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Illustration on Trump's Afghanistan challenge by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Trump eyes Afghanistan

Over the past two weeks National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and Defense Secretary James Mattis have taken quiet trips to Afghanistan. They are the president’s eyes on the war our military has been fighting for almost 16 years.

Sign Post of Things to Come Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why capitalism will prevail

President Trump may be backing off his threats to scuttle NATO and NAFTA, but the institutions the West put in place after World War II to foster common security and prosperity are fast becoming profoundly less relevant.

FILE - In this April 15, 2017, file photo, demonstrators participate in a march and rally in New York to demand President Donald Trump release his tax returns. New York Democrats have hatched a plan in Albany to get a look at President Donald Trump's tax records by crafting a piece of specific legislation that does everything but mention him by name. The bill in New York's Legislature would require the state to release five years of state tax information for any president or vice president who files a New York state return. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

‘All you need is growth’

As sure as the cuckoo clock chimes at midnight, the left is bloviating that the Trump tax plan will “blow a $5 trillion hole in the deficit.” Many of the people complaining loudest were in the Obama administration and helped preside over a $9 trillion tidal wave of new debt. Now they are fiscally chaste. Sure.

Illustration on Health care as a right by Donna Grethen/Tribune Content Agency

Why health care is not a ‘right’

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Demonstrators sharing opposing views argue during a rally Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. Demonstrators gathered near the University of California, Berkeley campus amid a strong police presence and rallied to show support for free speech and condemn the views of Ann Coulter and her supporters. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Spooked by the power of words, words, words

- The Washington Times

The only thing anyone is allowed to hear on campus is a slogan. Thinking is so 20th century (and early 20th century at that). The adults paid to be in charge have retreated to a safe place, where never is heard an encouraging word and the skies are cloudy all day.

Illustration on fixing the net neutrality law by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Controlling the nation’s internet

Do you remember the last time you had an issue with your internet connection and the federal government cheerfully helped you resolve it? Me neither. Yet the same federal government who spent $2 billion on a website that was more likely to dish out electric shocks than work properly is now literally in control of our nation’s internet, under the false rubric of promoting “net neutrality.”

Immoral Illegal Drugs Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Why buying illegal drugs is immoral

Purchasing illegal drugs is an immoral act, regardless of where one stands in the legalization debate. When drugs are legally prohibited, criminal organizations assume control of production and distribution, making violence inherent in the process. Drug proceeds are used to fund criminal and terrorist organizations, enabling them to murder innocent people, attack police and military, bleed our tax dollars, and destroy the rule of law.

Illustration on gun control debate by Donna Grethen/Tribune Content Agency

Challenging inaccurate information about guns

When you receive glowing media attention and have hundreds of millions of dollars to spend, you don’t really have to debate. Michael Bloomberg just announced last week that he would be putting $25 million into next year’s House and Senate races. From 2013 to 2016, he donated $48 million toward congressional races. By contrast, the NRA contributed a measly $2.1 million. And Mr. Bloomberg spent about 85 percent more on lobbying, more on television advertising, and much more for state and local political races.

Illustration on the Clinton campaign by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

How Hillary doomed her ‘inevitable presidency’

While we’re examining the accomplishments of Donald Trump’s first 100 days — putting his man on the U.S. Supreme Court is the biggie — Hillary Clinton is getting the once-over (and the second and third) for all the reasons why she’s not the first woman to preside over her own first 100 days in the Oval Office.

Illustration on the Trump White House decision to broaden media access by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Talking right

President Trump did something Monday I have long advocated. He met with a small group of conservative journalists, pundits and radio talk show hosts. I was among them.

This May 23, 2016, file photo, shows the northernmost boundary of the proposed Bears Ears region, along the Colorado River, in southeastern Utah. Western Democrats are pressuring President Donald Trump not to rescind land protections put in place by President Barack Obama, including Utah's Bears Ears National Monument. Obama infuriated Utah Republicans when he created the monument on 1.3 million acres of land that is sacred to Native Americans. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

Go, Trump, go — pare back the national monuments

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump is taking aim at some of Barack Obama’s national monuments, as well as at designations made by other presidents. And this is great news. Terrific news. When it comes to the country’s national monuments, this White House’s attitude should be one of slash and burn — not conserve and preserve.

Illustration on the dangerous complications of the Obama/Iran nuke deal by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Tangled in Obama’s Iran nuclear trap

On April 18, the State Department certified Iran to be in compliance with its commitments under the Iran nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA). As France’s iconic foreign minister, the Marquis de Talleyrand, once reportedly said: “This was worse than a crime; it was a mistake.”

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Trump's busy first 100 days

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A nerd's terrible revenge

Most of us went to school with someone like Brian Patrick Regan. Tall, pudgy and clumsy, these ones we called nerds or dummies were embarrassingly slow in class, awkward in social situations and if we did not physically bully them (although some of us did) we did as much damage by laughing at them. Mostly we never thought about them at all, which was just as cruel.

Death finally gets a breather

The state of Arkansas finally concluded its hangman's festival, conducting the last of four executions over eight days. Gov. Asa Hutchinson originally set out to impose death on six men, both black and white, over eight days. He was racing the sell-by date on the state's supply of lethal chemicals, but the courts kept getting in his way. The hangman -- perhaps he should be called the "needler" since Arkansas uses drugs, not rope or electricity, to kill -- can rest after the stress of imposing the largest number of executions over so short a number of days in 57 years.

President Donald Trump reads from an Executive Order on the Establishment of Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy at The AMES Companies, Inc., in Harrisburg, Pa., Saturday, April, 29, 2017. Behind the president from left are Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Mr. Trump's first hundred days

Putting a name on the passage of a few months' time and calling it an "era," like celebrating an anniversary, is a conceit mostly of journalists looking for a peg to hang a story on. Some of these so-called eras last, and some don't.

The stage is set and tested for the keynote by President Donald Trump at the National Rifle Association Leadership Forum in the Georgia World Congress Center on Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Atlanta. As the NRA holds its annual convention, opposition groups are sending a clear message that gun rights supporters will not go unchallenged in the age of Trump. On Friday, he'll become the first president to appear at an NRA convention since Ronald Reagan in 1983. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Does America even want freedom anymore?

- The Washington Times

The Berkeley-Coulter tiff rocked headlines, but that's just a symptom of something deeper and darker that ails America. The fact is that in America, our individual rights come from God, not government.

People's Climate March -- rally of the ridiculous

- The Washington Times

People's Climate March protesters, hating all things Trump, ought to shake up their messaging a bit. Instead of saying "Impeach Trump" in English, say "el process de destitucion Trump," or something like that, in Spanish instead. Get creative this time. Much more attention-grabbing.

President Donald Trump, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, left, speaks before signing an Executive Order on "Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection" at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The first 100 days that Trump voters wanted

- The Washington Times

As the establishment media outlets parrot the message that President Trump has failed on nearly every front during his first 100 days in office, a new ABC News-Washington Post poll reminds us -- as if we need further reminding -- of the yawning chasm between Washington, D.C.'s ruling class and the everyday Americans who elected Mr. Trump.

President Donald Trump holds up an Executive Order on "Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection" after signing it at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Donald Trump's LOL moment: 'I thought it would be easier'

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump, looking back on his first few months in office, said he misses his freedom, misses his private-sector life and misses the business work he says is easier to do than the presidency. Well, on the bright side: Only three years, eight months to go.

Ottawa Senators' Alex Burrows (14) and Boston Bruins' David Backes (42) fall to the ice in front of the Ottawa bench during the third period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Michael Mantenuto, 'Miracle' movie hockey star, found dead

- The Washington Times

This is a sad day for fans of the 2004 Disney "Miracle" movie about America's miraculous Olympic gold in the 1980 hockey games.One of the leading actors, Michael Mantenuto, they guy who played Jack O'Callahan -- the street-fight tough player with the broad Boston accent -- was found dead in his car. He was 35 years old.