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Soleimani posed grave threat

Never before has an admonition of impending disaster by a Founding Father been more evident than when one reads Andrew Napolitano's op-ed, "Can President Trump legally kill a person not engaged in an act of violence?" (Web, Jan. 8). Thomas Jefferson warned that a democracy would be placed in jeopardy if its electorate became misinformed. This is exactly what Mr. Napolitano tries to do in his piece by attempting to convince readers that his judiciary expertise enables him to adjudicate Mr. Trump's action in killing the world's worst terrorist.

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, center, walks towards the Senate after briefing members of Congress on last week's targeted killing of Iran's senior military commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Soleimani Senate briefing unacceptable

Within hours of learning that Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani had been killed by a U.S. missile strike, I issued a statement calling Soleimani's death "a big victory for the safety of the American people." I also said in that statement was that I was "anxious to learn about the legal justification for this action, and look forward to being briefed by the Pentagon and the White House."

 'Dreams of El Dorado' (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Dreams of El Dorado'

"Dreams of El Dorado" is the story of the migrants, missionaries and mountain men, as well as the rovers, ranchers and railroad men who explored and settled the American West.

Former Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a campaign stop to support Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at the Biden for President Fort Dodge Office, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

John Kerry's delusional diplomacy

- The Washington Times

John Kerry, former Democratic senator, presidential aspirant and U.S. State Department secretary under Barack Obama, is a heavy pot smoker. He'd have to be to say this: Until President Donald Trump came along, the Iran nuclear deal "was working."

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., right, joined by former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and presidential candidate Julian Castro, left, wave to supporters after speaking at a campaign rally, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Brooklyn's King Theatre in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Foes of Senate filibuster show true colors

On her presidential-campaign website, Sen. Elizabeth Warren says her plan for "gun-violence prevention" includes breaking what she calls the National Rifle Association's "stranglehold of Congress" by — among other things — "eliminating the filibuster."

Equality shouldn't be 'dead'

I think it's a shame that the Justice Department considers the Equal Rights Amendment dead ("Justice Department says Equal Rights Amendment is dead; Virginia ratification can't revive it," Web, Jan. 8). We need a new Equal Rights Amendment. We need a national law or constitutional amendment that states that all adult citizens will have the same legal, political and civil rights. It isn't fair for some adult citizens to have certain rights that other adult citizens don't have. Democracy and capitalism would work better if all citizens have equal rights.

Soleimani death a boon

"Can President Trump legally kill a person not engaged in an act of violence?" (Web, Jan. 8) is clearly the biased ranting of a Never Trumper. Namely, it mentions neither the intelligence behind the decision to kill the head of Iran's military nor the initial spontaneous celebrations in Iran when it was learned that the world's leading terrorist had been eliminated. Where was Andrew Napolitano's holier-than-thou attitude when Osama bin Laden was terminated? The United States was originally invited into Iraq to help fight terrorists (the Islamic State); getting rid of a leading terrorist mastermind certainly fits into that role. Mr. Napolitano's commentary is better suited for The Washington Post than The Washington Times.

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'Congress, it's time to save the free Internet'

After the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) took effect on New Year's Day, businesses around the country began scrambling to work out how to comply with its strict rules and regulations. These days, more and more states are buying into the idea that they've got a role in regulating online privacy.

'Horn, Sahel and Rift' (book cover)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Horn, Sahel and Rift'

Stig Jarle Hansen examines how al Qaeda's presence in Sudan helped to lay the basis for the spread of jihadism in the continent, jihadi terrorist groups in Algeria, which expanded into Chad and Mali, how several jihadi groups in Mali merged to form the Islamic State in Greater Sahara (ISGS), the Nigerian Boko Haram, the Somalian al-Shabaab, and other groups.

Illustration on attacks on the Second Amendment in Virginia by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Northam's war on gun owners in Virginia

War has been declared on Virginia's gun owners by the Democrats who recently won both houses of the General Assembly. Most notorious is Senate Bill 16 by Senate Majority Leader Richard Saslaw, which would impose five years imprisonment on law-abiding citizens who possess the most common firearms in America today.

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