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  • EDITORIAL: The recycled hard-drive coincidence

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    Hanging out with Lois Lerner can be bad for your hard drive's health. Mrs. Lerner, at the center of an Internal Revenue Service political scandal that sounds ever more jaily, lost her emails in a fortuitous electro-mechanical failure. Published July 17, 2014

  • AHARONI: The most dangerous weapon in Gaza

    By Ido Aharoni

    There is nowhere left for us to go. Israelis from Eilat to Haifa have heard the red alerts blast as Hamas has indiscriminately launched more than one thousand rockets at our cities over the last few weeks. Israelis throughout the entire country have had to stop, run and hide, as the threat of terrorism has unacceptably become a part of our daily lives. Published July 17, 2014

  • Chris Christie

    The Republican parade begins: Eight GOP heavyweights head to Iowa

    By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times

    With the Bridgegate scandal in his rear view mirror, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been re-establishing his public presence, and now visits Iowa with much on his agenda. He is just the start of a long parade of Republicans who will journey to the state in the next few weeks, led by Sen. Rand Paul and Gov. Rick Perry, among many others. Published July 17, 2014

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: President hardly 'doing his job'

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    President Obama's campaign to destroy the American way of life continues as he allows illegal immigrants to infiltrate our country unencumbered. Published July 17, 2014

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Price of Fame'

    By Marion Elizabeth Rodgers - Special to The Washington Times

    Throughout her life, playwright and diplomat Clare Boothe Luce insatiably aimed for the top. Published July 17, 2014

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Literary Churchill'

    By Martin Rubin - Special to The Washington Times

    The character and career of Sir Winston Churchill are both so protean that it is not surprising that there have been studies of the great man emphasizing innumerable aspects, running the gamut from military strategist and statesman to painter and gourmand. Published July 17, 2014

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tax loophole for marijuana cash cows?

    By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    As Washington and other jurisdictions race with dollar signs in their eyes to see who can legalize marijuana first, it seems these political twits forgot one thing: There are still federal laws that govern the use and distribution of "illegal" drugs. Published July 17, 2014

  • Ready to rumble: Ready for Warren Vs. Ready for Hillary

    By Jennifer Harper - The Washington Times

    Looks like the high profile political action committee Ready for Hillary has some company. Launched Tuesday, Ready4Warren.com is a new campaign website to support a potential presidential run by Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Published July 16, 2014

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Police State USA'

    By Adam Walinsky - Special to The Washington Times

    The subtitle to this alarmingly titled book is "How Orwell's Nightmare is Becoming Our Reality." The author, a news writer for The Washington Times, offers as illustration a case in which a former Marine was arrested and forced to undergo a psychiatric evaluation on the basis of anti-government messages posted on his Facebook page. Published July 16, 2014

  • WILLIAMS: Big Labor's attack on tipping

    By Ryan Williams

    The practice of tipping – especially popular in the United States – has a new and formidable enemy. Inexplicable as it may seem, Big Labor has set its sights on the custom of tipping – an institution that has helped move millions of workers into the middle class. Published July 16, 2014

  • The Tea Party and the modern-day Sagebrush Rebellion

    By Niger Innis

    The issue of land ownership in America is as old as this nation, itself. However, still, Americans in the West are forced to live in states and work on lands that the federal government greedily declares is theirs, not ours. Published July 16, 2014

  • America hasn't peaked yet

    By John Andrews

    "Contrition is BS." Press secretary Ronald Ziegler's acid tone shocked me and he didn't use the initials. It was 1973, a bad year in a bad decade for America. I was a young speechwriter in the Nixon White House, assigned to gather input from Ziegler and national security advisor Henry Kissinger for a TV address that we hoped would put the president's Watergate troubles behind him. Published July 16, 2014

  • NAPOLITANO: Feds chilling free speech

    By Andrew P. Napolitano

    "Chilling" is the word lawyers use to describe governmental behavior that does not directly interfere with constitutionally protected freedoms, but rather tends to deter folks from exercising them. Published July 16, 2014

  • FIELDS: Living history at ground zero

    By Suzanne Fields

    Sometimes derided in what New Yorkers call "flyover country," Gotham is nevertheless a microcosm of America with its many immigrant and ethnic cultures. Published July 16, 2014

  • DUNCAN: Goldwater plus 50: Looking back at the launch of conservatism

    By John J. Duncan Jr.

    Fifty years ago yesterday, I was in the Cow Palace in San Francisco when Sen. Barry Goldwater accepted the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention. Published July 16, 2014

  • LYONS: Small-arms treaty, big Second Amendment threat

    By James A. Lyons

    In a little-noticed action, the U.N. General Assembly on April 2, 2013, adopted by "majority vote" an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) with the objective of regulating the international trade in conventional arms from small arms to major military equipment. Published July 16, 2014

  • TYRRELL: The playboy presidents, Clinton and Harding

    By R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

    For years, I have been comparing the Clinton family to the family of Warren Gamaliel Harding, our 29th president. Published July 16, 2014

  • HANSON: When America fell apart

    By Victor Davis Hanson

    The summer of 2014 will go down in history as the season when America fell apart. Let's take a tour of the disasters. Published July 16, 2014

  • SELNICK: An action plan for VA reform

    By Darin Selnick

    The latest report describing the breakdown of performance and service at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was unsparing. Published July 16, 2014

  • The West may rise again

    By Monica Crowley - The Washington Times

    Not so long ago, the American West was fertile ground for conservative thought, action, and leadership. It was the region that remained most faithful to the nation's founding principles of personal freedom, rugged individualism, and economic freedom. It prided itself on being the nation's political frontier, a place that maintained its fiercely devoted embrace of the pioneering spirit that gave rise to America's continental expansion and ultimately, its superpower status. Published July 16, 2014

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