Wesley Pruden, The Washington Times

Wesley Pruden

The Washington Times

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Past articles by Wesley:

Never letting the outrage go to waste

The Washington bombers seem to be a curious collection of political partisans, music critics and aspiring killers. → Read More

The little surprises of October are at hand

The infamous October Surprise, without which we can’t hold a November election, are soon upon us, and right on schedule there’s a real one. Almost no one saw this one coming. → Read More

Lurid tales of blood from the crypt

Certain female journalists, dispensing with the ancient newsroom tradition of keeping keep cool when the going gets hot, had confessed that listening to Christine Blasey Ford made them want to cry. But not everyone, and not anymore. → Read More

Singing only sad songs is no fun

Politics is fun, but not when you’re losing. Then it hurts. When Adlai Stevenson lost his first race for president in 1952, he said it “hurts too much to laugh and I’m too old to cry.” But it didn’t hurt too much to not try again (and lose again). → Read More

The long, long trail of trashed reputations

Great reputations are difficult to make, requiring time and dedication, and they are reputations easily destroyed, sometimes in a moment of careless passion, sometimes with a word not spoken. → Read More

Whatever happened to the old Dianne Feinstein?

Dianne Feinstein is not exactly the Wicked Witch of the West, though she is from the Left Coast and does a convincing imitation of Cruella de Vil, who tormented all those innocent puppies in Walt Disney’s “101 Dalmatians.” Alas, this is real life. → Read More

A puff or two of smoke, but no fire

Women are entitled to change their minds. We all learn that early in life. Some of us would be here with a different father if a certain woman hadn’t changed her mind (and good for her, I say). But some women, bless their hearts, abuse the female privilege. → Read More

When debate turns to visions of murder

Bill Clinton, the beau ideal of Democratic women, once promised to make abortion “safe, legal and rare,” which sounded pretty good to the ladies of the left. Except, of course, for the little ladies waiting their turn to slide down a birth canal. → Read More

Taking a knee looks like the Democratic strategy

The Democrats appear to have given up on their long-anticipated “blue wave.” This was the wave of sound and fury that was to sweep out everything before it. The wave, alas, is still on the far horizon, if that’s not merely a mirage of whine and wail, and the Democrats are left with only manufactured hysteria. → Read More

Tall tales spin and the plot thickens

Impeachment is too slow. Assassination is too messy. A coup d'etat sounds just about right, and it sounds French besides. Come, let us plot together. → Read More

The Democratic pursuit of the unholy dream

The Democrats and their mainstream media allies promise to make the impeachment of Donald Trump the first order of business if they take back the House of Representatives in November. If they win the votes to do it, they’ll be entitled, whether it’s a shameful enterprise or not. → Read More

Another attempt, another failure of suppression of faith

President Xi Jinping of China is about to learn what despots before learned, to their consternation, puzzlement and grief. He has set out, as Mao Zedong did before him, to crush and squeeze the Christians in China until he has eliminated them all. → Read More

The unlikely political feats of late summer

Jews are smart. Everyone knows that. We just didn’t know how smart. Gen. Gholam Reza Jalili, the brilliant military mind of Iran, is a man not easily fooled. He has figured out that drought in Iran is the work of those wily Jews, identifying the problem as the International Jewish Cloud Conspiracy. → Read More

A wake-up call for the sleeping beauties

The midterm congressional election campaigns are about to be upon us. Labor Day is when campaigns get serious, and this year we still don’t have a name for the Nov. 6 elections. → Read More

Making sport calling out 'them lyin' newspapers

Calling out “them lyin’ newspapers” has been standard stump speech since the first cave-man candidate invited the mob to start chunking rocks at the village blowhard. The chunking was such fun the custom survives. → Read More

The inevitable search for the litmus test

Litmus test, litmus test, who’s got a litmus test? Well, apparently just about every senator on the left. A litmus test — a standard beyond which one won’t go, like Barack Obama’s famous red line in Syria — was once derided as the mark of a rigid mind. Now that the independent mind has gone out of style, everybody wants to impose a litmus test. → Read More

The Democrats flirt with an old fantasy

Nobody has ever proved that Andy Warhol said “in the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” → Read More

Democrats in a lather over the good news

Barack Obama is miffed because he thinks he collected the tinder for a booming economy, and events ignited a booming economy and the Donald gets the credit. That's pretty fanciful, as most economists will tell you. But now Mr. Obama can watch with a measure of pleasure as President Trump takes heat for using the Obama example of how to deal with the children brought by their families to the hell… → Read More

Is California too much of a good thing?

Cutting Texas down to size is always a good thing to do, and if we have to carve up California to do it, well, that’s life. The current popular notion in California would divide the Golden State into three new states, something that could be no longer be called Golden but perhaps Plastic, Pewter and Brass. → Read More

Sex, lies and betrayal at the FBI

If Jeff Sessions and Christopher Wray want to clean house at the FBI, they'll be well advised to pack a good lunch. Cleaning this house will be an all-day job. The agency under James Comey has been more corrupt than we thought. → Read More