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The Second Jacksonian Revolution Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

When ‘deplorables’ took back their country

The 1829 inauguration of Andrew Jackson ranks as the most raucous in American history. Presidents in those days traditionally held open house for the general public after being sworn in, but no one anticipated that hordes of Jackson’s rough-and-tumble supporters would descend on the nation’s capital for the big day or that they would troupe over to the White House following his inaugural address to shake his hand and guzzle free booze.

Growing the American Economy Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How to jump-start the economy

As the presidential debates get underway, we hope that the moderators set personalities aside and spend some quality time asking questions of both candidates about their plans to grow the American economy.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the crowd during a rally in Roanoke, Va., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. Trump faces Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in the first of three debates Monday.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Terrorism, refugees and Donald Trump

Hilary Clinton’s refugee plan is an open invitation for Radical Islam’s unyielding nature to run roughshod over American culture.

Federal Land Grab Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Grinding westerners under the federal boot

The federal government owns an estimated one-third of all the land in the United States. But this is only a rough estimate, because even the federal government does not actually know how much land it controls.

Illustration on the contrasting media coverage of Hillary and Trump by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The apoplectic liberals

- The Washington Times

Is it journalistic malpractice to quote each side of the argument and leave it to readers to draw their own conclusions?

A study in nuclear contrast

Astudy in contrast: North Korea is killing itself to get an atomic bomb; Kazakhstan is rich because it gave its nukes away.

Charlotte police encountering protesters earlier in the week.           Associated Press photo

A riot that dares not speak its name

- The Washington Times

Charlotte is the conversation we’re getting about race in America, with rioting, death and looting, encouraged by the noise of the mob, the purple rhetoric of certain newspapers, bloody mayhem on the television screen, and encouragement, no doubt unintended, by the president of the United States. It’s a carnival out there, but not much conversation.

Illustration on two possible economic futures by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Liars, statistics and politics

This presidential season Americans have been treated to the usual outrageous campaign promises and extraordinary candidate alibis about past transgressions, but those pale in comparison to claims about gains in family incomes served up by the Obama administration last week.

Fifteen years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks 2,976 American flags were displayed in memory of each person who died. Families of the victims say they have waited long enough and want legislation granting them the right to sue Saudi officials who they say are culprits. (Associated Press)

Americanism over transnationalism

Throughout this presidential campaign we’ve heard many liberals and neoconservatives carp against the nationalism espoused by Donald Trump and condemn how nationalism continues to resonate among tens of millions of regular Americans. Elitists and media messengers likewise express horror when Mr. Trump announces that in all matters, be they domestic or foreign, his policy and attitude will be “America first.”

Illustration on Obama's exit before the consequences by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

War clouds are gathering

This summer, President Obama was often golfing. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were promising to let the world be. The end of summer seemed sleepy, the world relatively calm.

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, handguns are displayed at the Smith & Wesson booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. Nearly two-thirds of Americans expressed support for stricter gun laws, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released Saturday, July 23, 2016. A majority of poll respondents oppose banning handguns. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Why millennials are skeptical of gun control

For the mediaocracy and pundit class, determining the opinions of millennials on all sorts of topics is the great 21st-century parlor game. And it seems that nothing confuses them more — or upsets them, for that matter — than when forced to confront millennial attitudes about guns.

Illustration on Obama Cabinet members violations of the Hatch Act by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Partisan politics in the Cabinet

The Obama administration repeatedly allows senior officials to unlawfully meddle in politics without being held accountable. In just the latest incident, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro in July was found to have violated a law designed to ensure that federal officials work on behalf of all Americans, not their political party.

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The queen of conservatism

- The Washington Times

Phyllis Schlafly's death last weekend came not so much as a shock, but a surprise. Mrs. Schlafly was 92 years old and had stepped down as head of Eagle Forum, but many of those who knew her and worked with her find it difficult to imagine a world without the lady from Alton, Ill., who helped shape and lead the modern conservative movement.

Illustration on making the lawmakers live under their own legislation by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Leaders who live by their own rules

There is a legend from medieval times regarding architects in charge of monumental construction projects like cathedrals.

Illustration on the last remaining days of the 2016 campaign by Linus Garsys/The Washington Times

'Hurry up, please, it's time'

T.S. Eliot only thought April is the cruelest month. He didn't live long enough to sample the 2016 presidential campaign. Besides, he skipped the country to take up citizenship in England.

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 14, 2015 file photo, protesters, including college students, fast-food restaurant employees and other workers, display placards and chant slogans as they march in Boston. New laws taking effect on Jan. 1, 2016, will raise the minimum wage in several states, including Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

A lesson for Labor Day

Not everyone felt like celebrating the contributions of the American worker on Labor Day. Hourly employees have been suffering the pain inflicted by the movement agitating for higher wages imposed by law.

Illustration on Hillary's Nixonian "can't recall" strategy by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Channeling Nixon

One wouldn't think Hillary Clinton and former President Richard Nixon would have a lot in common, but in responding to FBI investigators that she "could not recall any briefing or training by State related to retention of federal records or handling classified information," Mrs. Clinton took a page straight out of Nixon's playbook.

Illustration on Trumps' Mexico visit by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Trump's Nixon-goes-to-China moment

- The Washington Times

Prior to being elected president, Richard Nixon built his political career on being a staunch opponent of communism. He had run for Congress in 1946 on an anti-communist platform, exposed senior State Department official Alger Hiss as a top-level spy for the Soviet Union, and as vice president, debated Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev on the merits of capitalism versus Marxism in the famous "Kitchen Debate" of 1959.

Obama will likely become the first ex-president billionaire

Ah, the riches of public service. We are now assured the Obamas will be able to finance their post-White House lives with record-breaking book deals. The New York Times wants you to know that the people fed through the federal government teat for eight years, lavishing upon themselves taxpayer vacations to the tune of tens of millions of dollars, will now have more money thrown at them as they scamper away from the conflagration they're leaving behind.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at University of South Florida in Tampa, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The sprint toward November

And now the fun begins. All that has gone before doesn't count, or at least not very much. The preliminaries are over, the palookas have been dispatched to undercards elsewhere, and with the passing of Labor Day the candidates, and more important, the voters, can get down to the serious business of choosing a president.

Philippine president swears at Obama

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte swears at President Obama for surrender of much Asia to Red China. After an eight-year legacy of weakness, China, Russia and rogue nations are advancing against America and our allies around the globe.

In this Aug. 10, 1976, file photo, women opposed to the Equal Rights Amendment sit with Phyllis Schlafly, left, national chairman of Stop ERA. **File (AP Photo)

Phyllis Schlafly, 1924-2016

Phyllis Schlafly called herself "just a housewife," and lost several races for public office. She was scorned by the political elites and mocked by feminists. Betty Friedan, an early modern feminist icon, told her she should be "burned at the stake" for opposing the Equal Rights Amendment. But when she died Sunday, aged 92, she was recognized as one of the most politically important women of her time.