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In this Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 photo, traditional Russian nesting dolls depicting US President Donald Trump, center left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin are displayed for sale at a souvenir street shop in St.Petersburg, Russia. While their country has become a daily source of headlines and political intrigue in the United States, most Russians are watching the drama over President Donald Trump's relationship with Moscow with resignation, even indifference. Russian media, state-owned and private, chronicle Mr. Trump's troubles matter-of-factly. Regular citizens generally care little about them. Many share the view that what's unfolded in Washington has dimmed prospects for the mended Russia-U.S. ties his candidacy represented here and thus have lost interest. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, file)

Russophobia is about blocking the Trump agenda

The current wave of Russophobia sweeping Washington and the halls of power in the Leftist, corrupt media is not about Russia. It is about stopping the Trump agenda. Democrats had no problem cozying up the Kremlin in the past. They still don't.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin wave as leaders pose for a family photo during the Belt and Road Forum at meeting's venue on Yanqi Lake just outside Beijing, China, Monday, May 15, 2017. (Damir Sagolj/Pool Photo via AP)

U.S. should squelch Russophobia

The crisis in Russian-American relations we are witnessing has reached a boiling point. Even in the darkest days of the Cold War, the Soviet ambassadors to Washington were not labeled spies and visits by Moscow's foreign minister to the White House were not seen as putting the republic in mortal danger.

Turkish Foreign Ministry Deputy Undersecretary Sedat Onal, left, and Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov shake hands, as Russia's special envoy on Syria Alexander Lavrentiev and Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaber Ansari, right, shake hands and UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura stand after the final statement following the talks on Syrian peace in Astana, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Russia, Iran and Turkey _ sponsors of talks in Kazakhstan between Syria and rebel factions _ pledged Tuesday to consolidate the country's nearly month-old cease-fire and set up a three-way mechanism to ensure compliance of all sides. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Kazakhstan, an unlikely purveyor of peace

With North Korea and Iran pushing the world towards Armageddon, there is one former nuclear power that has shown a measure of responsibility in the nuclear arena, and continues to be a catalyst for peace in the violent region of Central Asia.

In this image taken from NATO TV, Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic, second right, appears to be pushed by US President Donald Trump as they were given a tour of NATO's new headquarters after taking part in a group photo, during a NATO summit of heads of state and government in Brussels on Thursday, May 25, 2017. (NATO TV via AP)

NATO's Article 5: The law bows to power

Article 5 of the 29-member North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been willfully misinterpreted to accommodate the vaulting ambition of the American Empire for world domination.

Louisiana State Representative Beryl Amedee

Once a homeschooling mom, now a Louisiana state representative

Sometimes, being involved could simply mean praying. We're all supposed to do that. Other times it means taking action like showing up at your local government meetings and speaking up. But other times it might mean jumping in and running for a particular office -- especially those offices where the decisions are made.

The 2017 Kia Niro

2017 Kia Niro hybrid has lots of pep

Can you say compact hybrid crossover SUV with some snazzy offerings? If that's your thing, then the 2017 Kia Niro is going to be right up your alley. It's all new for Kia fans with competition like the Toyota Prius Hatchback, Ford C-Max Hybrid Wagon and the Toyota Rav 4 SUV.

Hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters performed military exercises, in Feb. 2011, in the Lafofe area some 11 miles south of Mogadishu, in Somalia. The U.S. military said today that a service member was killed in Somalia during an operation against the extremist group al-Shabab. (Associated Press)

Trump should follow Reagan and exit Somalia

President Donald Trump should terminate the co-belligerency of the United States with Somalia in its war against Al Shabab. Its government is clannish, illegitimate, and staggeringly corrupt. it has the ignominy of having been listed as the most corrupt nation in the world by Transparency International for 10 consecutive years. And it is irrelevant to the national security of the United States.

FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 file photo, US President Barack Obama speaks about the Paris climate agreement from the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. About 160 countries are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday, April 22, 2016, in a symbolic triumph for a landmark deal that once seemed unlikely but now appears on track to enter into force years ahead of schedule. The U.S. and China, which together account for nearly 40 percent of global emissions, have said they intend to formally join the agreement this year.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Mr. Trump, tear up the Paris climate treaty

Candidate Donald Trump had one simple thing to say about the Paris climate change treaty. In 2016, he said, "We're going to cancel the Paris climate agreement and stop all payments of United States tax dollars to U.N. global warming programs."

In this Saturday, April 17, 2010, photo, a traveler from Malaysia uses his laptop computer at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands. International air travelers might soon rediscover magazines, paperbacks and playing cards. Airline passengers have become hooked on their laptops and tablets to get work done or just kill time during long flights. But U.S. aviation-security officials appear determined to ban large electronic devices in the cabin of flights from Europe. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

Air scare: Travelers facing computer ban fears

What price security? American travelers are about to find out when they plan a trip to, say, Amsterdam - not Amman - and find they have to surrender all electronics except their smartphone before boarding a plane back to the U.S.

President Donald Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Dateline Israel: Trump amid Jerusalem's jubilee

Many Israel-watchers don't believe in coincidence. As they wait for President Trump to arrive, they ponder the significance of the fact that his visit is happening during the week of Jerusalem's jubilee celebrations. Fifty years ago this week Jerusalem was liberated from Jordan, which had captured it in a war of aggression 19 years earlier.

In this June 19, 2013, photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. On May 17, 2017, the Justice Department said is appointing Mueller as special counsel to oversee investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (Associated Press) **FILE**

A primer on special prosecutors

- The Washington Times

Special prosecutors enjoy more or less autonomy within the Executive Branch to provide public confidence that their investigatory and prosecutorial decisions will not be compromised by a conflict-of-interest.

National Association of Police Organizations Top Cops

Top Cops on America's honorable Thin Blue Line

Linden, N.J., Police Officers Angel Padilla, Peter Hammer and Mark Kahana responded to a call in late summer of 2016, an extraordinary call, about a suspicious man seemingly sleeping outside the doorway of a bar. What they soon learned after awakening the man was that he was a suspected terrorist who had planted three bombs in New Jersey and New York City.

Illustration on the roots of Bernie Sanders' "Democratic Socialism" by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

What is Democratic socialism?

When Bernie Sanders, the senator from Vermont, entered the Democratic primaries last year, a lot of people wondered. "What is democratic socialism?"

Probiotics: Pros and cons

Perhaps a friend or family member has talked with you about probiotics? Or you may have walked by the dairy case or health food section - and you see shakes, milk, yogurt, energy bars, ice cream (along with an array of other items) with added probiotics claiming that the product will improve your overall health. But that may not necessarily be fact.

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Federalist Society's Leonard Leo laid groundwork for Neil Gorsuch

Justice Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court - a huge win for conservatives - was the result of the hard work of President Trump and his team, numerous conservative organizations, and hundreds of thousands of grassroots activists across the country. But one man in particular deserves special recognition for the standout role he played, not only in Gorsuch's confirmation process, but also in President Trump's selection process.