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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2010, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden, left, with his son Hunter, right, at the Duke Georgetown NCAA college basketball game in Washington. Hunter Biden is expressing regret for being discharged from the Navy Reserve amid published reports that he tested positive for cocaine. The Wall Street Journal reports that Hunter Biden failed the drug test last year and was discharged in February. In a statement issued Thursday, Oct. 16, Biden doesn't say why he was discharged. He says he's embarrassed that his actions led to his discharge and that he respects the Navy's decision. The vice president's office declined to comment.(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

The Hunter Biden chronicles

Everything you need to know about Beltway nepotism, corporate cronyism and corruption can be found in the biography of Robert Hunter Biden.

Illustration on excessive government regulation of oil by Mark Weber/Tribune Content Agency

Opening the tap for crude-oil exports

Not many years ago, the idea of “peak oil” was all the rage. The concept, first identified in 1956 by M. King Hubbert, a geologist working for Shell Oil, held that there was a finite amount of oil in the ground and that oil production would peak in the 1970s and then decline.

Underfunding of Charter Schools in D.C. Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

D.C. charter schools deserve equal funding

As Washington gets ready to select a new mayor, D.C. voters should insist that to get their vote, a candidate should pledge to provide all students in the District equitable treatment when it comes to school funding.

Illustration on Ron Klain by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Treating Ebola with politics

When the then-spreading Ebola virus threatened our nation last week, President Obama put one man in charge of coordinating the government’s response who had zero experience in handling infectious diseases.

Illustration on free trade and government restrictions by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Free-trade superstitions

What’s it like being a free-market advocate in the 21st century? I think it can be summarized as follows: Another day, another dollar — and another attack on capitalism.

Pope Francis waves as he leaves after he celebrated the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI, and a mass for the closing of of a two-week synod on family issues, in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican,  Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

The price of papal popularity

Normally a synod of Catholic bishops does not provide fireworks rivaling the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, where Mayor Richard Daley’s boys in blue ran up the score on the radicals in Grant Park.

Seal of the Just Us Department Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A post-Holder Justice Department worthy of the name

Watergate-era misconduct and politicization at the Department of Justice shattered public trust in a once-venerated institution by 1975. The urgent task of restoring Justice fell to Edward H. Levi.

Senate candidate Bruce Braley, right,  campaigns with  U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in an Iowa Votes rally in Des Moines  Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at the Hotel Fort Des Moines . (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Rodney White)  MAGS OUT, TV OUT, NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT

It was a dark and stormy Democratic night

- The Washington Times

This is the week the political world, like the worm, begins to turn. The polls, the hunches, the guesses and the vibes that only junkies feel all say it’s a Republican year and Harry Reid will soon take a seat on the back bench.

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Illustration on the gradual revelation of the Obama administration's true nature by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

LYONS: Taking back America

- The Washington Times

Leadership that compromises national security violates the Constitution

EDITORIAL: Robin Hood on trial

The Washington Times

Parking tickets are an irritating fact of life for city dwellers. Though it's the most common contact a citizen has with the law, tickets rarely go before an actual judge, certainly not a panel of judges. But a parking-tickets case before the New Hampshire Supreme Court last week turned on the right of free speech and the proper role of government.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Book's author owes readers an explanation

The Washington Times

In my review of Rick Perlstein's book "The Invisible Bridge," I criticized the author's heavy use of secondary sources for his research and his failure to interview any Ronald Reagan insiders ('The Invisible Bridge,' Web, Oct. 21). The book purports to chronicle the decline of a Richard Nixon-led Republican Party and the rise of a Reagan-led party. In addition to the point I criticized, Mr. Perlstein did not include a bibliography or chapter end notes, both of which are important when questions of sourcing arise.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ebola response shows Obama's true feelings

The Washington Times

It is time to state the obvious. President Obama does not want to ban flights from West Africa, likely because he wants anyone who is infected with Ebola or thinks he might be infected to be able to come here for treatment — despite the risk to U.S. citizens and the enormous cost the care and treatment will cost.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: American Legion's contributions innumerable

The Washington Times

I have to wonder why the growing footprint of American Legion posts on college campuses throughout the country — chartered and operated by the newest generation of war veterans — was not examined more thoroughly in "Younger veterans bypass VFW, American Legion for service, fitness groups" (Web, Oct. 19).

EDITORIAL: For none of the above

The Washington Times

Sitting out an election is not always an act of apathy or civic disengagement. Sometimes it can be the right choice, when the options are as unappetizing, as they are in the nation's capital this year for voters charged with choosing a successor to Mayor Vincent C. Gray.

Fox News has won the ratings race for 150 months. Prime-time anchor Megyn Kelly is now drawing a larger audience than veteran Bill O'Reilly. (Fox News)

It's no illusion: Study finds conservatives overwhelmingly trust Fox News

- The Washington Times

Political differences are pronounced when it comes to choice of news sources. Conservatives remain fiercely loyal to Fox News, liberals cuddle up to National Public Radio and The New York Times. Ideology plays a pronounced role in the phenomenon, according to an extensive new survey and analysis of "political divisiveness" among Americans released by the Pew Research Center.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Jesus on Trial'

David Limbaugh is an evangelical Christian and a lawyer. He is also Rush's younger brother. In "Jesus On Trial," Mr. Limbaugh attempts to prove the veracity of the Gospels by using the legal rules of evidence to make his case.

Workers set up a giant advertisement for Apple's iPhone 6 which goes on sale in China, Friday, Oct 17 2014 in Beijing. China is one of Apple's largest and growing market where enthusiasts of the company's latest iPhone are willing to pay thousands of dollars to get their hands on the latest version. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

EDITORIAL: Apple and Google restrain the snoops

Obama administration officials seem to think the Constitution gives the government a license to snoop on whomever it pleases, whenever it pleases. The founding document does no such thing, of course, but Congress cannot summon the courage to restrain the executive branch.