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District of Columbia Police Chief Peter Newsham, joined by District of Columbia Council member Charles Allen, left and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine, speaks during a news conference at One Judiciary Square in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

What is the role of a police chief?

- The Washington Times

Well, Peter Newsham is on his way out the door as chief of the D.C. police. He plans to leave after Inauguration Day events. His departure is not the end of the world, but it does beg a pertinent question: What, precisely, is the role of a police chief?

Summer by Ali Smith (book cover)


Ali Smith's "Summer," the final novel of her seasonal quartet, is a remarkable book, rich in word-play and language, witty puns and deep concern for the catastrophes facing humanity today.

Illustration on new dynamics in relations with Israel by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The importance of the Quint and the Quad

We're rather familiar with "the Squad," but what about "the Quint" and "the Quad?" For now, the latter two are more likely than the former to have importance to a potential Biden administration.

COVID-19 vaccines' scary side effects must not be dismissed

- The Washington Times

Dr. Anthony Fauci may be pressing for "as many people as possible" to get vaccinated -- Bill Gates may be on a "quest to vaccinate the world," as The New York Times put it in a headline. But American citizens should know: The side effects from the coming COVID-19 vaccines are proving pretty freaking substantial.

Illustration  on vote fraud by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Fight against electoral fraud is a fight against totalitarianism

President Trump and his legal team are exposing a massive electoral fraud in Democrat-controlled cities in swing states. This looks like 1960 all over again, when Chicago Mayor Richard Daley stole the presidential election for John Kennedy.

Illustration on mail in voting by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Investigating 2020 election mail-in ballot fraud is critical

I am not one of the people who thinks that lawsuits and recounts will change the outcome of the presidential election, but I believe that a serious and immediate Justice Department investigation of the mail-in ballot approach is needed.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown speaks Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Brown and Oregon health officials warned Tuesday of the capacity challenges facing hospitals as COVID-19 case counts continue to spike in the state. (Cathy Cheney/Pool Photo via AP)

COVID-19 restrictions turn Americans into sheep

We've all endured levels of insanity from our government since the coronavirus arrived from China. It is during a crisis when we find out what we're made of as individuals, and we certainly find out what our government is capable of.

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