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The real cost of illegal immigration, and it's not avocados

Last week, more than 1,000 immigrants surged through the U.S. southern border near El Paso, Texas — the largest number ever encountered by U.S. Border Control and Protection, with the previous record being set in the month of April, which was 424.

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Mueller stirs the pot

Last week, special counsel Robert Mueller — who had been appointed by the Department of Justice two years earlier to investigate the nature and extent of Russian attempts to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election and to determine, if those attempts did occur, whether the Russians had any willing American collaborators in the Trump campaign — came to the cameras and announced his resignation.

U.S. infantrymen wade through the surf as they land at Normandy in the days following the Allies' June 1944, D-Day invasion of occupied France. An allied ship loaded with supplies and reinforcements waits on the horizon.  (AP Photo/Bert Brandt)

The 6th of June, 1944

Not everyone gets to save the world. Before the colors of the Sixth of June 1944 fade into the mists of time, we remember after the passage of 75 years the uncommon sacrifice of the hundreds of thousands of soldiers of America, of Britain and Canada.

Bringing the early days of America to life

Paul Revere probably never yelled "The British are coming." He is quoted by a participant in the first day of the American Revolution as warning that "the regulars are coming" on his famous ride.

Clean house in Congress

The Democratic Party has gone totally nuts. They won't support better protection for our southern border, they won't support deportation of illegal aliens, and they propose to give citizenship to the illegals already here, which only entices more illegals to break through, same as it did the last time they offered the deal.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, that three water cannons bought for police under predecessor Boris Johnson, have been sold for scrap, at a loss of more than 300,000 pounds (US dollars 385,000). (AP Photo/Robert Stevens, FILE)

Mayor Sadiq Khan's knife control ain't looking so good

- The Washington Times

A woman in London has been arrested for stabbing to "death" a blimp mockup of President Donald Trump with what authorities believe was a small pair of cutting shears. And this is curious because London's mayor, Sadiq Khan, the first Muslim to take on a mayoral role in a major Western city, has banned the carrying of knives.

In this Dec. 11, 2017, file photo, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort arrives at federal court in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Paul Manafort's new Black Lives Matter friend

- The Washington Times

Paul Manafort, scourge of Robert Mueller's special counsel investigators -- a.k.a. Deep State anti-Donald Trumpers, in White House and political truth-telling circles, that is -- has been sent to Rikers Island, the place where prisoners go to be abused. The place where even BLM activist Shaun King says he doesn't belong.

President Donald Trump speaks at a hangar rally at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, in this Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, file photo. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Shame: Democrats mute as America's president bashed overseas

We can disagree at home all we like, but when the president of the United States -- America's president -- goes overseas, we are all Americans. All of us. Whether you voted for the current president or not, Americans are bound together by the simple undeniable bond that we are all, in the end, just that: Americans.

Federal Monetary Policy Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Globalizing the Federal Reserve and monetary policy

The Federal Reserve's principal tools — adjusting short term interest rates and quantitative easing for accomplishing 2 percent inflation and low unemployment — are radically out of sync with a global economy that relies on the dollar. It's high time U.S. monetary policy be realigned to reflect the reality of managing the global currency.

Illustration on China and human rights by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

China's quest for human rights and democracy

To many Westerners, the concept of human rights in China is a negative one. However, what is left unexplained by China's critics is a paradox: How could a country with one-fifth of the world's population but no human rights to speak of have made such enormous strides in its economic and social development? The real picture of China's human rights situation is more complex than what stereotypes and assumptions convey. Understanding the truth requires an appreciation of China's history and national aspirations.

FILE - In this May 16, 2015, file photo, then California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at the California Democrats State Convention in Anaheim, Calif. Newsom is preparing to take the reins from Gov. Jerry Brown. It's the first time California governorship has passed from one Democrat to another in more than a century. But the two have plenty of differences. The 51-year-old Newsom says he has a deep respect for the 80-year-old Brown and is prepared to carry on his legacy, with a few changes. Newsom will be sworn in to office Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, concluding the 80-year-old Brown's four terms. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

A state that spends too much, and foolishly

It's no secret that the U.S. national debt is out of control and getting worse. The Congressional Budget Office projects that our debt-per-year could reach $1 trillion by 2020. More frightening is the "debt is projected to grow faster than the economy — forever."

Illustration on antitrust laws by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Anticompetitive antitrust

Antitrust law should keep business competitors from collaborating to increase prices and depress supply, practices that hurt consumers and competition.

A fan get sunscreen from a complimentary kiosk before a spring training baseball game Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Looking forward, looking back

It's graduation season again. Time for speeches and advice from famous and not-so-famous commencement speakers.

Illustration on Democrats' fascist characterization of President Trump by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'Who you callin' Fascist?'

For over two years now a peculiar combination of the media and the Democrats have been goading Donald Trump, always to painful effect — painful for both sides in this vituperative battle; but particularly painful to the media and the Democrats. Not much good has come of it.

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