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Demonstrators gathered at Floyd Light City Park on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Portland, Ore.  Protests turned violent again even after the mayor pleaded with demonstrators to stay off the streets. Police say an officer suffered what was described as a severe injury after being hit with a rock late Thursday. (Mark Graves /The Oregonian via AP)  **FILE**

What will organized criminal violence bring next to our streets?

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Missy McCray, The Arc of Washington County director of maintenance, works with colleagues sewing masks for other staff members Thursday, April 9, 2020, in the cafeteria at The Arc of Washington County in Hagerstown, Md. A mask sewing assembly line has been set up and The Arc is looking for donations from the community, including masks or any of the supplies to make them. More information is available on the The Arc of Washington County's Facebook page. (Colleen McGrath/Herald-Mail via AP)

Maryland's odd acceptance of 40,000 free face masks from China

- The Washington Times

Annapolis, Maryland, city officials accepted 40,000 face masks from China -- a gift from "sister city" Changsha that came this week in boxes decorated with U.S. and Chinese flags alongside cheery messages like, "Go, City of Annapolis!" and "True unity inspires people to work as one." Anybody else see anything wrong with this picture?

Vote for Biden is vote for Clintons

It is now perfectly clear that Joe Biden and the Clinton-staffed Sen. Kamala Harris camp will make the perfect Democratic ticket. Together they would pardon deep-state kingpins Bill and Hillary Clinton next year, and allow the Clintons' "Foundation" to use the White House as their backroom fundraising office and self-pardoning parlor going forward.

President Harris, anyone?

An alarming thought occurred to me when I heard that Sen. Kamala Harris was Joe Biden's pick for vice president. Various polls have shown that people don't believe Mr. Biden will make it through his first term. Perhaps this means the Democrats and Mr. Biden came up with a new game plan to get a far-left cretin like Ms. Harris to take over the presidency. If Mr. Biden suddenly resigns due to health problems, we get President Harris.

Defender In Chief  by John Yoo (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Defender in Chief'

One of the key aspects of the Trump presidency has been his success at maintaining the vibrant and dynamic role of the office of the president. In "Defender in Chief," John Yoo counters the narrative that President Trump challenges our constitutional order.

The Cost of Regulations Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Cost-benefit analysis rule critical to EPA's future environmental regulations

Cost-benefit analysis is part of our everyday existence. Should I buy this car with great gas mileage or a different one that might prove safer in an accident? Do I borrow a lot of money to go to a top-tier college or do I attend a local university where I can graduate debt-free? Each decision requires us to consider many different factors. Only then can we make the wisest choice. The same rule holds true for government regulation.

Charting the disappointing behavior of Harry and Meghan

Few could deny that Meghan was not cut out for royal service, but tragically, just when as the moment presents for her to lend her voice to benefit humanity, she defaults to Hollywood self-promotion.

In this photo provided by the Connecticut Teachers Association, a "School Safety First" car caravan approaches the governor's mansion in Hartford Conn., Thursday, July 30, 2020. About two dozen groups of teachers, parents, and advocates held coordinated demonstrations on Thursday, demanding more funding to ensure schools can reopen safely during the continuing pandemic. ( Alan Grant, Digital Creations, on behalf of Connecticut Education Association via AP)

Connecticut's crazy excessive coronavirus fines

- The Washington Times

Connecticut's ruling political elites have just issued fines in the total of $3,000 to a couple of citizens who didn't comply with all the state's coronavirus-related travel guidelines. Guidelines? Let's be serious. These are dictates -- and constitutional or not, by gosh, they're being enforced.

In this July 31, 2019, file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens as Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden has chosen Harris as his running mate. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Kamala Harris jumps to VP attention, choking on hypocrisy

- The Washington Times

Sen. Kamala Harris is Joe Biden's pick for vice president. But Sen. Kamala Harris thinks Joe Biden is a woman-groper. So much for women's rights? "I believe them," Harris said in April of 2019, of the women who came forward to accuse Biden of inappropriate touching.

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