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'Who you callin' Fascist?'

For over two years now a peculiar combination of the media and the Democrats have been goading Donald Trump, always to painful effect — painful for both sides in this vituperative battle; but particularly painful to the media and the Democrats. Not much good has come of it.

Three cheers for a two-eyed economist

Harry Truman famously remarked that he wished he could find a one-armed economist since all the ones he had to deal with were constantly weasel-wording their advice with "on the one hand" and "on the other hand."

A destroyed commercial greenhouse is seen during an aerial tour by Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly Thursday, May 30, 2019, after a tornado tore through the countryside near Linwood, Kan., Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Winning the human race

Summer approaches, and a gloomy pall, some of it manufactured and some of it real, casts a shadow over the land of the free.

Real injustice

Let's look clearly at "obstruction of justice." What President Trump's partisan opponents did to him during and after the 2016 election campaign was gross injustice. If there was obstruction by Mr. Trump, it was not of justice but of injustice.

Members of the Security Council vote during a meeting about the escalating tensions between the Ukraine and Russia at United Nations headquarters, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Russian border guards opened fire on three Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Strait near the Russia-occupied Crimean peninsula, raising the prospect of a full-scale military confrontation. The incident comes on the back of a four-and-a-half year long proxy conflict in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

U.N. human rights mouth actually calls U.S. abortion laws 'torture'

- The Washington Times

Talk about a low culture moment. Kate Gilmore, the U.N. deputy high commissioner for human rights, in an interview with The Guardian, called out America's restrictions on abortion as "torture" and examples of "extremist hate." Come again? "This is a crisis," she said. "It's a crisis directed at women." Oh. My. Gosh.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May greets President Donald Trump outside 10 Downing Street in central London, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. President Donald Trump will turn from pageantry to policy Tuesday as he joins British Prime Minister Theresa May for a day of talks likely to highlight fresh uncertainty in the allies' storied relationship. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Trump shoo-in for reelection, says historian with record of being right

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump is on a fast-track slide to a second administration, says one historian whose opinion matters because he's correctly predicted the outcomes of the previous nine White House runs. No wonder the Democrats are ramping up, rather than abandoning, the "impeach, impeach, impeach" rhetoric. It's panic time.

Venezuela's opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido looks out at supporters during a rally in Barinas, Venezuela, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Guaido is taking his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro to the birthplace of Hugo Chavez, the socialist leaders's mentor. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Venezuela admits -- finally -- economic collapse

- The Washington Times

Venezuela, the country the left had loved to showcase as a good example of what socialism could be -- until it started crashing and burning, that is, and then suddenly, the message from the left was that Venezuela wasn't a socialist nation at all -- has now openly admitted its economy is indeed, crashing and burning. Do tell.

Special counsel Robert Mueller waves as he walks from the podium after speaking at the Department of Justice Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Washington, about the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Robert Mueller hits, Robert Mueller runs

- The Washington Times

In this whole theatrical performance called "Impeach, Impeach, Impeach" that the Democrats have been playing since heir apparent Hillary Clinton went down in flames to Donald Trump, Robert Mueller's special counsel report was the main act. It was to be the a-ha moment to unseat Trump from the White House. But it failed. Miserably.

Military spouses receive instruction about how to apply for jobs at Fort Campbell, Ky. (AP Photo/Kristin M. Hall) **FILE**

Protecting the nation by employing military spouses

In most military families, both spouses want to pursue their own careers -- if only to help make ends meet. Yet, even in today's booming economy, finding work can be difficult for a large number of military spouses because of obstacles that states have placed in their way. Those barriers are state-law occupational licensing requirements.

Illustration on U.S. Mexico economic relations by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Tariffs, competitiveness and prosperity

For more than two centuries, economists and well-read people have understood that tariffs reduce the levels of competitiveness and prosperity. Adam Smith (1723-1790) explained how free trade (by increasing the extent of the market) enabled greater specialization and productivity, and David Ricardo (1772-1823) explained how free trade allowed for "comparative advantage" to everyone's benefit.

Upside-Down Justice Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Robert Mueller's upside-down justice

It's a familiar quote from Charles Dickens' classic "Oliver Twist," but with special contemporary relevance in light of a statement last week by special counsel Robert Mueller: "'If the law supposes that,' said Mr. Bumble 'the law is a ass — a idiot.'"

Illustration on the British Parliment's snub of President Trump by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The enduring battle for democracy

President Trump arrived in the U.K. today on a three-day state visit as guest of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

William Shakespeare

Who will answer when a nation calls for greatness

- The Washington Times

Nations are raised to greatness through the virtues of great men, as Edmund Burke observed, and Britain could once call on the likes of Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher when the hour of greatest peril arrived.

Nuclear War Strategy Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Miscalculating North Korea

In the still-growing strategic threat from North Korea, President Trump and his pertinent advisers must learn to make certain vital distinctions.

This Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, photo shows logos for credit cards in Zelienople, Pa. On Thursday, March 7, the Federal Reserve releases its January report on consumer borrowing. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

When liberals go after credit cards

Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of the torch and pitchfork crowd have their fingers in your wallet once again.

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