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There have been two more shootings, and once again the progressive left is blaming the usual suspects: White men, the NRA and firearms. White men are just men, nothing more or less. Being white or black or any other color is meaningless not only in regard to violence, but any other smokescreen the left throws up. Odd, isn't it, that when we talk about "mass shootings" white men get the blame, but when the "mass shootings" are in our largest cities, run by Democrats, and happen every week, progressives look the other way — without blaming men of any other color.

Protesters throw back tear gas canisters in Hong Kong on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Droves of protesters filled public parks and squares in several Hong Kong districts on Monday in a general strike staged on a weekday to draw more attention to their demands that the semi-autonomous Chinese city's leader resign. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

The legal right to demonstrate in Hong Kong

On July 1, 1997 the United Kingdom transferred sovereignty over Hong Kong to China with assurances that its capitalist system and legal system would remain unchanged until 2047.

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2014, file photo,  traffic crawls through the Wallace Tunnel on Interstate 10 beneath the Mobile River in Mobile, Ala. Highway officials and area leaders are proposing a $2 billion bridge to replace the tunnel and widen I-10 across Mobile Bay, but opponents say plans to charge tolls of as much as $6 each way would hurt them financially. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

New highway bill stuck in a rut

What's good politics isn't always good policy. Case in point: the America's Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019. The proposal has bipartisan support, and has even gotten a favorable tweet from the President Trump.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, centre left, ministers and army commanders follow a guard of honor at the mausoleum of Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk before a meeting of the High Military Council in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Erdogan joined top commanders for one of the military's most important meetings to promote officers or dismiss others for disciplinary reasons. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

The hard work of handling U.S. allies

When it comes to foreign policy, it's sometimes trickier to deal with friends than with foes. However much finesse you need with enemies, it rarely compares to the amount you need with allies.

Boris Johnson's challenge

Just eight days after Boris Johnson received a resounding mandate from the Conservative membership to become prime minister, his party lost a special election and he is now clinging on to power with a parliamentary majority of just one MP.

A bus stop on Pulaski Avenue, Baltimore, 2015 (Associated Press photo)

Forgotten in Baltimore

If you told me my life would change in a matter of hours by trying to raise awareness about an ongoing problem endured by one of the most vulnerable groups in America, I wouldn't believe you.

Congressman Elijah Cummings speaks at the grand opening of the McCullough Street Nature Play Space in West Baltimore on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. Cummings on Saturday invited President Donald Trump and other Americans to Baltimore, taking the high road after a barrage of presidential tweets disparaging the black-majority city and its long-serving Democratic congressman. (Kim Hairston /The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Fixing Baltimore: A plan

Former South Carolina Gov. and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has urged President Trump and Rep. Elijah Cummings to stop exchanging insults over conditions in Baltimore.

China's strange strategy

China's President Xi Jinping has made no secret of his desire to make China a true world-spanning superpower, but he is attempting implementation of that objective with a very strange strategy.

Walmart employees comfort one another after an active shooter opened fire at the store in El Paso, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP)

Walmart weirdly under the gun to stop selling guns

- The Washington Times

Walmart, the site of an El Paso, Texas, shooting that left at least 21 dead, is now facing concerted pressure to stop selling firearms -- a la Dick's Sporting Goods. It makes no sense. But on social media, it's a plea that sounds good -- that sounds caring and compassionate and as if people are Doing Something to stop the killing.

Aliens Costing Mexico Money Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Migrant troubles in Mexico

A new survey conducted by The Washington Post and Mexico's Reforma newspaper shows that Mexicans are sick and tired of migrants traveling through their nation in an attempt to get to the United States.

'Game of Snipers: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'Game of Snipers: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel'

Stephen Hunter has published his 12th Bob Lee Swagger novel, "Game of Snipers: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel," which has the popular character pitted against an equally skilled and practiced professional sniper.

Walmart employees react after an active shooter opened fire at the store in El Paso, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP)

Gun-carry rights must be strengthened, expanded

- The Washington Times

What's needed are more right-to-carry laws in schools, in churches, in government buildings -- in all the areas those with intent to harm are well aware are currently Gun Free Zones, i.e. Sitting Duck Zones, in the minds of the would-be killers.

President Donald Trump, front, shakes the hand of Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax as prepares to address a commemorative meeting of the Virginia General Assembly at Jamestown Settlement on the 400th anniversary of the meeting of the original House of Burgess in Jamestown, Va., Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Pouting and posturing in Jamestown

It once was said that partisan differences ended at the water's edge. Jamestown, Virginia, the site of the first permanent English settlement in the Americas, dating back to 1607, is on the coast, but that water's-edge constraint was thrown overboard last week by Virginia Democrats.

Democratic Party unrecognizable

The second round of Democratic primary debates between 20 officially announced candidates should make both Jewish and non-Jewish voters concerned about the future of our great nation. Candidates refused to criticize fellow Democrats who equate holding facilities for illegal immigrants with the Holocaust. Six million of my Jewish ancestors did not voluntarily attempt to enter into Nazi concentration camps. They did not offer to dress in rags, be slowly starved to death, perform voluntary slave labor and be gassed to death in crematoriums.

Data isn't racist

Law professor Gail Heriot is right to point out that, due to different life experiences, different racial groups have different rates of misbehavior in school ("Threatening teachers' ability to control their classrooms," Web, July 30).

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., talk after the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Democrats, in a field of 24, still have nobody

- The Washington Times

If anything can be gleaned from watching the Democrats debate, it's this: President Donald Trump doesn't have much to worry about when it comes to his reelection. Bluntly, you know you've got a candidate problem when, in a field of 24, the perceived best chance of beating Trump is -- Michelle Obama. The one who's not running.

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