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Illustration on stopping Chinese espionage by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Stopping China's travel espionage in its tracks

Although many Americans continue to see Russia as the United States' greatest foreign policy challenge, I believe the Communist Party of China (CCP) poses a far greater threat to our national security in the long run.

In this Nov. 7, 2015, file photo, Albert and Alberta, the mascots for Florida, do the gator chomp before the first half of an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt in Gainesville, Fla. The University of Florida is ending its "gator bait" cheer at football games and other sports events because of its racial connotations, the school's president announced Thursday, June 18, 2020, in a letter making several other similar changes on campus. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Statues and mascots and memorials, oh my

- The Washington Times

It's not by the crack of an Antifa bat that our nation's history and national identity will fall. It's by the appeasing good natures of the graduating classes. By the appeasing smiling graduation masses taught to believe feelings trump all.

In this Friday, June 12, 2020. photo, Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts during a tennis doubles match with Jelena Jankovic against Serbia's Nenad Zimonjic and Olga Danilovic at charity tournament Adria Tour, in Belgrade, Serbia. Novak Djokovic has tested positive for the coronavirus after taking part in a tennis exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia. The top-ranked Serb is the fourth player to test positive for the virus after first playing in Belgrade and then again last weekend in Zadar, Croatia. His wife also tested positive. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)  **FILE**

Weighing the costs: Sports' rush for a return to action all about the bottom line

- Associated Press

It was never going to be easy for any sport to return with a pandemic of historic proportions still raging. There's still way too much unknown about how the coronavirus spreads for athletes to trust anyone -- even the experts -- with their lives. And as the rate of infections rises in states across the country, the question has to be asked. Is the rush to play this year really worth it?

FILE - This July 24, 2018, file photo shows a portion of the 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return form. The Trump administration is working on plans to delay the April 15 federal tax deadline for most individual taxpayers as well as small businesses. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Congress on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, that the administration is "looking at providing relief to certain taxpayers and small businesses who will be able to get extensions on their taxes." (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Postpone tax payments until 2021

Now that the spread of COVID-19 has slowed and the curve has "flattened" it's time for policymakers to come up with ways to bring the economy back to where it was before the lockdowns imposed by so many of the nation's governors knocked it flat on its back.

'White privilege' exaggerated

So-called white privilege permitted me to forfeit a career opportunity with NASA back in the '70s. The reason? I neglected to comply with an interviewer's encouragement to pitch my race as Hispanic. Hmm, perhaps I should have taken a page from Sen. Elizabeth Warren and embraced a specious minority identity for employment. Did I naively squander that opportunity due to a hollow, self-contorted truth? After all, truth is relative now, right?

Move against anti-Semitism

It is inarguable that the Black community has suffered. What happened to George Floyd was horrific and cannot be justified. There have been all too many instances of awful aggression against the Black community.

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Thomas R. Sterett takes accountability of Marines boarding U.S. Army Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks during Black Hawk integration training as part of exercise Fuji Viper 20-1 on Camp Fuji, Japan, Oct. 28, 2019. Fuji Viper is a regularly scheduled training evolution for infantry units assigned to 3rd Marine Division as part of the unit deployment program. The training allows units to maintain their lethality and proficiency in infantry and combined arms tactics. Sterett is assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, and a native of Town Falls, Idaho. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy Hernandez)

The Marines: To boldly go where the Corps has gone before

A military service can be many things. It may focus on preparing for big wars or small ones; battles abroad or closer to the homeland; doing nearly everything pretty well or specializing in doing fewer things extraordinarily well.

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