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Biden Can't Win Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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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Illustration on the history of anti-Semitism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A brief history of Jew-hatred

A freshman member of Congress openly espouses bigotry toward Jews and Israel. Her fellow Democrats, with only a few exceptions, fail to forcefully condemn her words and views. Troubling to be sure, but let's remember: This gnarly tree grows in an old, luxuriant and global forest.

Dem Crack Up Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The left-wing crack-up

It was in the mid-1980s that I resuscitated the term "crack-up" and applied it to political movements that were not very healthy. I say I resuscitated the term because it was F. Scott Fitzgerald who first used it as a title for a 1945 collection of essays that were mostly personal and first published between the 1930s and 1940s. When he did finally crack up the term fell into disuse.

Illustration on restraining ASCAP and BMI by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Protecting consumers, music creators and businesses alike

On Feb. 26, Brent Kendall and Anne Steele of The Wall Street Journal indicated that the Department of Justice is analyzing the binding antitrust settlements that, for more than 70 years, have restrained the music industry's largest collectives — American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), which control about 90 percent of the performing rights to the songs Americans hear.

Illustration on abortion and Millenials by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Oppression in its barest form

Social justice is a driving force in our millennial generation, defined as "a state or doctrine of egalitarianism," and our attention to its perpetuation comes across in more than just policy engagement. It is a major factor in the decisions we make — how we shop, what we eat and the causes we promote.

In this March 8, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters outside the White House before traveling to Alabama to visit areas affected by the deadly tornadoes in Washington. Trump lamented the complexity of modern airplanes Tuesday, March 12, in the wake of two deadly crashes in the past five months, appearing to speculate on the cause of the disasters before aviation experts from the United States and elsewhere complete their investigations.(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Why Trump will prevail in 2020

Donald Trump wins again in 2020, no matter who runs against him. This even if the Republicans rip themselves apart as they did with Ross Perot in the 1992 Clinton- GHW Bush election. By the way, this was the same election — we should recall — that started the tawdry "Clinton Dynasty," which has thankfully come to an end.

The Repeat of 1972 Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

1972, take two

Democrats are closer to reliving their 1972 presidential debacle than they realize. Fueled by internal reforms, an insurgent left and hatred for the incumbent, George McGovern-led Democrats self-destructed themselves into landslide defeat. These same elements are again surfacing, and President Trump is in even better position to take benefit than Richard Nixon was almost half a century ago.

Removing Incentive Money from Job Creation Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Making common cause against corporate handouts

Emboldened by their success at running Amazon out of New York City, left-leaning political activists apparently have discovered that corporate subsidies and handouts are bad policy. It's about time.

Would-be silencers gutless

I've been writing letters to The Washington Times for about eight years now. When I see an injustice or an issue that should be challenged, I feel compelled to speak out. Various people have contacted me over the years to express their appreciation for my writings. Some have stated that they felt the same way but didn't know how to put it into words, and they've encouraged me to keep writing. Recently, however, a vile note, which I am sure was in response to one of my published pieces, was sent to my home.

Office of Management and Budget staff delivers President Trump's 2020 budget outline to the House Budget Committee on Monday. (Associated Press)

Pricking the budget balloon

The labor of industrious Americans pumps tax revenue into the U.S. Treasury by the billions and trillions of dollars, and it's never enough. President Trump offers his administration's budget proposal for 2020, attempting to tip government spending to favor national security priorities, and his adversaries are lined up to halt him in his tracks. Preserving the nation's sovereignty while conserving its treasure is a fight worth having.

Democrats the party of free stuff

There is no longer a Democratic Party of statesmen such as the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Henry Martin "Scoop" Jackson, Mike Mansfield and John F. Kennedy. We now have a progressive/liberal/socialist party, or as I call it, the PLS party. It caters to the masses, promising welfare goodies like salaries for all (regardless of whether work is involved), housing, medical care, food, etc. Why should the masses work for a living when most everything will be provided free? Little thought is given to the damage this does, robbing people of a sense of accomplishment and the opportunity to fulfill the American dream of achievement. It's all in the name of socialism, a failed system everywhere it has been implemented.

Vanquishing toxic political correctness

The title of Victor Davis Hanson's new book "The Case for Trump," might give some readers the impression that it is a whitewash or a dogged defense of the subject. Instead it is a well-researched explanation of how Mr. Trump beat all odds to win the presidency, and also an account of his first two years in office.

Illustration on potential Democrat presidential candidates by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Read it here first: The 2020 Democrat presidential nominee will be...

By the most recent count, there are at least 19 Democrats who have either announced they intend to run for president of the United States or have put all the pieces in place and are likely to make that announcement in the coming weeks. Each tries to spin the media to demonstrate why they are the likely to win the nomination.

In this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, file photo, anti-abortion activists march outside the U.S. Supreme Court building, during the March for Life in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) ** FILE **

Seattle-area church fights forced funding of abortions

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Attorneys for the nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom just filed a lawsuit on behalf of Cedar Park Assembly of God over a Washington state mandate passed a year ago, via Senate Bill 6219, requiring employers who provide maternity care in their group insurance plans to also cover elective abortions. Talk about bullying the believers.

In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg listens to a question as he testifies before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election and data privacy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Mark Zuckerberg's mind-reading madness

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Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, is trying to build a "brain-computer interface" -- or, in layman's, technology that can read your mind. No keyboard needed. Does anybody outside of the techno-geek crowd believe this is a good idea?

Rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines flight crash near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, south of Addis Ababa,  Ethiopia, Monday, March 11, 2019. A spokesman says Ethiopian Airlines has grounded all its Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft as a safety precaution, following the crash of one of its planes in which 157 people were killed. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)

When an icy fear threatens the friendly skies

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Sometimes you have to wonder who's in charge at Corporate Central. Certain airlines aren't being very sympathetic to customers who are nervous about flying -- no doubt unnecessarily -- on the Boeing 737 Max 8 after two of them have crashed over the past five months.

Illustration on the benefits of paid parental leave by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How parental leave aids families

My newborn baby boy, Jesse, is 13 weeks old. I will proudly carry him with me to speak about why conservatives should bring sensible paid leave ideas to the table. Sens. Mike Lee and Joni Ernst plan to introduce the CRADLE Act, which creates a national paid leave plan for working parents like me and my husband.

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