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FILE - In this May 28, 1972 file photo, U.S. Sen. George McGovern, D-S.D., appears on TV 's "Face the Nation." The Sunday morning public affairs show "Face the Nation" celebrates 60 years of broadcasts this week, making it the second longest-running television program on the air. (AP Photo/Jeff Robbins, File)

Trump channels George McGovern

Does the president seriously believe Mr. Erdogan will bow to threats from one he likely considers an "infidel" leader of the "great Satan," as another Islamist state, Iran, has called us?

Feel the Heart Bern Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Bernie Sanders' heart and health care

I don't know Sen. Bernie Sanders. What I do know is that he is 78 years old with a prior medical history of gout and high cholesterol. Now I also know that he has heart disease, like 15 million other Americans.

'The Social Media Upheaval' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Social Media Upheaval'

Social media is making us dumber, meaner and more cocooned than ever before while at the same time feeding us the illusion of being in the right.

Illustration on human trafficking by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

How to end human trafficking

Nobody knows how many victims suffer as sex slaves in America. We know that the number is substantial. And that it's intolerable. We know how to put an end to this shameful condition.

Mark Cuban, governor of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, arrives at the NBA Awards on Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Even Mark Cuban clams up on the NBA's flap with China

- The Washington Times

Mark Cuban, the wildly successful entrepreneur, charming host of CNBC's "Shark Tank," and owner of the Dallas Mavericks is no shrinking violet. Mr. Cuban has an opinion on, well, everything. College? He's against it. NBA officiating? It stinks. President Donald Trump? He's awful.

New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Demario Davis (56) celebrates after an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. The Saints won 31-24. AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Demario Davis, NFL's Saints, breath of fresh 'Man of God' air

- The Washington Times

In a world of drug-using, steroid-cheating, wife- and girlfriend-beating, alcohol-abusing obnoxious, entitlement-minded professional athletes comes New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis, with a talk the talk, walk the walk example of how to go bold for -- get this -- God. Gotta love this. He's a John 1:5 in action.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is joined by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., at a news conference as House Democrats move ahead in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Impeachment: The Democrats' chosen recourse to overturn 2016 election

The prospect of President Trump being impeached by the House of Representatives should not be surprising to people. Counter to conventional wisdom, this impeachment does not expose a corrupt president. Instead, it reveals the rot at the core of an establishment willing to abuse the system to overturn an election.

Phil Mickelson watches his shot on the 10th tee during the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) **FILE**

Mickelson racing the clock and spinning his wheels

- Associated Press

Mickelson is running out of time to show why U.S. captain Tiger Woods should pick him for the Presidents Cup. At stake is a streak that is unlikely to be matched. Mickelson has played on 24 consecutive Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup teams, qualifying for 20 of them. The last time he wasn't on a team was 1993, the year Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth were born.

FILE - This June 12, 2019, file photo shows the U.S. Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Thursday, July 11, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for June. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Alarming deficit numbers

A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic, Joseph Stalin is reputed to have observed. (And as one of the most prolific murderers of the 20th century, Old Joe should have known of what he spoke.) Likewise, losing 20 or even 100 bucks is deeply annoying. But losing $1 trillion? Why, that's mere statistic — indeed, to us mere mortals, $1 trillion is an unfathomable amount.

Save the 'Skins

I am an 81-year-old former Redskins fan. I say "former" because I no longer expect to see the organization field a well-coached team of professional players, and therefore I don't much care anymore when they lose. Saving this franchise will require more than just replacing the coach.

'Impeachers' still need draining

Over the past week, I have been mulling over the lies being sprinkled into the unvarnished truth of the actions of the Trump administration. Those lies are the promises the adamant Democrats and some ambivalent Republicans have made to us voters. They will not get our votes again.

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Why D.C. must stop allowing people to store their cars on residential streets

The Washington Area Bus Transformation Project issued a comprehensive report last month that laid out a multi-pronged approach for improving the performance and utilization of the area's buses. The report calls for redesigned routes, new buses, traffic signal improvements and a variety of other complicated, costly investments that most area jurisdictions will be reluctant to make.

Illustration on college professors as the enemy of excellence on campus by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

What's making college life so trivial?

What is going on in the Women's Studies Programs, the Black Studies Programs, the Vegetarian Studies Programs, and all the other non-studies programs that have taken over from the humanities and rendered university life so trivial?

Columnist George Will, who quit the Republican Party when Mr. Trump won the presidential nomination, went so far as to urge conservatives to vote Democrat in this year's midterm elections to gut the party, which he said had become Mr. Trump's "plaything." (Associated Press/File)

George Will and American power

For more than 40 years, George Will has been producing erudite political commentary. Most often, I find myself agreeing with the arguments presented in his twice-weekly columns for The Washington Post. When I don't, I have to wrack my brains to figure out why, and how I might frame a cogent dissent.

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