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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives to make a statement at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Pelosi announced that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. 
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Nancy Pelosi’s hostage video

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When the grades on U.S. report cards are low

The United States is facing an educational crisis. Even as government spending per student eclipses most other developed countries, America's youth continue to underperform in math, reading and science compared to their pupils around the world year-after-year. And it isn't getting any better.

Mao and Hong Kong Today Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Regarding Hong Kong, what would Mao do?

Mao Zedong was the ultimate revolutionary, and one wonders how he might think about Beijing's reaction to the Hong Kong protest situation today. Would he side with the protesters?

The president, and the Queen Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The president, the queen and NATO

Only one U.S. president — Lyndon Johnson — was never received in the U.K. by Queen Elizabeth II during his tenure. By contrast, President Trump will make his third visit in the first term of his presidency when the queen receives him and other NATO heads of state at Buckingham Palace this week.

When Allied powers plotted defeat of the Axis

At a time when our country seems in the process of forgetting who and what we are and how we got here -- how we literally saved the world twice in the last century from domination by murderous dictatorships -- those efforts are dismissed today by various revisionist academics, or perhaps even worse, not acknowledged at all.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks to the media at Trump Tower, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 in New York, after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Newt Gingrich's dire, dead-on warning for Trump supporters

- The Washington Times

Newt Gingrich, former House speaker, just wrote that Donald Trump's supporters better watch out and pay attention because the forces working to bring this president down are hardly finished with their efforts -- despite the fact genuine impeachable offenses are nowhere to be found. Take a memo: Gingrich is absolutely correct.

A Chick-fil-A marquee said: "The battle is coming. What side are you on?" (Photograph by Rebecca Hagelin)

Chick-fil-A needs saving in battle it's losing from within

Today, my earnest prayer is that Dan Cathy will see his way clear to rooting out employees within the company who are destroying its Christian legacy and all that his father worked so hard to build. Since the problem has obviously been festering below the surface for several years, it won't be easy.

Visitors take photos with their smartphones of an installation depicting a heart-shaped Chinese national flag in Shanghai, China, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. China marked its 70th anniversary on Oct. 1, 2019. (AP Photo) ** FILE **

China gets 'woke' in disingenuous new anti-U.S. tack

- The Washington Times

Is Zhao Lijian, as his Twitter handle says, the "Deputy for Director General in the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China" -- or is he just the latest candidate to enter the race for the Democratic presidential nomination?

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, former NFL football quarterback Colin Kaepernick applauds while seated on stage during W.E.B. Du Bois Medal ceremonies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Republican concerns that the former NFL quarterback is too controversial to honor as a black leader doomed a resolution recognizing Black History Month in the state Assembly, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. The Legislature's black caucus had proposed a resolution honoring a number of black leaders, including Kaepernick, but Assembly Republicans refused to take it up. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Colin Kaepernick, professional ingrate

When the Minnesota Vikings take on the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night, it will wrap up Week 12 of the 2019-20 NFL season. That's three-quarters of the way through the 16-game regular season, and Colin Kaepernick remains a quarterback in search of a team that will hire him.

What abuse of power?

The Democrats and career bureaucrats in the federal government are learning that the president of the United States has the ultimate authority in the executive branch of government. The deep-state lifers have their own agenda and they are finding out the hard way that the president has the ultimate authority to assert his own agenda.

Clintons still in it to win it

While the desperate Clintons continue working hard to manipulate and lead their long line of anonymous, deep-state operatives into attemting to impeach Donald Trump, what's become clear are deeper Clinton motivations to secretly destroy the Trump-Pence presidency.

Ban on Lending Money Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Congress bans short-term lending, the poor pay a high price

Washington do-goodism almost always fails to help the people it is supposed to because politicians ignore the Law of Unintended Consequences. Nowhere is that more evident than when it comes to a congressional plan to put payday lenders and other short-term lending institutions, such as the burgeoning online lenders, out of business.

 'Someone is Out to Get Us' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Someone is Out to Get Us'

The book's governing assumption is that at the close of World War II, the U.S. "had all but silenced external threats and was about to embark on a stunning era of prosperity.

Student Debt Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Elizabeth Warren's ridiculous plan for student debt

- The Washington Times

Elizabeth Warren's multi-billion-dollar plan to cancel some $640 billion of student debt is a case in point, amounting to little more than a thinly disguised attempt to buy the votes of younger, higher earning, college-educated voters.

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