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Sam Faddis: “Congress should support the Saudis in Yemen until the Iranian proxies are defeated.” #BestOfWashTimes
06/20/2020
When will Congress get us out of Yemen?

Sam Faddis: “Congress should support the Saudis in Yemen until the Iranian proxies are defeated.” #BestOfWashTimes

The Trump administration intends to sell more weapons to Saudi Arabia. The weapons will, without question, be used in the Yemeni civil war by Saudi forces fighting Houthi rebels there.

Cheryl K. Chumley: “By the numbers, it’s 34% of likely voters who think civil war beckons — 40% of Republicans, Rasmusse...
06/20/2020
Civil war looms, statistics and survey say

Cheryl K. Chumley: “By the numbers, it’s 34% of likely voters who think civil war beckons — 40% of Republicans, Rasmussen Reports finds.” #BestOfWashTimes

Almost a third of U.S. voters believe a civil war is on its way — a bleak commentary on the growing tensions around the country due to coronavirus shutdowns and police policies that have manifested in destruction and defacement of historical monuments and memorials, anarchist takeovers of city str...

Inside the Beltway: “The Daily Beast, NBC News and The Washington Post were among news organizations which cited Dr. Ant...
06/20/2020
Surprised? Media declares that the Trump rally is deadly

Inside the Beltway: “The Daily Beast, NBC News and The Washington Post were among news organizations which cited Dr. Anthony Fauci’s insistence that he would not attend the Tulsa rally.” #BestOfWashTimes

The news media is treating President Trump’s upcoming campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as a potential disaster, casting the event as a dire threat to humanity — in yet another attempt to sabotage the president’s reelection efforts.

Cheryl K. Chumley: “That’s an 11-plus percentage growth — or, more than $11 billion. In three months.” #BestOfWashTimes
06/20/2020
COVID-19 great for growing billionaire pockets

Cheryl K. Chumley: “That’s an 11-plus percentage growth — or, more than $11 billion. In three months.” #BestOfWashTimes

Thanks to COVID-19 shutdowns, America’s middle class may be suffering — American small business owners may be gasping for last breaths, limping on their last legs — but the billionaire class is making out like a bandit.

Matthew Paras: “For the past … however long this coronavirus lockdown has lasted, Thursday has been the day I look forwa...
06/20/2020
Confessions of a sportswriter: ‘Top Chef’ made lockdown bearable

Matthew Paras: “For the past … however long this coronavirus lockdown has lasted, Thursday has been the day I look forward to the most.” #BestOfWashTimes

Reporters aren’t supposed to cheer for any of the teams or people they cover. That’s part of the gig. But there’s no objectivity when it comes to Bravo’s “Top Chef.” The cooking competition show is one reason this writer is still sane in a world with no live sports.

John Barrasso and Martha McSally: “With billions in investments and a stolen technology base, China is no friend.”
06/19/2020
How China pushes for world dominance

John Barrasso and Martha McSally: “With billions in investments and a stolen technology base, China is no friend.”

China will stop at nothing for world dominance. It seeks to surpass America’s economy, our military might and our international influence. We cannot allow that to happen.

Daniel N. Hoffman: “The Kremlin's goal is to tarnish the U.S. political process.”
06/19/2020
Fighting the dark art of Russian disinformation this election season

Daniel N. Hoffman: “The Kremlin's goal is to tarnish the U.S. political process.”

National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien warned last month that America’s foreign adversaries will seek to exploit our domestic crises to “sew discord and to try and damage our democracy.”

Frank Miniter: “Imagine if all of the young men who’ve looted, thrown bricks at police officers and set fires suddenly h...
06/19/2020
Riots have made it clear that America needs its fathers

Frank Miniter: “Imagine if all of the young men who’ve looted, thrown bricks at police officers and set fires suddenly had to go home to strong fathers.”

Imagine if all of the young men who’ve looted, thrown bricks at police officers and set fires suddenly had to go home to strong fathers.

Scott Walker: “Party of slavery, Jim Crow, Ku Klux Klan and segregation has a short memory.”
06/19/2020
Liberal media and Democrats fan the flames of civil rights ignorance

Scott Walker: “Party of slavery, Jim Crow, Ku Klux Klan and segregation has a short memory.”

Democrats were the party of slavery, Jim Crow, the Ku Klux Klan, and anti-desegregation. Republicans were the party of Lincoln, Reconstruction, anti-lynching laws, and the civil rights acts.

CARTOON: “Virus hypocrisy”
06/19/2020
Virus hypocrisy

CARTOON: “Virus hypocrisy”

Illustration by Dana Summers for Tribune Content Agency

EDITORIAL: “Beyond the scope of the cameras, black men and their non-discriminatory marriage tendencies are setting the ...
06/19/2020
Achieving the dream with a rite, not a riot: Mixed marriage takes the hatred out of race

EDITORIAL: “Beyond the scope of the cameras, black men and their non-discriminatory marriage tendencies are setting the pace for blunting the cultural impact of race.”

It has happened again: A black man dies at the hands of white police officers, this time in Atlanta. Like clockwork, crowds gather, angry voices fill the air, mingling with the smoke of arson-lit fires. It’s another made-for-media performance of the nation’s race ritual, one that hardens hearts ...

Inside the Beltway: “The Daily Beast, NBC News and The Washington Post were among news organizations which cited Dr. Ant...
06/19/2020
Surprised? Media declares that the Trump rally is deadly

Inside the Beltway: “The Daily Beast, NBC News and The Washington Post were among news organizations which cited Dr. Anthony Fauci’s insistence that he would not attend the Tulsa rally.”

The news media is treating President Trump’s upcoming campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as a potential disaster, casting the event as a dire threat to humanity — in yet another attempt to sabotage the president’s reelection efforts.

Cheryl K. Chumley: “That’s an 11-plus percentage growth — or, more than $11 billion. In three months.”
06/19/2020
COVID-19 great for growing billionaire pockets

Cheryl K. Chumley: “That’s an 11-plus percentage growth — or, more than $11 billion. In three months.”

Thanks to COVID-19 shutdowns, America’s middle class may be suffering — American small business owners may be gasping for last breaths, limping on their last legs — but the billionaire class is making out like a bandit.

Matthew Paras: “For the past … however long this coronavirus lockdown has lasted, Thursday has been the day I look forwa...
06/19/2020
Confessions of a sportswriter: ‘Top Chef’ made lockdown bearable

Matthew Paras: “For the past … however long this coronavirus lockdown has lasted, Thursday has been the day I look forward to the most.”

Reporters aren’t supposed to cheer for any of the teams or people they cover. That’s part of the gig. But there’s no objectivity when it comes to Bravo’s “Top Chef.” The cooking competition show is one reason this writer is still sane in a world with no live sports.

Tom Giovanetti: “You would expect Republicans to claim the tax cuts were a success and Democrats to attack them as a mis...
06/18/2020
Did the Trump tax cuts really ‘work?’

Tom Giovanetti: “You would expect Republicans to claim the tax cuts were a success and Democrats to attack them as a miserable failure.”

Did the Trump tax cuts work? Yes — GDP growth increased, which led to significantly increased personal incomes and job creation. And the individual tax cuts primarily benefitted middle-income earners rather than the wealthy.

Cal Thomas: “A Trump speech could provide some relief to tensions by emphasizing we are a united human race.”
06/18/2020
An opportunity in Tulsa for Trump to heal racial divisions

Cal Thomas: “A Trump speech could provide some relief to tensions by emphasizing we are a united human race.”

The president should not just use the speech to fire up his base in Tulsa but should propose something substantive that might provide, if not a solution to racial tensions, then at least begin to solve the underlying problem.

Victor Davis Hanson: “Inevitably, cultural revolutions sputter when they turn cannibalistic or if they're hijacked by a ...
06/18/2020
The irrelevance of Black Lives Matter and death of cultural revolutions

Victor Davis Hanson: “Inevitably, cultural revolutions sputter when they turn cannibalistic or if they're hijacked by a thug.”

When a liberal mayor or black police chief or progressive governor or white leftist who diverges from the party line is targeted by the mob, then who really is safe? No one. And so the cultural revolution sputters to irrelevance.

06/18/2020
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Next up—President Trump participates in a roundtable with governors on the reopening of America's small businesses!

CARTOON: “Different approaches”
06/18/2020
Different approaches

CARTOON: “Different approaches”

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times (published June 17, 2020)

Michael McKenna: “Using data from companies like Data Trust, campaigns can sharpen their ad buys.”
06/18/2020
In electoral politics, data can be the difference between winning and losing

Michael McKenna: “Using data from companies like Data Trust, campaigns can sharpen their ad buys.”

Data can seem boring. But it is the essential foundation of a campaign, like the guidance system of a plane. If you have no idea where you’re going, or how to get there, you will probably wind up hopelessly lost.

Peter J. Pitts: “In 2020 parlance that war is the war against COVID-19. We have learned a lot. How are we going to share...
06/18/2020
In the war against COVID-19, the Endless Frontier Act builds on a historical blueprint

Peter J. Pitts: “In 2020 parlance that war is the war against COVID-19. We have learned a lot. How are we going to share that knowledge and maximize it to the fullest potential?”

The Endless Frontier Act proposes an expansion of the National Science Foundation (NSF) — to be renamed the National Science and Technology Foundation (NTSF) — and the establishment of a Technology Directorate within NTSF to advance technology in 10 critical focus areas.

Thom Loverro: “It’s disturbing that with the passage of time we seem to have learned nothing from the history of one of ...
06/18/2020
LOVERRO: ESPN strikes out with revisionist take on McGwire, Sosa

Thom Loverro: “It’s disturbing that with the passage of time we seem to have learned nothing from the history of one of the biggest frauds perpetuated on the American sports public.”

It’s disturbing that with the passage of time we seem to have learned nothing from the history of one of the biggest frauds perpetuated on the American sports public. Not only are we still seemingly ignorant of the truth, but blissfully so.

Andrew P. Napolitano: “That is not rendering to Caesar what is Caesar’s. That is rendering to Caesar what is God’s.”
06/18/2020
Tyrannical governors ignore Constitution’s protection of religious freedom

Andrew P. Napolitano: “That is not rendering to Caesar what is Caesar’s. That is rendering to Caesar what is God’s.”

Here is a pop quiz on the U.S. Constitution. What is the first freedom protected by the Bill of Rights? The first protected freedom is religion. The tyrannical behavior of many state governors has ignored this.

Tim Young: “With its Jenna Ellis smears, the left leaves the world of reality and isn't winning.”
06/18/2020
Democrats’ media echo chamber will ultimately lead to party’s demise

Tim Young: “With its Jenna Ellis smears, the left leaves the world of reality and isn't winning.”

By listening to their own biased news coverage, trusting their own biased polls and looking at their own biased social media fans, Democrats have created a cycle of ignorance to the American people that can’t be corrected.

CARTOON: “Gone with their minds”
06/18/2020
Gone with Their Minds

CARTOON: “Gone with their minds”

Illustration by Michael Ramirez for Creators Syndicate

Inside the Beltway: “Fans of President Trump began lining up outside the Bok Arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma, five days early t...
06/18/2020
Crowds can’t wait: Trump is back

Inside the Beltway: “Fans of President Trump began lining up outside the Bok Arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma, five days early to ensure they get a seat, according to KJRH, the local NBC affiliate.”

They began arriving Monday. Fans of President Trump began lining up outside the Bok Arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma, five days early to ensure they get a seat, according to KJRH, the local NBC affiliate.

Sam Faddis: “Congress should support the Saudis in Yemen until the Iranian proxies are defeated.”
06/18/2020
When will Congress get us out of Yemen?

Sam Faddis: “Congress should support the Saudis in Yemen until the Iranian proxies are defeated.”

The Trump administration intends to sell more weapons to Saudi Arabia. The weapons will, without question, be used in the Yemeni civil war by Saudi forces fighting Houthi rebels there.

Cheryl K. Chumley: “By the numbers, it’s 34% of likely voters who think civil war beckons — 40% of Republicans, Rasmusse...
06/18/2020
Civil war looms, stats, survey say

Cheryl K. Chumley: “By the numbers, it’s 34% of likely voters who think civil war beckons — 40% of Republicans, Rasmussen Reports finds.”

Almost a third of U.S. voters believe a civil war is on its way — a bleak commentary on the growing tensions around the country due to coronavirus shutdowns and police policies that have manifested in destruction and defacement of historical monuments and memorials, anarchist takeovers of city str...

EDITORIAL: “Of course, who or what Columbus will be a footnote to is now a live question.”
06/18/2020
The use and abuse of history: Removal of statues means historically rudderless America

EDITORIAL: “Of course, who or what Columbus will be a footnote to is now a live question.”

Two days ago, the mayor of Detroit ordered a bust of Christopher Columbus removed from its pedestal. It was a peaceful removal for the Italian-born discoverer of the new world. After all, last week in Boston he was beheaded and in Richmond he was pushed into a lake. One supposes he is used to the ha...

Kate Anderson: “One of the primary purposes of Title VII was to protect women and girls. But after the Supreme Court’s d...
06/17/2020
Supreme Court’s redefinition of ‘sex’ has troubling implications for women

Kate Anderson: “One of the primary purposes of Title VII was to protect women and girls. But after the Supreme Court’s decision, Title VII may end up doing the opposite.”

One of the primary purposes of Title VII was to protect women and girls. But after the Supreme Court’s decision, Title VII may end up doing the opposite.

BOOK REVIEW: “Chasing dread and a rural murder.”
06/17/2020
BOOK REVIEW: ‘Death in Her Hands’

BOOK REVIEW: “Chasing dread and a rural murder.”

Dark doesn’t even begin to describe Ottessa Moshfegh’s latest novel, “Death in Her Hands.” Try horrifying, macabre, fashionably self-referential and exceptionally well-written - a book, as the publisher’s blurb says, that asks us to consider how the stories we tell ourselves both reflect t...

Clifford D. May: “Wars are contests of wills, and Americans have long had enemies who use guns and bombs in an attempt t...
06/17/2020
Trump administration finally begins to stand up to the ICC, a hostile international organization

Clifford D. May: “Wars are contests of wills, and Americans have long had enemies who use guns and bombs in an attempt to force us to submit to their will.”

NATO members and Japan depend on American troops to defend them. Yet they both support and fund the International Criminal Court even as it unlawfully targets the American troops putting their lives on the line for them.

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