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Hosea, can you see?

WASHINGTON — Republicans can argue until their last breath that Trump objectors are sore losers, but isn’t more at stake than “mere politics”? This phrase has been rendered quaint by such serious issues as: Russian hackers apparently trying to tilt the election toward Donald Trump; ...

Ben Carson: Role model

During his Senate confirmation hearing, Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development-designate, told a story. He said his mother was a domestic who cleaned beautiful homes. One day she asked him if he would rather live in those nice houses or the house in which he and his ...

Sponsors of anarchy

Hoodlums will be out in full force this Inauguration Day. Count on it. I’ve covered the left’s criminal anarchist element for more than 20 years — from the animal rights terrorists who have harassed, threatened and firebombed scientific researches across the U.S. and Europe to the ...

Labor SLabor Secretary nominee Puzder has pro-worker agenda

While incoming President Donald Trump is being inaugurated this week, his cabinet nominees are undergoing a second week of grueling confirmation hearings. Proponents hope that they can quickly be confirmed and get started bringing reforms to increase American prosperity and security. At the ...

Hollywood Vs. the ‘Fascist’ election result

Critics of the Hollywood left chuckled when Hillary Clinton lost the election. Those dramatic videos full of celebrity ardor for the Clintons flopped. Rarely has there been a more pronounced disconnect. It turned to belly laughs when those celebrities responded by making more videos. First, ...

What happened to the honeymoon?

WASHINGTON — The shortest honeymoon on record is officially over. Normally, newly elected presidents enjoy a wave of goodwill that allows them to fly high at least through their first 100 days. Donald Trump has not yet been sworn in and the honeymoon has already come and ...

Academia may now be beyond satire

WASHINGTON — The Chronicle of Higher Education, which is a window on the sometimes weird world of academia, recently revisited a hilarious intellectual hoax from 20 years ago. Reading the recollections of the perpetrator and of some who swallowed his gibberish is sobering. In 1996, Alan ...

Challenge us, don’t coddle us

The late William Safire, a certified wordsmith who had been a speechwriter for President Richard Nixon before becoming a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, concluded, after reading 56 of them, there had been only four great presidential inaugural addresses: Abraham ...

Dylann Roof’s last act

CHARLESTON, S.C. — If Death lingers in courtroom corridors awaiting sentences, this historic city’s federal courthouse was surely a top destination. On Tuesday, the Reaper’s patience was rewarded with the jury’s return of the death penalty for Dylann Roof. Roof, who insisted on ...

Fawning farewells? Not for Republicans

For weeks, the liberal media have celebrated all that President Barack Obama means ... to them. CNN produced a two-hour documentary on the Obama legacy that never mentioned things like annual trillion-dollar deficits. Fareed Zakaria wrapped up the show saying, “He ran an administration that ...

On Fire: MTV News

It’s still January, but it’s already been a banner year for preening liberals on cable TV who are hell-bent on self-immolation in the name of proving everyone else’s moral inferiority. To use young people’s slang these days, you’re “lit,’’ media progressives. But not in a good ...

Russian hacking and glass houses

Many top U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin directed a secret intelligence operation for the purpose of discrediting Hillary Clinton, thereby helping Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election. Hillary Clinton has done more to discredit ...

The not so Golden Globes

Meryl Streep has played many roles in her long career and holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations of any actor. Among her portrayals was British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. At the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, Streep behaved as if she actually had been elected to high ...

Amid wave of hate, a hope list

Judging by the decibel level and terms associated with Donald Trump by the Hollywood and media elite opposed to his election, you would think that the inauguration that is occurring Friday is a national catastrophe. The talking points go something like this: Hillary Clinton won the popular ...

Obama and Israel: Can the president be a bigot?

President Obama has urged us to have a conversation about race, ever since he became President. So let’s do that. Is it possible that the president is a bigot? Let’s look at the facts. Whenever policemen and white people have been shot, murdered or ambushed, the president has remained ...

Obama’s unforced errors on foreign policy

WASHINGTON — When Barack Obama moves two miles from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to 2446 Belmont Road in Washington’s Kalorama neighborhood, he will live half a mile from 2340 S Street, where Woodrow Wilson spent his three post-presidential years. Wilson’s embittering foreign policy failure ...

President-elect Trumpschenko

WASHINGTON — First, a history refresher: For the past nine years, a smattering of Americans, most recently led by our now president-elect, have insisted that Barack Obama is a Muslim born in Kenya. For years, Donald Trump was unrelenting in his insistence Obama prove beyond existing proof ...

Cold War relic, present day threat

WASHINGTON — You can kick the can down the road, but when Kim Jong Un announces, as he did last Sunday, that “we have reached the final stage in preparations to test-launch an intercontinental ballistic rocket,” you are reaching the end of that road. Since the early 1990s, we have ...

For GOP, the Year of Living Nervously

Outspent by nearly a 2-1 ratio by Hillary Clinton and conspicuously not endorsed by the two most recent Republican presidents or the two most recent Republican presidential nominees, Donald Trump was still able to capture six states Democrat Barack Obama had twice carried — Florida, Iowa, ...

The real obstacle to peace

Shortly after Benjamin Netanyahu won his bid for re-election as prime minister of Israel in March 2015, I wrote a column describing President Barack Obama as being “on track to go down as more hostile toward Israel than any president in the past 68 years.’’ I warned that President Obama ...