to the electricity grid only makes it worse. The aim should be to develop full-time alternatives to wind and sun electricity generation with minimal storage.

Illustration on the challenge for Trump posed by North Korea by Nancy Ohanian/Tribune Content Agency

Undertaking genuine denuclearization

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Mike Pompeo open to political future: 'The Lord will' guide me

- The Washington Times

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a recent visit to his home state of Kansas, sparked talk about his political future, which some see in the Senate, others in the governor's mansion, and still others -- himself included -- unsure. He's put it in God's hands. And that right there is what makes him such a great candidate for political office. This nation needs a course correction back to godlier times -- back to Judeo-Christian principles.

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Beto O'Rourke pretends he can't recall 'born' to run remark

- The Washington Times

Last week's Beto O'Rourke made national news for telling a "Variety Fair" writer he was simply "born" to run for the high White House office -- that he was "just born to be in it." This week's Beto O'Rourke can't remember making that statement. Would the real Beto O'Rourke -- i.e., Robert Francis O'Rourke -- please stand up?

Illustration on the nuclear balace of India and Pakistan by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Uneasy nuclear balance over Kashmir

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