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Obama Legacy: Ex-patriots Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How expatriates are forging an Obama legacy

The State Department recently announced that a record number of Americans in 2014 gave up their citizenship and decided to live elsewhere. Last year’s figure of 3,415 was a 14 percent increase over the previous record, 2,999, in 2013.

Illustration on the National Zoo pandas by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

What the ‘Save the Pandas’ campaign reveals

For years, the National Zoo has come under fire, including in a blistering 2013 Congressional report over gross negligence, a scathing 2004 National Academy of Sciences report into animal deaths at the zoo and, somewhere in between, an investigation revealing that the zoo had disposed of some wild animals by sending them to a canned hunting outfit and to a petting zoo.

Laws Protecting Intellectual Property Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

When comprehensive legislation is counterproductive

The announcement by the House Republican leadership that the Innovation Act (H.R. 9) will not be scheduled for a vote this summer has the bill’s supporters concerned but not yet alarmed.

Illustration on the one percent and the American dream by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The American Dream lives

The American Dream couldn’t be more alive but there are those promoting class warfare who are certainly trying to kill it off. A recent Gallup poll (May 2015) shows that 63 percent of those polled feel that wealth and money should be more evenly distributed in America.

Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of Vanity Fair    Associated Press photo

New pronouns for the traveling freak show

- The Washington Times

Caitlyn Jenner, taking pride in his or her decolletage with a smart new frock for his famous Vanity Fair photo shoot, started the madness of the summer of ‘15, but he’s got nothing on the educationist establishment. They’re nothing but boobs (and proud of it).

Mount McKinley Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

McKinley, a mountain moniker no more

William McKinley doesn’t get the respect he deserves. The nation’s 25th president presided over a powerful pivot point in American history.

Pulling the Plug on the EPA Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

EPA’s clean power fraud

The Environmental Protection Agency has twisted 280 words in the Clean Air Act into 2,690 pages of Clean Power Plan regulations and appendices.

Chart to accompany Moore article of Aug. 31, 2015

Oil, America’s inexhaustible resource

In August 1859 on the eve of the Civil War, Col. Edwin Laurentine Drake completed the first commercial oil well in the United States on Oil Creek just outside of Titusville, Pa.

Obump Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

A Republican version of Obama

Americans may finally be tiring of “talking-point presidents.” For more than six-and-a-half years, this is what President Obama has been — telling Americans what they want to hear, while pursuing policies they do not support.

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The deadly peril in appeasement

"Appeasement" gets a bad rap but, strictly speaking, the word implies nothing more than an attempt to make peace. If aggrieved adversaries can be pacified by reasonable concessions, what's wrong with that?

Co-authors Dick Cheney and daughter Liz Cheney (Image from Simon & Schuster)

Dick Cheney: Tell children that America is 'the most powerful, good and honorable nation in history'

- The Washington Times

The book authored by former vice president Dick Cheney and daughter Liz Cheney arrives on bookshelves Tuesday. "Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America," makes the case for a strong national defense advising readers, "For the better part of a century, security and freedom for millions of people around the globe have depended on America's military, economic, political and diplomatic might. For the most part, until the administration of Barack Obama."

This screenshot from WDBJ-TV7, in Roanoke, Va., shows reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward. Parker and Ward were killed, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, when a gunman opened fire during a live on-air interview in Moneta, Va. (Courtesy of WDBJ-TV7 via AP)

Tragedy in Roanoke

The horrible murder of two local journalists in Roanoke, Va., has affected me more than I thought it would.

Illustration on Educational Savings Accounts by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Better school choices for less

Another school year is underway, and more parents than ever are using school choice to ensure the best education for their children. Or should I say trying to use them? Some groups, after all, are trying to thwart them.

The Liberal Thought Process Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The resurrection of discredited ideas

Would you call yourself a "socialist"? Webster's dictionary defines socialism as "a theory or system of social organization which advocates the vesting of ownership and control of the means of production, capital, land, etc. in the community as a whole."