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Edward Snowden's true permanent record

In my view, Edward Snowden's true permanent record is one of lies, betrayal and aid and comfort to totalitarian regimes and terrorist organizations.

'The Body' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Body'

We all have one -- and only ever one. It's a body. When it goes, we're gone, so it's best to look after it while we've got it. To do that, it helps to know what's inside it and how it works. That's what Bill Bryson sets out to tell us in his latest book "The Body: A Guide for Occupants."

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Protecting religious liberty

I was recently at the United Nations General Assembly when President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president in history to convene a meeting at the U.N. solely devoted to protecting religious liberty.

Members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals protest prior to the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)

PETA's monkey love leaves humans in medical lurch

- The Washington Times

Nobody wants to kill Bambi. But then again, if it came down to a choice between the life of Bambi or the life of a loved one -- a loved human one, that is -- sorry, so sorry, sad to say, but Bambi's got to go. And most sane people would see similarly. Not People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks in SEIU Unions For All Summit on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Elizabeth Warren's newest dance around the truth

- The Washington Times

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has doubled down on her claim that she was fired from her first teaching job because she was visibly pregnant. The takeaway from that sentence is the phrase "doubled down." Whenever a candidate for political office has to double down on something, it's a sign of doubt in the air.

In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump, today's 'Peter Pumpkinhead' of politics

- The Washington Times

In 1992, the British band XTC released a song called "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead" that was described by singer Andy Partridge as an ode to truth -- a cynical-but-realistic look at somebody on Earth who ticked off the powers-who-be by outing their secretive, wicked deeds. Someone, circa 2019, very like President Donald Trump.

Washington Redskins president and general manager Bruce Allen, left, stands with owner Daniel Snyder during practice at the team's NFL football training facility, Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Roanoke, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) **FILE**

LOVERRO: Warning: Team brass dangerous to Redskins' health

In 2019, it may be time for the media to require this warning with all references to the Washington Redskins: "Warning -- the Washington Redskins are not a real NFL franchise. It doesn't matter who plays quarterback. It doesn't matter who coaches. Nothing matters as long as Dan Snyder owns the team."

Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen speaks to the media at an NFL football news conference, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Ashburn, Va.  Jay Gruden was fired as head coach of the Washington Redskins on Monday after an 0-5 start to the sixth season of a tenure that featured only one playoff appearance. Owner Daniel Snyder and team president Bruce Allen informed Gruden he was out early Monday morning, a day after a 33-7 loss to the New England Patriots. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

SNYDER: Redskins' formula works for Allen, but everyone else is on their own

Pick a coach. Bill Belichick. Nick Saban. Mike Tomlin. Dabo Swinney. Not one of them would thrive with this franchise as currently constructed. Not with Allen lording over the football and business operations, both sides of Snyder's crater-ridden aisle. Not in a culture that Allen incredulously labeled "damn good," but is more like "noxious dysfunction."

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder talks with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, right, before an NFL football game between the Redskins and the Cowboys in Landover, Md., Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally) **FILE**

The sad lessons to learn about Dan Snyder's football team

- The Washington Times

If he plans to hold on to the Redskins as owner and continue to turn a profit, he must play his hand like a kicker who guides his foot to avoid the left post, the right post and the horizontal bar. Mr. Snyder should look at the franchise as a team and determine which sectors aren't winning and why.

Flashes of the Dreyfus Affair

The news media is generally remarkably harsh on Republicans, and President Trump in particular. However, what the Democrats did to both Supreme Court justices Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh — with media support — was outrageous. It reminds me of what a kangaroo court did to Captain Alfred Dreyfus in France in the 1890s. That split apart French society in a serious way, and it seems to me that both the news media and the Democrats are splitting apart America now. I hope these parties reconsider their actions, conform to honest principles and begin acting in a more responsible way.

The gun law that would work

Every day, hundreds of thousands of responsible, legally armed citizens move among us, all across America — on our streets, in our stores and elsewhere. We don't recognize them or even think of them because remarkably, in spite of their numbers, we never hear of one of them causing trouble with a gun, though they often put a stop to robberies and killings, usually without firing a shot.

Traders Ashley Lara and John Santiago confer as they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Stocks are opening broadly lower on Wall Street, extending the market's losing streak into a fourth week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Rocking the U.S. economy

Love makes the world go 'round, it is said, but it's money that greases its spin. When news arrives of a weakening economy, some looking out through the wrong end of binoculars can mistake a fly in the ointment for a wallet-ravaging behemoth. With proper perspective, there can be little doubt the U.S. economy under President Trump is on full throttle, and the roar means rising prosperity for American families.

GOP should call Pelosi's bluff

Stephen Dinan carefully navigates through the legalities of whether the full House of Representatives must vote to authorize an impeachment inquiry ("Pelosi faces serious legal challenges to 'casual' impeachment inquiry," Web, Oct. 3). What is most salient here, however, is the reason for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's refusal to hold such a vote It is a blatant effort to shield vulnerable Democrats from having to go on the record with their positions.

D.C. officials and students from Academia de la Recta Porta International Christian Day School attended a 2009 rally in support of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. (The Washington Times/File)

School choice goes to Tinseltown

Virginia Walden Ford hopes policymakers will be inspired by the forthcoming movie "Miss Virginia," which portrays her fight in D.C. for greater educational opportunity for all children.

Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at the SEIU Unions For All Summit, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

A tip for Mayor Pete Buttigieg

"Mayor Pete" Buttigieg's highest-profile policy proposal -- a severe change in the payment system for tipped employees -- has drawn opposition from the very people he claims to help.

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