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It’s time to let Norwegian Air International fly here

Throughout the course of history, open competition has driven commercial organizations to innovate new products, services and technologies that give consumers greater choices for better products at greater value.

FILE - In this June 18, 2014, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington. Economists agree with Yellen that the economy and job market still need ultra-low interest rates to support growth. Yet the latest Associated Press survey of economists shows that most also fear that the Fed will wait too long before raising rates, perhaps triggering high inflation or financial asset bubbles.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Economic numbers that hide the gloom

A bunch of economic numbers from the government this week, which should be taken with a large grain of salt, are expected to show the economy has been doing much better in the past three months.

Target Holder Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Holder’s police-shooting hypocrisy

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is enjoying a tidal wave of laudatory press coverage for his activism on the Ferguson, Mo., shooting and subsequent protests.

Police in riot gear watch protesters in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Ferguson facts versus visions

The political left has been campaigning against the use of force since at least the 18th century. So it is not surprising that they are now arguing that heavily armed or aggressive police forces only inflame protesters and thus provoke violence.

Obama’s wrong choices on Israel

With Hamas’ decision to break the latest cease-fire, now is the time to examine the missed opportunity from our battle with Hamas.

Sen. Rand Paul said former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's war record is likely to give independents and even some Democrats pause at the thought of supporting her in 2016.

No naps for the war-weary

- The Washington Times

It’s a little early for the candidates of ‘16 to start calling each other names, but they’re loosening tongues, limbering voices and auditioning invective, anyway.

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Virginia-based National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee billboards in Des Moines, Iowa, and Baltimore urge the retired pediatric neurosurgeon to make a bid for the White House in 2016.

Ben Carson wins presidential straw poll, wows 'em in Iowa

- The Washington Times

Well, there you go. Dr. Ben Carson had a heartland victory with a "whopping" 62 percent of the vote in a presidential straw poll conducted at the Polk County Republican Party Dinner on Sunday night, which took place in Des Moines but drew attendees from as far away as Minneapolis, who were anxious to yell "Run, Ben, Run" and witness the good doctor's stirring speech.

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BOOK REVIEW: 'The Nixon Defense'

According to John Dean's new book, "The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It," President Nixon knew a lot more about Watergate a lot sooner than he ever admitted. However, the question one should ask before plowing through Mr. Dean's 746-page "definitive" history is, "What difference, at this point, does it make?"

BOOK REVIEW: 'Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story'

When an expert such as Jack Devine, a three-decades-plus veteran of the CIA's Clandestine Service, warns about myriad world troubles stretching into the foreseeable future, serious citizens should take heed — and those now running the agency, both in-house and as elected officials, should give "Good Hunting" a careful read in light of what can be done to protect the country.