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Abortion's sad, sorrowful defense

- The Washington Times

Fleetwood Mac singing sensation Stevie Nicks said in a recent conversation with a reporter from The Guardian that if she hadn't aborted the child she conceived with the Eagles' Don Henley, "there would have been no Fleetwood Mac" -- there would have been no music magic. But how does she know that for sure?

FILE - In this 1930s file photo, General Robert E. Wood, president of Sears, Roebuck & Co., and Julius Rosenwald, chairman of the board, posing for a photo next to an All State tire, outside of the Sears Distribution Center, in Atlanta.  (Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)  **FILE**

Public-private partnerships build schools

- The Washington Times

There has been no rabid public outcry among Prince Georgians concerning the potential to raise taxes and fees and/or create new taxes. But there is measurable agreement about the need to begin erasing the county's $8.5 billion backlog in modernizing schoolhouses, most of which are 45 to 55 years old. Well, the Prince George's County Council disagrees, and somebody, ahem, should set them straight.

U.S. Attorney General William Barr speaks during a roundtable discussion on Operation Legend, a federal program to help cities combat violent crime, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Braking the wheels of justice: The probe of 'Crossfire Hurricane' drags on

Whoever said patience is a virtue should also have mentioned that patience is a close relative of procrastination. The United States fought and won World War II in three months shy of four years. It has been three months longer than four years since rogue Obama administration officials initiated an unwarranted attempt to derail Donald Trump's presidency, and still no justice has been meted out. Sadly, Americans are going to the polls in a new presidential election without a full accounting of mischief committed during the previous one. There is little virtue in that.

Justice should be blind

I ask the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation the following: Why should I follow the law? My entire life I've done what's right, obeyed the law and paid my taxes. But why should I have to do any of that if people like Andrew McCabe, James Comey, John Brennan and Lisa Page get to walk?

Vote for Trump, not just GOP

Some people vote for the party and not the person. In this election, however, we need to vote for both. The belief is that the Republican Party gave us Israeli peace agreements with Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, and the relocation of America's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. But prior to President Trump, the Republican Party gave us none of this. And the fact is that America's extraordinary economic successes before COVID-19 were largely achieved by Mr. Trump.

Left terrified of Barrett

During the hearings to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump's nominee for our highest court, the Democrats revealed much. They were accusatory, trying to link Barrett to unproven conspiracy theories. They are good at accusations that later are proven to be false.

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Election polls from 2016 were a case study in failure

Right about this time in 2016, candidate Donald J. Trump said, "I don't believe the polls anymore," when nearly every national poll had Hillary Clinton with a significant lead over Mr. Trump. The polls in that election were dead wrong.

Mark Bowden's 'The Case of the Vanishing Blonde and Other True Crime Stories' (book cover)

Learning crimes behind Mark Bowden's 'The Case of the Vanishing Blonde and Other True Crime Stories'

Mark Bowden is perhaps best known for his book "Black Hawk Down" and his other books about the American military, such as "Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam," and "Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam." But in his latest book, "The Case of the Vanishing Blonde and Other True Crime Stories," he returns to his roots as a crime reporter.

FILE - This Feb. 23, 2011 file photo shows the Marshall University Old Main exterior in Huntington, W.Va. The school will temporarily suspend in-person classes once students return from spring break in late March 2020 as it continues to monitor the threat of the new coronavirus in a state with no confirmed cases. (Lori Wolfe/The Herald-Dispatch via AP)

Democrat mayor -- gasp! -- cuts taxes, admits he's 'capitalist'

- The Washington Times

Make way for the pink elephant. For the pig to fly. For the you know where to freeze. For the blue moon to blaze. For the four-leaf clover among the bed of three's. What's the deal? There's a Democrat who just said this: "I might have 'D' after my name, but I [also] have capital 'C' after my name -- capitalist."

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey leaves after his talk with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, In this June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  ** FILE **

Jack Dorsey offers lame 'clarity' on blocking Hunter Biden bits

- The Washington Times

Twitter's Jack Dorsey, responded to the massive swell of outrage that came when his company blocked the New York Post and the White House's Kayleigh McEnany over a Hunter Biden report that put Joe Biden in a bad light with a tweet that acknowledged poor messaging. No d'oh. That's called a lame attempt to sideline criticisms.

From left; India Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Japan Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, Australia Foreign Minister Marise Payne and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo remove their protective face masks before posing for a photograph prior to the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) ministerial meeting in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP)

It's not NATO, but Quad group can get results in Asia

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently met with his counterparts from India, Australia and Japan in Tokyo. This gathering of "The Quad" is another example of this administration "doing diplomacy different" and, in some ways, maybe even better than the old ways.

2020 another Clinton power grab

It's no wonder patriotic Americans no longer trust our corrupt, Perkins-Coie-dominated government in Washington. Not only is Hillary "Benghazi" Clinton auditioning to get her greedy hands on the entire U.S. defense budget (as Biden-Harris' crooked secretary of defense), the entire Obama-era, deep-state cabal — led 100% by Bill and Hillary Clinton is getting off scot-free.

Ignorant youth schools' fault

Attorney General William Barr's recent piece was instructive and important ("William Barr: Founders gambled on virtue prevailing over passions," Web, Oct. 13). In it, Mr. Barr points out the likelihood of doubts about the prospects of our citizens having the moral discipline and virtue necessary for our free institutions to survive. A quote attributed to John Philpot Curran is as follows: "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance." I believe a lack of vigilance over the years by our citizens and elected officials is a chief reason for doubts about those prospects today.

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