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FILE - In this March 7, 2019, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito testifies before the House Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Americans should heed Justice Alito's words about religious freedom

Religious freedom is one of the defining features of the United States. But it has been under assault for years and now it faces a new wave of threats. And it could evaporate before our eyes if it doesn't have enough powerful defenders.

Illustration on Joe Biden and the Iran deal by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Joe Biden: Iran's economic savior

No nation will gain more from the apparent election victory of former Vice President Joe Biden than Iran. Its gloating response to that event sounds a lot like a gangster selling "protection."

Stephanie C. Mohr, 31, enters the United States Federal Courhouse in Greenbelt, Md., Monday, Dec. 10, 2001. Mohr, a former Prince George's County police officer, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Monday for setting her police dog on an unarmed homeless man in 1995. Mohr is free, pending an appeal. (AP Photo/Prince George's County Journal, Corbin M. Harris)

Stephanie Mohr deserves a presidential pardon

The Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, which has stood with her throughout her post-conviction appeals, is now asking President Trump to grant Stephanie Mohr a pardon.

Washington, D.C. City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 12, 2016, before a House Oversight Government Operations subcommittee hearing on whether the District of Columbia government truly has the power to spend local tax dollars without approval by Congress. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)  **FILE**

Hey Chairman Mendelson, what's up?

- The Washington Times

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson has been juggling budgets since the pandemic hit. However, what he has yet to do is hold a press conference to announce how much money the city has spent so far battling COVID-19.

President Donald Trump listens during an event on Operation Warp Speed in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

How Trump won in 2016 -- and then got taken down in 2020

Donald Trump's victory in 2016 was essentially a "one man operation" -- and as such he attracted a bunch of very young Capitol Hill staffers who worked for free and were unknown in senior D.C. policy circles.

Constructions workers stand and look over an area where they had the demolition of an Interstate 5 highway bridge in Burbank, Calif., Sunday, April 26, 2020. No major backups have been reported after the major Southern California highway was closed for 36 hours in both directions while crews demolish the bridge. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) **FILE**

How legislators should approach infrastructure in 2021

Perhaps because the two parties are so deeply divided on most policy areas, the few less-politicized issues stand out. Historically, one of those issues has been infrastructure. Legislation in this area often passes with overwhelming, bipartisan majorities. However, it is now becoming difficult to find common ground even on infrastructure.

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