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Illustration on U.S. China relations by Donna Grethen/Tribune Content Agency

Russia and China, masters of mischief

The international security meeting in Paris on Monday showcased a world in fear of the growing threat that the Islamic State poses to the global order.

David Brock, a former critic and later defender of Bill and Hillary Clinton, will head the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics. (associated press)

CREW cut: Washington’s ‘watchdog’ hypocrisy

“Read my lips, no new taxes.” “I did not have sex with that woman … .” “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” Saying one thing and doing another — it’s the way of Washington.

Adrian Peterson     Associated Press photo

Lessons from the Adrian Peterson case

I’m not a football fan, but everybody is having to watch a brilliant star being taken down and buried in a pile-up — his career jeopardized, his reputation in ruins.

Illustration on Americans' irritation with Obama by Kevin Kreneck/Tribune Content Agency

Adding up the damage to America

Here are the dreary details on what’s been happening in our nation’s capital this week, but be forewarned: It isn’t a pretty picture.

Illustration on faulty global warming science by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Boycotting the U.N. climate summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sensibly declined to attend yet another climate summit — this time called by Ban Ki-moon for Tuesday in New York under the auspices of the United Nations.

Illustration on potential deadly effects of media language misuse by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

It’s not execution, but murder

News media conflation of murder with execution has become deadly — to journalistic standards of accuracy.

This undated handout image provided by Gehry Partners, LLP shows a view of the horizontal framing of the Eisenhower Memorial looking toward the Capitol.Image. Architect Frank Gehry is revising the design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall after objections have delayed the project. On Thursday, Gehry's team will propose eliminating metal tapestries on the sides of the memorial square, along with some columns. The designers are trying to win approval from the National Capital Planning Commission. The federal panel voted to reject a previous design in April. (AP Photo/ Architect Frank Gehry is revising the design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall after objections have delayed the project. (AP Photo/Gehry Partners, LLP)

Memorial to waste

The long-running debacle over the Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C., is a textbook case of corruption.

EDITORIAL: Why militarize the schools?

But peer pressure, bullying and ambition for good grades aren’t the sort of minefield California’s schools apparently fear most. They’re getting ready for the real thing, deploying mine-resistant vehicles, or MRAPs, against the day an invading army lays a booby trap on the playground.

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People signing up for unemployment fill a room at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, N.J. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Thousands of newly laid-off casino workers turned out for a mass unemployment filing. The Wednesday morning session comes after a weekend that saw more than 5,000 employees at the Showboat and Revel lose their jobs. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

MORICI: Jobs numbers tank as Obama's policies fail

The economy created only 142,000 jobs in August, down from 212,000 in July, indicating the economy significantly slowed this summer. The real unemployment rate is closer to 18 percent.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Impossible Exile'

Is it possible to feel a deep sense of loss for something that never was? Millions of white Southerners, most of whose ancestors led hardscrabble lives as small farmers, day laborers or petty tradesmen, still wax sentimental about a glamorous, "lost" antebellum world that existed mainly within the covers of Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind."

Is Hillary really as good as it gets?

The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton for president? Is this really the best the Democratic Party can do? Have we already forgotten Whitewater, the investigation into Hillary's $100,000 profit in cattle-futures trades, Vince Foster's death, "Hillarycare," her "reset button" failure with Russia or the Benghazi atrocities and ensuing cover-up attempt?

Russian President Vladimir Putin waves after a wreath laying ceremony at the monument to Soviet Marshal Georgy Zhukov in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. As the Ukraine crisis intensifies, the NATO countries closest to Russia have been pushing the alliance to set up permanent bases with troops on their land _ with historical fears of Moscow heightened by new Russian aggression. But as the alliance holds a summit this week where the Polish and Baltic request will be discussed, it’s looking increasingly unlikely they will get that. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

Speaking softly and carrying no stick

We live in a dangerous and chaotic time, when terrorism is rapidly spreading across the globe, Russian troops occupy Ukraine, and America has lost its influence abroad.

Illustration on the climate change debate by Nancy Ohanian/Tribune Content Agency

Climate science in 'Jeopardy'

Scientific practice is a bit off these days. It seems as if the promoters of man-made climate change only want one answer for the cause of every climate phenomenon.

Both President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron (right) have stepped up their rhetoric on the Islamic State group this week, and are hoping to rally international support for defeating the terrorist organization while attending the NATO summit. (Associated Press)

Obama gets a booster shot in Britain

- The Washington Times

Barack Obama spent Thursday in Wales, surrounded by NATO allies, and he borrowed a little courage from David Cameron, the prime minister of Britain, who is fed up with the barbarism of rogue Muslims who have established a thriving nest in his country, incubating terrorists.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses the American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Christie took a spin on the international stage Wednesday, bringing state business to Mexico City and testing his diplomatic savvy as he considers a run for U.S. president in 2016. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Hola? Chris Christie won't speak any Spanish during his trade mission to Mexico

- The Washington Times

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is being prudent during his three-day trade mission to Mexico. Though it may seem an unlikely match, there's a certain coziness between his state and the border nation: New Jersey exported $2.1 billion in goods to Mexico in 2013; the Garden State also imported $3.4 billion from Mexico. And of interest: Mr. Christie won 51 percent of the Hispanic vote during his 2013 re-election.

Obama Tough-Guy Speech Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The ISIS speech Obama should have given

Somewhere in an alternate universe, White House speechwriters prepared this address for President Obama to deliver to the nation on the Islamic State.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

EDITORIAL: A court-packing payoff for Obamacare

Whoever said cheaters never win never met a president with an unrestrained ambition to make big government bigger, and damn the Constitution. Three new judges of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rode to the rescue of Obamacare on Thursday.