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Illustration on declining core values by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

America can't outsource teaching values and keep producing patriots

With the approach of Patriot Day on the 9/11 anniversary, we are reminded of the dangerous and volatile world in which we live. We are also thinking of the incredible sacrifice and service of the men and women in our military and in the ranks of first responders who have answered the call to defend America against terrorists.

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019, file photo, Oakland Raiders' Antonio Brown walks off the field after NFL football practice in Alameda, Calif. Coach Jon Gruden says star receiver Antonio Brown is back with the team and is expected to play the season opener on Monday, after a run-in with general manager Mike Mayock put him in jeopardy of being suspended. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Elizabeth Warren and Antonio Brown: Two of a kind

Elizabeth Warren is a progressive United States Senator from Massachusetts. Antonio Brown a professional football player who is joining her in Massachusetts as a member of the New England Patriots. It seems their home state isn't the only thing they have in common.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during the New Hampshire state Democratic Party convention, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Manchester, NH. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Free speech in a mentally deranged age

- The Washington Times

The thing about trampling individual rights is knowing when to stop -- knowing when to put on the brakes before the trampled, swept by surges of self-empowerment or insanity or a combination of the two, turn around and start trampling the trampers. Sen. Kamala Harris just got caught up in this very conundrum.

Resume talks about the Washington Redskins

- The Washington Times

RFK Stadium is headed for the graveyard. Sniff, sniff. Plans call for the aged structure to be demolished in 2021. Up 'til then, though, Dan Snyder has a decision to make, Congress has a decision to make about the site and both should place their bets on a guaranteed moneymaker -- a new home for the Washington Redskins.

A wilting rose is left in remembrance of those lost before the memorial observances held at the site of the World Trade Center in New York, Sept. 11, 2014. This year marks the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and on Flight 93. (AP Photo/POOL, Andrew Burton)

Honoring the fellow Americans we lost 9-11

This week, we honor the memories of those fellow Americans we lost in New York, Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. We also remember the acts of heroism of America's first responders, our armed forces and average Americans.

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., from left, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Andrew Yang participate in the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN, July 31, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

How reason will take a backseat in Thursday's Democratic debate

The third Democratic debate is just around the corner. While it's challenging to predict what zingers the candidates will deploy, one thing is more certain: Moderate and reasonable policy ideas will take a backseat to far-fetched proposals that belong more in the realm of fairytale.

Resolute Support (RS) forces guard at the site of a car bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. The Afghan government says at least 10 civilians are dead and another 42 wounded after a Taliban suicide car bombing rocked the Afghan capital near a neighborhood housing the U.S. Embassy and the NATO Resolute Support mission. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

President Trump dealing with the Taliban devil

President Trump was right to cancel a "secret" meeting with leaders of the Taliban and the Afghan government following two bomb attacks by the terrorist group that killed 10 civilians, an American soldier and a Romanian service member in heavily fortified Kabul.

 'A Good American Family' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'A Good American Family'

One of the hardest things for even the best writers to do is to depict their own parents both lovingly and objectively. The love tends to get in the way of the objectivity and vice versa.

Illustration on the Taliban negotiation situation by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

President Trump's good call on Afghan negotiations

President Trump made a good call in cancelling a meeting in which he was scheduled to host a face-to-face negotiation between the Afghan president and Taliban representatives.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the New Hampshire state Democratic Party convention, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Manchester, NH. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Joe Biden's biggest problem

Joe Biden's string of nonsensical comments may point to mental impairment, but that is not the presidential contender's biggest problem: His actual decisions and what they say about his judgment.

Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic challenger Joseph R. Biden participates in a CNN town hall series on climate change.  (Screengrab via CNN.com)

Untouched by climate change reality

If the government had not spent any tax dollars trying to mitigate climate change during the last 30 years, how much warmer would it have been and how much higher would the sea level be? The correct answer is, no measurable change.

State Department building in Washington D.C. ** FILE **

Religious freedom: Not just nice to have, but vital for national security

- The Washington Times

American ideals often clash with the harsh realities of realpolitik. Saudi Arabia is a brutal suppressor of political dissent, religious minorities, freedom of speech and critical journalists — yet judged by Washington to be an important strategic partner on a number of matters, energy supplies chiefly. Egypt under President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who took power in a coup overthrowing a democratically elected president, has reverted to a dictatorship. But the Egyptian leader is valued in Washington for fighting and killing Islamists.

This Sept. 28, 2009, file photo, shows a sign above a Walgreens entrance in Gloucester, Mass. Drug chains CVS and Walgreens, as well as grocery chain Wegmans Food Market, have joined the chorus of retailers requesting that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in their stores even where state laws allow it. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File) **FILE**

Corporations upsetting the Constitution

- The Washington Times

In recent days, in rapid succession, retail giant Walmart, the Kroger grocery chain and Walgreens pharmacy, as well as CVS and Wegman's Food Markets, all announced curbs on open firearms' carry on their premises, with exceptions, that is, carved for police and other law-enforcement.

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